Mercedes-Benz SL Class News

  • Possible test mule for 2022 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

    A new generation of the SL is due to arrive around 2021 and a shortened E-Class testing near the Nürburgring likely hides the mechanicals of the new car.

  • 2019 Mercedes-Benz SL Class
    Mercedes-AMG confirms details on next-generation SL-Class

    Rumors have swirled about the next-generation SL-Class, and now Mercedes-AMG head Tobias Moers has confirmed development is underway with direct oversight from AMG. The information comes from a Thursday AutoCar report. It marks the first time AMG has overseen the SL-Class, and it means the...

  • Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing replica based on SLK-Class
    This Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing isn't what it appears to be

    The Mercedes-Benz 300SL is an icon for the German brand and pristine examples sell for well over $1 million. If a second mortgage and scrapping a child's college fund isn't on the table, perhaps this particular 300SL will do. The car isn't what it seems. It's not a vintage 300SL, unless you...

  • 1954 Mercedes-Benz 300SL unrestored
    Rare birds: Two Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwings on display at Amelia Island Concours

    The Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing of the 1950s and early 1960s remains an iconic sports car of the last century. This weekend two of them will flock to one place. The brand announced chassis number 43 and 44 will be on display at the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance in Florida. Mercedes-Benz only...

  • 2019 Mercedes-Benz SL Class
    Next Mercedes-Benz SL to take inspiration from 1950s 300SL Gullwing

    Mercedes-Benz has a next-generation SL-Class in the works, but the brand has been quiet on details surrounding the convertible sports car until now. According to a Wednesday report from the Australian website Car Advice, the seventh-generation SL will take a lot of inspiration from the iconic 300SL...

  • 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL AMG with right-hand drive - Image via Best Heritage Auction
    Rare Mercedes 300SL with AMG upgrades heads for auction

    A deadly cocktail of shockingly poor taste and vast wealth led to the travesty that is the Mercedes-Benz 300SL AMG. A total of 11 of them were built between 1996 and 2009, and now one is up for sale. The car is listed for sale at Best Heritage Auction and is one of only two built with right-hand...

  • 2018 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class

    It appears the V-12 powered Mercedes-AMG SL65's days are numbered. According to a source close to the company, the SL65 will die off in June of this year, and it's taking the V-12 engine with it, MB Passion Blog reported on Sunday. Production of the V-12-powered car is expected to end in May before the model is officially retired in June. It leaves high rollers with just a couple of months before the $222,000, 621-horsepower drop-top is gone for good, though the SL will soldier on. In fact, the SL may return with even more power despite the lack of a twin-turbo 6.0-liter V-12 engine. Previous...

  • Mercedes-Benz 300SL upholstery back in production
    Original Mercedes 300 SL supplier brings back car's famed checkered upholstery

    When it comes to restoring a classic car, many owners will jump through hoops to track down original parts and components. Sometimes, intricate details like interior finishings just don't exist anymore. Mercedes-Benz is doing 300SL owners a major solid by working with the car's original supplier to...

  • 2017 Mercedes-AMG SL65
    AMG's SL73 nameplate to return as 805-hp hybrid?

    The next-generation Mercedes-Benz SL is expected to evolve into a larger, more luxurious grand tourer with 2+2 seating and a soft-top roof—and replace the S-Class Coupe in the process. Despite this move into GT territory, the car should be sportier than the current model due to the adoption...

  • 2017 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
    Report: Mercedes-AMG to develop next-gen SL-Class

    Mercedes-Benz’s SL-Class has just undergone its mid-cycle update but work on the redesigned, seventh-generation model is already at an advanced stage. Engineers are currently testing the car’s new platform in the makeshift body of an S-Class Coupe (shown below). Dubbed the MSA (Modular...

  • Mercedes-Benz Modular Sports car Architecture (MSA) test mule spy shots - Image S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    Mercedes out testing platform for next SL, AMG GT

    Mercedes-Benz is testing in the open a new modular platform for its next-generation SL and Mercedes-AMG GT sports cars. Engineers are using the modified body of a Mercedes-AMG S63 Coupe to hide the platform whose official title is Modular Sports car Architecture (MSA). Comparing the tester with a...

  • Zolland Design retro conversion for the fifth-generation Mercedes-Benz SL
    Zolland Design comes out with retro 'Pagoda' conversion for 5th-gen Mercedes SL

    Remember Zolland Design’s retro conversion for the latest Porsche 911? The Swedish design skunk works now has a new, much more ambitious conversion, this time for the fifth-generation Mercedes-Benz SL-Class. The conversion turns the car into a classic-styled model resembling the hugely...

