Interior: Aesthetic, stylish and sporty
The new SL combines its aesthetically honed profile with a luxurious feel. Fine materials, perfectly finished with great attention to detail, distinguish the style and character of the interior, which follows the roadster tradition.
Compared with its predecessor, the new SL is much longer (+50 mm to 4,617 mm) and wider (+57 mm to 1,877 mm), providing more room for more comfort in the interior. Clear lines create a formally coherent internal space within this comfortable interior. Great wood trim extends from the centre console across the dashboard into the doors. Ambient Lighting bathes the interior of the car in pleasant, indirect light. Three colours can be individually selected via the multifunction steering wheel. The multimedia system COMAND Online is also available and offers internet access to provide entertainment during driving.
Design: Classic and well-proportioned
The exterior of the new SL-Class reflect a stylishly sporty and elegant luxury sports car with the classic hallmark SL balance proportion. The long bonnet gives way to a compact passenger compartment that is set well back. A wide, powerful rear end giving the impression of raciness provides the finishing touch. A handful of elaborately styled lines define the powerfully sculpted and yet calm surfaces of the flanks. Ventilation grilles with chromed fins from the dynamic traditional Mercedes-Benz design heritage harmonize with contemporary sport classic cowl. The design of the new SL not only meets high aesthetic demands but it also boasts exemplary aerodynamic qualities, with the lowest drag coefficient (Cd ) at 0.27 in the SL 350 and 0.29 in the SL 500.