Mercedes-Benz SL Convertible
Powerful, beautiful and luxurious, the new 2017 Mercedes-Benz SL convertible is the latest in a long line of rolling symbols of success.
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You'll Like This Car If...
Speed, luxury and style are backed by six decades of excellence and international prestige. This sixth generation of the iconic SL is all that and more. More than a car, the SL is a statement of success that coddles its occupants with amenities like massaging seats and neck heaters.
You May Not Like This Car If...
Although the new SL is fast by any definition, if you itch for a sizzler that will attack twisty roads or the track, go with the more dynamic Porsche 911 or Jaguar F-Type, which also offer all-wheel drive. Drivers desiring more exclusivity can look to the Bentley Continental and Aston Martin Vanquish.
What's New for 2017
More style and more power for 2017, the new SL gets a full front-end redo drawing inspiration from its iconic race-car lineage. Also new is the SL450 model, which replaces the SL400. Power jumps from 329 to 362 horsepower and it, along with the SL550, gets a new 9-speed automatic transmission.
How does it compare?
|#1||2018 Chevrolet Corvette||650|
|#2||2017 Chevrolet Corvette||650|
|#3||2018 Jaguar F-TYPE||380|
|#4||2017 Mercedes-Benz SL||362|
|#5||2018 BMW 6 Series||315|
|#1||2018 BMW 6 Series||23|
|#2||2017 BMW 6 Series||23|
|#3||2017 Mercedes-Benz SL||23|
|#4||2018 Chevrolet Corvette||18|
|#5||2017 Chevrolet Corvette||18|
|#1||2018 Chevrolet Corvette||9.8|
|#2||2017 Chevrolet Corvette||9.8|
|#3||2018 Jaguar F-TYPE||9.3|
|#4||2018 BMW 6 Series||9.1|
|#6||2017 Mercedes-Benz SL||9|
Based on 24 ratings for the 2013 - 2017 models.
November 23, 2016
Purchased a highly optioned SL550 on a whim and I'm now essentially spoiled for future car experiences. I've owned several Mercedes' but...
March 12, 2014
A very nice transportation system
In the early 70s I owned a high-performance Mustang. Until just recently, I couldn't get a car that tickled my fancy like it did. Power...
December 19, 2013
Best of their brand
Having just traded in my 2011, his is my 2nd consecutive MB SL550. The 2014 is a vastly improved car in many, may ways- it drives better...
November 30, 2013
Exceeded all my expectations
The 2013 SL550 is even better than I expected, and I've been looking forward to purchasing this car for many years... and finally did it...
February 05, 2013
8th SL ... far and away the best .... true GT
This time I compared to a Maserati and Porsche. This is my 6th SL ... I have also had 5 Jag convertibles and a BMW 650. The Porsche had...
January 28, 2013
One of its kind!
This auto has really surpassed it followers.
March 24, 2012
Expensive, but seem to get what you pay for.
Fun to drive, very solid and dependable, but you must pay a lot for this.
December 27, 2011
Superb road car, exudes quality and class
The SL has always been a Mercedes icon. Owned for 3 1/2 years, European delivery, 100 on autobahn, rock steady, corners absolutely level...
March 25, 2011
February 26, 2011
After 12,000 miles
The 2009 SL ended my Corvette addiction.