Following a comprehensive preview a few days ago Mercedes-Benz now drops the official pictures and details of the 2017 Mercedes SL as the car makes its official debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Design and technology are the biggest highlights of the new SL-Class.
The engine lineup for the 2017 Mercedes SL remains the same as before, except that the SL350 is gone now and the only V6 model you get is the SL400 with its brilliant 367 horsepower twin-turbo unit. The SL500 continues to use a 455-hp V8 and the AMG models, SL63 and SL65 continue to be produced, the former packing a 585-hp V8 and the latter a 630-hp V12.
Standard transmission for the SL is a 9G-TRONIC (SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed for AMG models), working in tandem with DYNAMIC SELECT with five transmission modes and Active Body Control with the curve tilting function. The car also gets Intelligent Drive features such as Driving Assistance package Plus and LED Intelligent Light System, boasting Active Brake Assist, Distronic, Active Blind Spot and Lane Changing Assist, and…
With a Vario Roof hardtop that can be operated up to 40 km/h as its signature feature, the 2017 Mercedes SL gets a proper facelift with all-new headlights and bonnet as well as revised bumpers with sportier air intakes. It is a huge improvement over the outgoing version and combined with the refined new interior improves the overall feel of the car.