The SL Roadster.

That special sense of wonder is in the air again.

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.

Mercedes-Benz SL 400: combined fuel consumption: 7.7 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 175 g/km<p>Stated values represent "measured NEDC CO2 values" as per Article 2 No. 2 Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/1153, determined in compliance with Appendix XII of Regulation (EC) No. 692/2008. Fuel consumption values have been calculated on this basis. As a result of statutory changes to crucial test methods, higher values may have been entered in the vehicle's certificate of compliance, a document relevant to vehicle registration and vehicle tax. 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. Values vary depending on the selected optional equipment.</p>

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!

History


Milestones in automotive history.

The SL is an iconic sports car and has always been one of the most coveted sports cars of its time.

History


Milestones in automotive history.

The SL is an iconic sports car and has always been one of the most coveted sports cars of its time.

The origin of the SL legend: the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL from 1952 was the first car to be called SL (Super Light).
The origin of the SL legend: the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL from 1952 was the first car to be called SL (Super Light).

The story of the "Gullwing" starts in motor racing.

The 300 SL (W 194) was the first newly-designed Mercedes-Benz racing car after the Second World War to be called SL (Super Light).

The newly-developed spaceframe guaranteed a lightweight design and maximum torsional stiffness, but it also made conventional doors impossible. The solution was upward-opening doors. The "Gullwing" was born. In 1954, the 300 SL "Gullwing" (W 198) continued the success story.

From 1957, the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster (W 198) made open-top driving enjoyment possible for high-performance sports cars, too.

Only flying is better.

Open-top two-seater cars were very much in demand in the late 1950s. In 1957, the 300 SL Roadster superseded the legendary "Gullwing"and made open-top driving enjoyment possible for high-performance sports cars, too.

The spaceframe remained the backbone of the Roadster, too. However, the lower side parts allowed conventional, front-hinged doors – the decisive ingredient for an open-top vehicle.

Distinctive design, legendary shape – the inward-slanting roof of the Mercedes-Benz 230 SL (W 113) from 1963 earned the car the nickname "Pagoda".

A shrine for those who love open-top motoring.

When Mercedes-Benz unveiled the 230 SL (W 113) at the Geneva Motor Show in March 1963, it redefined sporty driving pleasure: power was now combined with comfort and optimum safety.

There were three versions of the 230 SL available: a Roadster with a folding soft top, a pure hardtop Coupé and a combination of both versions. The 230 SL was quickly nicknamed "Pagoda" on account of its inward slanting hardtop which made it reminiscent of far-eastern temple constructions.

Produced for a period spanning 18 years, the R 107 has the longest production run of any Mercedes-Benz model series – furthermore, the 350 SL from 1971 was the first SL to feature eight cylinders.

Innovative evergreen.

The transition to a comfortable yet powerful two-seater made a compelling step forward with the R 107 model series from 1971 onwards – indeed, the 350 SL from 1971 was the first SL to feature eight cylinders.

With an output of 147 kW (200 hp), it accelerated from 0 to 100 km/h in nine seconds. The fuel tank was now installed above the rear axle for protection in the event of a collision. Other new features included the four-spoke steering wheel with a large impact plate and reach-through door handles that stopped the doors from springing open in an accident.

The new SL model series R 129 combined dynamism and sportiness with even more comfort and an exceptionally harmonious design.

Beautifully sporty.

The fabric soft top opened and closed in just 20 seconds at the touch of a button, making it much more convenient to use.

This model generation combined numerous world firsts: the sport-inspired seats with integrated seat belts, the fully automatic folding soft top and a draught-stop for draught-free open-top motoring. The 5.0-litre four-valves-per-cylinder V8 engine in the 500 SL had an output of 240 kW (326 hp) and allowed exceptionally sporty driving.

The arrival of model series R 230 in 2001 also heralded the introduction of the electrohydraulic Vario roof for the new Mercedes-Benz SL 500.

The world's most powerful roadster.

Substantially enhanced technology, design and equipment. In contrast to its predecessors, this SL carried its hard roof with it at all times.

The Vario roof opened and closed at the touch of a button – even via remote control – within 16 seconds. 2004 saw the launch of the range-topping SL 65 AMG – the world's most powerful and high-torque roadster with 612 hp (450 kW) and 1000 Nm.

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.