2017 Mercedes-Benz SL range now available, starting price is at £73,805 in the UK

Article by Christian A., on March 17, 2016

Mercedes-Benz recently announced that orders for the new SL, priced at £73,805 will be accepted by all Mercedes-Benz retailers. Buyers may choose from the four variants of the Mercedes-Benz SL range, each assigned with a different petrol engine: SL 400 – features a 4.0 litre V6 engine producing 367 HP (which is 34 HP more than the predecessor), pushing the car to accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in 4.9 seconds, with CO2 emissions at 175g/km; SL 500 – features a 4.6 litre V8 engine that produces 455 HP and 0 to 62 mph acceleration in 4.3 seconds, with CO2 emission at 205g/km; Mercedes-AMG SL 63 - equipped with a 5.5 litre V8 engine giving an output of 585 HP and a 0 – 62mph acceleration time of 4.1 seconds, with CO2 at 234g/km; SL 65 - has a 6.0 litre V12 engine giving an astounding 630 HP enabling the car to accelerate from 0 to 62 in 4.0 seconds. CO2 emission is at 279g/km.

The SL 400 and SL 500 variant come with a standard Mercedes-Benz 9G-TRONIC PLUS automatic gearbox which replaces the 7G-TRONIC PLUS of its predecessor. On the other hand, an AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed automatic is the standard for the Mercedes-AMG SL 63 while an AMG SPEEDSHIFT PLUS 7G-TRONIC 7-speed automatic gearbox comes as standard for the Mercedes-Benz SL 65 variant.

Standards for the four Variants: SL 400 and SL 500 – standard features for these two variants include 18-inch alloy wheels, Apple CarPlay, MAGIC VISION CONTROL, LED Intelligent Light System with Adaptive Highbeam Assist Plus, Active Brake Assist, COMAND Online, DYNAMIC SELECT, Attention Assist, Parking Pilot, and Active Bonnet.

Mercedes-AMG SL 63 and SL 65 have all the standard equipment available on the SL400 and SL500 with a few additions: AMG Sports Exhaust System, AMG DYNAMIC SELECT, AMG sports suspension, ‘V8 BITURBO’ on the front wings (‘V12 BITUBO’ for SL65), AMG high performance composite braking system and AMG performance steering wheel done in nappa leather.

Optional Features

A Night Package comprised of 19-inch alloy wheels featuring a seven-twin-spoke design (20-inch alloys with cross-spoke for SL 63 and SL 65), high-gloss finished exterior mirror housings and a diffuser trip strip and front splitter also done in high-gloss black to complement the mirror housings. This Night Package is an option available to all variants for the following prices: SL400-£895, SL500-£495, SL 63-£2,475 and SL 65-£795.

Active Body Control including Tilt Function - With active suspension system installed on the new SL chassis, a new curve tilting function is introduced in these new models which allow the car’s body to tilt by up to 2.65 degrees which acts as a stabilizing effect and ensures a smoother ride with lesser G stress. This advance feature was first introduced to the S-Class coupe and can be likened to a motorbike’s tilting function. This added comfort may be yours for an additional £3,080.

KEYLESS-GO Comfort Package can unlock the vehicle without using a key as well as a convenient hands-free access function which includes, among others, automatically opening or closing the boot lid with a kicking movement under the rear bumper. It is priced at £1,605.


A new aluminum trim of dark vertical grain comes as standard for the interiors of SL 400 and SL 500. It may be changed to a Brilliant Blue color palette at no cost. A standard AMG carbon-fibre trim is offered for the SL 63 and SL 65 models but may be upgraded to a light carbon grain trim with no additional charge.

UK-specific options

The SL400 Edition for the UK Market comes at a price of £74,995 and is limited only to 130 cars. Specifically included as standard for this UK-targeted Mercedes-Benz SL 400 are the following: KEYLESS-GO Comfort Package, AIRSCARF, reverse camera, Driving Assistance Package (consists of Distance Pilot with Steering Pilot, Active Brake Assist, Active Lane Keeping Assist, Active Blind Spot Assist and PRE-SAFE PLUS), velour floor mats, ambient lighting and electric draught stop.

