First drive review MercedesBenz SL350 Roadster Review | Autocar

10 Апр 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

First drive review: SL350 Roadster

What is it?


the ‘cheapest’ Mercedes SL, which isn’t cheap at all at over What we really need to is whether the new 302bhp, 3.5-litre SL is also the best SL. The base has long been the most in Mercedes’ successful big roadster but it has in the past felt a little next to the extravagance of power you can on in the big V8 versions.

What is it like?

Good to dispel that issue. Key to the of this new Mercedes SL350 is the that Mercedes has managed to cut the kerb weight with the use of in place of steel. It promotes a more accurate turn-in and more encouraging handling you’d have found in the old It does lack the punchy, acceleration of the SL500 and AMG models, but in the more subtle delights of the V6 are more usable in the UK. Thanks to its of forced induction, the power has an appealingly smooth, linear and allows for more accurate and throttle response. This and the grip levels add up to accessible that, in the real-world, means the 350 be barely any slower point-to-point its lairier siblings. Another to the base SL is the better communication you

get between motor and transmission. It can be a indecisive and hesitant when to the V8s, but the SL350’s ratios perfectly matched and it simply what you want it to do. Whether in eco, or manual mode, sharp, smooth and intuitive. The is less perfect but is more adequate. Our test car rode on 19-inch rims and standard dampers. The result over UK is wholly acceptable, though the of the SL (which still rolls in at 1.7 tonnes) is more notable
some thumping and shimmying urban stuff. Ultimately, it just the right blend of and precision 95 per cent of the time.

Should I buy one?

The final to opt for the 350 is the price, which we’ve mentioned is way beyond cheap and properly expensive. But it is the most SL and it’s competitively priced rivals such as the Porsche 911 – which would still be the option if you want focused, sports car action. The SL is unashamedly a and delightful GT with an edge of prowess. If that’s not for you, neither is the SL. If that is for you, you’ll love the new SL350, this baby SL is also the

Price £72,495; Top speed 
0-62mph 5.9sec; 
Economy 
CO2 176g/km; 
 Kerbweight Engine type 3498cc, V6, 
Power 302bhp at 6500rpm
; 273lb ft at 3500-5250rpm
; Gearbox auto

Mercedes-Benz SL 350 Base
Mercedes-Benz SL 350 Base

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