2015 Mercedes SL-Class Sees Price Drop With New V-6 Variant

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2015 Mercedes-Benz SL400 (European spec)

2015 Mercedes-Benz SL400 (European spec)

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Hopping into a brand new Mercedes-Benz SL-Class is now much more affordable thanks to the introduction of a new V-6 model for the 2015 model year. The V-6 model is called the SL400 and it’s priced from just $84,925 including a $925 destination charge. This represents a significant saving on the $107,825 starting price of the next model up the rung and the previous point of entry, the V-8-powered SL550.

And it’s not like the SL400 is a slouch. The car’s twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6 is good for 329 horsepower and 354 pound-feet of torque. Paired with a seven-speed automatic transmission, the engine will rocket the SL from 0-60 mph in just 5.1 seconds. Fuel economy, meanwhile, is a reasonably impressive 20/27 mpg city/highway and 23 mpg combined.

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By comparison, the SL550 sports a twin-turbocharged 4.6-liter V-8 good for 429 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque. This will do the 0-60 mph sprint in 4.5 seconds and return 17/24 mpg city/highway and 20 mpg combined.

Still available are the high-performance variants from Mercedes-AMG. For 2015, the SL63 AMG is priced from $148,975 and the SL65 AMG will set you back a cool $216,175. Both prices include destination.

The SL63 gets a twin-turbo 5.5-liter V-8 rated at 577 hp and 664 lb-ft of torque, enough for 0-60 mph in just 4.1 seconds. The SL65 features a twin-turbo 6.0-liter V-12 rated at 621 hp and a massive 738 lb-ft of torque. Floor the pedal in this beast and you’ll hit 60 mph from rest in just 3.9 seconds.


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