It’s not the most bombastic special-edition vehicle Mercedes has released, but there’s something to be said for the SL 2LOOK Edition. If class can be found in the simplest of canvases, the SL 2LOOK Edition is manifestation of that.
The car was introduced at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show together with the SLK CarbonLOOK and while its partner-in-crime shows what Mercedes’ dark side could look like, the SL 2LOOK Edition is presented in a little more classy look, complete with various contrast finishes and some sprinkles of AMG involvement.
Both cars are scheduled to be available to the public soon, but for now, enjoy them as they continue to make an impression at the Geneva Motor Show. Sooner or later, a lot of you might have to pull out your pockets to get them as options for your respective Mercedes’.
Click past the jump to read more about the Mercedes-Benz SL 2LOOK Edition.
Mercedes-Benz SL 2LOOK Edition in Detail
At first glance, the SL 2LOOK Edition doesn’t appear to be a "looker," but this is exactly why the car is deceptively good-looking. Of particular note is how Mercedes presented the sports convertible with a plethora of color choices, including Designo Magno Cashmere White, Designo Diamond White Bright, Tenorite Grey or Iridium Silver, to go with a vario-roof finished in High-Gloss Black. When combined, the colors offer a fascinating contrast that gives the SL a little extra more pop.
Mercedes is also offering a new set of wheels for the SL 2LOOK Edition, specifically a choice of either 19-inch, multi-spoke, light-alloy wheels or 19-inch, AMG 7-twin-spoke, light-alloy wheels painted in high-gloss black and featuring a high-sheen finish. The latter is an added option, so you’re going to have to pay a little premium to get them installed.
The interior of the SL 2LOOK Edition also plays into that fascinating combination of light and dark. Black Nappa leather was the predominant material used on the cabin with soft touches of Platinum White Pearl leather used as inserts. The same two-tone design can also be seen on the steering wheel, while AMG contributions show themselves in the form of badged floor mats.
The 2LOOK Edition package will be available on a variety of models, and will eventually be offered on the SL 63 AMG and SL 65 AMG at a price of €9,877, which is about $13,500 based on current exchange rates.
Another eye-catcher to welcome in the spring is the Mercedes-Benz SL 2LOOK Edition, which turns heads with its fascinating contrasts. Particularly alluring is the standard combination of a light-coloured paint finish, such as designo magno cashmere white, designo diamond white bright, tenorite grey or iridium silver, with a vario-roof in high-gloss black. For a more discreet appearance, it is also possible to choose a roof in the vehicle’s body colour, instead of this contrasting design. The spectrum of alternative colours for the special model comprises black, obsidian black and magnetite black. Further highlights are the high-sheen 48.3 cm (19-inch) multi-spoke light-alloy wheels or the optionally available 48.3 cm (19-inch) AMG 7-twin-spoke light-alloy wheels painted in high-gloss black and featuring a high-sheen finish.
The fascinating interplay of light and dark is continued in the interior. The striking seats featuring a sporty longitudinal piping design in black nappa leather contrast with inserts in designo nappa leather in platinum white pearl. The side sections of the door armrests and the centre armrest also feature contrasting designo platinum white pearl. The two-tone design is also in evidence on the designo steering wheel and the AMG floor mat with AMG lettering and edging in designo platinum white pearl. There is also designo trim in black piano lacquer to underscore the special model’s exclusive look. Outstanding roadster comfort is ensured by a range of standard-fit features comprising the Active Multicontour Seat package, climatised seats and AIRSCARF neck-level heating for driver and front passenger, which makes open-top trips a pure joy even in cooler temperatures.
The Mercedes-Benz SL 2LOOK Edition is available with a V6 or V8 engine for an additional charge of 9877 euros (incl. VAT). This represents a saving of up to 2345 euros.
SL 63 AMG and SL 65 AMG 2LOOK Edition available from June 2014
The SL 63 AMG and the SL 65 AMG 2LOOK Edition sport an unusual, dynamic appearance. The vario-roof, the cross-strut in the AMG front apron, the exterior mirror housings, the fins on the wings and bonnet, the surrounds of the LED daytime running lamps, the spoiler lip and the insert in the AMG rear apron all shine resplendent in high-gloss black. The tailpipe trim elements feature a black chrome-plated finish, while high-gloss chrome is reserved for the twin louvre of the radiator grille and the AMG lettering. Further highlights are the Edition-specific 48.3 cm (19-inch)/50.8 cm (20-inch) AMG 10-spoke forged wheels, painted in matt black and featuring a high-sheen finish, and the red-painted brake callipers.
The driver and front passenger sit in AMG sports seats featuring an AMG-specific diamond pattern in Exclusive nappa leather with contrasting trim in designo platinum white pearl nappa leather and with the AMG emblem in the backrest. The door centre panels also showcase the AMG diamond pattern. Here too, the stylish designo leather in platinum white pearl adorns the side sections of the armrests, the doors and the centre armrest. Black leather gives the designo roof liner character. This exclusive look is underscored by an AMG Performance steering wheel in nappa leather/Alcantara® with a bezel in high-gloss black. The steering wheel features a high-quality hand-crafted finish with white contrasting topstitching. Its bottom section incorporates an insert in designo platinum white pearl nappa leather, while in the 12 o’clock position there is a black marking. designo trim in black piano lacquer (AMG carbon-fibre trim alternatively available as a no-cost option), AMG floor mats with AMG lettering and designo platinum white pearl edging and vent surrounds in high-gloss black add the defining finishing touches to the two-tone look.
The additional charges for the AMG Edition models are 9401 euros (SL 63 AMG) and 5355 euros (SL 65 AMG) (incl. VAT in each case).
From June 2014, all SL 63 AMG models will furthermore boast an output of 430 kW (585 hp) and 900 Nm of torque. With this change entering into effect, the differential lock will form part of the standard scope of equipment.