As usual, Mercedes-Benz never disappoints. Anytime they release a new model, everyone with a passion for luxury cars has to take note. For years, the automaker has built a reputation for incorporating the latest technology and innovation to better every car they release.
The 2020 Mercedes-Benz SL550 Roadster is no different, and being one the car in the legendary SL-Class series, it continues in the same footsteps. It may be eight years since a full redesign, but the SL-Class remains the dopiest luxury car.
Besides, the 2020 SL550 Roadster carries the luxurious SL tag to the top. The car comes with a retractable hardtop roof. Plus, it’s a real fast car, which guarantees you reliable track performance. It also has fantastic safety features like the Anti-lock brakes, stability control, anti-whiplash, security systems, among others.
Power of the Luxury 2020 Mercedes-Benz SL550 Roadster
Among the cars available in the SL-Class, SL450 is the one with the smallest engine. But its V6 twin-turbo engine still unleashes 362 of horsepower, which makes it able to claim 60 mph in 4.9 seconds. The AMG SL63 tops the Class in this lineup; it comes with a 6 litre V12 twin-turbo engine, capable of finishing 60 mph in 3.9 seconds.
Even though SL550 is not topping the SL list, it’s more elegant, powerful, gently, and agile. It features a 4.7-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine, capable of producing a whopping 449 horsepower and 516 pounds of torque. Also, in the track, the SL550 Roadster only takes 4.3 seconds to accelerate from zero to 60 mph. As if that isn’t enough. They paired the SL550 with a nine-speed automatic transmission system.
The Interior Specification of the SL550 Roadster
If you thought, the beastly roar of the V8 engine is enough, wait, the interior is equally superb. Once you step inside, you’re welcomed with multi-contour sport seats, which offer plenty. For example, the seats have Airscarf neck warmers, ventilation, heating and massage functions.
They have used a leather upholstery that is upgradable to either designo Nappa or exclusive leather. Plus, the manufacturer’s standard sound system is replaceable with the 12-speaker Bang & Olufsen premium set-up. Other outstanding features include the automated parking assist system and the forward collision avoidance system. Also, the exterior is stylish and sporty, just like a fast car.
Market Price Of The SL550
The two-door luxury convertible Mercedes-Benz SL550 is retailing at $114,700. An amount which is more than friendly compared to its closest rivals like the Porsche 911, which is expensive or the Jaguar F-Type which is less spacious than the Mercedes.
Last Take on the 2020 SL550
There is much anticipation from the new Mercedes-Benz SL series. The Grand Edition models are cars to look out for. Especially the SL550, which feature major highlights on the interior and exteriors. For example, the Roadster SL550 model offers you an exclusive 19-inch, and 20-inch 10-spoke forged rear wheels.
Mercedes has put a lot of emphasis on the technological safety aspect of all their cars. For instance, if you take the SL550 Roadster, the vehicle has a pre safe braking system, which automatically applies itself when it senses a collision.
Last, the car has two-stage airbags for head and thorax, rollover bars, and head restraint, which prevents whiplash. These make the Mercedes SL brand the safest luxury car in the world.