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The wait is over, the all-new Mercedes-AMG SL has arrived.

We are delighted to announce that the new model is on sale now and is available to order from us at Mercedes-Benz Hertfordshire. Click on the button above to speak to our sales team and order yours today. 


Developed by Mercedes-AMG from the outset, the new model sits on a brand new lightweight aluminium architecture which is cloaked in an utterly striking skin. We think you'll agree, this is one seriously pretty car. The classic silhouette remains; long bonnet, steeply raked windscreen, muscular haunches and a sculpted rear deck. The narrow triangular headlights feature a sharp LED running light signature which mirrors the path of the new A-frame AMG specific radiator grille with vertical strakes. Your eye will follow the contours of the front end design to the huge side air intakes which aid aerodynamics as well as cooling the thunderous engines that reside within.  


  

 

As with every SL produced before it, the new R232 model carries the characteristic side vents behind the front wheelarches. Two different badges under the vent will give you a hint as to what is nestled under the sweeping bonnet. Firstly, for the new Mercedes-AMG SL 43, the badge TURBO ELECTRIFIED is proudly carried on the body. Four cylinder engines return after 59 years with the entry model of the new generation SL featuring the well-known hand built M139 2.0 litre turbocharged engine. The SL-specific version of this proven powerplant features a host of updates such as a 48-volt architecture with mild hybrid drive along with a world first for a road-going production car - an electric exhaust gas turbocharger. Rather than just being turned by exhaust gas alone, the Formula 1 derived turbocharger has an electric motor connected to turbine shaft to instantaneously accelerate the turbocharger up to its maximum speed. The result is minimal turbo lag and spontaneous response from the drivetrain - along with 381 hp and 480 nm being sent to the rear wheels. 

 

Alternately, the badges will read V8 BITURBO 4MATIC+. For the first time in the SL, all-wheel drive is available thanks to AMG 4MATIC+ which delivers all-season grip along with superior driving dynamics on a twisty section of road. The V8 powered options are the SL 55 and SL 63 which both feature the M178 twin-turbocharged 4.0 litre hand-built masterpiece from Affalterbach. This soulful V8 engine delivers 476 hp and 700 nm in the SL 55 and pumps out a very healthy 585 hp and 800 nm in the SL 63. This will, once again, be a true super sports car. A plug-in hybrid model with the electrified rear axle as seen in the new Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S E-PERFORMANCE is in development and will soon join these models on the road with over 800 hp on tap. 

 

 

 

  

 

The innovations continue with the new SL featuring all-wheel steering for the first time. The rear wheels are able to turn up to 2.5 degrees to further increase agility and stability when driving at high speeds. Up above, the roof is now a fabric multi-layer electric folding roof which is able to raise or lower in just 15 seconds at speeds of up to 37 miles per hour. This brings a weight saving of 21 kg with three fabric layers to provide exceptional insulation and refinement. The weight reduction helps to keep the car's centre of gravity low and will result in a barely noticeable change in weight distribution when lowered. The space saving Z-fold of the roof means there is a minimal impact on load space; luggage capacity comes in at 213 litres with the roof down and 240 when raised with a wide load space designed to carry weekend bags or golf clubs.


Under the roof - or under the sky if the roof is lowered - is the brand new cabin which, for the first time since the last R129 generation SL models rolled off the production line, features a 2+2 seating configuration. The rear seats can be used to hold additional luggage or passengers up to 1.5 metres tall; passengers in child seats up to 1.35 metres tall. If there are no rear passengers, a pop-in wind deflector can be installed to keep the air within the cabin tranquil. Classic and modern elements combine to create a cabin that is both high-tech and effortlessly luxurious. The infotainment and driver's display run the latest generation of the Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX), allowing for convenient control of the car's characteristics and route planning. The voice assistant returns and can do everything from locating the nearest fuel station to activating your own heated seat, prompted by saying "Hey Mercedes." The portrait central screen is able to pivot between being virtually upright or angled away from the occupants to reduce reflections at the touch of a button. 

 

  

 

Drivers and passengers will be able to enjoy the finest leather seats, AIRSCARF neck-level heating and feel the benefits of the newly developed AMG RIDE CONTROL suspension as the new SL stretches its legs for a grand tour.  Nearly every aspect of the new Mercedes-AMG SL can be controlled without the driver having to take their hands off the steering wheel as in front of the driver, the AMG multifunction steering wheel sports two additional dials to quickly alter the selected drive mode, raise or lower the active rear spoiler, or place the exhaust in its correct setting: loud. 


The interior attention to detail promises to be just as it is in the new S-Class: fanatical, right down to the last detail. Moving out of the cabin, past the pop-out door handles and to the rear of the new SL, the intoxicating shape is accentuated by the low split-diamond shape rear lights and rear diffuser flanked by two or four proud exhaust pipes to let the world listen to the high-octane voice that bellows from within. Above the iconic three-pointed star sits the active rear wing which raises automatically above 50 miles per hour to reduce aerodynamic drag and increase efficiency. It can move through 5 positions between retracted and 22 degrees depending on speed.


The new Mercedes-AMG SL is available to order now with the two V8 models being the first to go on sale. All models benefit from a vast standard equipment offering which includes heated and comfort ventilated electrically adjustable memory front seats, AIRSCARF neck-level heating, head-up display, keyless-entry with pop-out door handles, Burmester surround sound system, wireless charging, smartphone integration and much more. There are two price-aligned options for the SL 55: Premium Plus and Touring Plus. The two equipment levels are instantly distinguishable from the exterior with the AMG Night Package with high-gloss black trim, black wheels and darkened model badging featuring on Premium Plus, whilst Touring Plus models sport the AMG Exterior Chrome package and silver wheels for a classic look.


 

  

 

The SL 63 Premium Plus builds on this with the addition of AMG ACTIVE RIDE CONTROL adaptive suspension, a front-axle lifting system along with the AMG DYNAMIC PLUS Package which includes the "RACE" driving mode, AMG dynamic engine mounts and the AMG electronic rear-axle limited slip differential. For the ultimate Mercedes-AMG SL 63, select the Performance equipment line which includes the AMG high-performance ceramic composite braking system and the AMG Aerodynamics package.


For all models, a range of colour and material options are available including different colours for the folding fabric roof. The Driving Assistance Package is available as a cost option for all models.


On the road prices for the new Mercedes-AMG SL are as follows:

SL 55 Premium Plus and Touring Plus from £147,475.

SL 63 Premium Plus from £171,725.

SL 63 Performance from £179,225.

 

 

Pricing and specifications for the new Mercedes-AMG SL 43 will follow shortly. Production of the new Mercedes-AMG SL is already underway with the first examples set to arrive mid-summer; the SL 63 will arrive shortly after. For more information about pricing and specifications take a look at the model brochure by clicking here. To find out more and place your order for a new Mercedes-AMG SL please do hesitate to get in touch with us. 

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