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Next Mercedes-Benz SL to get soft top, 2+2 seating, and 800-hp AMG version

Descriptions promise a "butch, almost mean-looking sports car."

The next-gen Mercedes SL goes in a new direction with a soft top, 2+2 seating, and an 800-hp AMG model.

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New Mercedes SL500 unused for 20 years after owner loses keys

The car has 80 miles on the odometer.

Perhaps the owner didn't like the local M-B dealer.

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Mercedes-Benz now offers a classic car travel program

Which SL is best SL?

Two different kinds of Mercedes-Benz SL convertibles can be driven on a French or Italian holiday.

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2017 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class First Drive

The blue chip convertible gets pretty again.

The 2017 Mercedes SL isn't too different from an engineering standpoint, and that's okay. The good news is, it's pretty again.

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Clarkson, Hammond, and May cruise in an off-road Mercedes SL

Clarkson, Hammond, and May cruise through an English village in a lifted Mercedes-Benz SL-Class, and Clarkson says the car is "excellent."

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Charles Morgan cruises Wales in a 1987 Mercedes-Benz SL500

Charles Morgan glides through Wales in a 1987 Mercedes-Benz SL500 and explains why these luxury convertibles are fantastic classics to own.

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2017 Mercedes SL gets more beauty, power, and equipment

Mercedes-AMG reveals the 2017 SL63 and SL65, part of a wholly refreshed range with a new look, more power, more equipment, and more options.

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Mercedes-Benz teases SL-Class for LA Auto Show

Mercedes teases the shining, new face of the SL Class just before a full unveiling at the upcoming Los Angeles Auto Show.

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Drive visits a Mercedes Pagoda collector in Bangkok

Sittisan Quan Sundaravej undertakes the difficult challenge of collecting cars in Thailand, where their importation is illegal. The pride of his collection is his father's Mercedes Pagoda, profiled by Drive.

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Petrolicious shows Mercedes 280SL as architecture in motion

Petrolicious shows how a pagoda-roof 1969 Mercedes 280SL continues to inspire the work of an architect in California.

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Mercedes-Benz SL snapped getting major facelift

Mercedes may have added other coupes and convertibles to its lineup in recent years, but the SL-Class remains its mainstay. And it's just been spotted with revised sheet metal and equipment undergoing testing near its headquarters in Germany.

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Mercedes giving SL a nose job

Mercedes tends to keep its SL roadster around longer than most models. The previous fifth-generation machine was launched in 2001, underwent a facelift in 2009 and stuck around until 2012. That's when the current model was introduced, and before it's replaced, Benz is expected to roll out another facelifted version. And that seems to be exactly what we're looking at here.

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Mercedes celebrates with World Championship edition SL63

Mercedes has plenty to be celebrating at the moment, having just won the Formula One World Championship in spectacular style – taking the constructors' title by a huge margin and the top two slots in the drivers' standings as well. It almost goes without saying that the German outfit would celebrate with a special edition, and that's just what we're looking at here.

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New entry-level Mercedes SL400 drops price of range by over $20k

As one of the premier luxury droptops from Mercedes-Benz, the SL-Class has never been an inexpensive proposition. But the German brand is making it a little bit more accessible for the 2015 model year with its new SL400. The new entry-level model has Chris Bruce

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Next Mercedes SL due in 2019, will share platform with SLK

Planning to reduce its platform count to just four, Mercedes-Benz will put the next generation SL on the same Modular Sports Architecture (MSA) as the upcoming SLK. Right now they are the only two cars planned

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Mercedes SL400 coming to America in the fall with twin-turbo V6

Place an order for a SL-Class roadster in North America and your choices come down to the SL550, the SL63 AMG (both with twin-turbo V8s) or the top-of-the-line SL65 AMG with a twin-turbo V12. But overseas buyers also have the option of a smaller engine, and soon American buyers will as well.

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Next Mercedes SL to ditch retractable hardtop?

Mercedes-Benz has had great success with its front-wheel drive compact platform that underpins the CLA-Class, GLA-Class and other models. Now, it looks like that spirit of sharing might be moving up market for

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