Any car enthusiast who sees Mercedes Benz SL 500 feels an urge to have a ride on it. It is such an irresistible sporting experience. It is a powerful roadster and inspires nothing less than pure excitement. Its front radiates power and agility, while the car as a whole exudes elegance. It is a car which puts virtually all of the German company's formidable armory of technology at the driver's disposal. It is one of the fastest and safest cars on a winding road.
Design and Interior
Engineers have worked hard to finalise the design of this elegant car. It has a retractable hard top, which takes just 16 seconds to lift itself up, separate into four pieces, and fold into the trunk. Even after that, there is enough room for a couple of medium-sized suitcases or golf bags. With the roof on, the SL 500 is a cosy coupe, and without it, a powerful roadster. However, the car has only two seats and no kiddy space. It is so laden with fascinating technology that we almost forgot about its engine and performance.
Long front stretch, sparkling headlamps, and renovated tail lamps add to the elegance of the car. Gull wing style doors make it different from the crowd. Itegral seats in the SL 500 ensure full comfort for its passengers. Thanks to electrically adjustable seats, one can alter seating position.
Mercedes Benz SL 500 is available at the base price of $92900.
Mercedes-Benz SL-500 has 8 V, 5.0 L engine that generates an output of 306 bhp @ 5600rpm and a torque of 460 Nm. It has five-speed automatic transmission and reaches the speed of 0-100kmph in just 6.3 seconds.
It is the first Mercedes to be equipped with Sensotronic Brake Control (SBC). This electro hydraulic braking system helps in emergency braking and effectively reduces the car's stopping distance. It also enhances safety when braking during cornering.