Mercedes-Benz AMG SL 55 Roadster India launch tomorrow
After introducing the AMG E 53 Cabriolet and AMG GT 63 S E Performance in India, Mercedes-Benz has set the stage to launch the AMG SL 55 4Matic+ Roadster tomorrow, 22 June, 2023. The seventh generation SL 55 Roadster will be available as a CBU. While the fifth-gen SL was offered in the market, Mercedes-Benz India had skipped the sixth-gen model. Unveiled in October 2021, the SL-Class line-up comprises AMG-only models, such as the SL 43, SL 55, and SL 63.
Mercedes-Benz AMG SL 55 Roadster: Powertrain
Powering the AMG SL 55 Roadster is a twin-turbocharged 4.0-litre V8 mill married a nine-speed AMG Speedshift MCT automatic transmission. This engine generates 475PS and 700Nm of torque compared to 585PS and 800Nm of torque of the top-rung AMG SL 63. Interestingly, the engines are assembled Affalterbach with Mercedes' "One Man, One Engine" philosophy. The carmaker has even tweaked the V8 for the SL. For reference, the changes to the engine include a new oil pan, optimised inlet and outlets ducts, repositioned intercoolers, active crankcase ventilation, and new engine mapping, among others.
For the first time in 70 years history of the SL moniker, Mercedes has equipped the SL 55 and SL 63 with its 4Matic+ all-wheel drive system. With this, the SL 55 can achieve zero to 100kmph in just 3.9 seconds and provides an electronically limited top speed of 295kmph.
Mercedes-Benz AMG SL 55 Roadster: Highlights
Mercedes has used an electric soft top in the SL 55 Roadster instead of a metal vario roof used in the previous generation's models. As a result, the convertible is lighter by 21kg, boosting lower centre of gravity and enhanced driving dynamics handling. The roof can be opened and closed in just 15 seconds, even while driving at a speed of 60kmph.
Further, the SL 55 comes fitted with AMG Ride Control with steel suspension and aluminium shock absorbers, and lightweight coil springs. The firm claims that, first time, a series production AMG model is equipped with a multi-link front axle setup. It also gets active rear-axle steering as standard. There are different driving modes available, such as slippery, comfort, sport, sport+, and individual. AMG Dynamics is also the part of the AMG Dynamic Select driving modes. Meanwhile, the cabin has a 12.3-inch driver display and an 11.9-inch central information hub.
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