Mercedes has confirmed the all-new SL Roadster will start from £72,495 when it hits UK showrooms in June 2012.
The announcement finally comes almost six months after the new SL was first revealed to the public last year.
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From launch the SL-Class Roadster will be available in two specifications, starting with the SL 350 which uses a 302bhp 3.5-litre V6 petrol engine. With this unit the roadster can cover the 0-62mph sprint in 5.9 seconds and hit an electronically limited top speed of 155mph.
The 350 model also returns 37.7mpg on the combined fuel cycle and CO2 emissions are at 176g/km.
For £83,445 customers can opt for the SL 500 trim which uses a 429bhp 4.7-litre twin-turbo V8 petrol engine. Like with the 350 trim the top speed is restricted to 155mph, but the 0-62mph sprint time is cut to just 4.6 seconds.
The combined fuel economy for the SL 500 is 30.7mpg and CO2 emissions are recorded at 214g/km.
With either specification, the SL uses a seven-speed automatic gearbox as standard and incorporates some fuel-saving driving technology like a stop-start engine system, which shuts down the engine when the car becomes stationary.
Standard equipment on both trims includes 18" alloy wheels, automatic wipers and leather sport seats.
Later on in this year the SL range will be enhanced by the arrival of two high-end AMG specification models.
First unveiled during the winter of 2012, the new Mercedes SL AMG will arrive in two trim levels, including the SL 63 AMG and SL 65 AMG.
The SL 63 AMG will use a 5.5-litre twin-turbocharged V8 with 530bhp as standard, or 556bhp if customers buy the optional Performance Pack as well.
Step up to the SL 65 AMG and the roadster will boast a 621bhp 6.0-litre bi-turbo V12 under its bonnet.
Standard equipment on the SL AMG models includes a multimedia system with a DVD player, sports brakes and sports suspension.
The launch date and prices for the SL AMG range will be announced later this year. The high-performance roadsters will reportedly cost around £110,000.