Since its inception in 1954, the SL roadster has inspired successive generations with its breathtaking looks and sensational performance - and this latest version reflects that illustrious heritage.
A host of dynamic new styling elements includes an exclusive diamond radiator grille, along with AMG-styled front and rear aprons and side sills. There are new-look headlamps and tail lights too, plus a Panoramic vario-roof as standard. Inside you’ll find premium quality materials and finishes complemented by generous levels of equipment. Whether the roof is raised or lowered comfort is exceptional, with standard features including THERMOTRONIC automatic climate control and AIRSCARF neck-level heating*.
Handling and ride quality are impeccable, with adaptive damping as standard, and can be further enhanced with optional Active Body Control (ABC) with curve tilting function. There’s also power in abundance, with the SL 500 drawing on 700 Nm of torque to sprint from 0 to 62 in just 4.3 seconds.
The new SL AMG Line presents its classic proportions more dynamically and expressively than ever before – courtesy of 19" AMG alloy wheels in titanium grey and AMG bodystyling, consisting of an AMG-specific front apron in A-wing design, rear apron with diffuser look and a diamond grille in chrome. The stiffened springs and damping of the lowered sports suspension additionally enhance the car’s driving dynamics. Inside, AMG sports seats feature black perforated leather with vertical fluting, and piping in designo platinum white pearl. Further eye-catching highlights of the AMG Line interior are the instrument cluster in a chequered-flag design and THERMOTRONIC automatic climate control.
With its stylish design and attractive details, the SL designo Edition underscores the exclusivity of the vehicle. An impressive look is ensured thanks to 19"/20" AMG 10-spoke forged alloy wheels as well as chrome inserts in the front apron. The interior is characterised by exclusive design features and high-quality materials, such as the designo nappa leather in porcelain/black and designo porcelain piano lacquer trim. A special level of comfort comes courtesy of the Active Multi-Contour Seat package, climatised seats and also AIRSCARF neck-level heating for driver and front passenger.
The Mercedes-AMG SL63 says performance even at a standstill. Its SL63-specific bodystyling comprises a front apron with front splitter in chrome and A-wing trim strip in high-gloss black, while 10-spoke 19" alloy wheels, AMG sports exhaust system with two chromed twin tailpipes and the ‘V8 BITURBO’ lettering on the front wings further add to the dynamic look. Climb inside and the racing feel is unmistakable, thanks to the nappa leather-trimmed AMG Performance steering wheel with flattened bottom section, silver-coloured aluminium gear shift paddles and the twin-tube-look AMG instrument cluster with TFT multifunction colour display. The AMG sports seats come in nappa leather upholstery with trim elements in AMG carbon fibre.
The Mercedes-AMG SL65 provides a breathtaking driving experience with the unparalleled V12 engine on board. Eye-catching SL65-specific AMG bodystyling with 19" or 20" AMG alloy wheels in a 10-spoke design and AMG carbon fibre engine cover emphasises the distinctive style. Inside there’s an unmistakable air of luxury thanks to comfort-ventilated multi-contour AMG sports seats with embossed ‘AMG’ emblem in the backrests and Exclusive nappa leather upholstery. High-sheen chrome AMG door sill panels with white backlighting guarantee a striking welcome, while the Bang & Olufsen BeoSound AMG surround sound system provides a suitably high-end acoustic backdrop.
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The SL boasts an array of new styling elements, including a distinctive diamond radiator grille that’s unique within the Mercedes-Benz range.
Other highlights include power domes on the bonnet and an AMG-specific front bumper and apron in A-wing design. AMG bodystyling is also evident at the rear of the SL, along with a new-look all-red tail light cluster. The LED Intelligent Light System with Adaptive Highbeam Assist Plus is one of many standard features.
Inside, the cabin combines the highest quality materials and finishes with eye-catching touches throughout. The AMG Line, for example, has an instrument cluster in chequered flag design while the SL 400 Edition features a striking concentric circle design.
Top-down motoring has never been so effortless. Simply lower the Panoramic vario-roof at the touch of a button - the whole process only takes around 20 seconds and can now be completed at speeds up to 25 mph*. What’s more, the SL offers AIRSCARF neck-level heating, which channels warm air around the necks of the driver and passenger. So you needn’t let cold temperatures put you off.
Of course, there are times when you’ll need to have the roof raised - but even then, the glazed Panoramic design still lets light flood into the cabin. And interior noise levels are so low, you could be forgiven for thinking you’re in a luxury saloon.
In addition, the SL includes an array of intelligent technologies to enhance your safety and convenience, ranging from ACTIVE BRAKE ASSIST to Active Parking Assist with PARKTRONIC.
With its lightweight construction, aerodynamic design and powerful yet efficient engines, the SL delivers truly exhilarating performance.
The six-cylinder SL 400 now offers a total output of 367 hp and 500 Nm. As a result, it can accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in just 4.9 seconds, shaving three tenths of a second off its predecessor’s time.
At 455 hp and 700 Nm, the eight-cylinder SL 500 puts even more power at your disposal, requiring a mere 4.3 seconds to reach 62 mph from a standing start.
Both engines are paired with the new 9G-TRONIC PLUS 9-speed automatic transmission, which provides an ideal blend of efficiency and responsiveness. The system enables fast, almost imperceptible gear changes for optimum ride comfort, as well as multiple downshifts for enhanced sportiness.
The SL offers precise, agile handling to match its powerful performance. Fitted as standard, the Adaptive Damping System ensures a refined, comfortable ride, automatically adjusting damping forces at each wheel to suit the vehicle speed and road surface. On the AMG Line, lowered sports suspension features stiffened damper settings for a sportier feel.
ESP® Curve Dynamic Assist is another key feature, maximising stability when accelerating through bends. And for even more assured handling, optional Active Body Control (ABC) with curve tilting function counteracts lateral forces by enabling the chassis to lean into corners, similar to a motorbike.
To further enhance your enjoyment at the wheel, DYNAMIC SELECT offers a choice of driving modes: Comfort, Eco, Sport, Sport+ and Individual. So you can adjust the SL’s driving characteristics at the touch of a button.
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