The SL.

Brings back a sense of wonder.

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Vehicle concept


Unique vehicle concept.

Discover the unique concept of the SL, combining design, technology and performance in a breath-taking roadster.

Vehicle concept


Unique vehicle concept.

Discover the unique concept of the SL, combining design, technology and performance in a breath-taking roadster.

Allow yourself to be enthralled by the unique vehicle concept of the SL, combining design, technology and performance in a breath-taking roadster.

The looks of a special star.

A timeless silhouette and classic roadster proportions: elegance in its purest and sportiest guise. Plus a progressive touch with the AMG Line. The SL is an icon transported into the here and now.

The steeply pitched diamond grille is an elegant homage to the legendary traditions of the SL. The rear end with diffuser and the two powerdomes on the bonnet attest to the power that lurks beneath. The SL is not shy about displaying its qualities.

Consistently thinking innovations one step further.

The SL has always been a manifestation of a powerful driving force: a passion for a unique driving experience and the high standards of safety and comfort, made possible by outstanding technologies.

These technologies are manifested in the grand notion of autonomous and accident-free driving. And in the concept of the luxury sports car suitable for everyday use, which delivers optimum performance in different situations with its outstanding suspension technology including DYNAMIC SELECT featuring five drive programs.

The legend shows its true face.

Be it six or eight cylinders, the SL convinces with superior performance and outstanding refinement. The V6 twin turbo engine accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in less than five seconds.

The SL 400 already lives up to what the powerdomes on the bonnet promise – an abundance of power. This applies no less when the top-of-the-range engine gets to work under the stretched hood.

Wide horizons, wide eyes.

The SL is not shy about displaying its qualities. All it takes to open and to close the folding Vario roof in under 20 seconds is the touch of a button. And if the sun makes itself rare – no problem for the SL.

The panoramic Vario roof with MAGIC SKY CONTROL conjures up an open-air feeling even when the roof is closed. For a unique driving experience – any time, anywhere. And with the AIRSCARF neck-level heating system and the electric draught stop, SL drivers can enjoy open-top motoring virtually all year round.

Vehicle design


Bound by tradition.

The Mercedes-Benz SL boasts a timeless silhouette, classic roadster proportions and an iconic design. Both inside and out.

Vehicle design


Bound by tradition.

The Mercedes-Benz SL boasts a timeless silhouette, classic roadster proportions and an iconic design. Both inside and out.

Exterior

As an exquisite diamond grille in chrome, the steeply pitched radiator grille is the central element of the Mercedes-Benz SL's front end.
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Exterior

The striking new face awakens the happiest memories in the minds of roadster enthusiasts. The steep radiator grille represents an elegant reminiscence of the successful 300 SL at Panamericana. The SL radiates an effortless superiority that has nothing to prove. The timeless silhouette: elegance in its purest and sportiest guise. The broad rear end with integrated tailpipe trims and diffuser: pure dynamism.

Interior

The cockpit of the Mercedes-Benz SL boasts a uniquely spacious feeling, excellent seating comfort and lavish use of the most exquisite appointments.
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Interior

A cultural landscape of the sportiest, most exclusive kind. The cockpit of the SL possesses a compelling, unique spatial feel, great seating comfort and lavish use of the most select elements: exclusive leather variants, high-quality trim elements in fine wood or aluminium. Sports seats with high side bolsters and the multifunction sports steering wheel offering excellent grip and incorporating shift paddles – the interior is tailored precisely to the driver's and front passenger's ergonomic needs.

Handling characteristics


"Topless" through California with the SL – courtesy of the Vario roof.

Handling characteristics


"Topless" through California with the SL – courtesy of the Vario roof.

The setting sun bathes the brilliant blue Mercedes-Benz SL in an almost mystical light on Pacific Coast Highway 1 in California.

On the road: a fabulous excursion in the SL in California.

On the road: a fabulous excursion in the SL in California.

The Mercedes-Benz SL boasts timeless looks plus enhanced engineering and technology. Time for a sunny trip. California here we come!

Mercedes-Benz Intelligent Drive


Mercedes-Benz Intelligent Drive.

Energising comfort and exemplary safety.

Mercedes-Benz Intelligent Drive


Mercedes-Benz Intelligent Drive.

Energising comfort and exemplary safety.

