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2014 (14) Mercedes-Benz Sl Class SL 350 2dr Auto

Mercedes-Benz of Inverness
Only £34,995
£6999 deposit
£563.65 per month

This vehicle may have been advertised at the higher price for less than 28 days, but for a minimum of 10 days.

Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Attention assistBluetooth interface for hands free telephone
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 

Exterior Features

2 Electric windowsAdaptive brake lights
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 assistRain sensor windscreen wipers

Interior Features

Auto Mercedes-Benz child seat recognition sensorFront centre armrest
Heated front seatsLuxury climate control
Multi function steering wheelNeck-pro front headrests
Steering wheel gearshift paddles 

Packs

Memory package - SL Class 

Safety

ABS with Brake AssistAdaptive brake system
Driver/front passenger head+thorax airbagDual stage Driver/Passenger Airbags
Electronic parking brakeESP with ASR
Hill hold functionPre-Safe anticipatory safety system
Roll over protectionSeatbelt pretensioners
Warning triangle and first aid kit 

Security

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

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

CO0.079CO2 (g/km)176
HC0.055Noise Level dB(A)72
NOx0.005Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 5

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC3498Compression Ratio12,0:1
Cylinder LayoutV6Cylinders6
Cylinders - Bore (mm)92.9Cylinders - Stroke (mm)86
Engine LayoutNORTH SOUTHFuel DeliveryMULTI POINT FUEL INJECTION
Gears7 SPEEDNumber of Valves24
TransmissionSEMI-AUTO 

Fuel Consumption

EC Combined (mpg)37.7EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)46.3EC Urban (mpg)28.5

General

Badge Engine CC3.5Badge Power306
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0748AManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years30
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3Service Interval Frequency - Months12
Service Interval Mileage15500Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage999999
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3Vehicle Homologation ClassM1

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)5.9Engine Power - BHP306
Engine Power - KW225Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM6500Engine Torque - LBS.FT273
Engine Torque - MKG38Engine Torque - NM370
Engine Torque - RPM3500Top Speed155

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front255/40 R18
Tyre Size Rear285/35 R18Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel Style5 TWIN SPOKEWheel Type18" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1314Length4612
Wheelbase2585Width1877
Width (including mirrors)2099 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)65Gross Vehicle Weight2065
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)504Max. Loading Weight380
Minimum Kerbweight1685No. 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 SL

Few thought Mercedes would craft a contender for best car in the world when they introduced the sixth generation SL model but it's a car with a legitimate claim on that crown, especially in this revised form. June Neary reports.

Will It Suit Me?

I thought I had this improved sixth generation Mercedes SL all figured out before I even got behind the wheel. I had, after all, driven quite a few versions of its little brother, the SLC roadster. Surely an SL was just going to be an SLC writ large? As such, I was struggling to see the benefits. The SL500 I tried may not have been the fastest variant in the range but at around £83,000, it's still a serious investment. As soon as it rolled up outside the office I could see where the money had gone. As well as being bigger, it's a whole lot sleeker than the SLC. Some of my less informed colleagues couldn't believe that it was a convertible car, so well integrated is the styling. Although it may be a little ostentatious for some, I just knew the Mercedes SL was going to spell fun.

Practicalities

Although practicality is probably not an overriding concern for many buyers of sporty roadsters, the SL is better than many. The hood is the chief reason why. It genuinely doubles up the Mercedes' appeal, offering hushed coupe-style motoring with added security when fixed in place or, at the touch of a button, a sporty al fresco feel. The super-slick mechanism is a magnificent piece if machinery, lowering or raising in just 20s. With the roof in place, there's a respectable level of space available in the SL's boot and the shape is easily accessible. Unfortunately, when you drop the roof that capacity shrinks considerably, something to bear in mind if you set off on a trip with the hood up and the boot stuffed. Unlike many of its rivals, amongst which we'd count the Maserati GranCabrio, the Porsche 911 Convertible and the BMW 6 Series Convertible, the Mercedes SL is a strict two seater, although there is a useful compartment behind the seats that you can throw bags into - something you'd only ever do with the minuscule rear pews of these rivals in any case. Up front there's plenty of room to lounge about if you feel like cruising although the SL500 is never one of those cars that seems to shrink around you. The thought that here is a big, expensive, low-slung car with 455bhp on tap never really fades.

Behind the Wheel

In tandem with its bi-polar coupe/convertible personality, the SL can play the monied boulevardier as well as any of its predecessors, but unlike previous generation models, it can also snap to attention and perform a very convincing impression of a sports car. In this latest guise, the mainstream engines get a bit more power and 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. Extensive use of aluminium body panels has kept the weight down and the SL500 rides flat and true through corners. Combined with the ESP stability control system, it gives the Mercedes an uncanny level of security should you really press on hard. Turn the ESP off and I'm reliably informed by my colleagues that the car will happily display its lairy side. If you can overcome the initial unease, the SL is extremely capable and a whole lot of fun. In the past, some sporting Mercedes models seemed, in my experience, to wilfully introduce impediments to the process of enjoyment, either lazy automatic gearboxes, laughably poor manual gearchanges or vague steering via steering wheels that resembled something from the Cutty Sark. It appears the killjoys never got their hands on this SL's design. The sprint to 62mph in this SL500 is completed in around four and a half seconds flat and like all SL models the top speed is limited to 155mph. A specially tuned exhaust gives a fruity rasp at the higher end of the rev range, answering critics who felt that the smooth V8 engine didn't sound charismatic enough for a sports car. With a combined fuel economy figure of 31.4mpg and competitive CO2 emissions of 205g/km, the SL500 looks a reasonable investment, especially when you factor in its bombproof depreciation. An uprated 9-speed 9G-TRONIC auto gearbox is fitted, featuring wheel-mounted shift paddles if you want to switch into manual mode. Below this SL500, there's a 333bhp V6 SL400, while if you have more money to spend, the next SL variant up is the 5.5-litre V8-powered SL63. Above that, there's the V12-powered SL65 AMG.

Value For Money

Taken in context, the Mercedes SL500's price tag of nearly £85,000 isn't as shocking as it may at first appear. Many of its rivals knock on the door of this figure and few feel as well built or offer the versatility and dual purpose capability of the Mercedes. SL prices start at around £75,000.

Could I Live With One?

As long as I could keep my Corolla for those trips to the garden centre, I think I could. In fact, I'd even go as far as to retire the little Toyota, use the passenger seat of the SL to transport bags of pea gravel one sack at a time and leave my other half at home nodding his head to his drum and bass CDs. The Mercedes SL500 is one of the most complete cars I've ever had the fortune to drive. Now all I have to do is work out a convincing explanation when I return the car and am asked why the footwell is full of gravel..

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

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Representative finance example
Monthly payment£563.65
Deposit£6999
Term (months)60
Cash price£34,995
Credit amount£27,996
Completion fee£1
Total amount payable£40,819
Fixed interest rate4.1%
APR representativeFixed 7.9% APR representative

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