Category Archives: SL-Class

The new Mercedes-Benz SL 400 (R231)

The SL Roadster family from Mercedes-Benz is raring to go with a new engine. The SL 400 is now endowed with a six-cylinder biturbo drive system. Despite half a litre less displacement the output has risen by 20 kW (27 hp). Plus there are 110 newton metres more torque at its disposal. The price of the SL 400 starts from 97,282.50 euros (for the German market incl. 19% VAT). Continue reading The new Mercedes-Benz SL 400 (R231)

”60 years of the SL”: Double victory at the 3rd Carrera Panamericana in the 300 SL racing sports car

The 1952 racing season was a resounding success for Mercedes-Benz: in Berne, Le Mans, and at the Nürburgring race track, the 300 SL racing sports car (W194) left competitors in its wake. With its celebrated double, triple, and quadruple victories, the 300 SL impressively demonstrated its sporting gene, which it passed on to successive vehicles in the SL series. The racing calendar that year featured a further highlight rounding off the season from 19 to 23 November 1952: the 3rd Carrera Panamericana in Mexico, one of the most gruelling endurance races in the world. Continue reading ”60 years of the SL”: Double victory at the 3rd Carrera Panamericana in the 300 SL racing sports car

Market launch of the Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG: New AMG V12 Roadster lands in dealerships

In the next few days, the first customers will be taking delivery of the SL 65 AMG worldwide. The exclusive, top-of-the-range V12 Roadster, with a maximum output of 463 kW (630 hp) and maximum torque of 1000 Nm, will also be available for initial test drives. “The combination of exclusive V12 dynamism and refined roadster driving experience is unique. We are convinced that, with the new SL 65 AMG, we are able to offer an incomparably exciting high-performance vehicle for the small, but loyal community of fans”, according to Ola Källenius, CEO of Mercedes-AMG GmbH. Continue reading Market launch of the Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG: New AMG V12 Roadster lands in dealerships