The SL Roadster.

The SL Roadster.

That special sense of wonder is in the air again.

That special sense of wonder is in the air again.

Vehicle concept

Vehicle concept.

Discover the unique concept of the SL, combining design, technology and performance in a breath-taking roadster.

Vehicle concept

Vehicle concept.

Discover the unique concept of the SL, combining design, technology and performance in a breath-taking roadster.

Allow yourself to be enthralled by the unique vehicle concept of the SL, combining design, technology and performance in a breath-taking roadster.

The looks of a special star.

A timeless silhouette and classic roadster proportions: elegance in its purest and sportiest guise. Plus a progressive touch with the AMG Line. The SL is an icon transported into the here and now.

The steeply pitched diamond grille in "Panamericana design" is an elegant homage to the legendary traditions of the SL. The rear end with diffuser and the two powerdomes on the bonnet attest to the power that lurks beneath. The SL is not shy about displaying its qualities.

Consistently thinking innovations one step further.

The SL has always been a manifestation of a powerful driving force: a passion for a unique driving experience and the highest standards of safety and comfort, made possible by outstanding technologies.

These technologies are manifested in the grand notion of autonomous and accident-free driving. And in the concept of the luxury sports car suitable for everyday use, which delivers optimum performance in every imaginable situation with its outstanding suspension technology including DYNAMIC SELECT featuring five drive programs.

The legend shows its true face.

With six, eight or twelve cylinders, the SL boasts superior performance and outstanding refinement. The V6 biturbo engine accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in less than five seconds.

The SL 400 already lives up to what the powerdomes on the bonnet promise – an abundance of power. And this is taken to a whole new level when the top-of-the-range engine sets to work under the long bonnet: the exclusive 6.0-litre V12 biturbo engine, which puts everything else in the shade with an output of 463 kW (630 hp) and its full V12 sound.

Wide horizons, wide eyes.

The SL is not shy about displaying its qualities. All it takes to open and to close the folding Vario roof in under 20 seconds is the touch of a button. And if the sun makes itself rare – no problem for the SL.

The panoramic Vario roof with MAGIC SKY CONTROL conjures up an open-air feeling even when the roof is closed. For a unique driving experience – any time, anywhere. And with the AIRSCARF neck-level heating system and the electric draught stop, SL drivers can enjoy open-top motoring virtually all year round.

Lightweight design

A tradition of lightweight design – the SL. Sporty. Light.

The body is produced in an aluminium alloy which makes the new Mercedes-Benz SL fuel-efficient and dynamic at the same time. Lightweight construction enhances performance whilst reducing both fuel consumption and emissions. The material is also superior to a steel construction in terms of rigidity and safety.

Lightweight design

A tradition of lightweight design – the SL. Sporty. Light.

The body is produced in an aluminium alloy which makes the new Mercedes-Benz SL fuel-efficient and dynamic at the same time. Lightweight construction enhances performance whilst reducing both fuel consumption and emissions. The material is also superior to a steel construction in terms of rigidity and safety.

From a bird's eye view, the aluminium-alloy body of the Mercedes-Benz SL Roadster almost has the air of a sculpture.
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Vehicle design

Vehicle design.

Bound by tradition – the Mercedes-Benz SL again boasts a timeless silhouette, classic roadster proportions and an iconic design. Both inside and out.

Vehicle design

Vehicle design.

Bound by tradition – the Mercedes-Benz SL again boasts a timeless silhouette, classic roadster proportions and an iconic design. Both inside and out.

Exterior

Exterior

As an exquisite diamond grille in chrome, the steeply pitched radiator grille featuring a modern interpretation of the "Panamericana design" is the central element of the Mercedes-Benz SL's front end.
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Exterior

Exterior

The striking new face awakens the happiest memories in the minds of roadster enthusiasts. The steeply pitched radiator grille in a modern interpretation of the "Panamericana design" pays elegant homage to the 300 SL Panamericana. The SL radiates an effortless superiority that has nothing to prove. The timeless silhouette: elegance in its purest and sportiest guise. The broad rear end in a new design with integrated tailpipe trims and diffuser: pure dynamism.

