MERCEDES SL CLASS ACCESSORIES & PARTS

    About Mercedes SL Class


    Going back decades, the Mercedes SL Class first shot onto the scene in the early ‘60s, providing the German automaker with a sleek, punchy roadster that could go head to head with the best in its class. Throughout the ‘70s, the SL Class grew into its V8 image even more, as the body was redesigned and the marque's penchant for safety features began to take hold. But it wasn't until the late 1980s when the Mercedes SL Class along with its parts took on the modern look and feel the model has today. Considered by most to be the “fourth generation" of the model, the Mercedes SL Class hit US shores in 1990. It sported a new roll bar, a push-button power top, and several other details fresh for both the inside and outside of the vehicle. Trims included the 300SL and 500SL. The 300SL was equipped with a 3.0L DOHC inline six-cylinder engine good for 228 horsepower directed through either a five-speed manual or four-speed automatic transmission while the 5.0L DOHC V8 pumped out 322 horsepower geared to a four-speed automatic.

    In 1992, the 600SL premiered outfitted with a V12 engine capable of 389 horsepower directed through a four-speed automatic. The SL Class was also offered in several Sport packages, which allowed drivers additional options to choose from, including 18" wheels. Two years later in 1994, more changes came to the model, as the 300SL was increased to 3.2L and renamed the 320SL. However, soon Mercedes abandoned the old formula of putting letters at the end, and the model became known as the SL320. Also that year, the SL500 and SL600 were given a five-speed automatic transmission. By 2001, the SL was available only as the SL500. Although offered in one trim, the Mercedes SL was loaded with the latest technology, especially in the way of safety features, which included Active Body Control, Electronic Brake Control, and side-impact airbags. Eventually, Mercedes launched the SL55 AMG, which was equipped with a supercharged version of the 5.0L V8, generating up to 493 horsepower. In 2004, the SL600's engine was also given a boost up to 493 hp.

    The base SL went from the SL500 to the Sl550 come 2007. Its engine was a 5.5L V8 that punched out 382 horsepower. The SL also received such new parts as wheels, an updated front-end grille, and an improved steering system. Both the SL55 AMG and SL600 received an upgrade in engine oomph up to 510 horsepower. The SL Class parts remained virtually unchanged for 2008, but Mercedes gave the model another redesign for 2009. Once again, the exterior was on the receiving end of several changes, as the grille was widened and the headlights were refreshed. When it came to the S Class's drivability, the ABC (Active Body Control) was improved. Powertrains were altered, as well. The SL55 was replaced by the SL63 and showed off a 6.2L V8 which churned out 518 horsepower and the new “Speedshift" multi-clutch seven-speed automatic transmission.

    Power and prestige are what highlight the Mercedes SL Class. A feeling of luxury, style, and flash are what being behind the wheel of an SL is all about. It is symbolic. The SL brings it all, backed by a whole cavalry of horsepower that make it one of the most dominant performers on stretch of highway. A true pleasure to drive, the SL Class handles with elegance and comfort, even at top speed. It is refined. It is sophisticated. And it comes from a legendary background. One thing we know for sure is this: there aren't many vehicles that invite the passion and power the SL is known for. That's why it's so important to choose the right accessories for SL Class!

    Elegance, style, and comfort are all on display inside CARiD.com's selection of Mercedes SL Class Accessories and Parts. We fill up our inventory with nothing less than the highest quality Mercedes SL Class accessories available, coming at you from the finest manufacturers in the world. Spoilers, grille guards, floor mats, wheels, and a whole lot more are featured inside our inventory daily. And since all of our Mercedes SL Class accessories and parts are world-class, you can count on a precise factory fit and unquestionable durability no matter what. This is where your ride feels at home!

    Whether you plan to improve your vehicle's performance or simply want to add some flare to its style, we store an exhaustive collection of accessories and parts designed specifically for your vehicle. Whatever product you choose, you are guaranteed to get nothing but the premium quality, unrivaled performance, and unique style. Understanding that your vehicle deserves only the top accessories and parts, we carefully handpicked each single item. And be sure all of them are manufactured by the most reputable companies in the industry, so the quality is beyond any doubts. If you still are not sure what product to choose, you are welcome to check 27 reviews with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, and define what accessory or part perfectly fits both your vehicle and your pocket.



    Featured Products

    Categories
    Mercedes SL Class News
    2011 Mercedes SL R230 Black Edition By Prior Design
    2011 Mercedes SL R230 Black Edition By Prior Design

    Prior Design is not a stranger for the Mercedes SL R230, producing an aggressive performance package for the sport vehicle last year. This package was inspired by the SLS AMG roadster.

    This tuning package has a milder design modifications including a new front bumper, front fenders, front bonnet, and front lip spoiler exaggerating the curves of the SL model’s original front end.

    The side skirts were also modified to drive attention to the restyled rear end of the vehicle. One of the most interesting rear-end changes is the trunk spoiler. The new bumper, rear widenings and a rear diffuser were added. The model was fitted with a set of concave design wheels. The interior has a combination of black and red leather making it just terrific. The stock steering wheel was replaced with a three-spoke one, the interior was also stylized with various carbon fiber inserts.

    The new package for the SL-Class doesn’t match the hardcore design of the previous package, though the modified sports car looks classy and edgy.

    Mercedes-Benz works on the seventh generation of the SL-Class
    Mercedes-Benz works on the seventh generation of the SL-Class

    The leading German automotive brand plans to reveal its new roadster. The official release date of the new Mercedes-Benz SL-Class has not been announced yet. There are some talks that the new SL-Class model will be unveiled at the end of 2012. The new roadster will be built at Mercedes' main factory in Sindefingen. It is expected that the seventh generation of the SL-Class will share its platform with the forthcoming rear-wheel-drive SLC model. The new two-seat roadster promises to have the increased interior space due to the longer and wider wheelbase. It looks like the 2013 SL-Class will go on a diet. Unlike the current model, that features a high-strength steel body, the new roadster's body structure will be manufactured using lightweight aluminum. Thus the car weight will be reduced by 440 lbs. The spy shots, posted by Motor Authority.com, show the future SL-Class model with angular LED headlights, large grille and tapered rear end.

    As for the engine power, the standard package will feature a 3.5-liter V6 engine, that will produce 302 bhp. Also the customers will be offered a 429 bhp twin-turbocharged 4.6-liter V8 engine. The AMG will prepare its own version with twin-turbocharged 5.5-liter V8 engine, that will be ready to produce 536 bhp. The Black Series model most probably will be powered by a twin-turbocharged 5.5-liter V12 engine, that will deliver 630 bhp. There are still enough rumors, based on the unconfirmed information, about pricing, technical data, interior and on-board technologies of the new Mercedes-Benz SL-Class model. The truth will be found after the official presentation.