2011 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class  -  $104,775


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $104,775
Base Invoice: $97,593
Destination Charge: $875
Options: $1,300
Trim: 2dr Roadster SL550
Doors: 2
Drive train: Rear Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 16 | City: 13 | Hwy: 21
Body Style: SL550
Transmission: 7-speed automatic transmission w/TouchShift manual shift control
Engine: 5.5L DOHC SFI 32-valve V8 engine

Pros

Unmatched roadster style and performance; two AMG-tuned supercar versions


Model Highlights

The rear-wheel-drive, 2-seater SL550 roadster has a 5.5-liter V8 engine that makes 382 hp and achieves a surprising 22 mpg while cruising on the highway, thanks to its driver-adaptive electronic 7-speed transmission. The Optimum Gear program selects the best gear for maximum acceleration or engine braking, while the Comfort setting starts the car in second gear -- or a reverse second gear -- and keeps the rpms low in slippery conditions.

The Active Body Control suspension system uses a coil spring, hydraulic cylinder and shock absorber at each wheel. The system senses the requirements of each wheel and adjusts for vibration, pitch, squat and roll. The driver can use the system to select a ride height, including Sport mode, which provides sharper handling. The SL-Class also uses electronic stability control, anti-lock brakes, electro-hydraulic braking and brake assist.

Standard equipment includes heated washer nozzles and rain-sensing wipers, dual chrome exhaust tips, heated rear window and mirrors, multifunction steering wheel and a sun sensor that adjusts the climate control when the sun is shining into the passenger compartment. The Easy-Pack feature tilts the stowed roof up a bit for trunk access.

Only 100 SL550 Night Editions will be built. They feature matte-finish designo magno black paint, black premium leather interior, 19-inch AMG 2-tone wheels, silver-painted front calipers with script logo and darkened headlights and taillights. The interior has chrome accents and arrow seat stitching, echoing the iconic arrow-shaped noses of Mercedes-Benz supercars.

The SL63 AMG remains nearly unchanged for 2011, with a 6.3L V8 tuned by AMG for 518 hp and a 0-60 time of 4.5 seconds. The interior gets the high-tech treatment, with carbon fiber trim and Napa leather seats. The MCT 7-speed transmission with race-start function optimizes acceleration with maximum power and minimum slip at the touch of a button.

The SL65 AMG boasts a 6.0L V12 engine making 604 hp and a whopping 738 lb-ft of torque. Options at this level are few, but include the AMG performance prep package for those who take track days very seriously.


Model News

For 2011, Mercedes-Benz dropped the SL600 for the U.S. market, leaving three models: SL550, SL63 AMG and SL65 AMG. They've added the limited-edition SL550 Night Edition with matte black paint and exclusive interior to the lineup. The design refresh brings CLS-Class-style headlights and LED taillights, while under the hood the SL-Class now gets better fuel economy and a new steering system that requires less effort from the driver in high-performance cornering. All models also receive an advanced tire pressure monitoring system and HD Radio with Sirius Traffic. One new color is offered for 2011, Quartz Blue.


Value Writeup

The SL-Class is a show-stopper in design and performance. Interior luxury is standard, with leather upholstery and wood trim, while the V8 engine can cover 0-60 mph in just over 5 seconds -- in the base SL550. The AMG-tuned cars have more horsepower and performance, but they all share an attention to detail and a power retractable hard top.


Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
11.0

EPA Classification
2 Seater

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3

Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
21 MPG

Cruising Range - City
274.30 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
13 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
16 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
443.10 mi

Engine Type
Gas V8

Displacement
5.5L/333

Fuel System
SFI

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
382 @ 6000

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
391 @ 2800-4000

Trans Type
7

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.38

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.86

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.92

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42 (R2 2.23)

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73

Passenger Capacity
2

Passenger Volume
50.5 ft³

Front Head Room
37.7 in

Front Leg Room
42.9 in

Front Shoulder Room
54.0 in

Front Hip Room
56.9 in

Wheelbase
100.8 in

Length, Overall
180.4 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
81.4 in

Height, Overall
51.1 in

Track Width, Front
61.4 in

Track Width, Rear
60.5 in

Trunk Volume
10.2 (7.2 w/top down) ft³

Base Curb Weight
4220 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Independent

Suspension Type - Rear
Independent

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
4-Link

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
5-Arm Multi-Link

Front Tire Size
P255/40R18

Rear Tire Size
P285/35R18

Spare Tire Size
Compact

Front Wheel Size
18 x 8.5 in

Rear Wheel Size
18 x 9.5 in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.6

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
36.2 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
13.8 x 1.3 in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.6 x 0.9 in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
21.1 gal

