2016 Mercedes-Benz SL 550 Video, First Look

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2016 Mercedes-Benz SL 550 Video, First Look

Say hello to the facelifted 2016 Mercedes-Benz SL 550.

Introduced at the 2015 L.A. Auto Show, the roadster has been updated with new styling that looks right at home with the rest of the new Mercedes-Benz lineup. Along with a heavily revised front end and standard LED headlights, the German automaker gave its roadster a unique diamond radiator grille and a pair of powerdomes that accent the long hood.

In the U.S., the facelifted SL will launch with four models: SL 450, SL 550, AMG SL 63 and AMG SL 65. The base-model is powered by a 3.0-liter V6 with 362 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque while the SL 550 boasts a 4.7-liter V8 with 449 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque.

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Looking for even more performance? AMG has you taken care of with the SL 63 churning 577 hp and 664 lb-ft of torque from its 5.5-liter V8. At the top of the range is a 6.0-liter V12 with 621 hp and 738 lb-ft of torque.

See just how much the SL has changed by checking out our first look video below.

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  • johnls39 .

    Refresh looks much better than the ugly-ass original but has cheap looking switch gear inside the cabin.