- The new 2015 Mercedes-Benz SL400 hardtop roadster starts at $84,925.
- The 2015 SL400 will begin arriving at Mercedes-Benz dealers later this month.
- The twin-turbo V6 takes the SL400 to 60 mph in 5.1 seconds.
MONTVALE, New Jersey — The new 2015 Mercedes-Benz SL400 hardtop roadster starts at $84,925, including a $925 destination charge.
The 2015 SL400 will begin arriving at Mercedes-Benz dealers later this month.
The new SL400 replaces the 2014 SL350, which was not available in the U.S. Its closest relative in the North American market is the 2015 Mercedes SL550, priced at $107,825, including a $925 destination charge.
Unlike the V8-engined SL550, the SL400 is powered by a direct-injected twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 engine that puts out 329 horsepower and 354 pound-feet of torque. The engine is mated to a paddle-shifted seven-speed automatic transmission.
Like other SL models, the 2015 SL400 features a folding hardtop capable of transforming the car from a coupe to a roadster in about 16 seconds with the push of a button. Mercedes notes that as the roof folds, the rear window pivots 180 degrees to maximize trunk space when the top is stowed.
Even though the SL400 is the entry-level model in the SL line, it hasn't been shortchanged in the areas of comfort and convenience. Heated leather seats are standard, as are wood trim, a navigation system, a 600-watt Harman Kardon sound system and a technology management center with high-resolution color display.
Options include a $2,000 Sport package that includes 19-inch AMG five-spoke wheels, a sport brake system and sport steering wheel. A $4,900 Premium package adds a long list of items, including a rearview camera and the Airscarf neck-heating system.
Edmunds says: The new 2015 Mercedes-Benz SL400 with its affordable price tag should lure more roadster shoppers into Mercedes-Benz showrooms.