Interior

Interior

The cockpit of the Mercedes-Benz SL boasts a uniquely spacious feeling, excellent seating comfort and lavish use of the most exquisite appointments.
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Interior

A cultural landscape of the sportiest, most exclusive kind. The cockpit of the SL possesses a compelling, unique spatial feel, great seating comfort and lavish use of the most select elements: exclusive leather variants, high-quality trim elements in fine wood or aluminium. Sports seats with high side bolsters and the new multifunction sports steering wheel offering excellent grip and incorporating shift paddles – the interior is tailored precisely to the driver's and front passenger's ergonomic needs.

Engines and technical data.

The engines of the SL – power without compromise.

The Mercedes-Benz SL 400 with the V6 biturbo engine boasts impressive dynamics and power plus a distinctive sound.

Engines and technical data.

The engines of the SL – power without compromise.

The Mercedes-Benz SL 400 with the V6 biturbo engine boasts impressive dynamics and power plus a distinctive sound.

Modern architecture meets timeless silhouette¬– the Mercedes-Benz SL 400 features fascinating contrasts.
The newly designed wide rear end of the Mercedes-Benz SL 500 with integrated tailpipe trim elements and diffuser in the rear apron is a study in pure dynamism.
A long bonnet, a passenger compartment located far back, a large wheelbase – the silhouette of the Mercedes-AMG SL 63 in designo diamond white bright is a statement in its own right.
The brilliant blue Mercedes-AMG SL 65 displays the typical attributes of a top athlete: perfectly toned contours and striking lines.
The Mercedes-Benz SL 400 owes its unique performance to a powerful engine and the 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission.
The standard AMG bodystyling of the Mercedes-Benz SL 400 does justice to the SL legend.

Handling characteristics

Handling characteristics.

"Topless" through California with the SL – courtesy of the Vario roof.

Handling characteristics

Handling characteristics.

"Topless" through California with the SL – courtesy of the Vario roof.

The setting sun bathes the brilliant blue Mercedes-Benz SL in an almost mystical light on Pacific Coast Highway 1 in California.

On the road: a fabulous excursion in the SL in California.

On the road: a fabulous excursion in the SL in California.

The new Mercedes-Benz SL boasts sharper looks plus enhanced engineering and technology. Time for a sunny trip. California here we come!

Technologies

Sophisticated technologies for unadulterated roadster pleasures.

With a touch of practical refinement, the Mercedes-Benz SL combines the unique pleasure of driving a roadster with the everyday practicality and quiet running of a coupé.

Technologies

Sophisticated technologies for unadulterated roadster pleasures.

With a touch of practical refinement, the Mercedes-Benz SL combines the unique pleasure of driving a roadster with the everyday practicality and quiet running of a coupé.

The electric draught stop on board the Mercedes-Benz SL Roadster can be extended at the push of a button to protect the occupants from unpleasant draughts.

Electric draught-stop

Opening and closing the Vario roof on the Mercedes-Benz SL Roadster takes less than 20 seconds.

Vario roof

With MAGIC VISION CONTROL on board the Mercedes-Benz SL Roadster the washer fluid is sprayed directly in front of the wiper blades and wiped away immediately.

MAGIC VISION CONTROL

Detail level - Technology highlights

More information on technologies and safety:

Special innovations for the sportiest and most stylish performance: Discover the technology highlights of the Mercedes-Benz SL Roadster.

Detail level - Technology highlights

More information on technologies and safety:

Special innovations for the sportiest and most stylish performance: Discover the technology highlights of the Mercedes-Benz SL Roadster.

Technology highlights

The innovative side of the sports car icon.

Discover the technology highlights of the SL Roadster.

Technology highlights

The innovative side of the sports car icon.

Discover the technology highlights of the SL Roadster.

Innovative details: discover the technology highlights of the SL.

Performance.

