2023 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Pricing Announced

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Stuttgart's famous luxury roadster races into town with an eye-watering price tag.

Mercedes-Benz USA has finally announced pricing for the new SL-Class. If you're looking to add the seventh generation of the celebrated SL roadster to your garage, you'll have to shell out at least $137,400 for the SL55. If you want the range-topping SL63, that will set you back $178,100. Both the listed prices are exclusive of the brand's $1,050 delivery and destination charge.

Price-wise, this puts the SL55 on par with the $143,100 Carrera 4S Cabriolet. The SL63 is priced closer to the $195,700 Turbo Cabriolet.

The local subsidiary of the German automaker will offer the legendary drop-top with two US-exclusive trims - Touring and Performance. According to Mercedes, both trim levels provide customers with a sporting yet luxurious feel, with plenty of scope for personalization. The Touring package seems to be aimed at those who want to gallop across the country in style and, as such, is equipped with a bevy of luxury and tech options.

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Features include Active LED headlights, a heated steering wheel, multi-contour seats (with a massage function), the excellent Burmester Surround Sound audio system, illuminated door sills, the AMG Drive Unit steering wheel buttons, and more. However, SL63 models equipped with this package are privy to features not available on the 55 derivative.

This includes AMG's Active Ride Control suspension, the Track Pace MBUX app, and augmented video for the navigation system. The Performance trim receives all the nice-to-haves of the Touring package but also includes the front axle lift system, an electronic limited-slip rear differential, a Race Drive program, and yellow brake calipers.

Already standard on the SL63, this option equips the SL55 with the AMG Dynamic Plus Package and the Active Ride Control suspension. MBUSA is yet to say how much the packages will cost.

Elsewhere, monied buyers can choose between twelve exterior colors, two soft-top variants, and a variety of wheel designs, both in 20- and 21-inch sizes. Inside, a variety of Nappa leather style and colors are made available while several packages are also on offer. This includes the Night Package, AMG Aerodynamics Package, Exterior Carbon Package, and more.

While expensive, we're just relieved that American consumers don't have to pay the same prices as our European counterparts. Still, if $137,400 is still too rich for your blood, the upcoming SL43 should be notably cheaper than the six- and eight-cylinder SL models. Traditionalists may not like the idea of a four-cylinder SL-Class, but the 43 derivative promises impressive performance and a top speed of 171 mph.

If, however, money is no object, Mercedes-Benz is planning to introduce even more exclusive SL variants, which have already been previewed. The Maybach SL concept will take care of all things luxury, while the highly-exclusive Mythos SL will be aimed at collectors and keen drivers.

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