2013 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class  -  $148,005


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $148,005
Base Invoice: $137,799
Destination Charge: $905
Options: $1,300
Trim: 2dr Roadster SL 63 AMG
Doors: 2
Drive train: Rear Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 19 | City: 16 | Hwy: 25
Body Style: SL 63
Transmission: 7-speed automatic AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT transmission w/shift paddles
Engine: 5.5L DOHC DI 32-valve twin-turbo V8 AMG engine

Pros

Prodigious power and performance; world-class luxury; technology galore; unbeatable style


Model Highlights

The biggest change for the 2013 SL-Class is its redesigned chassis. "SL" originally stood for "sporty lightweight" and Mercedes-Benz has taken that designation to heart redesigning the model. The biggest factor in this change has been the extensive use of aluminum in the chassis. The end result is a body shell that weighs 242 lbs. less than that of its predecessor, all while improving chassis rigidity and stiffness. This reduction of weight is highly unusual among car manufacturers and pays large dividends in vehicle performance.

Though it mainly has a reputation for luxury, the 2013 SL-Class is a seriously fast car. The engine is a V8 that displaces 4.7 liters and makes 429 horsepower. This engine is both smaller and more powerful than the one it replaces and combines with the new lightweight body to give the SL550 some pretty good performance numbers. 0-60 mph takes just 4.5 seconds, an improvement of nearly a second over the outgoing model. The only transmission available is an advanced 7-speed automatic.

Of course this wouldn't be a Mercedes-Benz without plenty of luxury and technology, and the 2013 SL-Class does not disappoint. For the last couple of generations the SL-Class has featured a folding hard top that looks great up or down. For this new generation Mercedes-Benz has provided two versions of this hard top, a glass version and an optional "MAGIC SKY CONTROL" version. The MAGIC SKY CONTROL roof is able to change its transparency at the push of a button; going from transparent to opaque at the whim of the driver. The whole roof is able to lower itself in less than twenty seconds.

The roof of the car is really just the tip of the impressive technology in the 2013 SL-Class. Adaptive headlights swivel to see around corners. An automatic trunk requires no hands to open or close; a simple wave of a foot under the rear bumper suffices. Washer fluid is distributed through small channels in the windshield wiper blade itself, preventing any splashing and ensuring occupants stay dry even with the top down. The sound system utilizes empty spaces in the car's chassis to enhance bass.

The emphasis on technology pays particularly large dividends when it comes to the safety of the car. All manner of traction control, stability control and anti-lock brakes are standard. The 2013 SL-Class also comes available with Mercedes-Benz PRE-SAFE braking system, which will automatically apply the brakes if the car senses an incoming collision. Two stage airbags including head and thorax are also standards along with a couple of rollover bars. Active head restraints also help prevent whiplash, and in fact Mercedes-Benz claims that the new SL-Class is the world's safest roadster.


Model News

The 2013 SL-Class has been given a total redesign making this the sixth generation of SL-Class roadsters for Mercedes-Benz. Sporting a brand new chassis, the 2013 SL-Class weighs significantly less than the car it replaces, paying dividends in both fuel efficiency and performance. The mission of the car remains unchanged however, the 2013 SL-Class representing the ultimate in two seat luxury motoring.


Value Writeup

The 2013 SL-Class is a 2 seat sports car with a generous helping of luxury and comfort. Starting at about $105,000, the car is truly in the luxury category. However drivers are treated to some of the best technology available. The car features a powerful engine, a very willing chassis and a clever folding hard top.


Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.4

EPA Classification
2 Seater

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4

Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
25 MPG

Cruising Range - City
316.80 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
16 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
19 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
495.00 mi

Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas V8

Displacement
5.5L/333

Fuel System
Direct Injection

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
530 @ 5500

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
590 @ 2000 - 4500

Trans Type
7

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/Manual Shift

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

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.65

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73

Passenger Capacity
2

Passenger Volume
50.5 ft³

Front Head Room
39.1 in

Front Leg Room
42.9 in

Front Shoulder Room
55.5 in

Wheelbase
101.8 in

Length, Overall
182.4 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
82.6 in

Height, Overall
51.2 in

Track Width, Front
63.8 in

Track Width, Rear
63.2 in

Min Ground Clearance
4.4 in

Trunk Volume
13.5/8.5 ft³

Base Curb Weight
4068 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs

Front Tire Size
P255/35ZR19

Rear Tire Size
P285/30ZR19

Front Wheel Size
19 x 9.0 in

Rear Wheel Size
19 x 10.0 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
15.4 x 1.4 in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
14.2 x 1.0 in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
19.8 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

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
12V478000

Mfg's Report Date
OCT 01, 2012

Component
EQUIPMENT:AIR CONDITIONER

Potential Number of Units Affected
432

Summary
Mercedes-Benz is recalling certain model year 2013 SL-Class vehicles manufactured from December 19, 2011, through May 31, 2012 originally equipped with R1234yf refrigerant. Daimler AG (DAG), the parent company of Mercedes-Benz, conducted product testing of a vehicle, not sold in the US, but equipped with the same refrigerant. According to Mercedes-Benz, the testing was designed to replicate worst-case conditions expected in a severe frontal crash that would cause a rupture of the air conditioner refrigerant line. A rupture of a refrigerant line will result in a gaseous mixture of refrigerant being released into the engine compartment.

Consequence
The testing conducted by DAG determined that the escaping R1234yf refrigerant may ignite under specific conditions. The resulting fire could spread to additional combustible materials.

