Mercedes Benz SL

Mercedes Benz SL

  • Overview

    For more than 5 decades Mercedes SL sports models have been a name which has sent shivers of excitement up the spines of motor enthusiasts. Fabulous handling, luxury interior, amazing looks, great build quality and technological innovations galore ensure these vehicles are highly sought after. Latest, 2007 Mercedes Benz SL models feature an impressive range of engines from the fast and dynamic SL 350 to the gobsmacking fast and high performing SL 55 and 65 AMG. You can also transform your SL-Class coupe-convertible from hard top coupe to roadster in sixteen seconds with the simple to use but sophisticated folding mechanism operated by switch or electronic key. There is also an optional glass panoramic vario roof. The SL 600 V12 twin turbocharged engine achieve 368 kW (500 hp) and 800 Nm of torque at just 1,800-3,600 rpm and 0-100 km/h in 6.2 seconds. The SL 350 has a V6 engine with 180 kW (245 hp) and 350 Nm. Acceleration from base mode SL 350230456 is achieved in 62mph in 6.6secs while high end SL65 AMG reaches 62mph in 4.2 seconds. The supercharged V8 SL 55 AMG 5.5-litre (500 hp and 700 Nm) are capable of hitting 100 km/h in 4.7 seconds.

  • Mercedes Benz SL History

    Since the original Gullwing 300 SL Coupe made its debut in 1954 the SL-Class has been a winner with consumers based on its exceptional combination of style and performance, quality and innovation. The name stands for Sport Light or in German - Sport Leicht which sums it up well enough super light as well as super fast two-seater sports roadsters. The 2006 generation SL-Class underwent major improvements including technological advancements to the V6 and V8 engines, as well as an up-rated V12 powerplant. The SL 500, accelerating from zero to 62 mph in 5.4 secs while offering 23.2 mpg, was an example of decent economy along with that high performance. All three engine variations of the SL-Class had newly developed exhaust systems. The 2007 model SL-Class line up continues to set standards with some revised stylings at the front and back along with a new contemporary interior as well as a reputation for low wind drag and smooth performance even with the steel retractable hardtop down. In 2008 a new SL is expected - with a CLS-inspired front end and with more powerful and better performing engines; plus a new version of the top end AMG.

  • Selected Awards Mercedes Benz SL

    • 2001 - Mercedes Benz SL Class European Best Interior Design award.
    • 2003 - E 270 CDI Saloon voted Executive class winner by Diesel Car magazine.
    • 2004 - Mercedes SL-Class Most Technologically Advanced Car of the Year and Best Designed Car of the Year award from Magazine/CNBC.
    • 2007 - Mercedes SL 55 AMG Best Convertible award from the BBC's Top Gear.
    • 2007 - Motor magazine voted the SL its classic of the future award.

  • 2007 Mercedes Benz SL models Standard Safety Features

    • Adaptive accelerator pedal
    • Adaptive brake lights
    • Airbags - dual-stage, driver and passenger
    • Airbags - head/thorax
    • Alarm system with immobiliser and interior protection (MBSS3)
    • Anti-lock braking system (ABS) with Brake Assist (BAS) and electro-hydraulic braking system
    • Automatic child seat recognition sensor
    • Automatically dimming rear-view mirror and driver's door mirror
    • Electronic Stability Programme (ESP) with Acceleration Skid Control (ASR)
    • Headlamp Assist - automatic headlamp activation
    • High-level third brake lamp
    • Locking wheel bolts
    • Rain-sensing wipers
    • Remote central locking
    • Tyre pressure loss warning system
    • Distronic - radar-assisted cruise control

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