As the new 2013 Mercedes SL is gearing up for its market launch, Mercedes USA released a very thorough walkaround video in which SL’s product manager Dave Larsen will talk you through all that is new in the latest member of this legendary family. He also offers in-depth analysis of each new feature of the car. And anyway, regardless of all the info, the video gives you a better look at the new SL. See if it has grown on you yet.
The SL550 is what they call the SL500 in America. The car features a turbocharged V8 engine that makes 320 kW (435 hp) and 700 Nm of torque. The new SL550 has pretty much the same power-to-weight ration as the old SL55, so it’s just as fast. It also kinda renders the new SL63 pointless, because it delivers 80 percent of the performance, for 50 grand less.