2017 Mercedes SL Roadster
Love at first sight. Again.
Acceleration: 4.9 sec
Power: 362 hp
Torque : 516 lb-ft
Power: 449 hp
AMG SL63 Roadster
Torque : 664 lb-ft
Acceleration : 4.0 sec
AMG SL65 Roadster
Power : 621 hp
Acceleration : 3.9 sec
Designed for desire.
For generations, few cars have inspired desire like the SL. For 2017, it´s even more inspiring. Flowing new LED headlamps sweep back from a reshaped grille. Sculpted lower body styling wraps around 19-inch or 20-inch wheels. And with its retractable hardtop, it's perfectly proportioned as a sleek coupe and as a classic open roadster.
The enlightenment of lightness.
Nearly 300 lbs lighter than its previous generation, the sophisticated body structure of the 2017 SL is crafted almost entirely from diecast, chilled-cast, hydroformed and extruded aluminum. With 20% greater rigidity, it tips the scales in favor of greater safety, comfort, and most of all, athletic performance.Back to top
Tailored for the two of you.
With an expansive variety of leather upholstery colors and interior trim options, the SL cabin isn't just impeccably crafted. It's individually tailored. A rich palette of full-grain, smooth Nappa and superlatively supple designo leathers complement hand-finished matte or high-gloss wood, textured aluminum, or genuine carbon fiber.
Outfitted for enjoyment.
The classic two-seat cockpit embraces its passengers like the SL hugs the road. Technologically forward yet rooted in tradition, its open-air passion is met with unmatched civility, from its season-extending AIRSCARF® system to innovative sun-reflecting leather that's still carefully fitted to each seat by hand.Back to top
MAGIC SKY CONTROL.
The SL's signature retractable power hardtop transforms from open roadster to cosseting coupe in seconds at up to 25 mph. The standard Panorama roof features a see-through panel and sliding sunshade. For even more viewing options at the touch of a button, exclusive MAGIC SKY CONTROL® lets you darken the overhead glass electronically.
Standard harman/kardon surround sound delivers 600 watts of lush audio, top-up or down. Innovative FrontBass® subwoofers use body structure elements as acoustic chambers. Or you can immerse yourself in the audible and visible richness of a 900-watt, 7.1-channel Bang & Olufsen® BeoSound™ system. Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto are standard, too. Back to top
Four tires on a mission: Corner-carving confidence
With rigid yet lightweight components, the 4-wheel multilink suspension teams with semi-active damping for crisp handling with silky smoothness. Industry-advancing Active Body Control® (ABC) adds innovative curve-tilting as an SL450 or SL550 option. The AMG Performance Suspension, also based on ABC, is honed to even sharper, track-tuned edge.
Protective by nature: A 360-degree network of safety advances
The SL has long led the way in roadster safety: Its pop-up roll bar was an SL first. For 2017, Intelligent Drive takes driver assistance into a new era. A 360-degree network of cameras, radar and other sensors can help get you out of danger before you're in it. While new Drive Pilot DISTRONIC® is just one way it eases your every journey. Back to top
Nine speeds and five modes: Always the driver's choice
Lighter, quicker and more efficient, the new 9G-TRONIC automatic puts a wider range of ratios with shorter steps between them, to keep you on top of the SL450 and SL550 torque curves. New DYNAMIC SELECT has a mode for every mood, adapting the throttle, shifting, steering and more from Comfort to Sport+. There's even a mode you can customize.
Handcrafted AMG power.
Built and signed by its own "meister," the heart of an AMG SL roadster is its handcrafted biturbo engine: a 577-hp V8 in the AMG SL63 and the SL65's 621-hp V12. Turning raw power into refined performance is a litany of engineering derived from a legacy of racing victory, from the growl of their exhaust to the grasp of their massive brakes.Back to top
* Excludes all options, taxes, title registration, $925 transportation charge and dealer preparation fees.
 Apple CarPlay is a product of Apple Inc. Apple´s terms and privacy statements apply. Requires connected compatible iPhone and data plan. Apps, content and features of Apple CarPlay are selected solely by Apple. Connection to apps and streaming services may be limited by the iPhone's network connection. Data usage is routed through iPhone and subject to fees, charges and restrictions in user's wireless plan. Vehicle's factory audio/information interface, including COMAND® navigation and the apps of Mercedes-Benz mbrace®, may not be used simultaneously with Apple CarPlay. When Apple CarPlay is in use, the steering-wheel voice control button accesses Siri® voice recognition software for voice commands. Apple, iPhone, and Siri are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Apple CarPlay is a trademark of Apple Inc.
 Even the most advanced safety systems may not be sufficient to avoid an accident. Systems does not react to certain stationary objects, nor recognize or predict the curvature and/or lane layout of the road or every movement of other vehicles and pedestrians. It is the driver's responsibility at all times to be attentive to traffic and road conditions, and to provide the steering, braking and other driving inputs necessary to retain control of the vehicle. Drivers are cautioned not to wait for system alerts before braking, as that may not afford sufficient time and distance to brake safely. See Operator's Manual for system operating speeds and additional information and warnings. Some systems may be optional on some models.