Mercedes SL: the sportiness made in Affalterbach is back – Trials and News

The abbreviation SL, “Superleicht”, which for 70 years has accompanied the “superlight cars” of Stuttgart, returns to adorn the new Mercedes-AMG R232, an elegant roadster in a 2 + 2-seater configuration. “With the New SL – said Gorden Wagener, Daimler Group chief design officer – we were able to reposition the iconic SL design. The exterior conveys an impression of lightness and purism”.

The new Mercedes-AMG SL is the re-edition of an icon: balanced line with sporty DNA, generous wheelbase, short overhangs, extended bonnet, rear passenger compartment with steeply sloping windshield and impressive rear. The whole respects the typical proportions of the SL which, combined with the very shaped wheel arches and the large light alloy rims flush with the bodywork, give it the right elegance and sportiness. The AMG-specific radiator grille pays homage to the progenitor of all models: the 1952 300SL, the legendary racing sports car. Among the most characteristic design elements are the slim LED digital light headlights, with a decisive cut, and the LED rear lights, also very flat. To underline the manufacturer’s ambition to offer maximum comfort for all passengers, refined materials have been used for the interiors and great care has been taken in the workmanship. The layout of the dashboard, including the adjustable display in the center console, is focused on the driver. The latest generation Mercedes-Benz User Experience MBUX multimedia system is intuitive to use and capable of learning. Numerous AMG-specific contents such as “AMG Performance” or “AMG TRACK PACE” have been added to this model. For driver and front passenger: AMG sports seats with integrated, electrically adjustable head restraints and Airscarf as standard.
Under the hood, a 4.0-liter AMG twin-turbo V8 in two power levels. The engines are hand-built according to the “one man, one engine” principle at the central plant in Affalterbach. On the top-of-the-range model SL 63 4MATIC + (12.7-11.8 l / 100 km, combined CO2 emissions 288-268 g / km) the engine delivers 585 Hp 430 and provides a maximum torque of 800 Nm on the wide engine speed range between 2,500 and 4,500 rpm. Acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h takes just 3 “, 6. The top speed is 315 km / h.
Thanks to the Cx of 0.31, the active aerodynamics and all-wheel drive make it perfect for long journeys even at high cruising speeds. When closed it is soundproofed, like a sedan, open, you can chat with the passenger even at high speeds. Extensive technological equipment including AMG active ride control suspension with active roll stabilization, rear axle steering and AMG high-performance ceramic brake system.
15 “is enough to take off the” hat “and look at the stars, the operation is also possible in motion up to a speed of 60 km / h. The SL is pleasant to drive in any situation, the Dynamic select with 6 driving programs allows you to have more souls: Slippery, Confort, Sport, Sport +, Individual and Race.
The 9-speed automatic transmission is always ready, responsive, precise. The SL is at ease in any situation: in the city and on the motorway as well as on tight mountain bends. In the latter case, the work of the rear steering axle is greatly appreciated, which makes it possible to draw otherwise impossible trajectories. SL offers an exciting driving experience in any situation.
Prices, starting from 198,900.00 for the Mercedes-AMG SL 63 4M + Premium, 202,940.00 for the Premium Plus version.