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The SL has attained such iconic status that it is still in production sixty years after its first debut. The sixth generation aims to embody all that experience into one car.

05 Oct 2012

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The best proof to the SL's excellence perhaps, lies in its heritage. Sixty years and counting, the flagship roadster has been highly regarded as the benchmark for luxury drop-top motoring. It also served as a symbolic icon for the marque with the three-pointed star.

It is no wonder then that much attention was given to this latest model, evident from the list of technology and gadgetry niceties that the SL comes equipped with, including premiering features such as the 'Magic Vision Control'. All these, not forgetting the two elemental values etched in the roadster's moniker: 'Sporty' and 'Light'.  


The latest SL has clearly taken on a sportier and more imposing stance. In fact the new car has grown up to 50mm in length and 57mm in width, promising not just visual delights, but also improvements in creature comforts.

In either form, the SL pulls off a commanding stance

True to its origins, the roadster retained its signature long bonnet with a laid back cabin. The front facet ditched the 'L' shaped headlamps for an edgier assembly, which give it a more purposeful look, further accentuated by the central large three-pointed star which was first seen on the SLS AMG. The rump however underwent a more conservative remake, retaining a similar wedge-shaped layout found in the previous iteration. 

The SL now sports a quartet of LED strings - a pair underlining the side air inlets on each flank; and a symmetrical twin marking on the inner casting of the projector headlamps. The latter is a delight to view, especially at night when they bring out a certain chic, stylish character of the car. 

Car Information
This model is no longer being sold by local distributors


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228kW (306 bhp) / 6500 rpm



370 Nm / 5250 rpm



7G-Tronic Plus (A)

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