From its striking face to its re‑designed rear – the new SL is energy in its most exciting form. Allow yourself to be inspired by an iconic design that celebrates present‑day open‑air luxury.
The new front is an elegant reminiscence of the "Sports car of the century". The vertical diamond radiator grille in a modern‑day interpretation of the "Panamericana design" which is flanked by the newly-designed dynamic full-LED headlamps
With an exceptional day and night design and with something you can expect from a Mercedes-Benz: sophisticated, efficient technology. The LED Intelligent Light System convinces with its very low energy consumption and high durability.
But above all, it offers even better visibility and greater safety. When cornering, the cornering lights enhance safety at crossings by providing greater illumination towards the sides. The Active Light function enhances safety in curves. And for the best possible visibility on country roads and motorways, the low‑beam lights adapt automatically to weather, light and driving conditions.
In highbeam mode, Adaptive Highbeam Assist Plus spreads the light in such a manner that oncoming traffic is not dazzled while providing optimum road illumination. The driver thus always has the optimum headlamp range at his disposal.
With its lightweight construction, aerodynamic design and powerful yet efficient engines, the new SL delivers truly exhilarating performance.
The six‑cylinder SL 400 now offers a total output of 367 hp and 500 Nm. As a result, it can accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in just 4.9 seconds, shaving three tenths of a second off its predecessor’s time.
At 455 hp and 700 Nm, the eight‑cylinder SL 500 puts even more power at your disposal, requiring a mere 4.3 seconds to reach 62 mph from a standing start.
Both engines are paired with the new 9G‑TRONIC PLUS 9‑speed automatic transmission, which provides an ideal blend of efficiency and responsiveness. The system enables fast, almost imperceptible gear changes for optimum ride comfort, as well as multiple downshifts for enhanced sportiness.
Intervening where necessary. Holding back where possible. This effortless superiority is part of the optional Driving Assistance Package Plus. It combines safety and assistance systems which help to relieve driver strain, reduce the risk of accidents and improve protection for both the occupants and other road users. The Distance Pilot with Steering Pilot helps the driver to maintain a safe distance from vehicles travelling ahead and to keep the car in the centre of the lane. The Active Brake Assist with cross‑traffic function can reduce the risk of rear‑end collisions and accidents at intersections as well as collisions with pedestrians.
The Active Lane Keeping Assist offers support if the car leaves its lane unintentionally. The driver receives a haptic warning via pulsed steering‑wheel vibrations. If there is no reaction from the driver, in the second stage the car can be led back into the lane through one‑sided brake actuations. PRE‑SAFE® PLUS expands the PRE‑SAFE® preventive occupant protection system to include protective measures in the event of an imminent rear impact.