2013 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class revised for UK market

2013 Mercedes-Benz SL500 (UK-spec) 01.05.2013
2013 Mercedes-Benz SL500 (UK-spec) 01.05.2013

SL 350 and SL 500 now available as AMG Sport models

Mercedes-Benz has announced a series of updates for the UK-spec 2013 SL-Class.

SL 350 and SL 500 will be available as AMG Sport models bringing more standard equipment with a combined value of 6,625 GBP. Added goodies include the AMG Sports Package for the interior and exterior, Parktronic with Active Park Assist and an electric sunroof.

We should also mention the five-spoke 19-inch AMG alloys, body-colored boot lip, better braking system for SL 350, 10mm lowered sports suspension, along with AMG front/rear aprons and side skirts. The 7G-Tronic Plus gearbox has an "S" mode, while inside there are AMG floor mats, sports steering wheel, black fabric roof lining, sports seats with perforated leather and various other tweaks.

The Mercedes-Benz SL 63 AMG also gains Parktronic with Active Park Assist and an electric panoramic glass sunroof – valued at 1,500 GBP. The SL 65 AMG will remain the same as before.

Prices start from 69,960 GBP for SL 350 AMG Sport, followed by SL 500 AMG Sport at 79,970 GBP and the SL 63 AMG priced from 110,785 GBP. Production will commence next month.

More details can be found in the attached press release.

Source: Mercedes-Benz
  • Significant changes to the SL-Class from June 2013 production
  • SL 350 and SL 500 now available as AMG Sport models
  • Additional standard equipment added to SL 63 AMG
  • SL 350 AMG Sport from £69,960 OTR and SL 500 AMG Sport from £79,970 OTR

The SL-Class is now even more luxurious, thanks to enhanced standard equipment and key exterior appointments, mixing style with comfort and advanced engineering.

Both the SL 350 and SL 500 now gain AMG Sport status, which includes additional standard equipment with a combined value of £6,625, including the AMG Sports Package for both the interior and exterior, an electric glass sunroof, and Parkronic with Active Park Assist.

The exterior AMG Sports Package comprises elegant 19” AMG five-spoke alloy wheels; sports suspension lowered by 10mm, with revised damper settings; AMG bodystyling for side skirts and front and rear aprons; a body-coloured boot lip; upgraded braking system (SL 350 only) with perforated rear brake disks; and grey brake calipers with ‘Mercedes-Benz’ lettering.

Joining the upgraded suspension and braking systems, the 7G-Tronic Plus transmission with ‘S’ mode now features modified shift points. Inside, the SLS now benefits from sports seats with perforated leather, verticle fluting and designo Platinum White Pearl piping on door armrests, centre console, seat side bolsters and head restraints; sports steering wheel with silver gear shift paddles and perforated leather in grip areas; chequered flag-design instrument cluster; AMG floor mats; and black fabric roof lining.

The paint and interior choice have also been updated to now include one non-metallic paint and five metallic paints, including new Polar White as standard, with the cost option of two addition colours, including new Hyacinth Red (£690). Black leather is now standard in the range, with a cost option of Bengal Red or Porcelain nappa leather (£710), and standard trim is now in Light Brushed Aluminium, with Black Ash Wood available as a £345 option.

The SL 63 AMG, also benefits of an electric panoramic glass sunroof and Parktronic with Active Park Assist as additions to the standard equipment specifications, with a value of £1,500. There are no changes to the SL 65 AMG.

The SL 350 AMG Sport, from £69,960 OTR, SL 500 AMG Sport, from £79,970 OTR, and SL 63 AMG from £110,785 OTR,  are available from June 2013 production.

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CReeds CReeds
Admittedly, I have never been a huge SL fan, but the only words I can find for the current are "awkward" and "unbecoming".
May 2nd, 2013 4:35am
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bmw2002m bmw2002m
A note to Mercedes Benz - PLEASE stop building your right hand drive cars with offset steering wheels. I would love to own an AMG bodykitted E350 Cdi coupe however the fact that the steering wheels on all right hand drive Merc's are offset to the left by about an inch and a half is so annoying. Turns out there are loads of internet forums about this as well. Mercedes Benz TAKE NOTE!
May 1st, 2013 8:50pm
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Aygo Aygo
They should also take note that not every customer wants an AMG Sport as the entry-level grade. I know Mercedes UK want to attract a younger clientele with the AMG Sport grade but seriously, offering it on nearly every single passenger car as the base model. I value comfort over dynamics.
May 1st, 2013 10:22pm
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brears2 brears2
A, B, C, C Coupe, E, E Cab and Coupe, ML, CLA, CLS, SLK all have trim levels below AMG Sport...
May 2nd, 2013 11:29am
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SnakesInMyPants SnakesInMyPants
All mercedes has to do in order to make this SL look perfect is take the headlights off the GLA concept and slap them on this.
May 1st, 2013 6:38pm
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Mike.F1 Mike.F1
The R230 SL (MYs 01 - 08) still remains the best looking modern SL
May 1st, 2013 5:49pm
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