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new Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Review: new Mercedes-Benz SL-Class

Convertibles from leading carmakers have always been rolling into the scene in large numbers for their popularity amongst the common mass. Mercedes has been neck and neck with its competitors for the number of quality convertibles that they release on a regular basis. Their newest launch in this category is the 2008 Mercedes.

2008 Mercedes Benz Roadster has a 36 valve 6 liter V12 engine giving the car a power of 604 hp. Within the city limits, the car runs at 11 mpg and on the highway its speed shoots up to 17 mpg. The car has an adaptive 5 speed automatic transmission and comes along with an overdrive in it.

There is an automatic load-leveling suspension system present in the 2008 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL65 AMG Roadster. The front and rear suspensions are of AMG sport-ride type. Its front suspension is an independent 4-link one. Again, it has hydraulic and coil springs present along with gas-charged shock absorbers. There is an independent 5 arm multi-link rear suspension in the car with gas-charged shock absorbers, coil springs and hydraulic springs.

Brake force in 2008 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL65 AMG Roadster is distributed electronically. The car has anti-lock brakes present in all its four wheels. Ventilated power disc brakes have also been provided at the front and also at the rear. The traction in the car is controlled by means of engine management and ABS.

2008 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL65 AMG Roadster has an easy-entry seat. The seats are all leather ones, which have been exclusively upgraded by Nappa. The front seats are bucket seats with features like cooled massage and multi-contour. The power seats at the front can be adjusted in 12 different ways as desired. Again, there are dual power-headrests at the front of the car.

The car has nano-particle paint on its body which can be changed to metallic paint to give it a stylish look. It has a wind deflector, which is common for a convertible. The headlights in the car can be activated by means of the windshield wiper. Fog lights are also present in the front and at the rear. It has carpets in the passenger cabin and also from the carpeted floor mats present on the front.

2008 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL65 AMG Roadster has several safety features that can make it stand tall amongst all the cars in the automobile market. There are dual-stage deploying airbags in the car. The front airbags have arrangements for head protection. The car also has a safety-roll bar present in it, which remains concealed. Again, anti-theft features like alarm and engine immobilizer are present in the car.

2008 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL65 AMG Roadster has great features present in it and its stylish look is sure to give you an upper hand over its competitors in the market.

Tech Specs

Body: 2-door convertible

Engine: 6.0 liter V12 604 hp

Transmission: 5-speed automatic

Torque: 738 units

Power: 604 hp

Tires: SBRP255/35ZR19 (front) and SBRP285/30ZR19 (rear)


For: Car ranks high in safety features and overall appearance

Against: Mileage is very low and hence fuel cost might exceed

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