Hot Drop Tops: Convertibles of the 2016 Model Year

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Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
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One of the most iconic convertible of all time, the Mercedes-Benz SL roadster has a rich history that dates back to the 300 SL of the 1950s. On sale in spring 2016, the new 2017 Mercedes-Benz SL receives a revised front-end design, more powerful engines, a new 9-speed automatic transmission and available Active Body Control with curve tilting function. The new design features a unique diamond grille that extends downward, large lower air inlets and standard LED headlights. The 2017 SL is offered as the SL450 and SL550, as well as the Mercedes-AMG SL63 and SL65. The SL450 is powered by a biturbo 3.0-liter V6 engine that now produces 362 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque starting at 2000 rpm. The SL550 receives a biturbo 4.7-liter V8 that produces 449 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque. The SL450 and SL550 use the 9G-TRONIC 9-speed transmission. The SL63 AMG is powered by a hand-built 5.5-liter AMG biturbo V8 that produces 577 horsepower and 664 lb-ft of torque; the SL65 AMG gets power from by a hand-built 6.0-liter AMG biturbo V12 that produces 621 horsepower and 738 lb-ft of torque.

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