2015 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class

2015 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class

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Style NameFuel TypeDrive TypeMPGMSRP
2dr Roadster SL400Gasoline FuelRear Wheel DriveCity: 20
Hwy: 20
$84,000.00
2dr Roadster SL550Gasoline FuelRear Wheel DriveCity: 18
Hwy: 18
$106,900.00
2dr Roadster SL63 AMGGasoline FuelRear Wheel DriveCity: 16
Hwy: 16
$148,050.00
2dr Roadster SL65 AMGGasoline FuelRear Wheel DriveCity: 14
Hwy: 14
$215,250.00

Two-seater Passenger Car
Rear Wheel Drive
Base MSRP: $84,000.00
Invoice: $78,120.00
Hwy MPG: 27 mpg
City MPG: 20 mpg

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.

Pricing

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Exterior Color Interior Colors
 

Black

Manufacturers Code: (040)

  • Black
  • Silk Beige/Espresso Brown
  • Bengal Red/Black
  • Black
  • Crystal Grey
  • Nut Brown
  • Porcelain/Black
  • Silk Beige/Espresso Brown
  • Bengal Red/Black
 

Magnetite Black Metallic

Manufacturers Code: (183)

  • Black
  • Silk Beige/Espresso Brown
  • Bengal Red/Black
  • Black
  • Crystal Grey
  • Nut Brown
  • Porcelain/Black
  • Silk Beige/Espresso Brown
  • Bengal Red/Black
 

Mars Red

Manufacturers Code: (590)

  • Black
  • Silk Beige/Espresso Brown
  • Bengal Red/Black
  • Black
  • Crystal Grey
  • Nut Brown
  • Porcelain/Black
  • Silk Beige/Espresso Brown
  • Bengal Red/Black
 

Obsidian Black Metallic

Manufacturers Code: (197)

  • Black
  • Silk Beige/Espresso Brown
  • Bengal Red/Black
  • Black
  • Crystal Grey
  • Nut Brown
  • Porcelain/Black
  • Silk Beige/Espresso Brown
  • Bengal Red/Black
 

Lunar Blue Metallic

Manufacturers Code: (890)

  • Black
  • Silk Beige/Espresso Brown
  • Bengal Red/Black
  • Black
  • Crystal Grey
  • Nut Brown
  • Porcelain/Black
  • Silk Beige/Espresso Brown
  • Bengal Red/Black
 

Palladium Silver Metallic

Manufacturers Code: (792)

  • Black
  • Silk Beige/Espresso Brown
  • Bengal Red/Black
  • Black
  • Crystal Grey
  • Nut Brown
  • Porcelain/Black
  • Silk Beige/Espresso Brown
  • Bengal Red/Black
 

Shadow Gray Matte

Manufacturers Code: (281)

  • Black
  • Silk Beige/Espresso Brown
  • Bengal Red/Black
  • Black
  • Crystal Grey
  • Nut Brown
  • Porcelain/Black
  • Silk Beige/Espresso Brown
  • Bengal Red/Black
 

Iridium Silver Metallic

Manufacturers Code: (775)

  • Black
  • Silk Beige/Espresso Brown
  • Bengal Red/Black
  • Black
  • Crystal Grey
  • Nut Brown
  • Porcelain/Black
  • Silk Beige/Espresso Brown
  • Bengal Red/Black
 

Polar White

Manufacturers Code: (149)

  • Black
  • Silk Beige/Espresso Brown
  • Bengal Red/Black
  • Black
  • Crystal Grey
  • Nut Brown
  • Porcelain/Black
  • Silk Beige/Espresso Brown
  • Bengal Red/Black
 

Steel Gray Metallic

Manufacturers Code: (755)

  • Black
  • Silk Beige/Espresso Brown
  • Bengal Red/Black
  • Black
  • Crystal Grey
  • Nut Brown
  • Porcelain/Black
  • Silk Beige/Espresso Brown
  • Bengal Red/Black
 

designo Diamond White Metallic

Manufacturers Code: (799)

  • Black
  • Silk Beige/Espresso Brown
  • Bengal Red/Black
  • Black
  • Crystal Grey
  • Nut Brown
  • Porcelain/Black
  • Silk Beige/Espresso Brown
  • Bengal Red/Black
 

Dolomite Brown Metallic

Manufacturers Code: (526)

  • Black
  • Silk Beige/Espresso Brown
  • Bengal Red/Black
  • Black
  • Crystal Grey
  • Nut Brown
  • Porcelain/Black
  • Silk Beige/Espresso Brown
  • Bengal Red/Black

Vehicle

Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/yearN/A
EPA Greenhouse Gas ScoreN/A
Vehicle
EPA ClassificationTwo-Seaters

Powertrain

Transmission
DrivetrainRear Wheel Drive
Trans Order Code427
Trans Type7
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
Clutch SizeN/A
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)2.65
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)0.73
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy27 MPG
Cruising Range - City396.00 mi
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City20 MPG
Fuel Economy Est-Combined23 MPG
Cruising Range - Hwy534.60 mi
EPA MPG Equivalent - CityN/A
EPA MPG Equivalent - HwyN/A
EPA MPG Equivalent - CombinedN/A
Battery RangeN/A
Engine
Engine TypeTwin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6
Displacement3.0 L/183
Fuel SystemGasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM329 @ 5250
SAE Net Torque @ RPM354 @ 1600
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)N/A
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)N/A
Cooling System
Total Cooling System CapacityN/A

Dimensions

Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity2
Passenger VolumeN/A
Front Head Room39.1 in
Front Leg Room42.9 in
Front Shoulder Room55.5 in
Front Hip Room53.6 in
Second Head RoomN/A
Second Leg RoomN/A
Second Shoulder RoomN/A
Second Hip RoomN/A
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase101.8 in
Length, Overall181.6 in
Width, Max w/o mirrors73.9 in
Height, Overall51.8 in
Track Width, Front62.9 in
Track Width, Rear63 in
Min Ground ClearanceN/A
Liftover HeightN/A
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume8.5 ft³

Chassis

Weight Information
Base Curb WeightN/A
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.N/A
Suspension
Suspension Type - FrontMulti-Link
Suspension Type - RearMulti-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - FrontN/A
Shock Absorber Diameter - RearN/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - FrontN/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - RearN/A
Tires
Front Tire SizeP255/40YR18
Rear Tire SizeP285/35YR18
Wheels
Front Wheel Size18 X 8.5 in
Rear Wheel Size18 X 9.5 in
Front Wheel MaterialAluminum
Rear Wheel MaterialAluminum
Steering
Steering TypeRack-Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), OverallN/A
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)N/A
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb36.2 ft
Turning Diameter - Wall to WallN/A
Brakes
Brake TypeN/A
Brake ABS System4-Wheel
Brake ABS System (Second Line)N/A
Disc - Front (Yes or )Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness14.2 in
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness12.6 in
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx19.8 gal
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, ApproxN/A

Warranty Information

Basic:
4 Years/50,000 Miles

Drivetrain:
4 Years/50,000 Miles

Corrosion:
4 Years/50,000 Miles

Roadside Assistance:
4 Years/50,000 Miles

Recall Information

US 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.

Remedy:
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
US 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.

Remedy:
MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will replace the electric power steering control unit, free of charge. The recall began October 13, 2017. Owners may contact MBUSA customer service at 1-800-367-6372.

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


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