  • Mercedes-Benz SL-Class (W113)

    Mercedes-Benz Classic has partnered with a German leisure tour operator to offer guests the ability to rent a vintage SL roadster for a scenic, pre-planned drive through some of the best parts of Europe. Mercedes says it and Stuttgart-based Nostalgic Tours will have on offer either W113 (1963-1971) or R107 (1971-1989) SLs for the new travel programs, which are structured to allow guests to drive various different cars during their journeys. ALSO SEE: Driving the Superformance Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe Nostalgic itself has been in the classic car tour business for more than a decade, although...

  • 2017 Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG  -  First Drive
    2017 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class first drive review

    What’s the best pick for a sun-drenched, cross-country luxury-car road trip for two—on a route that doesn’t shy away from challenging mountain two-laners? The set of contenders has reshuffled over the years, but the Mercedes-Benz SL holds strong on the shortlist. For 2017, this...

  • 2017 Mercedes-Benz SL450, 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show
    2017 Mercedes-Benz SL Gets Svelte New Look, Nine-Speed Gearbox: Video

    Photos of Mercedes-Benz’s updated SL hit the web last week so we already know about the cosmetic changes made to the car, which feature primarily at the front. Now, however, the car has made its debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show and we have all the juicy details to tell you. CHECK OUT: 2016...

  • 2017 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
    2017 Mercedes-Benz SL Leaked Ahead Of Los Angeles Auto Show

    Though it isn’t due to be revealed until November 18 at the Los Angeles Auto Show, the first photos and details for Mercedes-Benz's updated SL range have surfaced. As expected, the luxurious two-seater convertible packs a heavily revised front end that makes it look rather elegant, as opposed...

  • 2017 Mercedes-AMG SL63 facelift spy shots - S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2017 Mercedes-AMG SL63 Spy Shots

    Mercedes-Benz is working on a mid-cycle update for its SL-Class, and that means all the separate variants including the high-performance Mercedes-AMG offerings are also due to be updated. Today we have the first spy shots of the updated Mercedes-AMG SL63. The updated SL arrives next year, as a 2017...

  • 2017 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class facelift spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2017 Mercedes-Benz SL Spy Shots

    When Mercedes-Benz starting leaking info about all the technological highlights of its new, sixth-generation SL-Class back in 2011, we were thrilled, especially when we learned that the car’s aluminum-intensive structure was to net weight savings of around 220 pounds. Unfortunately, when the...

  • 2015 Mercedes-Benz SL Mille Miglia 417

    Mercedes-Benz is celebrating this year the 60th anniversary of its historic win in the 1955 Mille Miglia, where Sir Stirling Moss and co-driver Denis Jenkinson heroically crossed the finish line in their 300 SLR ahead of all others. This represented the automaker’s second win in the dangerous race (the first was back in 1931) and made Mercedes the only non-Italian to have won the Mille Miglia more than once. MUST WATCH: The Bugatti Veyron Finally Sounds Like Your Brain Thinks A Quad-Turbo W-16 Should: Video As part of the celebrations, Mercedes is launching a special edition SL...

  • Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG World Championship 2014 Collector's Edition
    Mercedes Rolls Out Special SL63 AMGs Celebrating F1 Victory

    Mercedes-Benz has celebrated its victory in the 2014 Formula One World Championship with a pair of special edition SL63 AMGs developed together with its star drivers. The car of the 2014 world champion Lewis Hamilton is the one in black while runner-up Nico Rosberg’s car is the one in white...

  • 2015 Mercedes-Benz SL400 (European spec)
    2015 Mercedes SL-Class Sees Price Drop With New V-6 Variant

    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...

  • 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG  -  First Drive  -  April 2012, St. Tropez France
    More Power For Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG

    Mercedes-Benz is giving its flagship roadster a power boost for the 2015 model year. The SL63 AMG's twin-turbocharged 5.5-liter V-8 gets a hefty 48-horsepower increase, bringing total output to 585 horsepower--matching that of the upcoming 2015 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG coupe, and making both cars the...

  • 2014 Mercedes-Benz SL400
    Mercedes-Benz SL400 With Twin-Turbo V-6 Launches Overseas

    The entry-level SL-Class in the U.S. is the V-8-powered SL550, but overseas Mercedes-Benz offers a six-cylinder model, the SL350, which is powered by a 3.5-liter V-6 and even comes with eco-friendly Blue Efficiency trim in certain markets. The SL350 is now being replaced by a new SL400, and this...

  • 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
    2013 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Recalled Due To Faulty Airbag Sensor

    A faulty sensor in the 2013 SL-Class may cause an airbag not to deploy in certain situations.

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