PKW4552 230 series SL-Class Roadsters, 2006 - 2008

230 series SL-Class Roadsters, 2006 - 2008

Five years after its introduction, Mercedes‑Benz reworked the SL, which it unveiled in 2006 at the International Motor Show in Geneva. The engines, drive train, and chassis were sportier.

The V8 engine (M 273) in the SL 500 was a new design with a displacement of 5.5 litres and an output of 285 kW (388 hp)  that accelerated the vehicle from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.4 seconds. In the US, the vehicle was marketed as SL 550.

The six-cylinder engine in the SL 350 had also been redesigned. The output of the 200 kW (272 hp) V6 engine (M 272) had increased by 11 percent and its fuel consumption decreased by more than 1 litre per 100 km. NEDC combined consumption was 10.3 litres per 100 km. The SL 350 accelerated from 0 to 100 km in 6.6 seconds, making it more than half a second faster than the previous model.

The leader of the pack was the V12 twin-turbo SL 600. Its output increased to 380 kW (517 hp) and its maximum torque to 830 Nm. The SL's 12-cylinder engine accelerated from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.5 seconds.

Mercedes‑Benz equipped the refreshed V6 and V8 models with the 7-speed automatic transmission 7G-TRONIC. The Active Body Control ABC (standard in the SL 500 and SL 600, optional in the SL 350) had also been enhanced. Compared with the previous model, the body moved 60% less in dynamic driving situations.

Subtle design changes to the body included the new bumper with three large cooling air intakes, a more pronounced arrow shape and fog lights set in chrome rings. The new matt-silver radiator grille had three chromed louvers. The new light-alloy wheels were absolute eye catchers. The horizontally divided tail lights with red-and-white clear-glass covers underlined the width of the SL's muscular rear even more.

The restyling in the passenger compartment included a softer grain of leather upholstery, new colours, embossed aluminium trims and metal door sills with embossed Mercedes‑Benz lettering.

From 2007, the SL 350 and SL 500 could be equipped with an optional Sports Package for €2,975. The highlights included silver contrast stitching, perforated leather and aluminium trims. The car's look was also determined by 19-inch five-spoke light-alloy wheels that revealed silver-coated brake callipers. Drilled brake discs on the rear contributed to excellent deceleration values. The automatic transmission 7G-TRONIC Sport with shift paddles on the steering wheel was also part of the standard equipment package. The distinguishing features included smoked tail lights.

The R 230 series was extensively redesigned in 2008. One of the biggest changes was the new front end. The SL 280 and the SL 63 AMG were also introduced.


