Mercedes-Benz SL Convertible | SL 63 [571] 2dr MCT


MERCEDES-BENZ SL CONVERTIBLE SL 63 [571] 2dr MCT
PersonalLease
£1,700.30Per month inc VAT
BusinessLease
£1,416.92Per month ex VAT
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I would like all maintenance and service costs included

Yes
No

Deal Summary

Initial Rental (Personal)

£15,302.74 inc VAT

Initial Rental (Business)

£12,752.28 ex VAT

Contract Length

47 Months

Maintenance

No

Processing fee

£199.99 ex VAT

Key Information

Sat Nav
Sat Nav
Leather Seats
Leather Seats
Reversing Camera
Reversing Camera
Front Heated Seats
Front Heated Seats
Alloy Wheels
19" Alloy Wheels
Bluetooth
Bluetooth

Standard Options

BODY GLASS
  • 2 Electric windows
  • Green tinted glass
  • Heated rear window with timer
  • Magic vision control
  • Rain sensor windscreen wipers
BRAKES
  • ABS with Brake Assist
  • Active brake assist
  • Adaptive brake system
  • AMG high performance braking system
  • Brake calipers in grey
  • Electronic parking brake
  • ESP with ASR
  • Hill hold function
CARPETS/RUGS
  • AMG floor mats
CHASSIS/SUSPENSION
  • AMG sports suspension
COMMUNICATION
  • Bluetooth interface for hands free telephone
DRIVER AIDS
  • Active park assist with parktronic system
  • AMG speed sensitive sports steering
  • Attention assist
  • DYNAMIC SELECT with a choice of driving modes (ECO, Comfort, Sport, Sport and Individual)
  • Reversing camera
  • Speedtronic cruise control
DRIVER INFORMATION
  • AMG instrument cluster
  • Analogue clock
  • COMAND HDD Navigation with radio/CD/DVD/MP3, 7" screen, traffic updates, speed limit assist, linguatronic voice control, SD card slot online
  • Outside temperature gauge
  • Service indicator (ASSYST)
  • Smartphone integration with Apple CarPlay
  • Trip computer
DRIVING MIRRORS
  • Auto dimming interior and driver's door mirror
  • Electric adjustable heated door mirrors
  • Electric folding door mirrors
EMBELLISHMENT TRIMS
  • AMG carbon fibre trim
ENGINE
  • Petrol Particulate Filter
ENTERTAINMENT
  • 8 speakers
  • DAB Digital radio
EXTERIOR BODY FEATURES
  • A-wing trim in high-gloss black
  • AMG body styling
  • AMG boot lid spoiler in body colour
  • AMG radiator grille in silver chrome with twin louvre
  • AMG spoiler lip
  • AMG sports exhaust system with two twin chrome tailpipes
  • Body colour bumpers
  • Front splitter in chrome
  • Metallic paint
  • Panoramic glass vario sunroof
  • Wind deflector
EXTERIOR LIGHTS
  • Automatic headlights
  • Intelligent light system with LED headlights, active light function, cornering lights and adaptive high beam assist
  • LED daytime running lights
HEATING/COOLING/VENTILATION
  • Two zone thermotronic luxury automatic climate control
INTERIOR FEATURES
  • AMG Performance steering wheel in nappa leather
  • Black roof lining
  • Brushed stainless steel illuminated door sills with AMG lettering
  • Cup holders
  • Front armrest
  • Gearshift paddles
  • Nappa leather upholstery
INTERIOR LIGHTS
  • Ambient lighting
PACKS
  • Memory package - SL Class
SAFETY
  • Active pedestrian safety system
  • Automatic roll over protection
  • Driver and passenger head and side airbags
  • Dual stage Driver/Passenger Airbags
  • Passenger airbag deactivation system
  • Pre-Safe anticipatory safety system
  • Seatbelt pretensioners
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • Warning triangle and first aid kit
SEATS
  • AMG sports seats with AMG badging on the front seat backrests
  • Electric adjustable front seats
  • Heated front seats
  • Neck-pro front headrests
SECURITY
  • Alarm system/interior protection/immobiliser
  • Remote central locking
TRANSMISSION
  • AMG rear axle limited slip differential lock
WHEELS - ALLOY
  • 19" AMG 10 spoke alloy wheels painted in Titanium grey with high sheen finish
WHEELS - SPARE
  • Tyre sealant kit

