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2013 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
2013 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class

New For 2013

The SL is all-new for 2013. It’s not nearly as beautiful as the original 300SL of six decades ago, but the new car is quicker and more refined than ever. Eight-cylinder engines that are more powerful and more efficient have put the twelve-cylinder models on notice. The SL600 is gone for good; the SL65 AMG is available in late 2012.


Its name suggests a sporty, lightweight car, but the SL is as much about pampering the driver as it is about pounding the road. Airscarf titillates the back of your neck with warm air for cold-weather, top-down cruising. Magic Sky Control allows the driver to adjust the transparency of the glass roof. The windshield washers meter out more water for cold, snowy conditions, and when the top is down, they only spray on the wipers’ down stroke to keep passengers dry. Active Body Control—standard on all SLs—uses hydraulic cylinders to continually tweak the suspension and eliminate any trace of unwanted body motions. An aluminum body that cuts weight by about 250 pounds compared with the previous car suggests that Mercedes would like to recapture the SL’s sports-car heritage, but its agility is compromised by variable-ratio steering that is unpredictable and imprecise. In a straight line, however, the SL is unquestionably competent, whether you choose the very fast SL550 or the effortless SL63 AMG with its 530-hp V-8. Both cars use a seven-speed automatic transmission, but the AMG model has a clutch in place of the usual torque converter to create the feel of a sportier launch. The optional AMG performance package raises the top speed to 186 mph, boosts power output to 557 hp, and adds a limited-slip differential.


ABS; front, side, and side curtain air bags; tire-pressure monitoring; drowsiness alert; and traction and stability control are standard. Options include active parking assist, active blind-spot monitoring, active lane-departure prevention, and adaptive cruise control with a collision-warning feature.

You'll like:

  • Great V-8 engines
  • Brilliant Airscarf feature
  • Surprisingly capable

You won't like:

  • Variable-ratio steering plagues the SL550
  • Numb brake pedal

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Mercedes Benz SL63 AMG Front View
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2014 Mercedes Benz E63 AMG 4MATIC Wagon Front Three Quarters
Mercedes-Benz has turned to Garmin as its new source for in-car navigation systems. The deal will involve rolling out Garmin-based systems over the next four years, globally, on Mercedes vehicles.
Brabus 800 SL65 AMG Live
German tuning company Brabus regularly produces tweaked Mercedes-Benz AMG cars with extra horsepower and outlandish body parts, and the Geneva show continued that tradition. The tuner used the show to reveal five tweaked AMG products, so of which have as much as 788 hp.
Top  10 Powerful AMGs
The age-old proverb suggests power corrupts absolutely, but we beg to differ. In fact, when it comes to Mercedes-Benz’s AMG line, a glut of power is an indelible hallmark passed from generation to generation. Over the past 45 years, the tuner-turned-performance brand has built its legacy on crafting vehicles that are luxurious, bespoke, and ludicrously fast. To celebrate, we’ve compiled a list of its ten most powerful road cars ever built.
2013 Mercedes Benz SL63 AMG With Chef Daniel Humm
We wondered how the new 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL550 drove, but never inquired as to how it tasted. That said, the automaker has provided details of a gourmet “picnic” menu that was allegedly inspired by the latest SL roadster.

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2013 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Specifications

Quick Glance:
4.7L V8Engine
Fuel economy City:
17 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
25 MPG
429 hp @ 5250rpm
516 ft lb of torque @ 1800rpm
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Windows
  • Power Locks
  • Power Seats
  • Steering Wheel Tilt
  • Cruise Control
  • Sunroof (optional)
  • ABS
  • Stabilizer Front (optional)
  • Stabilizer Rear (optional)
  • Electronic Traction Control
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Locking Differential (optional)
  • Limited Slip Differential (optional)
  • Airbag Driver
  • Airbag Passenger
  • Airbag Side Front
  • Airbag Side Rear (optional)
  • Radio
  • CD Player (optional)
  • CD Changer
  • DVD
  • Navigation

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