After a gap of 12 years, the iconic nameplate, Mercedes-AMG SL, returns to India on June 22. Mercedes-Benz will bring the AMG SL 55 4Matic+ via the direct import way. Here’s what to expect from the 2+2 Roadster.
Mercedes-AMG SL 55 Roadster: Icon strikes back
Mercedes-Benz has decided to take a different approach to the SL range. Now, this nameplate is only available in the AMG guise. The SL Roadster is based on a composite aluminium structure that increases rigidity without compromising on driving dynamics, comfort, and sporty body proportions.
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Mercedes has opted to go for an electric soft top instead of the previous metal roof for weight-serving reasons. With a 21 kg of weight reduction, the centre of gravity is lower resulting in better driving dynamics and handling. The folding roof takes only 15 seconds to open or close up to a speed of 60 kmph.
Mercedes-AMG SL 55 Roadster: Engine Specs
The SL Roadster is powered by the AMG 4-litre V8 biturbo engine and is available in two power outputs — SL 55 4Matic+ and SL 63 4Matic+. India will be getting the former option. The V8 powertrain in the SL 55 4Matic+ pumps out 469bhp and 700Nm of torque. It races from a standstill to 100 kmph in 3.9 seconds and has a top speed of 295 kmph.
The 4-litre V8 engine is mated to a 9-speed AMG transmission that has a wet start-off clutch instead of the torque converter, which makes it lighter. The SL 55 AMG also comes with 4Matic+ all-wheel-drive system which offers stability and safety under all driving conditions. With the optional AMG Dynamic Plus package, the SL 55 AMG gets different driving modes — Slippery, Comfort, Sport, Sport +, Individual and Race.
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