For the reason that Mercedes-AMG GT debuted a couple of years again, the long-running SL-Class has taken a little bit of a backseat within the German automaker’s lineup. It is now not the flagship two-door mannequin, and, outdoors of a facelift in 2017, has remained comparatively unchanged because the R231 chassis debuted in 2012. For 2020, a full eight years after the roadster debuted, Mercedes-Benz is introducing the SL Grand Version for the SL 450 and 550 fashions.
The SL 450 and SL 550 Grand Version observe different Grand Version fashions, together with final yr’s GLS and the CL and SLK from a couple of years again, that often are supplied simply earlier than a mannequin is proven the door. The SL Grand Version is available in Graphite Gray with chrome and matte silver trim. The automobiles include 19-inch entrance and 20-inch rear AMG 10-spoke solid wheels completed in shiny silver with black interior spokes. “SL Grand Version” badges might be discovered on the fender vents, mudguards, ground mats and headrests. The Tundra Brown Pearl leather-based has gold piping, mirroring the gold on the badges. All SL Grand Editions include the non-compulsory sport suspension, decreasing the trip by 10mm.
The Grand Version bundle is simply out there on the 362-horsepower V6-powered SL 450 and 449-horsepower V8-powered SL 550 (dubbed the SL 400 and 500 in Europe, therefore the badge on the trunk within the images). Mercedes-AMG SL 63 homeowners should drown their sorrow with their roadster’s 577 horsepower and 664-pound toes of torque.
Although there are rumors of a brand new mannequin coming within the subsequent few years, an extended lifespan is nothing new for the SL. The third-gen R107 — constructed from 1971 to 1989 — holds the excellence of being the second-longest-running mannequin Mercedes-Benz has ever constructed, solely behind the unique G-Class.