2018 Mercedes-Benz SL 550 Roadster $1,179/mo Lease

Base INVOICE $104,439.00
Base MSRP $112,300.00
Lease Price (Per Month) $1,179.00
Downpayment $2,999.00
Residual $49,849.80
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MECHANICAL
Engine: 4.7L Bi-Turbo V8
Transmission: 9G-TRONIC Automatic
Engine Auto Stop-Start Feature
Rear-Wheel Drive
2.65 Axle Ratio
Engine Oil Cooler
Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers
Front And Rear Anti-Roll Bars
Automatic w/Driver Control Ride Control Adaptive Suspension
Electric Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering
19.8 Gal. Fuel Tank
Dual Stainless Steel Exhaust w/Chrome Tailpipe Finisher
Multi-Link Front Suspension w/Coil Springs
Multi-Link Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs
4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front And Rear Vented Discs, Brake Assist, Hill Hold Control and Electric Parking Brake
Brake Actuated Limited Slip Differential
EXTERIOR
Wheels: 19" AMG 5-Spoke
Tires: P255/35R19 Front & P285/30R19 Rear -inc: High-performance run flat
Fixed Glass Panorama 1st Row Sunroof w/Sunshade
Body-Colored Front Bumper
Body-Colored Rear Bumper w/Body-Colored Bumper Insert
Black Side Windows Trim and Black Front Windshield Trim
Metal-Look Door Handles
Body-Colored Power Heated Side Mirrors w/Driver Auto Dimming, Power Folding and Turn Signal Indicator
Fixed Rear Window w/Defroster
Light Tinted Glass
Rain Detecting Variable Intermittent Wipers w/Heated Jets And Reservoir
Galvanized Steel/Aluminum/Composite Panels
Power Convertible Retractable Hard Top w/Lining, Glass Rear Window, Automatic Roll-Over Protection and Power Wind Blocker
Chrome Grille
Power Open And Close Trunk Rear Cargo Access
Programmable Projector Beam Led Low/High Beam Daytime Running Auto-Leveling Directionally Adaptive Auto High-Beam Headlamps w/Washer and Delay-Off
Rear Fog Lamps
Cornering Lights
Perimeter/Approach Lights
LED Brakelights
ENTERTAINMENT
Radio: COMAND 5.1 Infotainment System
Radio w/Seek-Scan, In-Dash Mounted 6-Disc CD, MP3 Player, Clock, Speed Compensated Volume Control, Steering Wheel Controls, Voice Activation, Radio Data System, Weatherband, DVD-Audio, mbrace External Memory Control and 10 Gb Music Register Internal Memory
Automatic Equalizer
Audio Theft Deterrent
Streaming Audio
Window Grid Diversity Antenna
harman/kardon Logic 7 Surround Sound System
SIRIUS XM Satellite Radio
Bluetooth Wireless Phone Connectivity
1 LCD Monitor In The Front
Siriusxm Traffic Real-Time Traffic Display
INTERIOR
Power Front Seats w/Memory Functions
Heated & Active Ventilated Front Seats
Power Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column
Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Engine Coolant Temp, Tachometer, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer
Power Rear Windows
mbrace Connect Selective Service Internet Access
Sport Leather/Metal-Look Steering Wheel w/Auto Tilt-Away
Front Cupholder
Front Cigar Lighter(s)
Ashtray
Valet Function
Power Fuel Flap Locking Type
Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, 2 Door Curb/Courtesy, Illuminated Entry and Panic Button
Proximity Key For Doors And Push Button Start
Remote Releases -Inc: Proximity Cargo Access
Homelink Garage Door Transmitter
Cruise Control
Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning
HVAC -inc: Residual Heat Recirculation and Supplemental Heater
Illuminated Locking Glove Box
Driver Foot Rest
Interior Trim -inc: Aluminum/Metal-Look Interior Accents and Leatherette Upholstered Dashboard
Full Cloth Headliner
Leather Door Trim Insert
Leather Gear Shift Knob
Leather Upholstery
Day-Night Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror
Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors w/Driver And Passenger Illumination
Full Floor Console w/Locking Storage and 2 12V DC Power Outlets
Front Map Lights
Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting
Full Carpet Floor Covering -inc: Carpet Front Floor Mats
Carpet Floor Trim and Carpet Trunk Lid/Rear Cargo Door Trim
Trunk/Hatch Auto-Latch
Cargo Space Lights
Memory Settings -inc: Door Mirrors, Steering Wheel, Head Restraints and HVAC
FOB Controls -inc: Trunk/Hatch/Tailgate, Windows, Sunroof/Convertible Roof and Remote Engine Start
COMAND Integrated Navigation System w/Voice Activation
Tracker System
Android Auto
Smartphone Integration
Apple CarPlay
Refrigerated/Cooled Box Located In The Glovebox, Driver And Passenger Door Bins
Power 1st Row Windows w/Front And Rear 1-Touch Down, w/Driver And Passenger 1-Touch Up
Delayed Accessory Power
Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature
Systems Monitor
Redundant Digital Speedometer
