2012 Mercedes-Benz SL Class Review and News – MotorAuthority

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2012 Mercedes-Benz SL Class Review

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In a segment it’s all about being buying last year’s is a major faux pas. So a brand new 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL just unveiled, we’d recommend you buy the outgoing 2012 if you’re getting a really deal.

Having said the 2012 SL Class is still bit as lovely and talented as when it its debut almost a decade Yes, the SL has a timeless design will likely ensure it heads even well the next model’s run.

You’ll also never get of the SL’s engine lineup, for 2012 has been pruned to two V-8 options.

The base model is the SL 550, comes with a naturally-aspirated V-8 rated at 382 horsepower and 391 pound-feet of

Our pick, however, is SL63 AMG which comes with a 6.2-liter V-8 that’s hand-built and at 465 horsepower and 518 pound-feet of torque.

will get you to 60 mph in around 5.0 seconds breaking a sweat, but the bark of the in the AMG model has an old-school V-8 sound hard to find these Oh, and anything you drive with an AMG on it also automatically gives you cred in spades.

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Once you’re done your best impersonation of Schumacher, it’s time to the top and enjoy another aspect of the SL At the push of a button, the car’s hardtop can be fully opened or in just 16 seconds, transforming it a quiet, weather-tight coupe to a open-air convertible.

The roof’s folding clamshell allows for a cargo area of 7.2 feet when the top is down. the top up, the trunk holds 10.2 feet, which is a little on the side but completely reasonable for a convertible.

One of the cool features of the SL is its AIRSCARF system. It essentially blows air around your neck, you to drive comfortably with the top even in the cooler months–anything adds a few days or weeks to is an inspiration all its own. The car also Mercedes’ COMAND interface a 6.5-inch color display a hard-drive-based GPS nav system, and a multi-function wheel.

For a closer look at the 2012 SL Class, including info on its performance, quality, and safety, out the full review on our sister The Car Connection .

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