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Product Overview

Mercedes-AMG SL-Class R232 is a mid-size convertible sports car in production from 2021. It is available with a range of inline-4 and V8 engines that displaced 2.0 to 4.0 liters.
As Mercedes scales down its convertible lineup, both the S-Class Cabriolet and the AMG GT Roadster are discontinued. Mercedes replaced the R231 SL-Class with this car that sits between the SL- and the old S-Classes: It is more luxurious and markedly larger. At the same time, its styling is decidedly an evolution of the AMG GT.
Unfortunately, AWD has now infected the SL. This is wholly unnecessary but allows Mercedes to paint better stats and mark up the car. It is also hardly to service. Mercedes also decided to push an I4 version, which is a disgrace for the SL moniker.
Utility-minded owners will have to keep in mind that the 240L (8cu-ft) cargo space may not be sufficient.

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Ratings

What we found**

Neoscore: 88% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Rather good performance
  • Decent styling
  • Good handling
  • Good build quality
Cons
  • Obsession with AWD
  • I4 engine in an SL
  • Larger than before
  • Low cargo capacity

What external reviewers found***

NEX score: 76% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Impressive infotainment system
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Powerful V8
Cons
  • Lack of connectivity
  • Lacklustre performance
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Specifications

Variants:
SL 55 4MATIC+
SL 63 4MATIC+

Capacity

Cargo Capacity
213 L / 7.5 cu-ft ~ 240 L / 8.5 cu-ft
Coolant Capacity
12.3 L / 13.0 qt
Fuel Capacity
70.0 L / 18.5 gal
Passengers
4

Chassis

Brakes | Front
Ventilated discs, 390 mm
Brakes | Rear
Ventilated discs, 360 mm
Power Steering
Electric Steering
Suspension | Front
Double-wishbone
Suspension | Rear
Double-wishbone
SL 55 4MATIC+Tire Size
Front wheel tires: 255/45 R19 Rear wheel tires: 285/40 R19
SL 63 4MATIC+Tire Size
Front wheel tires: 265/40 R20 Rear wheel tires: 295/35 R20
Turning Circle
12.8 m / 42.1 ft

Construction

Body Style
2-door Convertible

Dimensions

SL 55 4MATIC+Size | Height
1359 mm / 53.5 in
SL 63 4MATIC+Size | Height
1353 mm / 53.3 in
Size | Length
4705 mm / 185.2 in
Size | Width
1915 mm / 75.4 in
SL 55 4MATIC+Track Width | Front
1665.0 mm / 65.6 in
SL 63 4MATIC+Track Width | Front
1660.0 mm / 65.4 in
SL 55 4MATIC+Track Width | Rear
1629.0 mm / 64.1 in
SL 63 4MATIC+Track Width | Rear
1625.0 mm / 64.0 in
SL 55 4MATIC+Weight
1875.0 kg / 4133.7 lbs
SL 63 4MATIC+Weight
1895.0 kg / 4177.8 lbs
SL 55 4MATIC+Wheel Size
Front wheel rims: 9.5J x 19 Rear wheel rims: 11J x 19
SL 63 4MATIC+Wheel Size
Front wheel rims: 9.5J x 20 Rear wheel rims: 11J x 20
Wheelbase
2700 mm / 106.3 in

Performance

SL 55 4MATIC+Acceleration | 0 - 100 km/h
3.9 sec
SL 63 4MATIC+Acceleration | 0 - 100 km/h
3.6 sec
SL 55 4MATIC+Acceleration | 0 - 60 mph
3.7 sec
SL 63 4MATIC+Acceleration | 0 - 60 mph
3.4 sec
CO2 Emission
268 ~ 288 g/km
Coefficient Of Drag
0.31
Fuel Economy
11.8 L/100km / 19.9 MPG (combined)
SL 55 4MATIC+Top Speed
295.0 km/h / 183.3 mph
SL 63 4MATIC+Top Speed
315.0 km/h / 195.7 mph

Powertrain

Drivetrain Layout
Front-engine (longitudinal), All-wheel drive
Engine
M 177
Engine | Bore
83.0 mm / 3.3 in
Engine | Compression Ratio
8.6:1
Engine | Displacement
4.0 L / 243.0 cu-in / 3982.0 cc
SL 55 4MATIC+Engine | Power
476.0 hp / 355.0 kW @ 5500-6500 rpm
SL 63 4MATIC+Engine | Power
585.0 hp / 436.2 kW @ 5500-6500 rpm
SL 55 4MATIC+Engine | Specific Output
119.5 hp/L / 2.0 hp/cu-in
SL 63 4MATIC+Engine | Specific Output
146.9 hp/L / 2.4 hp/cu-in
Engine | Stroke
92.0 mm / 3.6 in
SL 55 4MATIC+Engine | Torque
700 Nm / 516.3 lb-ft @ 2250-4500 rpm
SL 63 4MATIC+Engine | Torque
800 Nm / 590.0 lb-ft @ 2500-5000 rpm
Engine | Type
Bi-turbocharged direct-injected petrol V8 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinder
Transmission | Gears
9-speed
Transmission | Type
Automatic AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT

Production

Availability
2021

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3rd-Party Review Videos

External Reviews

carmagazine[1]

Sentiment Score 76%
Reviewers from carmagazine have found the following***:
The 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 musters a relatively unexceptional 469bhp. Its 516lbt ft of torque is plenty to complete the 0-62mph sprint in 3.9sec. The new rear seats automatically make the boot volume shrink to 213 litres with the top down.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Powerful V8
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Impressive infotainment system
Cons
  • Lacklustre performance
  • Lack of connectivity

User Reviews

References

1. ^ Mercedes-AMG SL roadster (2022) review: California dreamin’. [carmagazine]. https://www.carmagazine.co.uk/car-reviews/mercedes-benz/sl-roadster/. 2022-01-11. Retrieved 2022-09-04.

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