2015 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class  -  $217,475


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $217,475
Base Invoice: $202,408
Destination Charge: $925
Options: $1,300
Trim: 2dr Roadster SL 65 AMG
Doors: 2
Drive train: Rear Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 17 | City: 14 | Hwy: 21
Body Style: SL 65
Transmission: Transmission: 7-Speed Sport w/AMG SPEEDSHIFT PLUS
Engine: Engine: 6.0L Bi-Turbo V12

Pros

Outstanding performance; elegant, understated styling; Mercedes-Benz craftsmanship and luxury


Model Highlights

The SL-Class benefitted from a total redesign in 2014, which included the extensive use of aluminum in the chassis. The end result is a lightweight body shell with outstanding rigidity and stiffness, with impressive performance all around.

Though it mainly has a reputation for luxury, the Mercedes-Benz SL is a seriously fast car, no matter the model. The car is available as the SL400, SL550, SL63 AMG or SL65 AMG. The SL400 has the smallest engine in the lineup, but its twin-turbo 3.0L V6 still makes 329 hp, enough to get the SL400 to 60 mph in a claimed 5.1 seconds. The SL550 comes powered by a 4.7L, twin-turbocharged V8 that makes 429 horsepower and 516 ft-lb of torque. Paired with a 7-speed automatic, 0 to 60 mph is possible in just 4.5 seconds. The SL63 AMG, is powered by a 5.5L twin-turbocharged V8, which makes 530 hp and 590 ft-lb. Finally, the SL63 AMG delivers 621 hp and 738 ft-lb of torque from its 6.0L twin-turbo V12. Mercedes-Benz claims a 3.9-second 0-60 mph time for its top-of-the-line SL, with a top speed of 186 mph.

Of course, no Mercedes-Benz is complete without plenty of luxury and technology. Mercedes-Benz has provided two versions of its convertible 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 retracts in less than 20 seconds.

The roof of the car is really just the tip of the impressive technology in the 2015 SL. 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 off particularly well when it comes to safety. All manner of traction control, stability control and anti-lock brakes are standard. The 2015 SL also comes available with the Mercedes-Benz PRE-SAFE braking system, which will automatically apply the brakes if the car senses a 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 -- Mercedes-Benz themselves boast that the SL is the world's safest roadster.


Model News

The 2015 SL-Class gets a major price reduction with the addition of the SL400 model, which slots in below the SL550 at the bottom of the lineup. Powered by a V6 rather than a V8 or V12 like the rest of the lineup, the SL400 gets the best gas mileage of the group while still being plenty fast.


Value Writeup

The 2015 SL-Class is a 2-seat sports car with a generous helping of luxury and comfort. Starting at about $84,000, the car is truly in the luxury category, and 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
10.6 (Est)

EPA Classification
Two-Seaters

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3.0 (Est)

Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
21 MPG

Cruising Range - City
277.20 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
14 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
17 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
415.80 mi

Engine Type
Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-12

Displacement
6.0 L/365

Fuel System
Sequential MPI

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
621 @ 4800

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
738 @ 2300

Trans Order Code
427

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

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.65

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73

Passenger Capacity
2

Front Head Room
39.1 in

Front Leg Room
42.9 in

Front Shoulder Room
55.5 in

Front Hip Room
53.6 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

Trunk Volume
8.5 ft³

Base Curb Weight
4299 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link

Front Tire Size
P255/35YR19

Rear Tire Size
P285/30YR20

Front Wheel Size
19 X 9 in

Rear Wheel Size
20 X 10 in

Front Wheel Material
Forged Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Forged Aluminum

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
36.4 ft

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
15.4 in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
14.2 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
4

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
50,000

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
16V439000

Mfg's Report Date
JUN 14, 2016

Component
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS

Potential Number of Units Affected
100

Summary
Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC (MBUSA) is recalling certain model year 2016 SLK300, SLK350, SL400, SL550, and SL63 AMG vehicles manufactured from June 29, 2015, through July 13, 2015. The affected vehicles are equipped with low-beam headlights that may have been aimed incorrectly during vehicle production. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 108, "Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment."

Consequence
Improperly adjusted low-beam headlights may reduce the driver's visibility, increasing the risk of a crash.

MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and if necessary adjust the headlamps, free of charge. The recall began on July 22, 2016. Owners may contact MBUSA customer service at 1-800-367-6372.

Dates of Manufacture
JUN 28, 2015 to JUL 12, 2015

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
16V899000

Mfg's Report Date
DEC 13, 2016

Component
STEERING:ELECTRIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM

Potential Number of Units Affected
70

Summary
Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC. (MBUSA) is recalling certain model year 2013-2015 SL550, 2013-2014 SL63 AMG, 2014-2016 E350, 2014 E350 Cabriolet, E350 Coupe, 2014-2015 S550, 2015 E350 Bluetec, 2015-2016 E400, 2016 E550 Coupe, and Maybach S600 vehicles manufactured August 23, 2012, to August 14, 2015. The affected vehicles use an electric power steering system that may have improperly soldered contacts inside the control unit, potentially resulting in the power steering system deactivating while driving.

