This generation brought a significantly revised car, one that is wider, longer and fitted with a host of high-tech safety features.
While we appreciate the outstanding fit, finish and creature comforts, the look of this version of the SL leaves us somewhat cold.
The previous design looks much better.
With that said, exceptionally powerful turbocharged V8 and V12 engines are offered, along with an adjustable-opacity feature for the folding hardtop.
Practically every known electronic driver's assistance safety feature is also available.
Ride quality and handling are unsurpassed, with the SL performing like a much smaller and lighter sports car when called upon to do so, while providing outstanding smoothness and ride comfort when it is required.