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2013 Mercedes-Benz SL550 Roadster

Luxe Hardtop Convertible

A three-quarter front view of the 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL550 Roadster
In short: A powerful and luxurious two-seat convertible.

2013 Mercedes-Benz SL550 Roadster Review

Jetting from 0-60 in just 4.5 seconds, this super-fast two-seat convertible was made for high-speed drives to nowhere in particular. However, should you get lost, Mercedes has you covered with their advanced COMAND system with navigation, alongside a plethora of other luxurious features like Harman/kardon LOGIC7 surround sound and a CD/DVD player.

Warranty/Service: 4-year/50,000-mile new vehicle limited warranty

 
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Base Price: $105,500 / As Tested: $131,745

Technical Specifications

Vehicle type: front engine, rear-wheel drive, 2-passenger, 2-door convertible

Engine: 4.6-liter twin-turbocharged V8 with direct injection
Horsepower: 429 hp @ 5,250 rpm
Torque: 516 lb-ft @1,800-3,500 rpm
Transmission: 7-speed automatic with paddle shifters

Curb weight: 4,001 lbs
Wheelbase: 101.8 in
Length/Width/Height: 181.8 / 73.9 / 51.8 in
Turning circle: 36.2 ft

Brakes:
4-wheel disc brakes with ABS
Suspension: multi-link front and rear

Traction: electronic stability control with traction control

0-60 mph: 4.5 seconds
60-0 mph: n/a
Top Speed: n/a

EPA City: 17 mpg
EPA Highway: 25 mpg

Seating Capacity: 2
Safety: dual-stage front airbags; head airbags; thorax side airbags; driver and passenger knee airbags


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Make: Mercedes-Benz, Vehicle Type: Convertible

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