2015 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class

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$84,000

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2015 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
2015 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Acceleration
  • Comfortable ride
  • Magic Sky Control roof
  • Trunk accessibility

The bad:

  • A bit noisy inside for a hardtop
  • Heavy
  • Understeer

4 trims

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Wondering which trim is right for you?

Our 2015 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class trim comparison will help you decide.

Notable features

  • New SL400 with twin-turbo V-6 engine
  • Retractable-hardtop convertible
  • Two seats
  • AMG performance versions
  • Hands-free trunk-lid operation standard

2015 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview

Mercedes-Benz’s two-seat SL-Class retractable-hardtop convertible is constructed almost entirely out of aluminum and equipped with a choice of V-6, V-8 or V-12 power. The SL-Class competes with four-seaters like the BMW 6 Series and Jaguar XK convertibles.

(Skip to details on the: SL63 AMG, SL65 AMG)

New for 2015
An SL400 model with a 329-horsepower, twin-turbo 3.0-liter V-6 engine is now available.

Below is a list of highlighted features and not an exhaustive list. Features are standard unless otherwise noted.

Exterior Highlights

  • 18- or 19-inch wheels
  • Bi-xenon high-intensity-discharge headlamps with articulating lenses
  • Power-retractable hardtop
  • Two available tops: a glass roof or one that features Magic Sky Control that can change from transparent to opaque
  • Magic Vision Control special heated wiper blades that spray washer fluid in their own path to avoid spraying occupants when the top is down

Interior Highlights

  • Heated and ventilated leather seats
  • Genuine wood and metal trim
  • Harman Kardon stereo; available Bang & Olufsen stereo
  • Dual-zone automatic air conditioning
  • Comand multimedia system with navigation
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • Multicolor ambient lighting
  • Power tilt/telescoping steering wheel
  • Airscarf feature blows warm air at occupants’ necks
  • Active Parking Assist maneuvers the car into a parking space automatically
  • Hands-free power trunk-lid opens or closes when you wave your foot under the rear bumper

Under the Hood

  • 329-hp, twin-turbo 3.0-liter V-6 engine (SL400)
  • 429-hp, twin-turbo 4.6-liter V-8 (SL550)
  • Seven-speed automatic transmission
  • Rear-wheel drive
  • Fuel-saving stop-start technology
  • Adaptive suspension; available Active Body Control active suspension

Safety Features

  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system
  • Side-impact airbags
  • Side curtain airbags
  • Knee airbags
  • Pop-up roll bars
  • Active head restraints
  • Backup camera
  • Available blind spot warning and lane keeping system
  • Available Pre-Safe technology, which can autonomously stop the car if a collision is imminent 
  • Available night vision system

SL63 AMG
The SL63 AMG performance car is available with a choice of power output. The twin-turbocharged 5.5-liter V-8 engine produces 530 hp and 590 pounds-feet of torque in regular form while the available AMG Performance Package bumps output to 557 hp and 664 pounds-feet of torque.

What’s Special

  • Seven-speed automatic transmission with driver-initiated shifting
  • Fuel-saving stop-start technology
  • Front apron with a large air dam
  • AMG-specific LED daytime running lamps 
  • Unique grille 
  • Side sill panels 
  • AMG spoiler 
  • Twin chrome tailpipes

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SL65 AMG
The SL65 AMG boasts a 621-hp, turbocharged 6.0-liter V-12 engine that sends 738 pounds-feet of torque to the rear wheels through a seven-speed automatic transmission. Mercedes says the car can go from zero to 60 mph in just 3.9 seconds.

What’s Special

  • Styled similarly to the SL63 AMG
  • High-polished chrome trim
  • AMG-specific LED daytime running lights
  • Body-colored, AMG-specific spoiler lip
  • AMG sport seats with carbon fiber trim
  • Analog clock designed by IWC Schaffhausen

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Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 5.0
  • Interior design 5.0
  • Performance 5.0
  • Value for the money 4.3
  • Exterior styling 4.9
  • Reliability 4.7

Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

The smoothest car I have driven in a while

This car is the perfect car. Its ready for anything and occasion. A drive to the beach is the greatest thing to do with this car

4.7

SL 400 Phenomenal blend of sport & luxury

I needed a comfortable cruiser with sport driving capabilities. This car has it all with a manual shift mode and sport suspension setting for driving the mountain roads where I live. I never get fatigued or uncomfortable on long rides due to the excellent seat design, with massage built-in. The six cylinders are what I wanted, didn't need eight. The way it is designed, the torque and bi-turbo let you cruise at low rpm yielding a surprising 27 mpg highway. But it will push you back in your seat when provoked. Final note, the cornering is so flat you would think you're riding in a go-cart.

4.9

High Performance Luxury Automobile

This is the most sophisticated driving machine ever in our fleet of luxury automobiles. The driving performance is exceptional. Style and grace with power and agility packaged in sporty comfort.

See all 7 consumer reviews

Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Mercedes-Benz
New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
48 months/50,000 miles
Corrosion
48 months/50,000 miles
Powertrain
48 months/50,000 miles
Roadside assistance
48 months/50,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
6 years old or less/less than 75,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
1 year/unlimited miles
Powertrain
1 year/unlimited miles
Dealer certification required
164-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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