Mercedes AMG SL SL 55 4Matic+ Premium Plus 2dr Auto Review

Category: Convertible

Section: Version review

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RRP £147,855What Car? Target Price£142,355
Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
semi-auto
Doors:
2 doors

The latest Mercedes SL trades the previous version's slightly dumpy looks and handling for something more aggressive. It's still more of a grand tourer than a sports car, but is now extremely composed, and, with its extra dose of practicality, it’s more versatile than ever.

Similar in style to the Premium but gets more kit such as larger 21in wheels, massaging front seats, a head-up display, augmented reality for the navigation system and more blacked-out exterior elements.

The SL55 gets a turbocharged 4.0-litre V8 that delivers its 469bhp through a 4Matic+ four-wheel-drive system. At our private test track we clocked one sprinting from 0-60mph in just 3.7 seconds. With its Nascar-aping soundtrack it is our favourite engine in the range.


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Key information

Doors2
Seats4
0-62 MPH3.9 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxSEMI-AUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

21.6

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

N/A

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

298

g/km