All new SL are pretty fast. The V8 SL 500 will stamp its way to 60mph from rest in 4.6 seconds, with the interesting new SL 400 V6 biturbo not far behind on 5.2. All you do is press and go: the excellent seven-speed automatic is standard. They’re easy steers on standard semi-active suspension, but we’d urge to choose the optional ‘ABC’ active body control suspension. What feels like a giant GT suddenly comes alive when you really push – enough to keep up with much more hardcore metal.
Mercedes has always liked a bit of technology and the SL gets its fair share. Seats are supreme for long journeys, and feature the patented ‘Airscarf’ neckwarming system for cold days top-down. There’s even ‘Magic Vision Control’ which sprays the windscreen with multiple jets from the windscreen wiper blades themselves so that you can wash the ‘screen with the top down without getting wet. Fit and finish is just about the best on the market. Though we’d avoid some of the very ‘German’ wood trim
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