Mercedes SL: Open-Top Pleasure
Mercedes updates its convertible SL range with new engines and design touches.
Mercedes-Benz recently unveiled the 2017 SL, with looks that echo last year’s model range. New for the upcoming year, though, is the addition of the SL400, which features a V6 engine with 367 bhp.
The new SL500 has also been updated with a new V8 that now produces 455 bhp. Additional variants include the two Mercedes-AMG models in the guise of the SL 63 and SL 65, the latter with a V12 engine.
A Performance-Based Convertible
The high-performance roadsters, SL 63 and SL 65, combine the hallmark AMG driving performance with the pleasures of open-air motoring and superior comfort on long journeys. New colours to the distinctive Mercedes-Benz palette include brilliant blue and designo selenite grey magno, while the range of 48.3 cm (19 inches) light-alloy wheels has also been signi cantly extended.
“For more than 60 years now, the Mercedes-Benz model range with the “SL” acronym has enthralled sports car fans around the world. The new Mercedes-Benz SL is a top performer in a wide variety of disciplines: an elegant roadster for relaxed, comfortable cruising or a dynamic coupé for sporty trips on winding roads. Few cars can draw on six decades of heritage with such a clear eye to the future,” said Lennart Mueller-Teut, Head of Marketing & Communications, Mercedes-Benz Cars Middle East.
The lavishly appointed interior has also been updated with an expansive variety of leather upholstery colours and interior trim options.
A rich palette of full-grain, smooth nappa and supreme supple designo leathers complement hand-finished matte or high-gloss wood, textured aluminum, or genuine carbon fiber. Carbon trim and the analogue clock in IWC design highlight the high-performance roadster’s natural elegance.
Comprehensive individualisation of the interior is possible with the broad selection of leather finishes and trim elements.