Petrol engines - fuelling dynamic driving

Model Cylinder arrangement and number Displacement (cc) Rated output (kW at rpm)[1] Top speed (km/h)[3] Fuel consumption, combined (l/100 km)[2] CO2 emissions combined (g/km)[2]
SL 350 BlueEFFICIENCY V6 3498 225/6500 250 7.5–6.8 176–159
SL 500 BlueEFFICIENCY V8 4663 320/5250 250 9.2–9.1 214–212
SL 63 AMG V8 5461 395/5500 250 – (9.9) – (231)
SL 65 AMG V12 5980 463/4800 250 – (11,6) – (270)

More powerful, yet more economical than ever before

Giving pure and unadulterated roadster driving pleasure, the new BlueDIRECT engines in the new SL-Class Roadster are sure to impress. They are perfectly aligned to the requirements of this vehicle class.

The new 6 and 8-cylinder engines are at the cutting edge of technology and unite smooth running performance and ecological efficiency with an unsurpassed level of agility and driving dynamics.

The high-performance engine in the new SL 63 AMG is totally geared to dynamism, without losing sight of the important factors economy and environmental compatibility. For the driver with sporting ambitions, it has breathtakingly impressive acceleration figures and the highest levels of performance.

6-cylinder petrol engine: SL 350 BlueEFFICIENCY

The innovative BlueDIRECT V6 engine that powers the new SL 350 BlueEFFICIENCY was developed using lightweight materials consistently. It features spray-guided direct petrol injection with piezo injectors, four valves per cylinder and adjustable intake and exhaust camshafts.

Through these future-oriented technologies a maximum of performance and efficiency can be achieved.

  • Efficient combustion: spray-guided combustion with high-pressure injection via piezo injectors.
  • Conservation of resources: fuel consumption up to about 29 percent lower than that of preceding model and correspondingly lower CO2 emissions, with increased dynamism.
  • Intelligent efficiency technologies: a reduction in fuel consumption is assisted by a more advanced combustion process, the standard-fit ECO start/stop function, a completely new air and exhaust gas system, regulated auxiliary components, intelligent alternator management and consistent implementation of lightweight construction principles.
  • Motoring enjoyment at every engine speed: with its 225 kW output, the engine delivers powerful acceleration even at low rev speeds, displaying great refinement over the entire speed range.
  • Power can be heard: a special resonance intake manifold ensures a powerful engine sound.
8-cylinder petrol engine: SL 500 BlueEFFICIENCY

The BlueDIRECT 8-cylinder engine in the new SL 500 BlueEFFICIENCY Roadster vouches for effortless superiority in every driving situation. A whole series of innovative technologies ensure reduced consumption and significantly higher output, with lower engine displacement.

  • Technological highlights: consistent lightweight construction, moderate downsizing to a displacement of 4.7 litres, direct injection with highly precise piezo injectors.
  • Consistent pulling power: turbocharging with charge-air cooling provide a consistently high output and significantly improved torque.
  • Convincing output figures: with its BlueDIRECT engine, the new SL 500 BlueEFFICIENCY develops impressive 320 kW and a stunning peak torque of 700 Newton-metres. This dynamism, markedly increased over its forerunner model, goes hand in hand with fuel consumption figures up to around 27 percent lower and correspondingly reduced CO2 emissions.
8-cylinder biturbo petrol engine: SL 63 AMG

The new SL 63 AMG is powered by the AMG 5.5-litre V8 biturbo engine. This dynamically responsive unit delivers, in conjunction with the AMG performance package, an impressive output of 395 kW and a maximum torque of 800 Nm. The AMG performance package makes a top speed of up to 300 km/h possible. A glance at the torque curve shows: no other engine of this output class can reach the values developed by this new AMG unit.

  • Innovative combination: the output and efficiency boost is brought about by means of innovative high-tech systems, such as for instance petrol direct injection and biturbocharging.
  • Resource-protecting technology: kinetic energy recuperation when braking and in overrun mode, as well as the Controlled Efficiency drive programme with ECO start-stop function ensure efficient progress.
  • Top-level driving dynamics and efficiency: the AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed sports transmission features four drive programmes and Race Start function.
12-cylinder biturbo petrol engine: SL 65 AMG

The new SL 65 AMG is the most powerful vehicle of the current model series thanks to the AMG 6.0-litre V12 biturbo engine, the unit features excellent output figures and sophisticated innovative technology.

  • Modern technologies: The high-performance engine, with ECO start-stop function, ensures perfect running smoothness with its 12 cylinders.
  • Sheer motor sports feeling: the top-level unit delivers 462 kW and a maximum torque of 1000 Nm, which it reaches already at 2300 rpm. It delivers this maximum torque level from 2300 to 4300 rpm.
  • High driving dynamism and efficiency: the AMG SPEEDSHIFT PLUS 7G-TRONIC automatic transmission features four drive programmes.

[1] Figures for rated output and rated torque in accordance with Directive 80/1269/EEC in the currently applicable version.[2] The figures shown for fuel consumption and CO2 emissions were obtained in accordance with the prescribed measuring process (Regulation [EC] 715/2007 in its currently applicable version). The figures are not based on an individual vehicle and do not constitute part of the product offer; they are provided solely for purposes of comparison between different vehicle models.[3] Electronically limited