2017 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Chicago IL
An icon of the roadster segment, the Mercedes-Benz SL-Class has been a staple of drop-top luxury since the 1950s. That rich heritage of brilliant design and stunning performance carries on with a modest evolution for 2017, in which the SL-Class receives a refresh designed to enhance aesthetics, improve performance and showcase the true beauty of this legendary convertible.
With its refresh, the 2017 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class in Chicago IL gets new badging, as the SL400 becomes the SL450 and endures the most significant changes. At the heart of that new SL450 is a biturbo V6 engine that produces 362 horsepower — 33 more than its predecessor. As is the case with most 2017 redesigns and refreshes, the SL450’s engine will now pair with a 9G-TRONIC 9-speed automatic transmission.
Both the SL450 and SL550 are now equipped with 9G-TRONIC automatic transmissions, creating extra gears and enhancing efficiency and shift speed. The AMG models retain their 7-speed gearboxes, but with subtle improvements to improve shift speed.
As a convertible, it’s no surprise you can drop the top on the SL-Class, but what might surprise you is that you can do it at speeds as high as 25 mph so you don’t have to pull over or make others wait at a red light. At the touch of a button, the electronically powered separator in the trunk will move to allow space for the top.
As of the most cutting-edge features of the 2017 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class, Active Body Control uses sensors to measure body motion and allows the vehicle to lean into curves, much like that of a motorcycle. With every movement, the vehicle responds to maximize performance and increase comfort.
2017 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class zips into Loeber Motors near Chicago
While the SL-Class is larger than a typical roadster, it maintains a lightweight build with an aluminum body, enhancing handling and drivability. While it is lightweight for its size, there is nothing light about what the engine under the hood of the SL550 can do. Good for 449 horses and 516 pound-feet of torque. Unlike the quiet purr of the SL450, the 550 has an aggressive engine roar that is unmistakable.
Get up close and personal with the 2017 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class in Chicago IL at Loeber Motors when it arrives on the lot this in the spring of 2017. Fill out the form on this page to be one of the first to know and get behind the wheel when this refreshed roadster makes its way to our showroom.