The facelifted Mercedes-Benz SL roadster is available in South Africa! Get the details here...
The Mercedes-Benz SL roadster has been updated with a host of technical and stylistic changes. We had the SL 400 on test a while back (see link below), and found it to be an excellent daily cruiser with all the bells and whistles you could ever want. If you like driving in luxury and comfort with the top down, then the SL should be on your shopping list. Take a look at this brief summary of the SL lineup...
Also Look At: Mercedes-Benz SL 400 (2015) Review
What’s on offer?
The range consists of four models. The SL range starts with the SL 400 that’s powered by an uprated 3.0-litre biturbo V6 producing 270 kW and 500 Nm of torque through a 9-speed automatic transmission. Acceleration from standstill to 100 kph is claimed to take 4.9 seconds before reaching a limited top speed of 250 kph. Fuel consumption is rated at 7.7 L/100 km.
The second model is the SL 500 powered by a 4.7-litre biturbo V8 engine that produces 335 kW and 700 Nm of torque and is mated with a 9-speed automatic transmission. 0-100 kph is claimed to be achieved in 4.3 seconds before reaching a limited top speed of 250 kph. Fuel consumption is rated at 9.0 L/100km.
More performance potential comes courtesy of the Mercedes-AMG SL 63 with its 5.5-litre biturbo V8 that feeds 430 kW and 900 Nm of torque to the rear wheels via a 7-speed automatic sports transmission. Acceleration from zero to 100 kph should take 4.1 seconds before the SL goes on to a top speed of 250 kph. Fuel consumption for this model is rated at 9.8 L/100km.
The range-topping Mercedes-AMG SL 65 is powered by a 6.0-litre V12 biturbo engine that produces 463kW and 1 000Nm of torque. This model will accelerate from zero to 100 kph in 4.0 seconds and reach a limited top speed of 250kph. Fuel consumption for this model is rated at 11.9 L/100 km.
Active Body Control (ABC) is standard on the SL 63 and SL 65 and both models feature a curve tilting function that operates at speeds between 15 and 180 kph. Active Brake Assist is offered as standard and the Driving Assistance Package Plus features on the SL 63 and SL 65 and is optional for the SL 400 and SL 500. The package includes a stereo camera, Distance Pilot DISTRONIC with Steering Pilot, Active Brake Assistant with cross-traffic function, Active Blind Spot Assist, Active Lane Keeping Assist and Pre-Safe Plus. LED Intelligent Light System is fitted as standard.
Mercedes-Benz SL price in South Africa
Mercedes-Benz SL 400 – R1 435 100
Mercedes-Benz SL 500 – R1 767 900
Mercedes-AMG SL 63 – R2 454 300
Mercedes-AMG SL 65 – R3 119 900