McLaren 540C

  • Fuel Efficiency

    9.22l/100km l / 100km

  • CO2 Emissions

    258g / km

The most attainable McLaren yet, the 540C Coupé joins the recently revealed 570S Coupé in the Sports Series as the brand brings its race derived DNA to a new audience and segment. These introductions bring the number of new McLarens launched in 2015 to four as the brand continues its rapid growth.

The 540C Coupé is a pure McLaren, and a pure sports car, sharing its DNA with the models in the Super Series and Ultimate Series, including a light weight carbon fibre chassis and race-derived technologies.  It is fitted with a mid-mounted 3.8-litre twin turbocharged V8 engine which has been developed to be responsive and thrilling, even at low engine speeds. As its name suggests, the Sports Series dedicated application of the award-winning McLaren power unit generates 540PS at 7,500 rpm and 540Nm of torque at 3,500-6,500 rpm. With stop-start technology, it offers optimised levels of efficiency and a longer range suited to the typical usage of cars in this segment.

At the heart of the 540C, as with the 570S, is the unique carbon fibre MonoCell II chassis which has been newly designed with a greater focus on day-to-day usability, offering improved ingress to and egress from the cabin, along with class-leading occupant protection and safety. A dry weight of as low as 1,311 kg (2,890lbs) is achieved as a result of this lightweight structure and the use of aluminium body panels. This figure sees the 540C almost 150kg lighter than its closest competitor.

Power is delivered through the rear wheels via a seven-speed seamless shift gearbox (SSG) which, aided by the low weight of the 540C, sees the 0 to 100km/h (62mph) sprint completed in 3.5 seconds, 0 to 200km/h (124mph) in just 10.5 seconds, and on to a top speed of 320km/h (199mph). Given this level of performance, 25.5 mpg on the EU combined cycle and emissions of just 258 g/km are an impressive achievement.

(2015) McLaren 540C (2dr 2 seat Coupé)

General Info

Price $0
Shape Coupé
No. Doors 2
Seats 2

Dimensions

Height 1202
Length 4530
Width 2095

Features

Brakes Front callipers, 6 piston
Rear callipers, 4-piston
Entertainment & Communication Bluetooth mobile phone prep
iPod input
MP3 compatible
4-speaker audio system
Bowers & Wilkins IRIS Surround Sound System
Exterior Power adjustable door mirror's
Door mirror's, heated
Carbon Fibre Monocell Body structure with aluminium front and rear structures
Interior Cruise control
Steering wheel with leather trim
Steering column, height/reach adjustable
Leather interior trim
Rear view mirror with automatic anti-dazzle function
Steering wheel gear shift paddles
Climate control
Rear view mirror with rain sensor
Lighting LED DRL's (daytime running lights)
LED rear tail lights
LED headlights
LED interior lighting
Mechanical Open differential with Brake Steer
Carbon Fibre Monocell with aluminium front and rear structures
Safety Airbags (4)
Traction Control
ESC Electronic Stability Control
Launch Control
ABS Anti-lock Braking System
Brake Steer
Front seat passenger airbag deactivation switch
Airbags, driver & front passenger
Park Aid, front & rear parking alert

Engine

Engine Name M838TE
Engine Description V8 petrol engine with dry sump lubrication, petrol direct injection, four-valve technology, DOHC cylinder head.
Drive Train RWD
Top Speed 320
Aspiration Twin Turbo
Valve Train DOHC
Recomended Fuel 98 RON
BasicFuelType Petrol
Capacity 3799
Cylinder Count 8
Transmission Manufacturer Graziano Oerlikon
Gears 7
Transmission Type Seamless Shift dual clutch Gearbox (SSG)
Torque Nm 540
Torque RPM 3500
Torque Min RPM 6500
Power Kw 398
Power RPM 7500
Economy Combined 9.22l/100km
CO2 Emissions 258

Weight

Kerb Weight 1311

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