A Luxury Package for this UK-market SL 400 is optional and includes Harman Kardon Logic surround sound system, climatised seats which offer heating and ventilation, Active Body Control with tilt function, Active Multicontour Seat Package and power closing for doors and boot lid.

Press Release


The Mercedes-Benz SL is now available to order from all Mercedes-Benz retailers, and will cost £73,805 for the SL 400 AMG Line.

The Mercedes-Benz SL range comprises four petrol engines. The SL 400 comes with a 4.0-litre V6 engine (175 g/km of CO2), which produces 367 hp – 34 hp more than its predecessor – and has a 0-62 time of 4.9 seconds. The SL 500 features a 4.6-litre V8 motor (205 g/km) with an output of 455 hp – allowing it to reach 62 mph in 4.3 seconds.

The Mercedes-AMG SL 63 features a 5.5-litre V8 engine (234 g/km CO2) with 585 hp, meaning it can sprint from 0 to 62 in just 4.1 seconds. The SL 65 comes with a 6.0-litre V12 engine (279 g/m), which has an output of 630 hp and an exceedingly quick 0-62 time of only four seconds.

Mercedes-Benz’ 9G-TRONIC PLUS automatic gearbox now comes as standard on both the SL 400 and SL 500, replacing the 7G-TRONIC automatic transmission. The Mercedes-AMG SL 63 features the AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed automatic, while the SL 65 comes with AMG SPEEDSHIFT PLUS 7G-TRONIC 7-speed automatic gearbox.

The new SL is generously equipped as standard. The SL 400 and SL 500
AMG Line models come with: Apple CarPlay™; LED Intelligent Light System with Adaptive Highbeam Assist Plus; Parking Pilot; COMAND Online; DYNAMIC SELECT; 18-inch alloys (design dependent on model);
MAGIC VISION CONTROL; Attention Assist; Active Brake Assist; and
Active Bonnet.

The Mercedes-AMG SL 63 and SL 65 adds extra equipment, including: AMG high performance composite braking system; AMG DYNAMIC SELECT; AMG performance steering wheel in nappa leather; AMG Sports Exhaust System; AMG sports suspension; and ‘V8 BITURBO’ lettering on the front wings (‘V12 BITURBO’ for SL 65).

The entire SL range is optionally available with Night Package (SL 400: £895; SL 500 £495; SL 63 £2,475; SL 65 £795). Night Package consists of 19-inch AMG alloy wheels with a seven-twin-spoke design (20-inch alloy wheels with a cross-spoke design available on SL 63 and SL 65); a diffuser trim strip and front splitter in high-gloss black and exterior mirror housings in high-gloss black.

Active Body Control including Curve Tilt Function – first launched on the
S-Class Coupé – means the SL’s chassis with active suspension now includes a curve tilting function enabling the vehicle to lean inwards by up to 2.65 degrees, similar to a motorbike. At £3,080, this further enhances the SL’s ride comfort.

The KEYLESS-GO Comfort Package (£1,605) allows the vehicle to be accessed without the driver having to touch the key. Additionally, the convenient HANDS-FREE ACCESS function includes fully automatic opening and closing of the boot lid with a simple ‘kicking movement’ under the rear bumper.

Inside, the SL 400 and SL 500 come with the new aluminium trim with dark longitudinal grain as standard, while SL 63 and SL 65 come with as standard with the AMG carbon-fibre trim. A light carbon grain trim as also been added as a no-cost option. Brilliant Blue has now also been added to the SL’s colour palette, and, like its other metallic colour options, is available at no extra cost.

Mercedes-Benz has now added the SL 400 Edition to the new SL line-up in the UK. Priced at £74,995, the SL 400 Edition will be limited to just 130 vehicles. Standard equipment includes: AIRSCARF; KEYLESS-GO Comfort Package; reversing camera; Driving Assistance Package (consisting of: Distance Pilot with Steering Pilot; Active Brake Assist; Active Blind Spot Assist; Active Lane Keeping Assist; PRE-SAFE® PLUS); electric draught stop; ambient lighting; and velour floor mats.

For an additional £2,730, customers can add the Luxury Package which includes: Active Body Control including Curve Tilt Function; Harman Kardon® Logic 7® surround sound system; Active Multicontour Seat Package; climatised seats including seat heating and ventilation; and power closing for doors and boot lid.

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