Technical Options

EMISSIONS - ICE
  • CO2: 268
  • HC: 50A
  • HC+NOx: N
  • Noise Level dB(A): 72
  • Particles: N
  • Standard Euro Emissions: EURO 6
ENGINE AND DRIVE TRAIN
  • Bore: 98
  • Catalytic Convertor: True
  • CC: 5461
  • Compression Ratio: 10.0:1
  • Cylinder Layout: V8
  • Cylinders: 8
  • Engine Layout: NORTH SOUTH
  • Fuel Type: TWIN TURBO
  • Gears: 7 SPEED
  • Number of Valves: 32
  • Stroke: 90.5
  • Valve gear: DOHC
FUEL CONSUMPTION - ICE
  • EC: True
  • EC Combined: 24.1
  • EC Extra Urban: 28.8
  • EC Urban: 18.7
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Max: 18.5
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Min: 12.3
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb: 10.6
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max: 10.9
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min: 12.1
  • WLTP - MPG - Low - Min: 12
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium: 12.2
GENERAL
  • Any aspect of the vehicles safety cause concern?: Data Not Available
  • Based On ID: N
  • Coin Description: N
  • Coin Series: AMG
  • Ghost model for valuation purposes: N
  • Man Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years: 30
  • Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years: 3
  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %: N
  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %: N
  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09: 571
  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %: 5.5
  • NCAP Safety Assist %: M1
  • Service Interval Frequency - Months: N
  • Service Interval Mileage: N
  • Special Edition: Data Not Available
  • Special Order: Data Not Available
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage: 999999
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years: 3
  • This vehicle is classed as a car for VED purposes: 12
  • Timing Belt Interval Frequency - Months: N
  • Timing Belt Interval Mileage: N
PERFORMANCE
  • 0 to 60: Data Not Available
  • 0 to 62: 4.1
  • BHP: 571
  • Engine Power KW: 420
  • Engine Power RPM: 5500
  • Engine Torque LBS.FT: 664
  • Engine Torque MKG: 91.8
  • Engine Torque NM: 900
  • Engine Torque RPM: 2250
  • PS: True
  • Top Speed: 155
TYRES
  • Alloys?: True
  • Space Saver?: Data Not Available
  • Tyre Size Front: 255/35 R19
  • Tyre Size Rear: 285/30 R19
  • Tyre Size Spare: TYRE REPAIR KIT
  • Wheel Style: 10 SPOKE
  • Wheel Type: 19" ALLOY
VEHICLE DIMENSIONS
  • Height: 1300
  • Height (including roof rails): N
  • Length: 4640
  • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb: 11.04
  • Wheelbase: 2584
  • Width (excluding mirrors): 1877
  • Width (including mirrors): 2099
WEIGHT AND CAPACITIES
  • Boot Capacity Saloons: 364
  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres): 75
  • Gross Vehicle Weight: 2180
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up): N
  • Max. Roof Load: N
  • Max. Towing Weight - Braked: N
  • Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked: N
  • Minimum Kerbweight: 1845
  • No. of Seats: 2
  • Payload: 335

Reviews

Mercedes-Benz Sl Convertible DUAL EFFECT (65/100)

The Mercedes-AMG SL63 is a model that successfully bridges the gap between luxury roadster and outright sports car. Jonathan Crouch checks out the improved version

Ten Second Review

The SL63 is a model that previously never got the recognition it deserved in Mercedes' SL Roadster line-up. The mainstream models always sold more, while the bigger-engined SL65 variant got the headlines. Don't let that deter you. This latest 585bhp car is arguably the best SL that Mercedes have ever made.

Background

Some cars gain themselves a reputation that's out of all kilter with their talents. Overrated, overpromoted and overachieving, they pull a confidence trick, trading short term revenue gains for long term reputational damage. It's a bargain many manufacturers are prepared to take. Then there are the cars that work the opposite way. They offer a bigger reward to the owner than their billing suggests. The AMG-engineered SL63 version of Mercedes' SL Roadster has long been such a car. The headliner in the Mercedes-AMG SL range is the V12-engined SL65, but this V8-powered SL63 makes a lot more sense. In this upgraded form, it features a 5.5-litre 585bhp unit that's virtually as quick as the V12 model and much more efficient. It's a wiser pick.

