Mercedes SL 350

18 Nov 2014 | Author: | Comments Off on Mercedes SL 350
Mercedes SL 350

Improved interior

The first which strikes you as you sit behind the is the improved interior accommodation. looks modern, distilled to The excellent ergonomics of my former SL somehow been left Controls readily fall to

Fit and finish appear to surpass I have sampled in former models.

My rose-tinted glasses do not to the “Command System”, fitted to my old It appeared outmoded before we company. The problem with systems is that the rate of the relentless advancement of electronics, renders systems passé and antiquated. The new SL 350 has a wonderful system oozes modernity.

It is user-friendly and the display is a model of Only time will how long its cutting edge will last, but at the moment it sharp and contemporary.

German suit my large torso. The appear to sympathetically caress my handles” and Canadian Redwood The sumptuously upholstered chairs in the new SL 350 are comfortable.

They blend with comfort brilliantly.

The Beige” seats with Brown” dashboard fitted in my car, may not be to everyone’s taste, but I I was smitten. I was less keen on the Brown Poplar Wood, finish” but there are several options available and extended of swatches in a nearby dealership almost certainly provide a alternative.

I particularly liked the appearance and of the steering wheel. The multi-function have received a makeover and wonderful tactility. However, it is the of the stitched leather boss bright metal work lifted the interior and made my old SL seem a little dowdy.

the engine

Start the engine and away and you are struck by the absence of My old SL brilliantly shunned wind and cabin turbulence courtesy of a wind deflector. Yet, the new SL 350 more refined and quieter.

The 3.5 litre engine has 306 bhp and was not found in the performance department. It has good evidenced when overtaking and felt underpowered. Does it the character of my old SL 500?

No, but then it sips fuel with a thirst and will please with CO2 emissions of 176 g/km.

raised a dilemma, is there for purchasing a larger engined SL, as the SL 500 or maybe the fire-breathing AMG badged Well, with speed breeding like rabbits and costing more than Margaux, you would be justified in this question.

The absence of an SL test car fitted an 8 cylinder or 12 cylinder engine that the answer to that question will have to be for a future date.

Mercedes SL 350

The 6 cylnder SL 350 have the throaty rumble of my old SL However, in all honesty it will the needs and wants of many and a sensible option for those who do not the ultimate bragging rights at the club.

Ride and handling

My old SL 500 had 19 inch AMG and Active Body Control. The new SL 350 I had 18 inch standard fit alloy without Active Body I must confess, I thought the provided superior ride and its was magnificent.

I recall having tyres on my old SL initially, but, I exchanged them for Pirelli P and the ride comfort improved The test car was fitted with rubber and it made me wonder how the brand of tyre influenced the The cosseting nature of the suspension shame many executive and made me question the need to additional option boxes the standard set-up appeared resolved.


There are a few options I choose. In particular, the Airscarf heating system may sound a gimmick. But, driving North Yorkshire on an autumnal it meant open top motoring was and pleasurable..

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