Mercedes SL Grand Edition due in U.S. showrooms next month.
Mercedes SL Grand Edition due in U.S. showrooms next month.

Mercedes Updates AMG Performance Division’s SL

Set to make its public debut at the upcoming 2019 Geneva auto show, the SL Grand Edition is planned to go on sale in the U.S. next month.

Mercedes-Benz reveals an updated version of the SL called the Grand Edition ahead of the planned 2020 launch of an all-new eighth-generation model engineered by its AMG performance-car division.

Set to make its public debut at the upcoming 2019 Geneva auto show, the SL Grand Edition is planned to go on sale in the U.S. next month. It will be sold in two versions: the 367-hp turbocharged 3.0L V-6 gasoline-powered SL400, and the 455-hp turbocharged 4.6L V-8 gasoline-powered SL500.

Each model comes in the choice of four metallic color schemes, including two black tones as well as gray and white. Also included are standard 19-in. front and 20-in. rear 10-spoke forged alloy wheels as well as a sports suspension.

Inside, the SL400 and SL500 Grand Edition models receive a brown leather interior previously offered as an option from Mercedes-Benz’s upmarket designo label.

Further standard features include the German automaker’s Airscarf seatback-mounted neck heater, seats with active side support and air-conditioning function, and a so-called Driving Assistance Plus Package with Active Parking Assist.

 

 

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