Mercedes-AMG unveiled the redesigned SL last fall. This stunning convertible will replace both the old SL and the AMG GT Roadster. The SL 55 Touring will soon be in dealerships. The company announced that prices for the convertible will start at $137,400 in the United States.
In addition to the electrically assisted soft top, the SL 55 Touring features stylish LED headlights and an active rear spoiler. There are also 20-inch wheels supported by a high-performance braking system with powerful AMG calipers in red and internally ventilated drilled discs.
Inside, the driver will find a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster behind the AMG Performance Nappa leather steering wheel. Also noteworthy is the 11.9-inch infotainment system, which offers GPS navigation and wireless compatibility with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
For driver and passenger comfort, the convertible offers heated and ventilated multi-contour active seats with Airscarf neck heating and massage function. Heated steering wheel with dual-zone automatic climate control and wireless smartphone charging station complete the comfort zone. And for lovers of good car acoustics, the Burmester surround sound system will delight you with its sound. When darkness falls, the Mercedes SL discreetly draws attention to itself with its illuminated sill strips and 64-color LED ambient lighting.
The Mercedes-AMG SL is powered by a 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine that develops 469 hp (350 kW / 476 PS) and 699 Nm (516 lb-ft) of torque. It is mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission and standard all-wheel drive. With this system, the car accelerates from 0 to 60 mph (0-96 km/h) in 3.8 seconds and reaches a top speed of 183 mph (294 km/h).
While the standard model is quite impressive, buyers can upgrade to the Performance Package, which includes a front axle lift system and AMG Active Ride Control suspension. The Performance Package also includes the AMG Dynamic Plus package with yellow brake calipers and an electronic limited-slip rear differential.
If even more power is desired, the $178,100 SL 63 is available. It features a more powerful twin-turbo V8 that develops 577 hp (430 kW / 585 PS) and 590 lb-ft (799 Nm) of torque. This reduces the 0-60 km/h (0-96 mph) acceleration time to about 3.5 seconds, and the top speed increases to 315 km/h (196 mph).
Other changes are limited, but the SL 63 is better equipped with AMG Active Ride Control suspension, the AMG Dynamic Plus package, augmented reality navigation, and the AMG Track Pace app for the infotainment system.