MORE GRUNT, a new nine-speed auto tranny, a facelift and ‘Curve’ – the suspension feature first seen on S-Class Coupe where the car will slightly tilt itself into corners.
These are the changes for Merc’s refreshed SL400, and have resulted in a faster, better droptop sports car. Still more a quick, comfortable cruiser than a bewitching driving machine, Curve in particular can be hard to feel and is more a comfort than performance feature anyway. The SL400 is undoubtedly better, but might not be the performance convertible you’re after if you care a lot about driving fast.
It’s more for those weekends away with the other half. - DC