Mercedes-Benz will notify owners, and dealers will replace the R1234yf refrigerant with R134a along with new refrigerant lines (hoses) designed specifically for R134a. The remedy will be provided free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin during October 2012. Owners may contact Mercedes-Benz at 1-800-367-6372.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); or go to http://www.safercar.gov.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
13V542000

Mfg's Report Date
NOV 01, 2013

Component
AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected
130

Summary
Mercedes-Benz (Mercedes) is recalling certain model year 2013 SL63, SL550, and SL65 vehicles manufactured January 16, 2013, through April 30, 2013. The affected vehicles are equipped with an occupant classification system (OCS) that may not detect a very light person sitting in the front passenger seat.

Consequence
If the OCS does not detect a very light person sitting in the seat, the passenger side air bag would be turned off. In the event of a crash necessitating side air bag deployment, the passenger would be at an increased risk of injury.

Mercedes will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger side seat cushion including the OCS. The recall began on December 20, 2013. Owners may contact Mercedes at 1-201-573-0600.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

5.5L DOHC DI 32-valve twin-turbo V8 AMG engine

High-capacity fuel tank

Eco start/stop system

7-speed automatic AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT transmission w/shift paddles

Rear wheel drive

Independent multi-link front suspension

Independent multi-link rear suspension

Active Body Control (ABC)

Electromechanical pwr steering

Pwr internally ventilated/perforated front compound disc brakes

Pwr internally ventilated/perforated rear disc brakes

AMG sport exhaust system w/dual twin chrome tailpipes

19" AMG twin 5-spoke aluminum wheels

P255/35R19 high-performance front tires

P285/30R19 high-performance rear tires

Electro-hydraulic retractable hardtop w/easy-pack system

Panorama roof w/sunshade

AMG front air dam w/mesh air intakes, side skirts, rear apron w/mesh air diffuser

AMG carbon fiber trunklid

AMG rear spoiler

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

Adaptive highbeam assist

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

Pwr folding mirrors

Variable intermittent windshield wipers

Heated MAGIC VISION CONTROL wiper system

harman/kardon Logic 7 surround sound system -inc: (14) speakers w/Frontbass, 6-channel DSP amplifier

Center armrest mounted iPod/MP3 media interface

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

Bluetooth hands-free communication system

AMG premium leather seat upholstery

AMG multi-contour front sport seats -inc: massage function

12-way pwr seats w/pwr lumbar & 3-position memory

Heated front seats

AMG floor mats

Illuminated door sills

Pwr tilt/telescopic AMG leather-wrapped sport steering wheel -inc: aluminum shift paddles, memory, audio & multi-function display controls, programmable Easy-Exit feature

AMG instrument cluster w/RACETIMER

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, panic button

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

Rear window defroster

Dash-top mounted analog clock

Lockable glovebox

Auto-dimming rearview mirror

Aux pwr outlet

Ambient lighting

Locator lighting

Pwr windblocker

Front/rear crumple zones

LED daytime running lights

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

ADAPTIVE BRAKE

AMG 3-stage electronic stability program (ESP)

Dual-stage front airbags w/occupant classification system

Door-mounted side-impact head & thorax airbags

Driver/front passenger knee airbag

mbrace2 telematics

ATTENTION ASSIST drowsiness monitor

PRE-SAFE brake

NECK PRO active head restraints

Crash-responsive exit aid

Integrated seatbelts w/emergency retractors & force limiters

Tire pressure monitoring system

Pop-up roll bar

 
GAS GUZZLER TAX
$1,300

 
BLACK
$0

 
MARS RED
$0

 
MAGNETITE BLACK METALLIC
$0

 
DOLOMITE BROWN
$0

 
STEEL GREY METALLIC
$0

 
IRIDIUM SILVER METALLIC
$0

 
PALLADIUM SILVER METALLIC
$0

 
PEARL BEIGE METALLIC
$0

 
LUNAR BLUE METALLIC
$0

 
OBSIDIAN BLACK METALLIC
$0

 
DIAMOND WHITE METALLIC
$795

 
SHADOW GREY MATTE METALLIC
$1,300

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
BLACK, PREMIUM LEATHER SEAT UPHOLSTERY
$0

 
BEIGE/BROWN, PREMIUM LEATHER SEAT UPHOLSTERY
$0

 
RED/BLACK, PREMIUM LEATHER SEAT UPHOLSTERY
$0

 
PORCELAIN/BLACK, PREMIUM LEATHER SEAT UPHOLSTERY
$900

 
CARBON FIBER TRIM
$0

 
BURL WALNUT WOOD TRIM
$0

 
BLACK ASH WOOD TRIM
$0

 
BROWN POPLAR SATIN WOOD TRIM
$0

 
ALUMINUM TRIM
$0

 
PREMIUM PKG
$4,300

 
DRIVER ASSISTANCE PKG
$2,950

 
AMG PERFORMANCE PKG
$12,900

 
AMG EXTERIOR CARBON FIBER PKG
$3,570

 
AMG CARBON CERAMIC BRAKING SYSTEM
$12,625

 
RED PAINTED BRAKE CALIPERS
$0

 
19" FRONT & 20" REAR AMG 10-SPOKE FORGED ALLOY WHEELS
$1,700

 
19" FRONT & 20" REAR AMG 10-SPOKE FORGED BLACK ALLOY WHEELS
$2,200

 
MAGIC SKY CONTROL MOONROOF
$2,500

 
SOFT CLOSE DOORS
$450

 
BANG & OLUFSEN BEOSOUND SOUND SYSTEM
$6,400

 
WOOD & LEATHER STEERING WHEEL
$590

 
AMG PERFORMANCE MEDIA
$2,500

 
SPECIAL ORDER OPTION CHARGE
$250

 
AMG PERFORMANCE SUSPENSION
$1,500


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