Trip Computer
Outside Temp Gauge
Analog Display
Power Anti-Whiplash Adjustable Front Head Restraints
Front Center Armrest
Active Multicontour Seats w/Massage
Seats w/Leather Back Material
Perimeter Alarm
Engine Immobilizer
2 12V DC Power Outlets
Air Filtration
SAFETY
Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
ABS And Driveline Traction Control
Side Impact Beams
Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
mbrace2 Emergency Sos
Collision Prevention Assist Plus Forward Collision
Parking Pilot Automated Parking Sensors
Tire Specific Low Tire Pressure Warning
Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
Curtain 1st Row Airbags
Airbag Occupancy Sensor
Driver And Passenger Knee Airbag
BabySmart Childseat Sensor
Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Pretensioners
Back-Up Camera
EMISSIONS
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year8.8
EPA Greenhouse Gas ScoreN/A
TRANSMISSION
DrivetrainRear Wheel Drive
Trans Order Code421
Trans Type9
Trans Description Cont.Automatic w/OD
Trans Description Cont. Again 
First Gear Ratio (:1)5.35
Second Gear Ratio (:1)3.24
Third Gear Ratio (:1)2.25
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)1.64
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)1.21
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)1.00
Reverse Ratio (:1)4.80
Clutch Size (in)N/A
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)2.65
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)0.86
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)0.72
Ninth Gear Ratio (:1)N/A
VEHICLE
EPA ClassificationTwo-Seaters
INTERIOR DIMENSIONS
Passenger Capacity2
Passenger Volume (ft)50.5
Front Head Room (in)39.1
Front Leg Room (in)42.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)55.5
Front Hip Room (in)53.6
Second Head Room (in)N/A
Second Leg Room (in)N/A
Second Shoulder Room (in)N/A
Second Hip Room (in)N/A
WEIGHT INFORMATION
Base Curb Weight (lbs)3959
MILEAGE
EPA Fuel Economy Est — Hwy (MPG)25
Cruising Range — City (mi)336.60
EPA Fuel Economy Est — City (MPG)17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)20
Cruising Range — Hwy (mi)495.00
EPA MPG Equivalent — CityN/A
EPA MPG Equivalent — HwyN/A
EPA MPG Equivalent — CombinedN/A
Battery Range (mi)N/A
TRAILERING
Dead Weight Hitch — Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)N/A
Dead Weight Hitch — Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch — Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch — Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)N/A
ENGINE
Engine Order Code 
Engine TypeTwin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8
Displacement4.7 L/285
Fuel SystemGasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM449 @ 5500
SAE Net Torque @ RPM516 @ 1800
ELECTRICAL
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0 F (Primary)N/A
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)N/A
COOLING SYSTEM
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)N/A
SUSPENSION
Suspension Type — FrontMulti-Link
Suspension Type — RearMulti-Link
Suspension Type — Front (Cont.)Multi-Link
Suspension Type — Rear (Cont.)Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter — Front (mm)N/A
Shock Absorber Diameter — Rear (mm)N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter — Front (in)N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter — Rear (in)N/A
TIRES
Front Tire Order Code 
Rear Tire Order Code 
Spare Tire Order Code 
Front Tire SizeP255/35YR19
Rear Tire SizeP285/30YR19
Spare Tire Size 
WHEELS
Front Wheel Size (in)19 X 8.5
Rear Wheel Size (in)19 X 9.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 
Front Wheel MaterialAluminum
Rear Wheel MaterialAluminum
Spare Wheel Material 
STEERING
Steering TypeRack-Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), OverallN/A
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)N/A
Turning Diameter — Curb to Curb (ft)36.2
Turning Diameter — Wall to Wall (ft)N/A
BRAKES
Brake TypeN/A
Brake ABS System4-Wheel
Brake ABS System (Second Line)N/A
Disc — Front Yes
Disc — Rear Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)14.2
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)12.6
Drum — Rear  
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 
FUEL TANK
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)19.8
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)N/A
EXTERIOR DIMENSIONS
Wheelbase (in)101.7
Length, Overall (in)182.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)73.9
Height, Overall (in)51.2
Track Width, Front (in)62.8
Track Width, Rear (in)63
Min Ground Clearance (in)N/A
Liftover Height (in)N/A
CARGO AREA DIMENSIONS
Trunk Volume (ft)8.5