Driving Experience

This generation SL model replaced the screaming 6.2-litre V8 of its 'R230' series predecessor with a twin-turbocharged 5.5-litre eight cylinder unit that now puts out 585bhp. Where the old engine needed to be revved like crazy to give of its best, the blowers on the 5.5-litre unit serve up instant urge at almost any engine speed. The soundtrack is different, but Mercedes' engineers have amped up the drama from both intake and exhausts to deliver some aural fireworks. How fast? Get it on a really grippy surface in perfect conditions and you may jmanage 4.1 seconds to 62mph. This car is far lighter than previous generation SL models thanks to extensive use of aluminium in the chassis and the addition of a carbon fibre bootlid. Mercedes quotes a figure of 125kg, but that still means this is an 1845kg car that needs to be managed around a corner. The 'Speedshift' MCT 7-speed transmission is a very smart unit, better suited to a car of this type than the old 7G-Tronic system and while it's quick to ping up through the box, it can occasionally refuse a downshift. Like the rest of the range, the SL63 gets electro-mechanical power steering. Some manufacturers have got such systems almost up to the feel of a good old hydraulic system. Mercedes hasn't as yet, but it's getting there. Plus there's an AMG Sports Exhaust system and the 'AMG Dynamic Select' driving modes set-up, which allows you to tailor the feel of the car to suit the way you want to drive.

Design and Build

Changes to this improved MK6 model include a re-sculpted radiator grille that harmonises with the AMG bodystyling. Two powerdomes on the bonnet invoke the sporting heritage of the SL, while light-catching contours give additional structure to the bonnet. Also adding to the revised appearance of this SL is the standard-fit LED Intelligent Light System with its headlamp housing extending far to the outside and an integrated torch-shaped unit comprising the daytime running lamp/position lamp and direction indicator. The side view of this SL reveals enlarged cosmetic air outlets with wing-like chrome inserts in dynamic, broad vehicle wings with 'V8 BITURBO' lettering. Moving to the rear you'll spy an AMG spoiler lip, four chromed tailpipes for the sports exhaust system and a diffuser-style rear apron with a body-coloured insert. The interior has come in for some budget too. Standard fitments includes sports seats in single-tone or two-tone nappa leather with a unique V8 seat upholstery layout and AMG badges in the seat backrests, a multicontour function and seat heating as well as carbon-fibre trim, illuminated door sill panels, ambient lighting and an IWC-design analogue clock. The instrument cluster includes a TFT colour monitor, AMG start-up display and RACETIMER function. The folding Vario roof now operates in only 20 seconds and features three different versions: painted, glass or with the unique panoramic Magic Sky Control. The transparent roof switches to light to darkened glass at the push of a button.

Market and Model

The SL 63 sits above 'regular' SL models like the SL400 and the SL500 but it's not the flagship model of the range. The mighty 630bhp SL 65 AMG fills that role using with a 6.0-litre V12, for those that feel that 585bhp is somehow inadequate. Does that compromise the 63's appeal? I'm not sure it does. With less weight in the nose, the V8 is always going to be the driver's choice, although at around £114,000, it would be a brave driver who stretched this car to its limits. Equipment levels are as generous as you'd expect when paying well into six figures. Some technical details are intriguing. 'Magic Vision Control', billed as an intelligent and efficient wipe/wash system. The washer fluid jets out of the wiper blade directly in front of the blade lip, in both directions of wipe. As a result, no water is splashed onto the windscreen during spraying to disrupt the driver's visibility, and you'll never fire it onto your passenger when the roof is down. You can even specify a heated wiper blade to prevent snow or ice forming on it in winter. The other feature that speaks volumes of Mercedes' lateral thinking was the Frontbass system which utilises the free spaces in the aluminium structures in front of the footwell as resonance spaces for the bass speakers. It gives a much cleaner sound than a door-mounted speaker and is even waterproof in case your footwell gets flooded during a rain shower.

Cost of Ownership

It's de rigueur for manufacturers to announce efficiency savings and the SL 63 AMG adheres to this party line, but it's never going to be the sort of car you'd buy with one eye on economy or emissions. That said, a combined fuel consumption figure of 28.0mpg isn't bad at all, helped by a start/stop function, a Controlled Efficiency gearbox mode, good aerodynamics and that helpful weight reduction. These measures also contribute to a creditable 234g/km emissions showing. Depreciation is always going to be the big ticket item for a high end petrol roadster, but SL owners tend to offset depreciation somewhat by owning their vehicles for longer than average and thus also enjoy the benefits of the less vertiginous section of the car's depreciation curve. A more mature ownership profile also helps with insurance cover.

Summary

The latest 585bhp SL63 is quick, beautifully engineered, efficient and can perform a dual role like few other big roadsters. Does it run the risk of being overshadowed once again by its twelve cylinder sibling? Possibly. Educated buyers will know that big numbers don't always equal big rewards. Finding the sweet spot in the SL range might require a little homework but the payoff is well worth the effort.

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PersonalLease

£1,700.30Per month inc VAT
Initial Rental: £15,302.74 inc. VAT

BusinessLease

£1,416.92Per month ex VAT
Initial Rental: £12,752.28 ex. VAT