- 9,000 Miles
- Reg Date: 2015/15
Here we have a super Mercedes SL500 AMG Sport, Metallic Iridium Silver with Black Hide with White Piping to the Sports Seats. It’s a one owner vehicle having travelled just 6,102 miles, from new and in fabulous order throughout.
This great colour combination Mercedes SL has a huge standard specification with 19 inch AMG Alloys, Heated Seats, Panoramic Glass Vario Electric Roof, Satellite Navigation, Bi-xenon Headlights with Headlamp Wash, Front and Rear Parktronic, Electric Front Seats with Driver and Memory Seats, Radio and 6 CD Changer, Aluminium Interior Trim, Electric Folding Mirrors, Electric Windows, Electric Steering Column, Heated Windscreen Washer System, On Board Computer, Immobiliser, Alarm, Remote Central Locking, Tyre Pressure Monitoring System, AMG Performance Suspension, Electrically Folding Exterior Mirrors, 3 years of free map updates, Speed Limit Assist, Media Interface, Comand Online incl. DVD, Digital radio (DAB), Automatic Climate Control.
Extra cost options include, Reversing Camera, Garage door opener, Analogue clock, Electric wind deflector, Cup Holder, Airscarf, Black Ash Trim, Harmon Kardon sound system, 75 litre fuel tank.
In addition to a new look the SL has gained a few upgrades and extra gadgets and gizmos. The SL500 stays at 455hp after an earlier 20hp boost over the 435hp it launched with Torque remains at a more than adequate 516lb ft. The 9G-Tronic transmission as standard and, chassis-wise, there are now two further options over the coil-sprung, adaptively damped Dynamic Select base.
There’s a huge array of uprated safety and infotainment-based gizmology too but, day to day, you’re more likely to notice things like the now automatic boot separator. This means you can retract or restore the hardtop roof at speeds of up to 25mph without having to stop.
The Performance figures aren’t too far off those of an AMG SL55 of a few years ago and this feels like a very rapid car. The kerbweight isn’t shy but the car feels as light as the aluminium structure suggests it should be; thank the inherent stiffness of the shell for that and the scope it offers the suspension engineers to correctly set spring and damper rates.
Mercedes chassis set-up is absolutely top of the class at the moment, the ability to separate damping from roll control meaning they can leave the dampers to control ride without having to worry about containing body movement as well. The result is a frankly sublime ability to filter out pitter-patter secondary noise but also deal authoritatively with bigger primary lumps and bumps. Whether at maximum attack or maximum waft it really is a masterclass in both structural and suspension engineering.
The steering is light but positive, this characteristic shared with all the controls and general nature of the car. It’ll cover ground very rapidly indeed without asking too much of you but still manages enough interaction for it to be enjoyable. AMG-style driver modes are now extending throughout the range and in the SL500 you can have Eco, Comfort, Sport, Sport+, Individual and (if fitted) Curve, the latter enabling the tilt function. You can add it to your Individual hot key too and, on the road, the initially weird sensation soon becomes surprisingly natural. As a driver you need to adapt, the tip into the turn typically meaning it feels like you’ve got a degree or two too much of lock on at first. It works best on long, steady-state bends like motorway slip roads, feeling a little odd if you’re chucking the car this way and that over cambers on twisty mountain roads.
At the core of it all remains the SL’s still unique ability to operate equally well as a roadster or a coupe, something no rival seems yet able to offer an alternative to. There are alternative products in the price range but, really, the SL is in a class of its own, meaning Mercedes’ only real competition is with itself. This hasn’t led to complacency, the improvements in looks, kit and performance more than enough to consider this facelift worth the effort.
Engine: 4,663cc twin-turbo V8
Transmission: 9-speed auto, rear-wheel drive
Power (hp): 455@5,250rpm
Torque (lb ft): 516@1,800-3,500rpm
Top speed: 155mph (limited)
Weight: 1,795kg (EU, with 75kg driver)
MPG: 31.4 (NEDC combined)
Price: £82,850 (OTR, before options)
All of our sales cars undergo an Inspection before being placed on sale, supported by balance of manufacturers warrantee , offering you complete confidence in your Investment. A pre delivery workshop check over is also carried out by performance specialists C1-R on every car we supply before handover to its new owner.
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