The SL550 comes in one body style, a two-seat roadster with a steel retractable hardtop. It gets a bigger, more powerful 382-hp 5.5-liter V8 engine, and a new seven-speed automatic. All SL-Class models come with ABS with huge disc brakes, ESP electronic stability control, traction control, ABC automatic body control suspension, front and side air... Read more »
As much as any upscale two-seater, the Mercedes-Benz SL-Class has served as a benchmark for luxury-level roadsters. Emphatically traditional in nature, the current SL flows from a heritage that dates back to the mid-1950s. That’s when the strikingly-shaped gullwing-door 300SL debuted and soon blasted into the motor racing circuit. Now in its sixth generation, the SL has been reworked for 2017. SL stands for Super Light, and that designation clearly identifies the latest SL550, which—aided by considerable aluminum in its body structure—has dropped some 270 pounds.