2018 Mercedes-Benz SL Prices: MSRP vs Dealer Invoice vs True Dealer Cost
MSRP Invoice Price Destination Fee Holdback Dealer Cost
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What's New for 2017?
The 2017 Mercedes SL gets a substantial facelift for the 2017 model. All trims now have as standard automatic emergency braking, LED headlights, revised gauges, adjustable tri-color ambient lighting, keyless ignition and entry, and dual USB ports. The COMAND infotainment features include Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The power hardtop has been improved so that it can be safely operated at 25 mph. It also features a trunk separator that works automatically in sync with the roof. The SL also receives gets a full front-end revision and a new 9-speed automatic transmission.
The 2017 Mercedes SL comes as a 2-seat convertible that has a power-folding hardtop. The 4 trim levels are the SL450, the SL550, the AMG SL and the AMG SL65. It also has rear wheel drive.
Trims Of The 2017 Mercedes SL
The base trim level is the SL450. Standard features include a power wind blocker, 19 inch wheels, a panoramic sunroof, cruise control, heated mirrors, front and back parking sensors, forward collision warning, and selectable drive modes. It also has running lights, automatic high beams, headlight washers, and automatic wipers. Other features include a dual-zone climate control, an adaptive suspension, a power steering wheel that is tilt-and-telescoping, a rearview mirror that is auto-dimming, and leather upholstery that is sun-reflecting. Twelve-way power seats come with 4-way power memory and lumbar functions are also included. There is also a navigation system that comes with real-time voice controls, Bluetooth, Harman Kardon sound setup with 11 speakers, a 6-CD changer, HD radio, satellite radio, and the Mercedes-Benz Mbrace voice-controlled emergency telematics system.
*The next trim up is the SL550. This trim adds to the standard features of the SL450 trim. It comes with 19 inch wheels that are AMG-branded, a rearview camera, a V8 engine, automated parking system, a power trunk lid outfitted with hands-free activation, driver-selectable adaptive suspension, and the Airscarf neck-level heater. It also has ventilated seats that come with active side bolsters and several massage functions.
* The AMG SL trim comes with upgraded leather upholstery, upgraded brakes, a more powerful V8 engine, a limited-slip differential, and high-performance driving and suspension settings. The Active Body Control feature mitigates body roll when cornering. It also has AMG gauges, dashtop analog clock, and a faux-suede headliner.
* The top-of-the-line AMG SL65 has a V12 engine, soft-closing doors, blind-spot monitoring, rear collision mitigation, and lane keeping assist. The Magic Sky system can change the transparency of the roof panel so you can have sunshine on your shoulder without messing up your hair!
Performance And Fuel Economy
The base level 3.0 liter twin-turbo V6 delivers 362 hp with torque of 354 lb-ft. The fuel economy comes in at 20 mpg in city driving and 27 mpg on the highway. The 4.7 liter twin-turbo V8 in the SL550 can produce 449 hp with torque of 516 lb-ft. The EPA fuel economy is 16/24 mpg for city/highway driving. The SL63 AMG has a 5.5 liter twin-turbo V8 that makes 577 hp with torque of 738 lb-ft. Here the fuel economy is 16/25 mpg for city/highway driving. Lastly the SL65 AMG has a 6.0 liter twin-turbo V12 produces 621 hp with torque of 738 lb-ft. The fuel economy is 14/21 mpg for city/highway driving.
Formula for Calculating Dealer Cost:
- Example: Base Mercedes-Benz SL-Class invoice price + the dealer Invoice price of options + destination - Holdback = Total Dealer Cost.
- What is Holdback? A hidden amount that manufacturers give back to a dealer. It is a percentage of the MSRP or the Invoice price.
Total Dealer Cost - Rebate and Incentive + Taxes / Licensing Fees = True Dealer Cost. (You can get rebates and incentives here.)
Note: All Mercedes-Benz SL-Class MSRP, invoice and dealer cost dollar figures above are approximate amounts. Prices are subject to change without notice.
A note about rebates: Most rebates are subtracted from the "on the road" figure. In most cases, you can have the rebate if you are arranging your own financing or you are paying cash. If you decide to use the manufacturer’s low interest financing, you do not usually get the rebate. Ask your dealer for details.