2017 Mercedes Benz SL-Class

2017 Mercedes Benz SL-Class
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  • Mercedes Benz SL-Class
  • Year:
    2017
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    V6
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    362 @ 5500
  • Torque @ RPM:
    369 @ 1800
  • Displacement:
    3.0 L
  • 0-60 time:
    4.9 sec.
  • Top Speed:
    155 mph
  • Price:
    85000 (Est.)
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The SL-Class is one of the most iconic namplates in Mercedes’ storied history, as it dates all the way back to the legendary 300SL that debuted in 1954. The second, third, and fourth generations debuted in 1963, 1972, and 1989, respectively, and all brought significant changes.

The fifth-gen SL launched in 2003, and Mercedes gave it a significant facelift in 2008. Finally in 2012, the sixth-generation SL debuted at the 2014 North American International Auto Show, but it quickly became evident that it needed work to help separate it from the smaller SLK. This leads us to the revised version of the SL that has launched at the 2015 LA Auto Show, in preparation for the the 2016 model year in the U.S.

The new SL sports highly revised front and rear fascias with new headlights, taillights, and an all-new hood. The top is also reworked, allowing the power-folding hardtop to open and close at speed up to 40 kph, or 25 mph. The interior also sees some improvements, though not as drastic as the exterior. Fit and finish are said to be improved and the steering wheel has been updated.

The SL model range is getting revisions itself. The entry-level model has moved from the SL400 to the SL450, thanks to a revised V-6 engine with more power. The V-8 engine carries over from last year, keeping its SL550 designation. The same is true for the two AMG variants, the V-8-powered SL63 and the V-12-powerd SL65.

So let’s take a look at the refreshed SL-Class.

Updated 12/04/2015: Mercedes dropped a very interesting commercial for its latest SL. Hit play to watch it and let us know what do you think about it!

Continue reading to learn more about the Mercedes-Benz SL-Class.

 

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