2014 Mercedes-Benz SL400 makes it debut powered by twin-turbo V6 engine

Article by Christian A., on April 7, 2014

The Mercedes-Benz SL Roadster family has just received a new member: ladies and gentlemen, this is the SL400. Comparing it with its predecessor, the 2014 Mercedes-Benz SL400 is not powered by a naturally aspirated engine, as it comes with a six-cylinder unit fitted with two turbochargers. For those who don’t know, the SL400 actually replaces the SL350, which is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 engine.

The new 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 engine found on the SL400 generates 333 hp (245 kW) at 5250 to 6000 rpm and 480 Nm (354 lb-ft) of torque at 1600 to 4000 rpm. Despite the fact that it is smaller than its predecessor, the power of 3.0-liter V6 engine has risen by 27 hp (20 kW). Torque was also increased by 110 Nm and as we said is available in the engine speed range of 1600 to 4000 rpm.

The engine can push the SL400 from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 5.2 seconds and has a top speed electronically limited at 250 km/h or 155 mph. Fuel consumption is 7.3 l/100 km, which translates into CO2 emissions of 172 g/km. Just like all BlueDIRECT petrol engines, the biturbo V6 works with a direct injection system with spray-guided combustion and Mercedes-Benz was the first carmaker to offer it in series production.

Moreover, the SL400 also comes as standard with the unique Frontbass system and Magic Vision Control. The Frontbass system developed by Mercedes-Benz transforms the SL400 into a concert hall when the top is up and down, while the Magic Vision Control wipe/wash system takes the water from the wiper blade to the windscreen as required and irrespective of the direction of wipe.

If you like the new 2014 Mercedes-Benz SL400, you have to know that this model starts at 97,282 euros (for the German market including 19% VAT).

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