2014-SL-CLASS-ROADSTER-028-CCF-D  Enlightenment. What modern performance is made of.

Nearly 300 lbs lighter than its predecessor, the sophisticated body structure of the 2015 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.

Engagement. The neverending romance of a roadster.

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.

Individuality. The purest expression of freedom.

With exclusive, expressive and elaborately created paintwork, leather and interior trim options, designo offers an extraordinary degree of personalization and handcrafted quality that turns your SL into a masterpiece you can commission for yourself.

Pure performance heaven brought down to earth.

Ideal mates to the lighter, tighter SL body are its four biturbo engines. Direct Injection and other advances rouse more torque from less fuel in the new 329-hp SL400 V-6, the 429-hp SL550 V-8, and the SL63 AMG's handcrafted 577-hp V-8. A hand-built 621-hp biturbo V-12 in the SL65 AMG delivers unbridled enthusiasm with uncanny smoothness.

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Composed confidence that claws into corners.

With rigid yet lightweight components, the SL's multilink suspension teams up semi-active electronically adaptive damping to sharpen handling while smoothing the ride. The uncanny handling of Active Body Control (ABC) is optional on the SL400 and SL550, and standard, including exclusive performance calibration, on the AMG models.

 

A sense of direction with decisive authority.

Whether digging into a corner, kicking back on the open highway, or tackling a tight maneuver, the SL's electromechanical power steering delivers the ideal balance of crisp feedback and clear control. Innovative Direct-steer sharpens response in corners, enhances straight-line stability, and eases effort when parking.

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Racing-proven performance, from one man's hands to yours.

Built and signed by its own master engine builder, the heart of an SL AMG roadster is its handcrafted biturbo engine: a V-8 in the SL63 AMG and the SL65's V-12. 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.

Feel the sunny breeze, or switch on the shade.

The SL's signature retractable power hardtop transforms from open roadster to cosseting coupe in seconds. 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 roof's glass panel electronically.