The new Mercedes-Benz SL 400 AMG Linewith a displacement of 2996 cc, an output of 245 kW and 480 Nm of torque has been introduced in SA.
The SL 400 AMG Line features the V6 engine and boasts a six-cylinder unit with two turbochargers.
Fine materials, perfectly finished with great attention to detail, distinguish the style and character of the interior.
The luxurious seats in the SL 400 AMG Line are distinctive with horizontal fluting and the three-spoke AMG sports steering wheel in black nappa leather with a flattened bottom section adds to that distinctively sporty look.
The dynamic AMG styling is evident in the front, rear and side skirts of the SL 400 AMG Line giving it that stylishly sporty and elegant luxury sports car look with balanced proportions: the long bonnet gives way to a compact passenger compartment that is set well back.
A wide, muscular tail end giving the impression of raciness provides the finishing touch. Finely worked details, a striking tail end as well as ventilation grilles with chromed fins from the dynamic traditional Mercedes-Benz design heritage visually emphasise the SL legend. Chrome tailpipes in the rear further adds to that racey look.
An upright classic sports car radiator grille clearly marks out the new SL visually as a prestigious member of the current Mercedes-Benz sports car family. The centrally positioned star is a contemporary reinterpretation of the famous trademark, which now extends into the centre section with its organically flowing contours.
Dynamically slanting headlamps set well to the outside flank the striking front end and give the SL roadster its own unmistakable face. The headlamps come as standard with the Intelligent Light System (ILS).
With five different lighting functions that are tailored to typical driving and weather conditions, and are activated depending on the driving situation, they offer the driver a much better illuminated field of vision. The striking curved sidelights and the horizontal strip of the daytime running lamps in the far ends of the bumper feature LED technology.
The SL 400 AMG Line comes standard with the ECO start/stop function and the popular 7G-TRONIC PLUS automatic transmission with a sporty configuration of driving mode S, has been optimised in relation to fuel consumption and comfort also contributes to the exemplary low fuel consumption.
The SL 400 also offers two extraordinary innovations as standard: the unique Frontbass system developed by Mercedes-Benz transforms the luxury sports car into a concert hall, when the top is up and down, and the highly efficient MAGIC VISION CONTROL wipe/wash system takes water from the wiper blade to the windscreen as required and irrespective of the direction of wipe.
The SL 400 AMG Line is introduced at R1 212 600 inclusive of VAT (excluding CO2 emissions tax 178 g/km).