SL facelift with many new features

Stuttgart, November 13, 2015

The Mercedes-AMG SL stands in a long tradition of sporty vehicles at Mercedes-AMG. The great-grandson of the legendary 300 SL comes from April 2016 some tweaking on the market, affecting both technology and optics.

New look on the front

In particular, the front has the facelift ?? Here the name is program times ?? greatly changed. Hood, bumper and headlights are new. A now steeper grille widens more towards the bottom. Two powerdomes providing greater vision on the long hood. Width with fenders mounted on the curb outside mirrors and a front splitter in the body color are also among the new features. All antennas and roll bar are integrated into the body and leave everything as act of a piece. With " Brilliant Blue " and " Designo Magno Selenitgrau " are two new colors to choose from. Eight new wheels fill the wheel selection.

Full power

The motors can be of four different models choose: SL 400 ?? with 367 hp and 500 Newton meters from a V6 ?? and SL 500 ?? with 455 hp and 700 Newton meters from a V8 ?? forming the lower end of the range. The AMG version SL 63 with 585 V8 horsepower and 900 Newton meters and the AMG SL 65 with its V12 represent the upper end. The latter provides 630 hp and 1,000 Newton meters available. In all models, a standard nine-speed automatic transmission brings the power to the rear axle.

New design the instrument cluster

Inside, the dials and pointers of the instrument cluster has been redesigned. In the center console optional feeds an analog clock. The Ambient lighting with three different colors illuminated including the new, flat-bottomed three-spoke steering wheel and silver shift paddles. A new leather color there are also ?? Saddle Brown.

Many assistance systems

In the new " Driving Assistance package Plus " a distance - pilot and active assistant for the brakes, the blind spot, as well as keeping the track are integrated. A Park Pilot helps if necessary with active steering interventions when threading into the parking space. The standard " LED Intelligent Light System " comes up with highway, cornering, cornering Kreisverkehr-and fog light. An optional High-Beam Assistant is available.

convenient new features

The electro-hydraulically driven Vario roof opens up to a speed of 40 km / h. The trunk can be a kicking motion under the rear bumper opens both closed. In Abglagefach in the center console can be found at the facelift two USB ports. The " Magic Vision Control " ?? the new wipe-wash system ?? scores with nozzles that are integrated into the wiper arms and thus prevent a surge of water. Especially when driving a fine thing.

Networked SL

In serial communication module a tightly integrated in the car SIM card is included, which represents breakdown or emergency services. On request, a remote online system is available that enables services like Apple carplay with voice control or the transmission of navigation data from your home computer to the SL.

active suspension

The continuously adjustable dampers allow the driver now also select a Sport Plus mode, which provides an extremely sporty damper setting. The " Active Body Control " reduces rolling motions of the body. At higher speeds, the body of the SL is lowered by 13 millimeters streamlined. In return, the car can be raised on bad roads by 50 millimeters. The first full - aluminum frame in high-volume Mercedes was able to save 110 kilograms over a steel version of the frame . ( mf )