The new SL uses a 4.6-liter V8 good for 429 hp, up from 382 in the previous 5.4-liter. A start-stop system that shuts the engine off at stops saves some gas. It looks a lot like the old two-seat roadster with its retractable hardtop. But it's slightly longer and wider, and made almost entirely of weight-saving aluminum. It is full of new high-tech features and safety equipment. The outgoing SL blended sportiness and luxury, with a powerful engine and agile handling.
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2013 Mercedes-Benz SL550 Test Drive
"The redesigned 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class gets longer yet lighter, while continuing to offer a unique…
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2013 SL550 Summer favorite by Black SL550 on 04/16/2013. Trim: 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL550, Owned less than 1 year.
Pros: The styling, the performance.
Cons: Everyone wants to have a ride in the car. It is exceptional with the top down.
Overall review: The best Mercedes I have owned. I enjoy driving this car every time I take it on the road.
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