Mercedes-AMG SL55 Roadster launched at Rs 2.35 crore

The 7th generation SL features a fabric top that can be retracted in 15 seconds.

Mercedes-Benz has launched the AMG SL55 Roadster in India at a price of Rs 2.35 crore (ex-showroom). The 7th generation SL will be imported into the country via the CBU route.

The Mercedes-AMG SL55 is a 2-door convertible that comes with a retractable fabric roof. The roof can be opened or closed in 15 seconds at speeds of up to 60 km/h. The car features aggressive yet stylish triangular headlamps with integrated LED daytime running lights and a low-slung Panamericana grille.

The rear fascia comprises a set of sleek LED taillights that sit flush with the bodywork and an adjustable spoiler. This being the hot AMG version, it gets quad exhausts and rides on 20-inch alloy wheels as standard.

Inside, the SL55 comes with AMG performance seats with Alcantara upholstery and carbon fibre trim. The roadster is equipped with an 11.9-inch touchscreen infotainment system, a digital instrument cluster, ambient lighting and a head-up display.

Powering the SL55 is a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 engine that makes 469 BHP and 700 Nm. The engine is mated with a 9-speed automatic transmission and Mercedes' 4Matic all-wheel drive system. It is also the first roadster to get rear-axle steering as standard. Mercedes claims a 0-100 km/h time of 3.9 seconds and a top speed of 295 km/h.

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