Mercedes-Benz SL 55 AMG, 230 series. Center console with carbon decor trim, controls and switches for chassis and mirror adjustment as well as the electro-hydraulic Vario roof (right side in picture)
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SL 55 AMG, Roadster - R 230
Mercedes-Benz SL 55 AMG, 230 series, 2006 version. Now 3 instead of 4 slats in grille, chrome framed foglights in redesigned front-end
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SL 55 AMG, Roadster - R 230
Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG, SL 55 AMG, 230 series, 2006 version. Now 3 instead of 4 slats in grille, chrome framed foglights in redesigned front-end
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SL 65 AMG, SL 55 AMG, Roadster - R 230
Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG, 230 series, V12 biturbo engine M 275, 5.980 ccm, 450 kW/612 hp
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SL 65 AMG, Roadster - R 230
Mercedes-Benz SL, 230 series, modified 2006 version. Steering wheel in wood-leather combination and new grain on the decor trim in walnut root
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SL, Roadster - R 230
Mercedes-Benz SL, 230 series, modified 2006 version. Steering wheel in wood-leather combination and new grain on the decor trim in walnut root, leather upholstery shown here in a cognac brown tone, control system COMAND APS (COckpit Management And Navigation Display)
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SL, Roadster - R 230
Mercedes-Benz SL, 230 series, modified 2006 version, new grain on the decor trim in walnut root, leather upholstery shown here in a cognac brown tone, switch for the electro-hydraulical Vario roof in alloy optics
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SL, Roadster - R 230
Mercedes-Benz SL, 230 series, modified 2006 version. The combination instrument in the look of a chronograph with the double hood, typical for sports cars
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SL, Roadster - R 230
Mercedes-Benz SL, 230 series, modified 2006 version. The rounded ventilation nozzles with their metal rings quote design elements of the exterior and make for an interesting contrast to the rounded lines of the interior with their formally beautiful and haptically comfortable air volume controls
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SL, Roadster - R 230
Mercedes-Benz SL 500, 230 series, 2006 version now with three instead of four slats in grille, headlights in clear glass optics and newly designed bumpers
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SL 500, Roadster - R 230
Mercedes-Benz SL, 230 series, 2006 version. Light car with leather upholstery in cognac brown tone and 18 inch light alloy wheels in 5-double spoke design, dark car with leather upholstery in Flamenco Red and 19 inch AMG light alloy wheels in double spoke design
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SL, Roadster - R 230
Mercedes-Benz SL 350 and SL 500, 230 series, 2006 version. SL 350, dark car, with leather upholstery in Flamenco Red and 19 inch AMG light alloy wheels in double spoke design. SL 500, car in Pewter metallic, with leather upholstery in cognac brown tone and 18 inch light alloy wheels in 5-double spoke design
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SL 350, SL 500, Roadster - R 230
Mercedes-Benz SL, 230 series, 2006 version. Interior, wood version walnut root with new grain, operation of double cupholder with pleasant haptics
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SL, Roadster - R 230
Mercedes-Benz SL 350, 230 series, redesigned 2006 version, now 3 instead of 4 slats in grille, chrome framed foglights in redesigned front-end
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SL 350, Roadster - R 230
Mercedes-Benz SL 500, 230 series, redesigned 2006 version, now 3 instead of 4 slats in grille, now painted in stirling silver and with chrome trim, chrome framed foglights in redesigned front-end, vehicle in Pewter metallic
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SL 500, Roadster - R 230
Mercedes-Benz SL 500, 230 series, redesigned 2006 version, now 3 instead of 4 slats in grille, now painted in stirling silver and with chrome trim, chrome framed foglights in redesigned front-end, vehicle in Pewter metallic
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SL 500, Roadster - R 230
Mercedes-Benz SL, 230 series, 2006, changed version. Control system COMAND APS (COckpit Management And Navigation Display), decor trim aluminium
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SL, Roadster - R 230
Mercedes-Benz CLS, 219 series, SLK, 171 series, SL, 230 series, version 2006
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CLS, C 219 - SLK, R 171 - SL, R 230
Mercedes-Benz SL 350, 230 series. The V6 four-valve engine M 272 comprises 2.5 to 3.5 liter versions and has a cylinder bank angle of 90 degrees. From 2004, it appears in various series and performance levels. In the 2006 version of the SL 350, it succeeds the 3.7 liter three-valve engine M 112. Performance increases with 3.5 liters to 200 kW/272 hp. With the 2008 modifications as "Sportmotor", it provides 232 kW/316 hp
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SL 350, Roadster - R 230
Mercedes-Benz SL-Class, SL 55 AMG
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Mercedes-Benz SL 55 AMG, Series R 230
Mercedes-Benz SL-Class, SL 55 AMG
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Mercedes-Benz SL 55 AMG, Series R 230
Mercedes-Benz SL-Class, SL 55 AMG
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Mercedes-Benz SL 55 AMG, Series R 230
Mercedes-Benz SL-Class, SL 55 AMG
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Mercedes-Benz SL 55 AMG, Series R 230
Mercedes-Benz SL-Class, SL 55 AMG
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Mercedes-Benz SL 55 AMG, Series R 230
Mercedes-Benz SL-Class, SL 55 AMG
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Mercedes-Benz SL 55 AMG, Series R 230
Mercedes-Benz SL-Class, SL 55 AMG
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Mercedes-Benz SL 55 AMG, Series R 230
Mercedes-Benz SL, Baureihe 230, modellgepflegte Version 2006, Kühlergrill mit 3 statt bisher 4 Lamellen, nun in Sterlingsilber lackiert und mit Chromleiste, chromumrandete Nebelscheinwerfer in der neugestalteten Frontansicht.
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SL, Roadster - R 230
Mercedes-Benz SL, Baureihe 230, Version 2006, erhältlich mit individuellen Lackierungen und Lederpolsterungen des designo Programms.
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SL, Roadster - R 230
Mercedes-Benz SL, Baureihe 230, Version 2006. SL-typische Luftauslässe ("Finnen") oben an der Motorhaube, die auch die Spritzdüsen der Scheibenwaschanlage integrieren.
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SL, Roadster - R 230
Mercedes-Benz SL, Baureihe 230, modellgepflegte Version 2006. Der aus der Instrumententafel hervorgehende Mitteldom enthält die Bedienfunktionen für Radio, Telefonie  und Navigation, den Doppelcupholder und die Klimatisierungsautomatik.
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SL, Roadster - R 230
Mercedes-Benz SL, Baureihe 230, modellgepflegte Version 2006. Der aus der Instrumententafel hervorgehende Mitteldom gibt seine geschwungene Linie an die Mittelkonsole mit der Schaltkulisse weiter. Leicht erreichbar finden sich wichtige Bedientasten und der Schalter für das Variodach in Bildmitte unten.
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SL, Roadster - R 230
Mercedes-Benz SL 55 AMG, Baureihe 230, 2006 - 2008, mit dem AMG V8-Kompressormotor M 113 K: 5.439 cm³, 380 kW/517 PS. AMG 18 Zoll- Leichtmetallräder im Vielspeichen-Design. Heckansicht mit dunkel getönten Rückleuchten und 4-flutiger AMG Abgasanlage.
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SL 55 AMG, Roadster - R 230
Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG, Baureihe 230, 2006 - 2008, mit dem AMG V12-Biturbomotor M 275: 5.980 cm³, 450 kW/612 PS. AMG 19 Zoll-Leichtmetallräder im Doppelspeichen-Design. Heckansicht mit dunkel getönten Rückleuchten und 4-flutiger AMG Abgasanlage.
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SL 65 AMG, Roadster - R 230
Mercedes-Benz SL, 230 series, 2001 - 2011. Side view of SL, version 2006 - 2008. Fog lights chrome-framed, LED taillights in clear glass optics.
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SL, Roadster - R 230
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