Big Motoring Worlds Car of the Week: Mercedes Benz SL400
The SL model has been a true stalwart in the Mercedes Benz lineup for decades after the likes of the early 300 SL Gullwing forged a mark into the minds of petrolheads the world over. Considering the love and affection for the model it was only fitting that Mercedes continued production of the popular model. Through advances in design and technology, the SL has become what it is today and it gives us great pleasure to offer for sale this fantastic example.
Designed as a refined, comfortable yet capable grand touring car, the SL takes its name from the German for Sportlich-Leicht, which in English, translates to Sport-Lightweight. Proving a popular addition to the German Marques product line up, the SL comes in a coupe and roadster variant.
The particular example that we hold in stock falls into the latter category and features an electric folding metal hardtop. Finished in black this machine certainly looks premium and this is reflected by its elegant multi-spoke, dual colour black and chrome finished contrasting alloy wheels. The dark paintwork also beautifully shows off this car’s fantastic chrome coloured detailing and trim which extends to the door handle detailing, slashes on the front wings and bonnet and of course that eye-catching grill which proudly wears the three-pointed star. The exterior is also finished by the addition of the AMG body styling pack.
The inside is a very comfortable place to be indeed and see’s cream coloured leather upholstery throughout which again contrasts the exterior beautifully. Adding a fresh and contemporary feel to the interior are the additions of items such as stunning silver coloured dashboard trim and dark leather detailing.
For all of its style, this car also has the substance to match and includes all of the following features to name but a few, Sat-Nav, Heated Seats, Bluetooth, Parking Sensors, AMG Body Styling, DAB Radio, Powered Folding Mirrors and Voice Control. These additional features add some great finishing touches to what already is a fantastically specified machine.
Powering this machine is a very capable drivetrain and under the bonnet, you will find a powerful 3.0-Litre petrol engine which is capable of delivering 329 bhp, a top speed of 155 mph and a standstill to 62 mph time of 5.2 seconds. Completing the technical specification is an automatic gearbox which provides for a very smooth drive.
Coming with a long MOT until July 2019 and covering just 41,437 miles from new, this car is available now at our new, recently opened Blue Bell Hill facility. Please visit our website for the full extensive specification or alternatively you can click here.