New SL Options, Prices, Model Info

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  1. Sorry for the botched copy+paste. More technical info is in the attached pics too...

    SL Facelift – Preliminary Information

    Paint, Trim and upholstery

    Code Facelift option Code Current option code


    Natural beige Leather



    Cognac Brown

    Alabandine grey metallic
    (Not available until Q4 2008)

    Jasper blue metallic

    Palladium silver metallic

    Tellurite Silver metallic

    Light Burr walnut wood
    Chestnut wood

    Poplar wood trim

    new option, only available for the SL600

    Prism–pattern aluminium
    New option, only available for the SL350 & SL500 with the sports package option

    All other paint, trim and upholstery options remain unchanged and are still available under the current option codes. New upholstery and paint swatches will be sent out next year.
    New engine line up

    • SL350 – Performance increase from 272hp to 315hp
    – Improved fuel efficiency and C02 emissions
    – Improved 0-62mph acceleration time from 6.6 to 6.2 seconds

    • SL 500/ SL600 – Improved fuel efficiency and C02 emissions

    • SL63 AMG – Replaces the SL55 AMG
    – World premiere of new AMG speedshift MCT 7-speed sports transmission
    – Power increase from 517hp to 525hp

    • SL65 AMG – No engine alterations
    – The 5-speed automatic transmission remains on this model


    New equipment summary

    Code New Equipment Notes

    213 Direct steering
    (Not available until Q3 2008)

    In addition to the speed sensitive aspect of the standard parameter steering, Direct steering also assesses the drivers steering input and adapts the steering response accordingly. This improves the cars responsiveness and offers greater assistance to the customer when parking or performing other manoeuvres.

    401 Comfort ventilated seats The SL 600 and SL 65 AMG will now have comfort ventilated seats as part of their standard equipment. Please note these seats are supplied with perforated leather.

    537 DAB radio This option will allow the customer to receive DAB radio stations.

    403 Airscarf

    From facelift the Airscarf option, which provides neck level heating, will be available across the SL-Class range. Please note that its design is not the same as the option currently available on the SLK. The vents are larger and the fans are visible through the rear of the headrest. Imagery will be available in the first quarter of next year.

    618 Bi-Xenon headlamps

    Bi-Xenon headlamps will be standard on all SL-Class models from facelift and will feature dynamic range adjustment and the headlamp cleaning system. The cornering light function will no longer be available with Bi-Xenon headlamps. This function is now offered with the optional Intelligent light system (ILS)

    621 Intelligent light system

    The intelligent light system will now be available as an option from facelift. It will feature variable light distribution for driving in the country, on the motorway and in heavy fog, the active light function, the dynamic range function and a headlamp cleaning system. It will also feature the cornering light function that is no longer available with the Bi-Xenon headlamp option.

    952 Sports package

    The sports package, as seen on the current Sport Edition model, will be made available as on option for the facelift model. This package will include:

    - 19" alloy wheels – 5 twin-spoke design
    Front: 8.5J x 19 (255/35 tyres)
    Rear: 9.5J x 19 (285/30 tyres)
    - Painted front brake callipers with "Mercedes-Benz" lettering
    - Perforated rear brake discs
    - Tinted rear lights
    - Sports air filter on SL 350 (for sportier engine note)

    - Black leather seats with silver top-stitching
    - Silver top-stitching on steering wheel, dashboard, centre console, armrest, shift lever and door panels
    - Perforated leather on gearshift lever and steering wheel
    - Prism-pattern aluminium trim
    - Black fabric roof lining
    - Black velour floor mats with silver stitching
    - 7G-Tronic Sport transmission with steering wheel gearshift paddles

  2. Dear Colleagues

    We are delighted to announce that the facelift SL will have its UK launch in Spring 2008 (official on-sale date to be confirmed) after being revealed at the Geneva Motor show in March 2008.

    The many exterior changes to the facelift SL aim to build on the powerful appearance of the current model and will feature a completely redesigned front end with new headlights, front bumper and grill. These visual enhancements continue along the newly designed bonnet, wing mirrors and side fins towards the rear elements of the SL which receives new designs for the rear bumper and tailpipes.

    To complement these exterior visual enhancements the facelift will see a choice of new wheel designs and new paint colours as well as increased differentiation for the V12 models. The look and feel of the interior is also enhanced by the addition of new leather and wood trim options, a new steering wheel design, and a new generation telematics system.

    The powerful image created by the facelift of the SL-Class is supported by the addition of a more powerful engine line up that will include the exciting new SL63 AMG, and the SL350 sports engine with improved power and engine note. Alongside these improvements in power the range will see a reduction in CO2 emissions and improved fuel efficiency.

    RHD production of the facelift SL will commence in March 2008 ready for its anticipated launch in the Spring. The specification deadline and the deadline for creating commission numbers for March production (which will have the model year 809 code) will be the 7th January 2008. (may be subject to change)

    To assist you with your ordering process for these allocations we are pleased to release a preliminary price list showing the expected specification and options for this facelift. Please note that this information has been prepared based on the preliminary information available from the factory and may be subject to change.

    There is no information on any changes to the designo range at this time but designo options will not be available to order in March production. More detailed option information including prices will be made available closer to the launch date.

    Attached you will find information on the following topics:

    Attachment1: (Updated 14 January 2008)
    Preliminary Price list

    Attachment 2: (Updated 14 January 2008)

    � Paint, trim and upholstery option changes
    � New engine line up
    � Technical data
    � New equipment summary
    � New telematics information
    � New wheel designs

    Please note that vehicle and option pricing has not yet been confirmed. Full UK pricing and specification details, as well as mini brochures for the facelift, will be made available in the first quarter of next year.

    If there are any questions relating to the attached information, or any other product related issue, please address them via email to .

    Yours sincerely

    Joseph Kent Claire McDonnell
    Product Analyst Product Group Manager
    S/SL/SLK/CL-Class S/SL/SLK/CL-Class

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