Packed with innovations

The latest Mercedes-Benz SL roadsters are smart and packed with innovations. Unveiled at Crown Wine Cellars, in Shouson Hill on Tuesday, the sixth-generation SLs continue to embody stylish, open-top motoring.

Friday, 29 June, 2012, 12:00am

Mercedes-Benz C280 Estate

What drives it? A 2,996cc V6 engine with multipoint fuel injection and a seven-speed 7G-TRONIC gearbox, rear-wheel drive with rack-and-pinion, power-assisted steering and ventilated discs on 17-inch, six-twin-spoke AMG alloy wheels. How fast is it? The three-litre V6 is capable of producing 231hp and 300Nm@2,500 - 5,000rpm, hits 100km/h in 7.4 seconds and tops at 240km/h. How safe is it?

19 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

AT A GLANCE: Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG

What drives it? A 6,209cc, 457bhp, V8 AMG engine linked to an AMG Speedshift 7G-Tronic automatic transmission.

How fast is it? It makes 0-100kmh in a blistering 4.5 seconds, with a limited top speed of 250km/h.

5 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

AT A GLANCE: Mercedes-Benz C280 Avantgarde

What drives it? A 2,996cc V6 engine and a seven-speed 7G-Tronic automatic transmission with new agility control selective damping on 205/55 R 16s (turning circle 10.84m).

How fast is it? It hits 100km/h in 7.2 seconds and tops at 246km/h, the manual says. The C350 hits 100km/h in 6.4 seconds.

29 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Mercedes-Benz GL500

What drives it? A 388-horsepower, 5461cc, V8 engine with a seven-speed 7G-Tronic automatic gearbox and Airmatic suspension on 20-inch wheels.

How fast is it? Hits 100km/h in 6.5 seconds and tops out at 240km/h. You get 530Nm of torque at 2,800-4,800rpm.

23 Jun 2007 - 12:00am