2011 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class

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$102,600-$198,750
$95,418-$184,838
12 CITY / 19 HWY
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Overview

The Mercedes-Benz SL-Class is a compact 2-seat coupe and convertible. A direct descendant of the Mercedes-Benz 300SL \"Gullwing\" of the 1950s, the SL-Class is currently in its fifth generation, last redesigned for the 2003 model year. The SL-Class was refreshed for 2009 and there was no 2010 model. The SL-Class returns for 2011 with a two-model lineup and minor option changes.

The 2011 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class is sold in two different models: SL550 and SL63 AMG. All versions share the same electric-powered folding steel \"Vario Roof,\" which opens and closes at the touch of a button. Additional standard features include leather upholstery, air conditioning with dual-zone climate control, active suspension, active bi-Xenon headlamps, power tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, 12-way heated front seats with memory function, 18-inch wheels, and more. An option package adds the automaker's Airscarf system, which warms the occupants' head and neck areas through air outlets in the head restraints, keyless ignition, power-operated trunk, massaging seats, and other enhancements. Parking sensors and a glass-panel roof are also optional. In addition to a larger engine, the enthusiast-oriented SL63 AMG features high-performance suspension, upgraded brakes, sport seats, sport steering wheel, AMG-specific trim, and 19-inch light-alloy wheels. A very limited-production Night Edition model features matte-black paint, two-tone wheels, and contrasting elements in silver, among its changes.

The 2011 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class is offered with a choice of two different engines. The standard power plant under the hood of the SL550 is a 5.5-liter 8-cylinder engine rated at 382 horsepower. The performance-oriented SL63 AMG is fitted with a 6.2-liter 8-cylinder engine rated at 518 horsepower. Both engines are mated to a standard 7-speed automatic transmission, but the AMG model features a different, high-performance gearbox. Rear-wheel drive is standard on all SL-Class models. The EPA rates the fuel economy of the 2011 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class between 12 mpg city and 22 mpg highway, depending on powertrain.

The 2011 Mercedes-Benz SL550 starts at a base price of around $104,000 and tops out with the SL63 AMG, which starts around $199,000.

