The 2020 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class has attained the stop of the line, almost certainly. Mercedes calls the 2020 product the last one, though it remains uncertain no matter whether it will substitute the two-seat roadster. It is dithered in advance of, and the SL’s usually returned. This time, we’re not so positive, given the good results of the AMG GT coupe and coming electric Benzes.

We however enjoy the SL and its boulevardier design and style. For its sky-large cost, to start with-course interior, and calm driving encounter, we give it 6. out of ten in general. (Go through far more about how we level autos.)

The SL roadster has usually had a cult next among a particular sort of buyer—golf aficionados and brunch fans, typically. This yr it gets even far more calm: The 2020 SL gets a Grand Version that adds special paint and wheels, as perfectly as a Designo brown leather interior with diamond quilting. Unfortunately, the rip-roaring SL 63 AMG product is discontinued for 2020, leaving only the regular turbocharged V-6 and V-eight variations. The SL450 starts off at $ninety one,995 and the SL550 starts off at $115,695 just after vacation spot expenses.

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Thanks to Mercedes’s continuous style updates, the SL has stayed sharp on the outside with modern headlights and taillights and other details that make the roadster seem newer than it is beneath. The interior hasn’t gotten the exact same overhaul, featuring plenty of knobs and buttons that had been popular on the final generation of Benz dashboards. Top quality is unmatched nonetheless, as is the Mercedes-Benz way.

With twin-turbo V-6 electrical power in the SL450 and an previous-faculty V-eight in the SL550, the SL-Class presents a tried-and-true grand touring encounter, making 362 or 449 hp and achieving 60 mph in less than five seconds in both kinds. Nevertheless a two-seat roadster, the SL is articles to be far more snug and calm than competitors like the Porsche 911 and Aston Martin Vantage, but handling is direct and qualified even with lacking a particular engagement.

All products attribute leather upholstery, a electrical power-folding hardtop, 19-inch wheels, Harman Kardon audio, electrical power functions, adaptive damping suspension, and a seven.-inch infotainment display with a dial controller and Apple CarPlay or Android Car.