Lavish on motoring enjoyment, thrifty on fuel: the SL 280. Its 6-cylinder drive unit delivers 170 kW (231 hp) and 300 Nm of torque from 2500 to 5000 rpm. You get in, you fire up the engine, your heart starts beating faster. And that’s the way it stays – even after the drive. You’ll be even happier when you look at the fuel gauge. That’s because the SL 280 is extremely economical on fuel.
The only thing you might find difficult about the SL 350 is to calmly ignore it. Its 6-cylinder engine provides 232 kW (316 hp) and when the accelerator pedal is depressed, with its 360 Nm it makes its pulling power felt at once. From zero to 100 km/h in just 6.2 seconds – the sports engine awaits you with its 3,498 cc displacement and has enormous power reserves under the bonnet. Thanks to a higher compression ratio and the new cylinder head with optimised inlet port, improved air supply and airflow, there are practically no limits for driving enjoyment. And the environment also benefits: it was possible to reduce consumption and CO2 emissions significantly.
For those for whom motoring pleasure includes enjoying a fine sound, the SL 500 is a particular treat for the ears: with its unmistakable baritone voice, the vehicle displays its talent. 285 kW (388 hp) and a maximum torque of 530 Nm sling the SL 500 from 0 to 100 km/h in a mere 5.4 seconds. In order to achieve these values, a special cylinder head was designed for the V8 engine: every pair of intake and outlet valves is controlled via continuously-variable camshaft adjustment, enabling an optimum combustion process. This reduces fuel consumption and pollutant emissions, but above all, it increases the engine’s power.
The icon of driving refinement – the SL 600, is extremely versatile. With its twelve cylinders, 380 kW (517 hp) and a maximum torque of 830 Nm it can speed from a complete standstill to 100 km/h in breath-taking 4.5 seconds. The V12 engine draws its power from a combination of two turbochargers and an intercooler. A consummate blend of sophisticated Mercedes-Benz engine technologies makes for outstanding response, maximum torque at low revs and, in addition, low fuel consumption. So a healthy balance is maintained – with a healthy dose of happiness hormones. Because whoever or whatever falls behind as you power ahead in the SL 600, you can be sure that it will not be your driving enjoyment.
(SL 280: fuel consumption combined: 9.4 l/100 km, CO2 emissions combined: 224 g/km; SL 350: fuel consumption combined: 9.9 l/100 km, CO2 emissions combined: 236 g/km; SL 500: fuel consumption combined: 11.9 l/100 km, CO2 emissions combined: 284 g/km; SL 600: fuel consumption combined: 13.9 l/100 km, CO2 emissions combined: 330 g/km)
Driving sportiness to the highest possible level is one of our favourite disciplines, perfectly executed in the SL. The SL 63 AMG is dynamic and full of emotion, thanks to a large-volume AMG 8-cylinder engine with 386 kW (525 hp) and 630 Nm of torque. Its innovative AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed sports transmission combines the sportiness and spontaneity of a manual transmission with the comfort of an automatic transmission to provide you with a great deal of driving pleasure, not least thanks to its four driving programs. Apart from this the AMG sports transmission has a Race Start function which ensures optimum acceleration with the best possible tractive power – just like in Formula 1 racing.
The SL 65 AMG has a confident and powerful air with its AMG V12 biturbo engine, 450 kW (612 hp) and 1000 Nm of torque. It goes from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.2 seconds. Both models emphasise superior performance through visible exclusivity. Dynamic AMG bodystyling, an impressive AMG bonnet, the chromed twin-pipe exhaust of the AMG sports exhaust system and the AMG spoiler lip at the tail end distinguish the image of the super athlete.
(SL 63 AMG: fuel consumption combined: 13.9 l/100 km, CO2 emissions combined: 330 g/km; SL 65 AMG: fuel consumption combined: 15.1 l/100 km, CO2 emissions combined: 362 g/km)
 The figures are not based on an individual vehicle and do not constitute part of the product offer; they are provided solely for purposes of comparison between different vehicle models