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Brand New Mercedes-Benz Sl Class SL 400 AMG Sport 2dr Auto

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From £77,730
£5995 deposit
£799 per month

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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Active park assist with parktronic systemAttention assist
Bluetooth interface for hands free telephoneChequered flag design instrument cluster
Closing aid for bootCOMAND HDD Navigation with media interface, radio/6 CD/DVD/MP3, 7" screen, linguatronic voice control, 10GB music register, SD card slot + online
Outside temperature gaugeParameter steering
Remote boot releaseService indicator (ASSYST)
Trip computer 

Entertainment

DAB Digital radio 

Exterior Features

2 Electric windowsAdaptive brake lights
AMG body stylingAMG spoiler lip
Auto dimming interior and driver's door mirrorBody colour bumpers
Electric/heated/folding door mirrorsGreen tinted glass
Headlamp assistHeated rear window with timer
Intelligent light system with Bi-xenon headlights, headlight wash, active light function, cornering lights and adaptive high beam assistMagic vision control
Rain sensor windscreen wipers 

Interior Features

AMG leather sports steering wheelAMG velour floor mats
Auto Mercedes-Benz child seat recognition sensorFront centre armrest
Heated front seatsLuxury climate control
Multi function steering wheelNeck-pro front headrests
Sports seatsSteering wheel gearshift paddles

Packs

Memory package - SL Class 

Safety

ABS with Brake AssistAdaptive brake system
Brake calipers in greyDriver/front passenger head+thorax airbag
Dual stage Driver/Passenger AirbagsElectronic parking brake
ESP with ASRHill hold function
Pre-Safe anticipatory safety systemRoll over protection
Seatbelt pretensionersTyre pressure monitoring system
Warning triangle and first aid kit 

Security

Alarm system/interior protection/immobiliserLocking wheel bolts
Remote central locking 

Technical

Adaptive damping system 

Trim

Designo white pearl piping on interiors 

Wheels

Tyre sealant kit
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions

CO0.101CO2 (g/km)179
HC0.043Noise Level dB(A)72
NOx0.019Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC2996Compression Ratio10.5:1
Cylinder LayoutV6Cylinders6
Cylinders - Bore (mm)88Cylinders - Stroke (mm)82.1
Engine LayoutNORTH SOUTHFuel DeliveryTWIN TURBO
Gears7 SPEEDNumber of Valves24
TransmissionSEMI-AUTO 

Fuel Consumption

EC Combined (mpg)36.7EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)45.6EC Urban (mpg)27.7

General

Badge Engine CC3.0Badge Power333
Coin DescriptionAMG SportInsurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0750A
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years30Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3
Service Interval Frequency - Months12Service Interval Mileage15500
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage999999Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)5.2Engine Power - BHP333
Engine Power - KW245Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM5250Engine Torque - LBS.FT354
Engine Torque - MKG49Engine Torque - NM480
Engine Torque - RPM1600Top Speed155

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front255/35 R19
Tyre Size Rear285/30 R19Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel StyleAMG 5 SPOKEWheel Type19" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1314Length4612
Wheelbase2585Width1877
Width (including mirrors)2099 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)65Gross Vehicle Weight2110
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)504Max. Loading Weight380
Minimum Kerbweight1730No. of Seats2
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb11.04
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

Mercedes-Benz SL400

The Mercedes-Benz SL is at its most accessible in SL400 V6 guise. Jonathan Crouch checks it out.

Ten Second Review

The Mercedes SL400 packs a twin-turbo 3.0-litre V6 good for 367bhp and 5000Nm. It'll crack 62mph in just 4.9 seconds and keep going to 155mph. It's a smart buy too, retaining more of its new value than any of its key rivals.

Background

The Mercedes-Benz SL is a car that has been around for a long time across its various generations. It's a vehicle that has layers upon layers of history and it's most accessible in this entry-level SL400 guise where you get a 3.0-litre V6 engine that's now been uprated to put out 367bhp and a more sophisticated 9-speed auto gearbox mated with it. A 'DYNAMIC SELECT' driving system with five transmission modes and Active Body Control with a neat curve tilting function both claim to take this legendary sportscar to a new dynamic level and the vario-roof can now be operated at up to 25mph. Sounds pomising doesn't it? Will SL-watchers need to earmark this one for future greatness?

Driving Experience

Power comes courtesy of a twin-turbo 3.0-litre V6, the days of the badge on the back of a Mercedes giving a reliable clue to its engine displacement having long since passed. Still, as Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg would doubtless attest, Mercedes clearly knows a thing or two about turbocharged V6 powerplants. While this one's uprated 367bhp power output wouldn't line it up on the front row of an F1 grid, it's more than enough to let the relatively lightweight SL get a wiggle on, clocking the 62mph sprint in just 4.9 seconds, while the electronically limited top speed of 155mph is shared with even more powerful versions. There's 500Nm of torque too, 20Nm more than before, and you access it through a freshly-developed 9-speed 9G-TRONIC auto gearbox. Across the range, SL drivers benefit from 'Dynamic Select' adjustable damping, a set-up you can tweak via 'Eco', 'Comfort', 'Sport', 'Sport Plus' and 'Individual' modes to suit the mood you're in and the road you're on. Another option is 'Active Body Control' with a curve tilting function. This reduces body movement through the bends in a way that's almost eerie. These changes do much to make the SL a more involving driver's proposition. Dynamically, this car has always sat rather uneasily somewhere between a Porsche 911 Cabriolet and a BMW 6 Series, not as sharp as the 911, not as luxurious as the Six. With this improved sixth generation SL, the difference is fundamental. In this, we've a car arguably able to offer much of the best of both worlds.