Consequence
If the control unit pins lose connection, there would be a loss of electric power steering assist, increasing the risk of a crash. The increase in pin contact resistance can also increase the risk of a fire, even while the vehicle is parked and ignition is off.

MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will replace the electric power steering control unit, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin during February 2017. Owners may contact MBUSA customer service at 1-800-367-6372.

Dates of Manufacture
AUG 22, 2012 to AUG 13, 2015

Engine: 6.0L Bi-Turbo V12

Transmission: 7-Speed Sport w/AMG SPEEDSHIFT PLUS

Engine Auto Stop-Start Feature

Rear-Wheel Drive

2.65 Axle Ratio

Engine Oil Cooler

Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers

4-Corner Auto-Leveling Suspension

Automatic w/Driver Control Height Adjustable Automatic w/Driver Control Ride Control Sport Tuned Adaptive Suspension

Electric Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering

19.8 Gal. Fuel Tank

Dual Stainless Steel Exhaust w/Chrome Tailpipe Finisher

Multi-Link Front Suspension w/Coil Springs

Multi-Link Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs

4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front And Rear Vented Discs, Brake Assist, Hill Hold Control and Electric Parking Brake

Mechanical Limited Slip Differential

Wheels: 19"/20" AMG 10-Spoke Forged (Silver)

Tires: P255/35ZR19 Fr & P285/30ZR20 Rr

Spare Tire Mobility Kit

Clearcoat Paint

Fixed Glass 1st Row Sunroof w/MAGIC SKY CONTROL Electrochromic Sunshade

Body-Colored Front Bumper

Body-Colored Rear Bumper

Black Side Windows Trim and Black Front Windshield Trim

Metal-Look Door Handles

Body-Colored Power Heated Side Mirrors w/Driver Auto Dimming, Power Folding and Turn Signal Indicator

Fixed Rear Window w/Defroster

Light Tinted Glass

Rain Detecting Variable Intermittent Wipers w/Heated Jets And Reservoir

Galvanized Steel/Aluminum/Composite Panels

Power Convertible Retractable Hard Top w/Lining, Glass Rear Window, Automatic Roll-Over Protection and Power Wind Blocker

Lip Spoiler

Grille w/Chrome Bar

Power Open And Close Trunk Rear Cargo Access

Programmable Projector Beam High Intensity Low/High Beam Daytime Running Auto-Leveling Directionally Adaptive Auto High-Beam Headlamps w/Washer and Delay-Off

Front And Rear Fog Lamps

Cornering Lights

Perimeter/Approach Lights

LED Brakelights

Door Auto-Latch

Radio: COMAND System w/Navigation -inc: 11 speakers

Radio w/Seek-Scan, In-Dash Mounted Single CD, MP3 Player, Clock, Speed Compensated Volume Control, Steering Wheel Controls, Voice Activation, Radio Data System, Weatherband and 10 Gb Internal Memory

Automatic Equalizer

Audio Theft Deterrent

Digital Signal Processor

Wireless Streaming

Window Grid Diversity Antenna

Bang & Olufsen BeoSound Premium Sound System -inc: high-end surround system w/total system output of 900 watts, 2-LED-illuminated tweeters featuring Acoustic Lens Technology integrated into dashboard, aluminum loudspeaker covers in silver chrome for the mid-range speakers and woofers in the front doors and center speaker in the rear and Bang & Olufsen-specific COMAND menu (True Image) for individual sound configuration

iPod/MP3 Media Interface

SIRIUS XM Satellite Radio

Bluetooth Wireless Phone Connectivity

1 LCD Monitor In The Front

Siriusxm Traffic Real-Time Traffic Display

Active Multicontour Seats w/Massage

Heated & Active Ventilated Front Seats

14-Way Power Driver Seat -inc: Power Recline, Height Adjustment, Cushion Extension, Seatback Side Bolster Support, Fore/Aft Movement, Cushion Tilt and Articulating Upper Backrest

14-Way Power Passenger Seat -inc: Power Recline, Height Adjustment, Seatback Side Bolster Support, Fore/Aft Movement, Cushion Extension, Cushion Tilt and Articulating Upper Backrest

Power Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column

Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Engine Coolant Temp, Tachometer, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer

Power Rear Windows

Send2Benz Selective Service Internet Access

AMG Sport Leather/Metal-Look Steering Wheel w/Auto Tilt-Away

Front Cupholder

Front Cigar Lighter(s)

Ashtray

Proximity Key For Doors And Push Button Start

Valet Function

Power Fuel Flap Locking Type

Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, 2 Door Curb/Courtesy, Illuminated Entry and Panic Button

