Mercedes-Benz has finally released all the technical specifications for the facelifted SL roadster now on display at the Los Angeles Auto Show.
The final piece of the 2016 SL puzzle has been revealed as now we know what’s going on under the “all-new hood”. Not much actually as only the SL 400 has received an extra 35 PS (25 kW) and 20 Nm (15 lb-ft) for a grand total of 367 PS (270 kW) and 500 Nm (369 lb-ft) of torque. The power transfer to the wheels is now done (for all models) through a nine-speed automatic transmission enabling a 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) run in 4.9 seconds.
Moving up the range, the SL 500 has the same V8 4.7-liter with 455 PS & 700 Nm, followed by the SL 63 AMG with its V8 5.5-liter rated at 585 PS & 900 Nm and the range-topping SL 65 AMG equipped with a massive V12 6.0-liter generating 630 PS & 1,000 Nm. The latter is the fastest of the bunch as it runs 0-62 mph in 4 seconds, but it’s only 0.1s quicker than the significantly cheaper SL 63 AMG.
Borrowed from the S-Class Coupe, the optional curve tilting function makes its debut on the SL and reduces the car’s body movements when braking and cornering. Another neat feature is the possibility of selecting from several DYNAMIC SELECT transmission modes, such as Curve (CV), Comfort (C), Sport (S), Sport Plus (S+), and Individual.
Pricing details will be disclosed closer to the model’s launch in January, with deliveries set to begin several months later. UK media says the SL is about to receive a price cut, but we will have to wait for the official word from M-B.