The Mercedes-Benz SL has represented the ultimate in two-seat, open-air motoring for the last 60 years. The tradition continues for 2013 with the all-new SL550, an ultra-luxury roadster with elegant style and plenty of muscle.
That muscle now comes in the form of a twin-turbo, direct-injection 4.7-liter V8 making 429 horsepower, up by 47 from last year's engine. Fuel economy is also up by 30% thanks to smaller displacement and a seven-speed automatic transmission. The taut new body is 90% aluminum, which cuts weight to about 4,000 pounds, a reduction of 400 pounds from the previous model, which was the undisputed heavyweight of its class.Read more »
As with most cars in this rarefied air, the SL550 comes one way: loaded. In addition to the twin-turbo V8 and driver-adjustable suspension, every SL550 boasts indulgent features like 12-way power memory seats, walnust or ash interior trim, special sun-reflective leather uphholstery, steering-wheel mounted shift paddles, LED running lights, power wind deflector, and a sophisticated Harman Kardon audio system with integrated Bluetooth-enabled phone and full voice controls.
To further enhance the motoring experience, the Premium 1 Package ($4,900) adds a rearview camera, electronic parking assist, automatic trunk closer, keyless operation and starting, multicontour ventilated seats, and the Airscarf neck-level warming system. On the safety end of things, there's the Driver Assistance Package ($2,950), which features active blind spot monitoring, active lane-keeping assist, and Distronic Plus adaptive cruise control. You can also specify 18-inch, 15-spoke wheels with metallic silver finish for $1,900.
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