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Mercedes-Benz SL-class (R231 Series II SL-class)

R231 Series II SL-class

Make: Mercedes-Benz

Model: SL-class

Released: Jan 1970

Mercedes-Benz logo1 Sep 2016

By JUSTIN HILLIARD

Mercedes-Benz welcomed its refreshed SL-Class range in September 2016, coinciding with the local decision to axe the V12-powered AMG SL 65 flag bearer that produced 463kW/1000Nm.

The three-tier line-up benefited from a price cut, redesigned front fascia, new tail-lights and bumpers, as well as upgraded engines for two variants.

Safety levels were boosted thanks to the addition of a 'Driver Assistant Package Plus' which included active cruise control with steering assist, autonomous emergency braking, rear cross-traffic alert, lane keeping assistant and blind-spot monitoring.

An active body control (ABC) sports suspension was optionally available on the SL400/500, which offering a smoother ride by lightening the load on the adaptive damping system.

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