The new SL boasts refined and torquey engines. The 6-cylinder petrol engine of the Mercedes-Benz SL 400 already delivers 270 kW (367 hp) and peak torque of 500 Nm Mercedes-Benz SL 400: combined fuel consumption: 7.7 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 175 g/km Mercedes-Benz SL 500: combined fuel consumption: 9.0 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 205 g/km The figures stated for fuel consumption and CO2 emissions were obtained in accordance with the prescribed measuring process (§ 2 Nos. 5, 6, 6a of the "Pkw-EnVKV" [German Ordinance on Fuel Consumption Labelling for Cars] as amended). The figures are not based on an individual vehicle and do not constitute part of the product offer; they are provided solely for purposes of comparison between different vehicle models. Figures will vary depending on the wheels/tyres..

Systematic lightweight design, turbocharging, spray-guided direct injection with precision piezo injectors and adjustable camshafts for the inlet and exhaust side provide for reduced fuel consumption and increased power. This also applies to the V8, which now produces 335 kW (455 hp) and 700 Nm of torque in the SL 500.

9G-TRONIC

With nine forward gears, the world's first nine-speed automatic transmission with hydrodynamic torque converter in the premium segment takes efficiency, comfort and dynamics to a whole new level.

The 9G-TRONIC boasts faster gear changes, smoother shifting and helps to reduce fuel consumption.
The transmission's broad ratio range lowers the engine speed. With no compromise on the excellent handling characteristics, ride comfort is increased and noise generation reduced.

LED Intelligent Light System.

Extremely intelligent and versatile: the system featuring LED High Performance headlamps offers even greater safety and optimum visibility in all light conditions that may be encountered in road traffic.

With LED High Performance headlamps, the LED Intelligent Light System adapts largely automatically to the prevailing weather, light and driving conditions. This provides for the best possible visibility on country roads and motorways and in bends.

Intelligent Drive.

In conjunction with the Driving Assistance Plus package, the SL employs a stereo multi-purpose camera and radar sensors to scan and assess its surroundings more precisely and quickly – a perfect synthesis of comfort and safety.

The intelligent assistance systems apply "sensor fusion" to analyse complex situations and are able to recognise dangers in road traffic even more effectively with the aid of enhanced sensing technology.

This helps to relieve the strain on the driver and also represents a major and important step in the direction of autonomous and accident-free driving.

DYNAMIC SELECT.

Comfortable, particularly sporty, efficient or individual – with DYNAMIC SELECT, everything is at your fingertips. Parameters such as engine, transmission and steering characteristics are adapted accordingly.

Steering characteristic, suspension tuning, throttle response, shift points and even the settings for items of equipment such as seat heaters, rear window heater or air conditioning are adjusted as necessary. The suspension with Adaptive Damping System is also able to adapt the damping force at each wheel continuously.

Images and films

Images and films of the SL Roadster.

Images and films

Images and films of the SL Roadster.

The brilliant blue Mercedes-Benz SL 500 with the optional multi-spoke light-alloy wheels is shown at the edge of a dock.
With its timeless silhouette and iconic design, the selenite grey Mercedes-Benz SL 400 fits perfectly into a backdrop of modern architecture.
The porcelain/black interior of the brilliant blue Mercedes-Benz SL 500 is sporty and exclusive in one.
This picture shows a worm's-eye view of a futuristic building façade.
The Mercedes-Benz 280 SL, better known as the "Pagoda" on account of its striking roof shape, now enjoys cult status.
The brilliant blue Mercedes-AMG SL 65 boasts the typical attributes of a top athlete, such as perfectly toned contours.
The interior of the Mercedes-Benz SL 400 in Exclusive black nappa leather combines luxury, comfort and sportiness.
The legendary Mercedes-Benz 190 SL, which established the SL's roadster traditions, cites the looks of the model series' founding model, the 300 SL.
Immediately makes an impression in the rearview mirror – the Mercedes-AMG SL 63 with its striking face and powerful bodystyling.
The brilliant blue Mercedes-Benz SL 500 is a picture of dynamic power – with a wide rear end and large multi-spoke AMG light-alloy wheels.
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