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  • Name SL550 (2dr Roadster) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 102600.00 Engine 5.5L/333 City/Hwy MPG 13/21
  • Name SL63 AMG (2dr Roadster) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 139050.00 Engine 6.3L/379 City/Hwy MPG 12/19
  • Name SL65 AMG (2dr Roadster) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 198750.00 Engine 6.0L/365 City/Hwy MPG 11/18
INTERIOR
  • Leather seat trim
  • 12-way pwr heated bucket seats w/3-position memory & pneumatic lumbar support
  • Leather-wrapped pwr 3-spoke tilt/telescopic multi-function steering wheel -inc: Easy-Exit feature
  • Pwr windows w/1-touch express up/down front & 1-touch express down rear windows
  • Mercedes-Benz Maintenance System display -inc: distance remaining to next maintenance, type of service due, reminders
  • SmartKey system -inc: remote central locking system, anti-theft engine immobilizer, drive-away automatic locking
  • SmartKey infrared remote -inc: trunk open, windows open/close, panic alarm, fuel filler door, selective unlock all, hard top raise/lower doors or drivers
  • COMAND cockpit management & data system -inc: 40 GB hard drive, GPS navigation, Zagat Survey w/restaurant guide
  • Integrated garage door opener
  • Cruise control
  • Enhanced voice control for audio, telephone & navigation
  • Anti-theft alarm system w/engine immobilizer
  • Automatic dual-zone climate control
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Aux pwr outlet
  • Burl walnut wood trim
  • Leather-wrapped shift knob
  • AMG premium leather seat trim
  • 12-way pwr climate-controlled front AMG multi-contour sport seats -inc: 3-position memory & massage function
  • AMG floor mats
  • Aluminum door sills w/AMG insignia
  • AMG leather-wrapped sport steering wheel -inc: aluminum shift paddles, memory, audio & multi-function display controls, programmable Easy-Exit feature
  • AMG instrument cluster w/AMG RACETIMER & gear position displays
  • Carbon fiber trim
  • Locator lighting
  • AMG exclusive leather seat trim
  • Diamond cross stitching on seats & door panels
  • SmartKey infrared remote -inc: trunk open, windows open/close, panic alarm, fuel filler door, selective unlock all, hard top raise/lower, active ventilated seats on
  • KEYLESS-GO
  • Pwr trunk closer
  • AIRSCARF neck-level heating system
EXTERIOR
  • 18" x 8.5" front & 18" x 9.5" rear 5-spoke aluminum wheels
  • P255/40R18 high-performance front tires
  • P285/35R18 high-performance rear tires
  • Electro-hydraulic retractable aluminum hardtop w/easy-pack system
  • Bi-xenon high-intensity discharge headlamps w/active curve illumination -inc: headlamp washer system
  • Pwr mirrors w/driver side auto-dimming -inc: integrated LED turn signals, parking position for passenger side exterior mirror
  • Variable intermittent windshield wipers w/heated washer nozzles
  • 19" x 8.5" front & 19" x 9.5" rear AMG triple 5-spoke aluminum wheels
  • P255/35R19 high-performance front tires
  • P285/30R19 high-performance rear tires
  • AMG front air dam w/mesh air intakes, side skirts, rear apron w/mesh air diffuser
  • AMG rear spoiler
  • 19" x 8.5" front & 19" x 9.5" rear AMG twin 5-spoke forged aluminum wheels
  • P255/35ZR19 high-performance front tires
  • P285/30ZR19 high-performance rear tires
  • Panorama roof w/sunshade
  • AMG front air dam w/mesh air intakes & side extractors, side skirts, rear apron w/mesh air diffuser
MECHANICAL
  • 5.5L DOHC SFI 32-valve V8 engine
  • 7-speed automatic transmission w/TouchShift manual shift control
  • Rear wheel drive
  • Independent 4-link front suspension
  • Independent 5-link rear suspension
  • Active Body Control (ABC) -inc: coil spring & electronically controlled hydraulic cylinder w/gas-pressurized shock absorber at each wheel, automatic all-wheel level control, driver-selectable ride-height control, automatic speed-sensitive lowering
  • Vehicle-speed-sensitive pwr rack & pinion steering w/hydraulic pwr assist
  • Variable ratio Direct-steer system
  • Pwr 4-piston ventilated/perforated front & 1-piston solid rear disc brakes
  • Automatic brake drying
  • Dual trapezoidal exhaust tips
  • 6.3L DOHC SMPI naturally-aspirated 32-valve V8 AMG engine
  • 7-speed AMG SPEEDSHIFT automatic transmission w/TouchShift manual shift control -inc: selectable drive modes, AMG drive unit w/preferred setting storage
  • AMG modified Active Body Control (ABC) -inc: coil spring & electronically controlled hydraulic cylinder w/gas-pressurized shock absorber at each wheel, automatic all-wheel level control, driver-selectable ride-height control, automatic speed-sensitive lowering
  • Pwr AMG 6-piston front & 4-piston rear perforated & internally vented disc brakes
  • AMG sport exhaust system w/dual twin chrome tailpipes
  • 6.0L SOHC SMPI bi-turbocharged 36-valve V12 AMG engine -inc: liquid-to-air intercoolers
  • 5-speed AMG SPEEDSHIFT automatic transmission W/TouchShift manual shift control -inc: selectable drive modes
  • AMG limited slip rear differential
  • Pwr AMG 6-piston front & 4-piston rear perforated & vented disc brakes
  • AMG sport exhaust w/dual V12 design chrome tailpipes
PACKAGE
    SAFETY
    • Front/rear crumple zones
    • Anti-lock braking system (ABS) w/brake assist
    • Electronic stability program (ESP)
    • Automatic slip reduction (ASR)
    • Dual-stage front airbags w/occupant classification system
    • Door-mounted side-impact head & thorax airbags
    • Drivers knee airbag
    • mbrace telematics
    • Crash-responsive exit aid
    • Night security illumination
    • 3-point seat belts w/pretensioners -inc: dual stage force limiters
    • Tire pressure monitoring system
    • Pop-up roll bar
    • AMG 3-stage electronic stability program (ESP)
    • Integrated seatbelts w/emergency retractors & force limiters
    • AMG 2-stage electronic stability program (ESP)
    • PARKTRONIC
    ENTERTAINMENT
    • Harman Kardon LOGIC7 digital surround sound system -inc: (10) speakers, Dolby digital 5.1 encoding, HD Radio, in-dash 6-disc CD/DVD changer, media interface w/SD memory card reader
    • SIRIUS satellite radio w/SIRIUS real-time traffic -inc: (6) month subscription
    • Center armrest mounted iPod/MP3 media interface
    • Hands-free Bluetooth system

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