Remote Releases -Inc: Power Cargo Access

Homelink Garage Door Transmitter

Cruise Control

Distance Pacing w/Traffic Stop-Go

Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning

HVAC -inc: Residual Heat Recirculation and Supplemental Heater

Illuminated Locking Glove Box

Driver Foot Rest

AMG Exclusive Leather Upholstery -inc: sun-reflecting premium leather on seats, armrests door panels, dashboard and center console w/contrast stitching and piping

Interior Trim -inc: Carbon Fiber Instrument Panel Insert, Carbon Fiber Door Panel Insert, Aluminum And Metal-Look Interior Accents

Full Leather Headliner

Leather Door Trim Insert

Leather Gear Shift Knob

Day-Night Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror

Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors w/Driver And Passenger Illumination

Full Floor Console w/Locking Storage and 2 12V DC Power Outlets

Front Map Lights

Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting

Full Carpet Floor Covering -inc: Carpet Front Floor Mats

Carpet Floor Trim and Carpet Trunk Lid/Rear Cargo Door Trim

Trunk/Hatch Auto-Latch

Cargo Features -inc: Spare Tire Mobility Kit

Cargo Space Lights

Memory Settings -inc: Driver And Passenger Seats, Door Mirrors, Steering Wheel, Head Restraints and HVAC

FOB Controls -inc: Trunk/Hatch/Tailgate, Windows and Sunroof/Convertible Roof

Tracker System

Smart Device Integration

Refrigerated/Cooled Box Located In The Glovebox, Driver And Passenger Door Bins

Power 1st Row Windows w/Front And Rear 1-Touch Down, w/Driver And Passenger 1-Touch Up

Delayed Accessory Power

Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature

Systems Monitor

Redundant Digital Speedometer

Trip Computer

Outside Temp Gauge

Analog Display

Seats w/Leather Back Material

Power Anti-Whiplash Adjustable Front Head Restraints

Front Center Armrest

Perimeter Alarm

Engine Immobilizer

2 12V DC Power Outlets

Air Filtration

Electronic Stability Control (ESC)

ABS And Driveline Traction Control

Side Impact Beams

Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags

mbrace2 Emergency S.O.S

Parktronic w/Active Parking Assist Automated Parking Sensors

Active Blind Spot Assist Blind Spot Sensor

PRE-SAFE Brake Forward Collision

Active Lane Keeping Assist Lane Keeping Assist

Active Lane Keeping Assist Lane Departure Warning

Night View Assist PLUS Night Vision

Tire Specific Low Tire Pressure Warning

Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags

Curtain 1st Row Airbags

Airbag Occupancy Sensor

Driver And Passenger Knee Airbag

BabySmart Childseat Sensor

First Aid Kit

Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Pretensioners

Back-Up Camera

 
GAS GUZZLER TAX
$1,300

 
WHEELS: 19"/20" AMG 10-SPOKE FORGED (SILVER)
$0

 
WHEELS: 19"/20" AMG 10-SPOKE FORGED (BLACK)
$500

 
BLACK
$0

 
MAGNETITE BLACK METALLIC
$0

 
POLAR WHITE
$0

 
OBSIDIAN BLACK METALLIC
$0

 
DOLOMITE BROWN METALLIC
$0

 
MARS RED
$0

 
STEEL GRAY METALLIC
$0

 
IRIDIUM SILVER METALLIC
$0

 
PALLADIUM SILVER METALLIC
$0

 
LUNAR BLUE METALLIC
$0

 
DESIGNO CARDINAL RED METALLIC
$360

 
DESIGNO DIAMOND WHITE METALLIC
$795

 
SHADOW GRAY MATTE
$1,300

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
BLACK, AMG EXCLUSIVE LEATHER UPHOLSTERY
$0

 
SILK BEIGE/ESPRESSO BROWN, AMG EXCLUSIVE LEATHER UPHOLSTERY
$0

 
BENGAL RED/BLACK, AMG EXCLUSIVE LEATHER UPHOLSTERY
$0

 
PORCELAIN/BLACK, AMG EXCLUSIVE LEATHER UPHOLSTERY
$0

 
AMG EXTERIOR CARBON FIBER PACKAGE
$3,570

 
AMG CARBON CERAMIC BRAKING SYSTEM
$8,950

 
RED PAINTED BRAKE CALIPERS
$1,000

 
AMG PERFORMANCE MEDIA
$2,500

 
AMG PERFORMANCE STEERING WHEEL
$0

 
WOOD/LEATHER STEERING WHEEL
$590

 
ALUMINUM TRIM
$0

 
BLACK ASH WOOD TRIM
$0

 
BURL WALNUT WOOD TRIM
$0

 
BROWN POPLAR WOOD TRIM (SATIN)
$0


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