Mercedes-Benz has revealed an updated version of the existing SL called the Grand Edition ahead of the planned launch of an all-new eighth-generation model engineered by AMG in 2020.
It will be sold in two versions: the 362bhp turbocharged 3.0-litre V6 petrol engine powered SL400 and the 440bhp turbocharged 4.6-litre V8 petrol engine powered SL500.
Grand Edition – this is what especially exclusive Mercedes-Benz special edition models are called. The new Grand Edition models of the SL 450 and SL 550 come with numerous highlights to the interior and exterior that create an even more luxurious driving experience. The exclusive Roadster will arrive in U.S. dealerships in 2020.
The SL Grand Edition is available in Graphite Grey with applications in high- gloss chrome and matte silver to ensure a special look for the front bumper. The Grand Edition models have exclusive 19-inch front and 20-inch rear AMG 10-spoke forged wheels. These are painted high-gloss black and have a high- sheen rim lip and spokes. The badges with the SL Grand Edition logo placed laterally on the mudguards subtly reference the special model’s status.
The designo Tundra Brown Pearl leather with its shimmering metallic surface catches the eye on the interior, with details such as fine diamond quilting, piping in designo Golden Olive Pearl and an embroidered special model logo on the head restraints. The multifunction sports steering wheel is also designed in Tundra Brown Pearl leather. The grip zone is particularly easy on the hand in perforated black Nappa leather. The Grand Edition will also receive the sports suspension, which is lowered by 10 mm for firmer tuning and sportier driving dynamics.
The Grand Edition models at a glance: