The Mercedes SL is one of the flagships of the Mercedes-Benz range and the Roadster has been a key part of the SL range since its launch in 1954.The new update is upholding the SL name and the upgrades to the roadster have made one of Mercedes' most classic of cars even better.
Throughout the history of the SL range, the car has been characterised by good looks, and the new Roadster certainly fits the bill. It's a very stylish whether the aluminium folding roof is up or down.
The engine range starts with the SL400, a 4-litre V6 with 367hp, 34hp more than the comparable model from the last generation, whilst the 4.6-litre V8 SL500 produces 455hp.
AMG’s handbuilt engines start in the SL63, a 5.5-litre V8 with 585hp, making even the ‘63’ incredibly quick. Its bigger sister the SL 65 has even more, with its 6.0-litre V12 powerhouse producing 630hp, punching the SL 65 to 60 in 4 seconds flat.
As with most fast Mercedes roadsters, the top speed is limited to 155mph, but the higher end SL65 and SL63 go from 0-62 in roughly 4 seconds, thanks to the AMG-tuned engines.
The SL Roadster is superbly well equipped, as you'd expect. SL400 and SL500 models fit into the AMG Line specification as standard, coming with Parking Pilot, COMAND Online and DYNAMIC SELECT.
SL63 and SL65 models include AMG’s high performance composite braking system, AMG DYNAMIC SELECT and the AMG Sports Exhaust System. Also included are the AMG Biturbo badges, with the V8 and V12 for the SL63 and SL65 respectively.
The updated SL Roadster range starts at £73,805* for the SL400. For more information on the SL, including the Roadster range click here:
*Prices correct as March 2016