In the rush hour, during a long drive at night or on an unfamiliar route – your SL Roadster noticeably takes the strain out of driving, particularly in stressful situations. This is based on a concept that makes every journey in a Mercedes-Benz safe and unique: Mercedes-Benz Intelligent Drive. Because the time you spend behind the wheel is your time. Time for relaxation. Time to replenish your energy. So that, first and foremost, you reach your destination safely, but are also always relaxed when you get there.

Innovative details: discover the Mercedes-Benz Intelligent Drive highlights of the SL.

Parking and exiting a space made easy.

Active Parking Assist with PARKTRONIC makes both finding a parking space and manoeuvring into or out of parking spaces along the road much easier. The system indicates suitable parking spaces on the multifunction display.

When the driver engages reverse gear and confirms the suggested parking space, Active Parking Assist with PARKTRONIC carries out the steering manoeuvre virtually by itself up to a speed of 10 km/h. The driver only needs to operate the accelerator and brake pedal; parking is completed in a maximum of seven moves.

The control centre for the most demanding of taskmasters.

Navigation, telephone, audio, video, Internet: with the COMAND Online operating and display system you have all media options in view and under control. Operation is easy and intuitive.

With a suitable mobile phone, it is possible to make full use of Mercedes-Benz Apps such as POI Search, Weather or Internet Radio during your journey.

See more in numerous situations.

Extremely intelligent and versatile: the LED Intelligent Light System offers even greater safety and outstanding visibility in all light conditions.

The LED High Performance headlamps adapt to weather, light and driving conditions largely automatically, ensuring optimum illumination on country roads, motorways and bends.

Keeps a safe distance – and keeps the vehicle in lane.

This innovative driving assistance system helps the driver to maintain a safe distance from the traffic ahead, and to keep the vehicle in the centre of the lane.

These functions make a key contribution to easing the stress of driving, particularly on long journeys and in stop-and-go traffic. The radar-based system brakes the vehicle where necessary, and then accelerates it again up to the desired speed whenever possible. This reduces the risk of a rear-end collision.

Driving pleasure is an attitude.

The DYNAMIC SELECT switch lets you select particularly comfortable, sporty, efficient – or fully customised – handling characteristics with a simple finger tap.

Parameters such as the characteristics of the engine, transmission, suspension, and steering system are adapted in line with the selected driving mode. The suspension with Adaptive Damping System is also able to adapt the damping force at each wheel as require – continuously.

Intelligent technologies


Mercedes-Benz Intelligent Drive – technologies in detail.

Energising comfort and exemplary safety.

Intelligent technologies


Mercedes-Benz Intelligent Drive – technologies in detail.

Energising comfort and exemplary safety.

The image illustrates operation of the MAGIC VISION CONTROL technology on board the SL Roadster.

MAGIC VISION CONTROL

The image illustrates the Active Brake Assist with cross-traffic function on board the SL Roadster.

Active Brake Assist with Cross-Traffic Function

The image illustrates the operation of the PRE-SAFE System on board the SL Roadster.

PRE-SAFE® system

The image illustrates the operation of the PRE-SAFE System on board the SL Roadster.

DYNAMIC SELECT

The image illustrates the reversing camera function with dynamic guidance lines on board the SL Roadster.

Reversing camera with dynamic guidance lines

The image shows the display in the SL Roadster with integrated COMAND Online.

COMAND Online

The image illustrates the Adaptive Highbeam Assist Plus function.

Adaptive Highbeam Assist Plus

Photos and films


Images and films of the SL Roadster.

Photos and films


Images and films of the SL Roadster.

The brilliant blue Mercedes-Benz SL with the optional multi-spoke light-alloy wheels is shown at the edge of a dock.
With its timeless silhouette and iconic design, the selenite grey Mercedes-Benz SL fits perfectly into a backdrop of modern architecture.
The porcelain/black interior of the brilliant blue Mercedes-Benz SL is sporty, yet simultaneously exclusive.
The Mercedes-Benz 280 SL, better known as the "Pagoda" on account of its striking roof shape, now enjoys cult status.
The interior of the Mercedes-Benz SL 400 in Exclusive black nappa leather combines luxury, comfort and sportiness.
The legendary Mercedes-Benz 190 SL, which established the SL's roadster traditions, cites the looks of the model series' founding model, the 300 SL.
The brilliant blue Mercedes-Benz SL is a picture of dynamic power – with a wide rear end and large multi-spoke AMG light-alloy wheels.