...The SL600 ups the ante with exclusive wheels and interior trim, along with a few additional standard features. Powertrains and Performance: The SL500 sports a 5.0-liter V8 that pumps out 302 horsepower and 339 pound-feet of torque. No manual gearbox is available, but the standard seven-speed automatic allows manual-style gear changes. The SL500 can sprint from zero to 60 mph in around 6 seconds and hit an electronically limited top speed of 155 mph. The 493 horses and 590 lb-ft of torque produced by the SL600's twin-turbocharged 5.5-liter V12 will slingshot that Benz to 60 mph in just 4.5...
...Its five-speed-automatic transmission incorporates Touch Shift operation for manually selected gear changes. Though engine horsepower is identical in both the SL600 and SL55 AMG, the automaker says the SL600 differs in character; its power delivery is more refined and exhibits greater torque output. The same brakes are used in the SL600 and SL55 AMG. Five-spoke 18-inch alloy wheels are installed. A chrome grille and subtle "V12" badges identify the SL600. Nappa leather on the active ventilated seats comes in a choice of colors. An integrated digital phone is standard. Keyless Go, a heated...
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Following a recent investigation into the harmful effects of a new type of refrigerant used in the air conditioner in the latest 2013 SL Class, Mercedes-Benz has decided to... read more October 8, 2012 by Viknesh Vijayenthiran
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