Design and Build

Let's start with the fineries of fashion - classic SL proportions that have evolved through six generations and nearly half the history of this famous brand: the long bonnet, the compact passenger cell set well back within the wheelbase and a muscular, racy-looking tail. Changes to this improved MK6 model include a re-sculpted radiator grille that harmonises with the now standard AMG bodystyling. Two powerdomes on the bonnet invoke the sporting heritage of the SL, while light-catching contours give additional structure to the bonnet. Also adding to the revised appearance of this SL is the standard-fit LED Intelligent Light System with its headlamp housing extending far to the outside and an integrated torch-shaped unit comprising the daytime running lamp/position lamp and direction indicator. The side view of this SL reveals enlarged cosmetic air outlets with wing-like chrome inserts in the dynamic, broad vehicle wings. But it's what you can't see that's important here. 'SL' may stand for 'Sport Leicht' but historically, this model has always been something of a sporting heavy hitter. That changed when this sixth generation version first arrived in 2012 and the decision was made to construct the car entirely from aluminium. Of course, this car could have been a lot lighter still if the designers had dispensed with the bulky electrically operated Vario metal folding roof that only Mercedes now provides in this segment. It eats into boot space and makes it impossible for this car to offer the pair of occasional rear seats you'll find in competitors from Jaguar, BMW and Porsche but it's also one of the things that most appeals about this car to city-based buyers. The mechanism is still slower than a fabric hood would be but in this model has been speeded up to raise or lower the elaborate metal panels in a respectably rapid 20 seconds. And it can now be used at speeds of up to 25mph. When up, if you've specified what Mercedes calls 'MAGIC SKY CONTROL', you'll get a neat system that uses electro-reactive particles to switch the roof panel from light to dark at the press of a button.

Market and Model

You'll need a budget of around £75,000 for this SL400. True, that's up to £10,000 more than you'd pay for a comparable BMW 640i Convertible, but we think you're getting a lot more car here. Anyway, much of that premium will be returned to you in the higher residuals you'll get at re-sale time. Of course, the main difference between the two cars is this SL's provision of a folding hard top roof. We certainly like the little SL touches that come as standard. Like 'Magic Vision Control' washer fluid jets that fire out of the wiper blade directly in front of the blade lip, in both directions of wipe. As a result, no water is splashed onto the windscreen during spraying to disrupt the driver's visibility - and you'll never fire it onto your passenger when the roof is down. You can even specify a heated wiper blade to prevent snow or ice forming in winter. Another feature that speaks volumes of Mercedes' lateral thinking is the Frontbass system which utilises the free spaces in the aluminium structures in front of the footwell as resonance spaces for the bass speakers. This gives the SL's stereo a punch while freeing up space in the doors and saving weight.

Cost of Ownership

This Mercedes-Benz SL400 is undoubtedly more powerful and, consequently, slightly quicker than the previous version, but that urge comes in tandem with reasonable frugality. Expect 36.7mpg and 175g/km CO2 emissions - not too bad for a 367bhp luxury convertible. That's almost identical, by the way, to the showing of a rival BMW 640i Convertible. Residual values of this latest SL have held up extremely well. If we take an SL400 as an example, it keeps hold of around 45% of its new value after a typical three year/30,000 mile ownership period. Its most direct rival, the BMW 640i M Sport, retains a dismal 32.3 per cent in comparison. With more power and the likelihood of better perceived value for money, the SL400 may well widen that gap even further.

Summary

The changes made to this SL won't make a huge difference to its impact on the market; you'll probably already know whether you want one of these or not. Still, extra power is always a good thing, especially if, as here, it doesn't come at the expense of efficiency. The new 9-speed auto gearbox promises smoother progress if you're cruising. And if you're pushing on a bit, the 'Dynamic Select' adjustable damping gives this car a sharper edge than it had before. As a result of all this, there's no doubt that what we have here is the best SL yet, but would you really weant this base SL400 version of it? We think we might. Do you really need any more than 367bhp in a car like this? We think not. Overall, if you thought of the SL as a bit of a gold medallion, you need to try this one. It has the power to convert the most cynical.

Performance
80%
Handling
80%
Comfort
80%
Space
60%
Styling
90%
Build
80%
Value
70%
Equipment
90%
Economy
60%
Depreciation
90%
Insurance
50%

Finance this car

Representative finance example
Monthly payment£799
Deposit£5995
Term (months)48
Cash price£77,730
Arnold Clark deposit£16,635.70
Credit amount£55,099.30
Completion fee£10
Guaranteed future value£25,500
Total amount payable£86,492.70
Contract mileage40000
Excess mileage charge13.0p per mile
APRFixed 5.5% APR representative

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