PROS

Outstanding performance; elegant, understated styling; Mercedes-Benz craftsmanship and luxury

MODEL HIGHLIGHTS

The SL-Class benefitted from a total redesign in 2014, which included the extensive use of aluminum in the chassis. The end result is a lightweight body shell with outstanding rigidity and stiffness, with impressive performance all around.

Though it mainly has a reputation for luxury, the Mercedes-Benz SL is a seriously fast car, no matter the model. The car is available as the SL450, SL550, AMG SL63 or AMG SL65. The SL450 has the smallest engine in the lineup, but its twin-turbo 3.0L V6 still makes 362 horsepower, enough to get the SL450 to 60 mph in a claimed 4.9 seconds. The SL550 comes powered by a 4.7L, twin-turbocharged V8 that makes 449 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque. Paired with a 9-speed automatic, 0 to 60 mph is possible in just 4.3 seconds. The AMG SL63 is powered by a 5.5L twin-turbocharged V8, which makes 577 horsepower and 664 pound-feet. Finally, the AMG SL63 delivers 621 horsepower and 738 pound-feet of torque from its 6.0L twin-turbo V12. Mercedes-Benz claims a 3.9-second 0-60 mph time for its top-of-the-line SL, with a top speed of 186 mph.

Of course, no Mercedes-Benz is complete without plenty of luxury and technology. Mercedes-Benz has provided two versions of its convertible hard top — a glass version and an optional MAGIC SKY CONTROL version. The MAGIC SKY CONTROL roof is able to change its transparency at the push of a button, going from transparent to opaque at the whim of the driver. The whole roof retracts in less than 20 seconds.

The roof of the car is really just the tip of the impressive technology in the SL. Adaptive headlights swivel to see around corners. An automatic trunk requires no hands to open or close; a simple wave of a foot under the rear bumper suffices. Washer fluid is distributed through small channels in the windshield wiper blade itself, preventing any splashing and ensuring that occupants stay dry even with the top down. The sound system utilizes empty spaces in the car's chassis to enhance bass.

The emphasis on technology pays off particularly well when it comes to safety. All manner of traction control, stability control and anti-lock brakes are standard. The 2018 SL also comes available with the Mercedes-Benz PRE-SAFE braking system, which will automatically apply the brakes if the car senses a collision. Two-stage airbags, including head and thorax, are also standards, along with a couple of rollover bars. Active head restraints also help prevent whiplash — Mercedes-Benz boasts that because of these innovations, the SL is the world's safest roadster.

MODEL NEWS

The Mercedes-Benz SL is mostly carried over heading into 2018. Styling has been revised modestly around the front fascia and the wheels, which now are appointed with a simplified Mercedes emblem. A backup camera is now standard as are puddle lamps that illuminate a Mercedes-Benz logo at the driver's feet upon entry. Mercedes offers an AMG Sport steering wheel and seatbelts are now offered in red or silver.

VALUE WRITEUP

The 2018 SL-Class is a 2-seat sports car with a generous helping of luxury and comfort. Starting at about $88,200, the car is priced squarely in the luxury category, and drivers are treated to some of the best automotive technology available. The SL features a powerful engine, a very willing chassis and a clever folding hard top.