2012 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class  -  $105,825


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $105,825
Base Invoice: $98,570
Destination Charge: $875
Options: $1,300
Trim: 2dr Roadster SL 550
Doors: 2
Drive train: Rear Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 17 | City: 14 | Hwy: 22
Body Style: SL 550
Transmission: 7-speed automatic transmission w/TouchShift manual shift control
Engine: 5.5L DOHC SFI 32-valve V8 engine

Pros

Unmatched roadster styling and performance; blistering performance from SL63 AMG


Model Highlights

The rear-wheel-drive, 2-seater SL550 roadster has a 5.5L V8 engine that makes 382 hp yet 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.

The SL63 AMG remains unchanged for 2012, with a 6.3L V8 tuned by AMG for 518 hp and a 0-60 time of 4.5 seconds. The interior is more high-tech than luxury, 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.


Model News

For 2012, Mercedes-Benz dropped the SL60 AMG model, leaving only the SL55 and the SL63 AMG. Otherwise, the SL-Class remains pretty much the same as last year's model.


Value Writeup

The SL-Class is a show-stopper in design and performance. Interior luxury is standard, with leather upholstery and wood trim everywhere. The V8 engine can cover 0-60 mph in just over 5 seconds in the base SL550. The SL63 AMG version features intense power and performance and the reputation of Mercedes-Benz backing it all.


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

EPA Classification
2 Seater

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
2

Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
22 MPG

Cruising Range - City
295.40 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
14 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
17 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
464.20 mi

Engine Type
Gas V8

Displacement
5.5L/333

Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
382 @ 6000

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
391 @ 2800-4000

Trans Type
7

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic

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)

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.65

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
760

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73

Passenger Capacity
2

Passenger Volume
50.0 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
71.7 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
Multi-Link

Front Tire Size
P255/40R18

Rear Tire Size
P285/35R18

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

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.3

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
13.0 x 1.1 in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.8 x 0.4 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

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
Unlimited

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 Logic 7 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

Bluetooth hands-free communication system

Leather seat upholstery

12-way AMG multi-contour pwr front sport seats w/3-position memory -inc: massage function

Heated & active ventilated front seats

Front floor mats

Leather-wrapped pwr 3-spoke tilt/telescopic multi-function steering wheel -inc: EASY ENTRY 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

KEYLESS-GO

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

AIRSCARF ventilated headrests

Auto-dimming rearview mirror

Aux pwr outlet

Interior wood trim

Leather-wrapped shift knob

Front/rear crumple zones

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

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 in-vehicle services

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

 
MAGNETITE BLACK METALLIC
$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 UPHOLSTERY
$0

 
STONE/DARK BEIGE, LEATHER SEAT UPHOLSTERY
$0

 
RED/BLACK, LEATHER SEAT UPHOLSTERY
$0

 
GREY/DARK GREY, LEATHER SEAT UPHOLSTERY
$0

 
BLACK, LEATHER SEAT UPHOLSTERY
$0

 
BLACK, LEATHER SEAT UPSHOLSTERY
$0

 
NATURAL BEIGE/BLACK, PREMIUM LEATHER SEAT UPHOLSTERY
$0

 
STONE/DARK BEIGE, PREMIUM LEATHER SEAT UPHOLSTERY
$0

 
RED/BLACK, PREMIUM LEATHER SEAT UPHOLSTERY
$0

 
GREY/DARK GREY, PREMIUM LEATHER SEAT UPHOLSTERY
$0

 
BLACK, PREMIUM LEATHER SEAT UPHOLSTERY
$0

 
BLACK, PREMIUM LEATHER SEAT UPHOLSTERY
$0

 
FULL LEATHER SEATING PKG
$1,570

 
SL WHEEL PKG
$2,010

 
PANORAMA ROOF W/SUNSHADE
$2,010

 
ILLUMINATED DOOR SILLS
$700

 
DISTRONIC PLUS ADAPTIVE CRUISE CONTROL
$2,300

 
BURL WALNUT WOOD TRIM
$0

 
BLACK ASH WOOD TRIM
$0

 
PARKTRONIC
$1,180

 
SPECIAL ORDER OPTION CHARGE
$250


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