Basic Years
4

Basic Miles/km
50,000

Drivetrain Years
4

Drivetrain Miles/km
50,000

Corrosion Years
4

Corrosion Miles/km
50,000

Roadside Assistance Years
Unlimited

Emissions Years
7

Emissions Years
3

Emissions Miles/km
70,000

Emissions Miles/km
50,000

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
Unlimited

Emissions Years
2

Emissions Miles/km
24,000

5.5L DOHC SFI 32-valve V8 engine

7-speed automatic transmission w/TouchShift manual shift control

Rear wheel drive

Independent 4-link front suspension

Independent 5-link rear suspension

Active Body Control (ABC) -inc: coil spring & electronically controlled hydraulic cylinder w/gas-pressurized shock absorber at each wheel, automatic all-wheel level control, driver-selectable ride-height control, automatic speed-sensitive lowering

Vehicle-speed-sensitive pwr rack & pinion steering w/hydraulic pwr assist

Variable ratio Direct-steer system

Pwr 4-piston ventilated/perforated front & 1-piston solid rear disc brakes

Automatic brake drying

Dual trapezoidal exhaust tips

18" x 8.5" front & 18" x 9.5" rear 5-spoke aluminum wheels

P255/40R18 high-performance front tires

P285/35R18 high-performance rear tires

Electro-hydraulic retractable aluminum hardtop w/easy-pack system

Bi-xenon high-intensity discharge headlamps w/active curve illumination -inc: headlamp washer system

Pwr mirrors w/driver side auto-dimming -inc: integrated LED turn signals, parking position for passenger side exterior mirror

Variable intermittent windshield wipers w/heated washer nozzles

Harman Kardon LOGIC7 digital surround sound system -inc: (10) speakers, Dolby digital 5.1 encoding, HD Radio, in-dash 6-disc CD/DVD changer, media interface w/SD memory card reader

SIRIUS satellite radio w/SIRIUS real-time traffic -inc: (6) month subscription

Center armrest mounted iPod/MP3 media interface

Hands-free Bluetooth system

Leather seat trim

12-way pwr heated bucket seats w/3-position memory & pneumatic lumbar support

Leather-wrapped pwr 3-spoke tilt/telescopic multi-function steering wheel -inc: Easy-Exit feature

Pwr windows w/1-touch express up/down front & 1-touch express down rear windows

Mercedes-Benz Maintenance System display -inc: distance remaining to next maintenance, type of service due, reminders

SmartKey system -inc: remote central locking system, anti-theft engine immobilizer, drive-away automatic locking

SmartKey infrared remote -inc: trunk open, windows open/close, panic alarm, fuel filler door, selective unlock all, hard top raise/lower doors or drivers

COMAND cockpit management & data system -inc: 40 GB hard drive, GPS navigation, Zagat Survey w/restaurant guide

Integrated garage door opener

Cruise control

Enhanced voice control for audio, telephone & navigation

Anti-theft alarm system w/engine immobilizer

Automatic dual-zone climate control

Auto-dimming rearview mirror

Aux pwr outlet

Burl walnut wood trim

Leather-wrapped shift knob

Front/rear crumple zones

Anti-lock braking system (ABS) w/brake assist

Electronic stability program (ESP)

Automatic slip reduction (ASR)

Dual-stage front airbags w/occupant classification system

Door-mounted side-impact head & thorax airbags

Drivers knee airbag

mbrace telematics

Crash-responsive exit aid

Night security illumination

3-point seat belts w/pretensioners -inc: dual stage force limiters

Tire pressure monitoring system

Pop-up roll bar

 
GAS GUZZLER TAX
$1,300

 
BLACK
$0

 
MARS RED
$0

 
QUARTZ BLUE
$0

 
STORM RED METALLIC
$0

 
STEEL GREY METALLIC
$0

 
IRIDIUM SILVER METALLIC
$0

 
PALLADIUM SILVER METALLIC
$0

 
DIAMOND WHITE METALLIC
$795

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
NATURAL BEIGE/BLACK, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
STONE/DARK BEIGE, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
RED/BLACK, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
GREY/DARK GREY, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
BLACK, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
NATURAL BEIGE/BLACK, PREMIUM LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
STONE/DARK BEIGE, PREMIUM LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
RED/BLACK, PREMIUM LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
GREY/DARK GREY, PREMIUM LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
BLACK, PREMIUM LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
PREMIUM I PKG
$3,850

 
FULL LEATHER SEATING PKG
$1,550

 
SL WHEEL PKG
$2,000

 
PANORAMA ROOF W/SUNSHADE
$2,000

 
CHROME DOOR HANDLE INSERTS
$0

 
ILLUMINATED DOOR SILLS
$700

 
DISTRONIC
$2,300

 
BLACK ASH WOOD TRIM
$0

 
DESIGNO MATTE NATURAL OAK WOOD TRIM
$0

 
PARKTRONIC
$1,170


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