Today, Mercedes-Benz has launched the all new member of its SL-Class family, the SL400 Sport. The SL400 Sport has not been launched as a separate model but replaces the entry level SL350. In brief, the SL400 Sport is 27 hp more powerful, offers 110 Nm of more torque and is even quicker than the outgoing entry-level SL model.
Powering the SL400 is an all new 6-cylinder, 2996 cc engine that equips two turbochargers to produce a lovely 333 hp of max power and peak torque of 480 Nm. Despite being half a liter smaller than the currently available unit, the new engine offers a 0 to 62 mph sprint time of 5.2 seconds. The engine is completely compliant with EU6 emissions.
Features wise, the new entry level replacement model is thoroughly loaded including 19-inch AMG 5-spoke alloy wheels, AMG aprons at front and rear, AMG side skirting, body colored boot lid spoiler and a sports suspension. Moving on to the inside, customers will get a chequered flag-inspired instrument panel, perforated-leather wrapped flat-bottom steering wheel, brushed aluminum trim, AMG floor mats, Tyre Pressure Monitoring, DAB radio and more.
Alongside the launch of the SL400, Mercedes-Benz has also announced some interesting enhancements for the SL63 AMG. As per the information available, the power and torque outputs have been increased by 48 hp and 100 Nm respectively – taking the figures to 585 hp and 900 Nm. Another interesting addition to the SL63 will be an AMG rear axle limited-slip differential.