Open-air passion meets unmatched elegance
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It has always been athletic and aesthetic at the same time. Now the designers have worked on bringing these characteristics even more to the forefront. A particularly eye-catching feature is the revised front end of the new SL: for its new appearance, traditional elements have been enhanced in an innovative and unmistakable manner.
The SL model range now comprises the SL 400 with V6 engine uprated to 270 kW (367 hp) as well as the SL 500 with the powerful 335 kW (455 hp) V8 engine. Additional variants include the two Mercedes-AMG models in the guise of the SL 63 and SL 65, the latter with a V12 engine.
The high-performance roadsters - SL 63 and SL 65, offer a unique driving experience, combining hallmark AMG "Driving Performance" with the pleasures of open-air motoring and superior comfort on long journeys.
New colours to the distinctive Mercedes-Benz palette include brilliant blue and designo selenite grey magno, while the range of 48.3 cm (19 inches) light-alloy wheels has also been significantly extended.
“For more than 60 years now, the Mercedes-Benz model range with the "SL" acronym has enthralled sports car fans around the world. The new Mercedes-Benz SL is a top performer in a wide variety of disciplines: an elegant roadster for relaxed, comfortable cruising or a dynamic coupé for sporty trips on winding roads. Few cars can draw on six decades of heritage with such a clear eye to the future,” said Lennart Mueller-Teut, Head of Marketing & Communications, Mercedes-Benz Cars Middle East.
Interior design: sports car atmosphere in comfortable surroundings
The lavishly appointed interior covers every wish: with an expansive variety of leather upholstery colours and interior trim options, the SL cabin is not just impeccably crafted, it's individually tailored. A rich palette of full-grain, smooth nappa and supreme supple designo leathers complement hand-finished matte or high-gloss wood, textured aluminum, or genuine carbon fiber. Carbon-fibre trim and the analogue clock in IWC design highlight the high-performance roadster's natural elegance. Comprehensive individualisation of the interior is possible with the broad selection of leather finishes and trim elements. The colour saddle brown, which is a new addition, is available in both nappa leather and exclusive nappa leather.
When it comes to ambient lighting, Mercedes-Benz has opted for LED technology and has extended the colour range: in addition to solar red, the colours polar blue and polar white can also be chosen. The lighting activates when opening the doors or switching on the exterior lights and creates a homely atmosphere inside the vehicle. One of the highlights is ambient lighting with projection of the brand logo.
The three-spoke sports steering wheel has a magnesium structure and features an ergonomic grip area and a high-quality finish. The airbag module is finished in nappa leather with topstitching. Twelve control buttons provide access to the menu navigation in the instrument cluster as well as the audio system, telephone and voice entry. The steering wheel rim has a flattened bottom section, and silver-coloured steering wheel shift paddles enable manual gear changes to be made.
Feel the sunny breeze, or switch on the shade
SL fans also appreciate the sports car icon due to its perfect suitability for everyday use. The SL's signature retractable power hardtop transforms from open roadster to sleek coupe in seconds. The standard panoramic roof features a see-through panel and sliding sunshade. For even more viewing options at the touch of a button, exclusive MAGIC SKY CONTROL® lets you darken the roof's glass panel electronically.
Pricing starts from USD 99,300 for the SL 400 and USD 120,200 for the SL 500. As for the AMG models, pricing starts from USD 153,450 for the SL 63 and USD 215,450 for the SL 65.
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