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2018 SL Roadster

SL Roadster

Love at first sight. Again.

2018 SL Design

Design

For generations, few cars have inspired desire like the SL. For 2018, it's as inspiring as ever. Flowing LED headlamps sweep back from a shapely grille. Sculpted AMG body styling wraps around 19-inch or 20-inch wheels. And with its retractable hardtop, it's perfectly proportioned as a sleek coupe and as a classic open roadster.


2018 SL Design

The romance of the open road.

The classic two-seat cockpit embraces its passengers like the SL hugs the road. Technologically forward yet rooted in tradition, its open-air passion is met with unmatched civility, from its available season-extending AIRSCARF system to innovative sun-reflecting leather that's still carefully fitted to each seat by hand.

2018 SL Design

The enlightenment of lightness.

Nearly 140 kg lighter than its previous generation, the sophisticated body structure of the 2018 SL is crafted almost entirely from diecast, chilled-cast, hydroformed and extruded aluminum. With 20% greater rigidity, it tips the scales in favor of greater safety, comfort, and most of all, athletic performance.

2018 SL Design

The freedom of individuality.

With an expansive variety of leather upholstery colours and interior trim options, the SL cabin isn't just impeccably crafted. It's individually tailored. A rich palette of full-grain, smooth Nappa and superlatively supple designo leathers complement hand-finished matte or high-gloss wood, textured aluminum, natural bamboo or genuine carbon fibre.

2018 SL Performance

Performance

Much as the SL body generates more strength from lighter mass, its biturbo engines rouse more power and torque from less fuel. Both the 362-hp V6 in the SL 450 and the 449-hp SL 550 V8 employ ultra-precise tech like piezoelectric Direct Injection and multispark ignition. Both self-tune with millisecond speed to quicken your 0-100 rush.


2018 SL Performance

From one man's hands to yours: the Mercedes-AMG SL roadsters

Built and signed by its own "meister," the heart of a Mercedes-AMG SL roadster is its handcrafted biturbo engine: a 577-hp V8 in the SL 63 and the SL 65's 621-hp V12. Turning raw power into refined performance is a litany of engineering derived from a legacy of racing victory, from the growl of their exhaust to the grasp of their massive brakes.

2018 SL Performance

Four tires on a mission: Corner-carving confidence

With rigid yet lightweight components, the 4-wheel multilink suspension teams with semi-active damping for crisp handling with silky smoothness. Industry-advancing Active Body Control (ABC) adds innovative curve-tilting on the SL 550 or as an SL 450 option. The AMG Sport Suspension, also based on ABC, is honed to even sharper, track-tuned edge.

2018 SL Performance

Nine speeds and five modes: Always the driver's choice

Lighter, quicker and more efficient, the 9G-TRONIC automatic puts a wider range of ratios with shorter steps between them, to keep you on top of the SL 450 and SL 550 torque curves. And DYNAMIC SELECT has a mode for every mood, adapting the throttle, shifting, steering and more from Comfort to Sport+. There's even a mode you can customize.

2018 SL Technology

TECHNOLOGY

The SL's retractable power hardtop transforms from open roadster to cosseting coupe in seconds, even as you accelerate up to 40 km/h. 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 overhead glass electrically.


2018 SL Technology

Feel the bass, or sink into the sound.

Standard harman/kardon surround sound delivers 600 watts of lush audio, top-up or down. Innovative FrontBass® subwoofers use body structure elements as acoustic chambers. Or you can immerse yourself in the audible and visible richness of a 1,020-watt, 7.1-channel Bang & Olufsen® BeoSound™ system. Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto are standard, too. [1]

2018 SL technology

Protective by nature: A 360-degree network of safety advances

The SL has long led the way in roadster safety: Its pop-up roll bar was an SL first. Today, Intelligent Drive takes driver assistance into a new era. A network of cameras, radar and Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC is just one way it eases your every journey. [2]

Models

  • SL450R Image
  • SL 450
  • $105,900* MSRP
  • Engine 3.0L V6 biturbo
  • SL450R Image
  • Acceleration
    0-100 km
    4.9 sec
  • Net power
    @ 5,500-6,000 rpm
    362 hp
  • Net torque
    @ 2,000–4,200 rpm
    369 lb-ft
  • Build

Dimensions

SL450R Side Image
SL450R Front/back Image

Key Features

  • Passenger capacity
    2
  • Trunk capacity
    345-485 L
  • Transmission type
    9G-TRONIC 9-speed automatic
  • City fuel economy
    TBD L/100 km
  • Highway fuel economy
    TBD L/100 km
  • SL550R Image
  • SL 550
  • $127,100* MSRP
  • Engine 4.7L V8 biturbo

Dimensions

SL550R Side Image
SL550R Front/back Image

Key Features

  • Passenger capacity
    2
  • Trunk capacity
    345-485 L
  • Transmission type
    9G-TRONIC 9-speed automatic
  • City fuel economy
    13.5 L/100 km
  • Highway fuel economy
    9.6 L/100km
  • SL63R Image
  • AMG SL 63
  • $166,600* MSRP
  • Engine Handcrafted 5.5L AMG V8 biturbo

Dimensions

SL63R Side Image
SL63R Front/back Image

Key Features

  • Passenger capacity
    2
  • Trunk capacity
    345-485 L
  • Transmission type
    AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed
  • City fuel economy
    TBD L/100 km
  • Highway fuel economy
    TBD L/100 km
  • SL65R Image
  • AMG SL 65
  • $245,900* MSRP
  • Engine Handcrafted 6.0L AMG V12 biturbo
  • SL65R Image
  • Acceleration
    0-100 km
    4.0 sec
  • Net power
    @ 4,800-5,400 rpm
    621 hp
  • Net torque
    @ 2,300–4,300 rpm
    738 lb-ft
  • Build

Dimensions

SL65R Side Image
SL65R Front/back Image

Key Features

  • Passenger capacity
    2
  • Trunk capacity
    345-485 L
  • Automatic transmission
    AMG SPEEDSHIFT PLUS 7G-TRONIC 7-speed
  • City fuel economy
    17.6 L/100 km
  • Highway fuel economy
    10.8 L/100 km
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