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2013 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL550

At a Glance

Pricing $105,500 - $212,240
Drive Types RWD
Engines 4.7l V8 T, 5.5l V8 T, 6.0l V12 T
Transmissions A7, SM7
Fuel Economy 16-17 (city), 25 (highway)

Our Ratings

Velocity Index 81

Overview Information

The SL is the iconic luxury convertible from Mercedes-Benz. With a lineage that dates back to the SSK and SSKL of the 1930's, SL models have been a consistent and visible part of the Mercedes brand. With power to spare, the retractable hardtop SL convertible is all about indulgence. The AMG models offer straight-line performance that can only be exploited on a racetrack or the autobahn.

What Changed:

Mercedes iconic roadster enters its sixth generation for the 2013 model year. The new SL-Class retains the same overall look as the previous model but adds about 3 in of length and about 2.5 in. of width. The SL550 equips a smaller but more powerful 4.7l V8 engine. The SL63 AMG model follows suit with a smaller, but more powerful V8 under the hood.

Official Word:

The all-new 2013 SL continues a tradition that began 60 years ago. For six decades the letters "SL" have been synonymous with a blend of sport, style and comfort - infused with groundbreaking innovation. For the first time, the SL is being produced almost entirely from aluminum and consequently weighs considerably less than its predecessor. Its highly rigid all-aluminum bodyshell provides the basis for agile, sporty handling that has been taken to an entirely new level,...Read.

Model/Trim/Package Engine MPG VjI Base Price
SL550 4.7l V8 T (429-bhp) A7 RWD 17/25/21 79 $105,500
SL63 AMG 5.5l V8 T (530-bhp) SM7 RWD 16/25/20 81 $145,800
SL65 AMG 6.0l V12 T (621-bhp) SM7 RWD 77 $212,240