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New 2012 Mercedes SL costs from £72,495

Wed, 23 May 2012

New Mercedes SL 350 costs £72k

The new Mercedes SL arrives in the UK next month (June) and will cost from £72,495 for the SL 350.

Mercedes revealed the all new SL roadster – the first new Mercedes SL in a decade – just before Christmas, but it’s taken almost six months more to find out what it’s going to cost in the UK.

With the first SLs arriving on our shores in June, Mercedes couldn’t really have left it much later to let customers know that the entry-level point for the new SL goodness is going to be £72,495 for the BlueDIRECT 3.5 litre V6 SL 350, rising to £83,445 for the 4.7 litre BlueDIRECT V8 SL 500.

Of course, the SL 3540 and SL 500 are the ‘ordinary’ SL models, with the super SLs arriving later this year in the guise of the SL 63 AMG and SL 65 AMG at prices that will dwarf the 350 and 500.

But you get a decent amount for your money in a car that is lighter, better looking, more economical, quicker and more dynamic than the old model (as you would expect after a decade).

Standards specification on the SL 350 and SL 500 includes Pre Safe, Attention Assist, auto lights with bi-xenons, Magic Vision wipers, COMAND with media interface, leather sports seats and 18″ alloy wheels.

But if you really want the SL your heart yearns for, set aside at least an extra £15k for extras.

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By Cars UK