2020 Polaris Slingshot SL Guide

2020 Polaris Slingshot SL

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2020 Polaris Slingshot SL : NEXT LEVEL STYLE.

Introducing the 2020 Polaris Slingshot SL…

The Slingshot SL dials up the volume, with upgraded trims and tech for the true standout statement. Get in and level up with an experience unlike anything you’ve ever felt before.

With style and attitude unlike anything else on the road, Slingshot introduces its all-new 2020 lineup. Most significantly, Slingshot is now available with the all-new AutoDrive transmission, making it more accessible and opening the door for legions of drivers to be able to experience the totally unique sensation that only comes from behind the wheel of a Slingshot. Powered by Polaris’ first-ever four-cylinder engine and featuring 70 percent new vehicle content, the 2020 Slingshot SL and Slingshot R take the Slingshot experience to a whole new level.

Taking center stage of the 2020 lineup is Slingshot’s AutoDrive, a hydraulically actuated automated manual five-speed synchromesh transmission. With no clutch pedal or manual shifting necessary, drivers can operate the 2020 Slingshot lineup as easily as any other vehicle with a standard automatic transmission.

 

 

 

 

 

 

2020 Polaris Slingshot SL Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

ENGINE:
178HP ProStar 2.0L Engine

DRIVETRAIN:
AutoDrive Transmission
18” Front Cast Aluminum Wheels
20” Rear Cast Aluminum Wheels

EXTERIOR:
Upper Front LED Accent Lights
Premium Paint and Graphics
Clear 7.5” Wind Deflector

INTERIOR:
Leather Wrapped Steering
Wheel with Integrated
Ride Command Controls
Cut and Sew Bucket Seats
Premium Matte Silver Interior Trim

TECHNOLOGY:
7” Ride Command Display
100w Rockford Fosgate® Audio
Back-Up Camera

 

INTRODUCING THE PROSTAR ENGINE

R Peak Power: 203hp @ 8250
SL Peak Power: 178 @ 8500
Top Speed: 125mph (limited)
0 to 60 MPH: 4.9 seconds

At the heart of the 2020 Slingshot is Polaris Industries’ first fourcylinder engine, the ProStar 2.0L. Tuned to perfection and put through an exhaustive track and on-road testing program to ensure quality and reliability, the ProStar 2.0L was designed to deliver a range of performance capabilities and to enhance an already incredible on-road experience. Two drive modes, Comfort or Slingshot, are activated at the push of a button for a customizable ride experience.

With an all-new tuned exhaust, the ProStar engine roars down the road, ensuring everyone within ear-shot will take notice.

 

POLARIS TAKES SLINGSHOT TO THE NEXT LEVEL WITH DYNAMIC REDESIGN, ALL-NEW POWERTRAIN & AUTODRIVE TRANSMISSION

 It’s Automatic – New AutoDrive Transmission Allows More Drivers to Join the Slingshot Community

  • New Polaris ProStar 2.0L DOHC Four-Cylinder Engine Delivers up to 203 Horsepower at 8250 RPM
  • Available with the New AutoDrive Transmission or Manual, each with 2 Drive Modes for a Customizable Drive
  • Fully Redesigned Interior and Upgraded Finishes Brings Refinement and Style Into the Cockpit
  • Revised Chassis and Suspension Improves Handling and Vehicle Dynamics

With style and attitude unlike anything else on the road, Polaris Slingshot introduces its all-new 2020 lineup. Most significantly, Slingshot is now available with the all-new AutoDrive transmission, making it more accessible and opening the door for legions of drivers to be able to experience the totally unique sensation that only comes from behind the wheel of a Slingshot. Powered by Polaris’ first-ever four-cylinder engine and featuring 70 percent new vehicle content, the 2020 Slingshot SL and Slingshot R take the Slingshot experience to a whole new level.

Taking center stage of the 2020 lineup is Slingshot’s AutoDrive, a hydraulically actuated automated manual five-speed synchromesh transmission. With no clutch pedal or manual shifting necessary, drivers can operate the 2020 Slingshot lineup as easily as any other vehicle with a standard automatic transmission.

“We are excited to announce Slingshot’s first-ever automatic style transmission. Our new AutoDrive transmission will open the door for more people to get in, stand out, and take their driving experience to a whole new level,” said  Mike Dougherty, President of Polaris Slingshot. “With roughly 70 percent all-new content, we left no stone unturned both inside and out. The all-new ProStar 2.0L engine delivers more power and more fun, while the completely redesigned cockpit and interior elevates the shared experience for both the driver and their passenger.”

At the heart of the 2020 Slingshot is Polaris Industries’ first four-cylinder engine, the ProStar 2.0L. Tuned to perfection and put through an exhaustive track and on-road testing program, the ProStar 2.0L was designed to deliver a range of performance capabilities and to enhance an already incredible on-road experience. The SL packs 178 horsepower at an incredible 8500 RPM, while the new R model redlines at 8500 RPM and puts out a jaw-dropping 203 peak horsepower at 8250 RPM – an increase of 30 horsepower when compared to the previous powertrain. With an all-new tuned exhaust, the ProStar engine roars down the road, ensuring everyone within ear-shot will take notice.

With a completely new interior design, drivers and passengers will enjoy creature comforts that promise to make the driving experience truly memorable. A new premium leather-wrapped, flat-bottom steering wheel with multi-function controls and integrated cruise control immediately redefines the personal connection between driver and the vehicle. New adjustable air vents improve airflow and increase comfort for drivers and passengers during weekend trips or daily adventures. The redesigned cockpit was purposeful in its execution, keeping the driver and passenger top-of-mind, as 2020 models feature a padded center console and added storage compartments, including four mobile phone storage compartments, enlarged and repositioned cup holders, and enhanced LED interior lighting.

For 2020, Slingshot introduces exciting updates to its Ride Command infotainment system with a completely redesigned display featuring a new quad-core processor to provide a faster, more responsive interaction. The seven-inch display receives an improved viewing angle and even brighter screen, allowing drivers and passengers to easily view and interact with the system in broad daylight. Available as standard equipment for both models, Ride Command provides convenient access to key vehicle information and mobile phone pairing via two USB ports or via Bluetooth®. Drivers can access AM/FM radio or listen to their favorite music with crystal-clear audio thanks to the 100-watt Rockford Fosgate® audio system.

Standard with the Slingshot R, and an optional upgrade for the SL, are Ride Command’s connected services featuring turn-by-turn navigation with an intuitive search system. The GPS offering includes special routing options to locate the shortest, fastest or most scenic route. Drivers can also build a route with multiple waypoints and access real-time traffic and weather overlays to ensure clear roads for the most enjoyable driving experience. By utilizing the Ride Command mobile app, drivers can remotely access key vehicle data and conveniently plan ride routes ahead of time.

Accessible via the Ride Command system, or right from the steering wheel, are Slingshot’s all-new drive modes. Whether standing out during a comfortable cruise downtown or embarking on a weekend adventure through the twisty backroads, each mode provides a personalized driving experience with the ultimate connectivity between vehicle and road. “Comfort” mode is best suited for leisurely rides, while “Slingshot” mode delivers a sporty, connected, high-revving driving experience.

“The 2020 lineup embodies what Slingshot stands for – a creative escape to enjoy the road ahead,” said Dougherty. “We are unveiling a vehicle that truly embodies the adventurous spirit the brand stands for, the social nature of our customers, and the stand-out attitude only a Slingshot can deliver.”

Additional enhancements to the suspension and frame mean the 2020 Slingshot is a game-changer – offering a driving experience in-line with its bold, look-at-me styling. The 2020 Slingshot exterior features a refreshed front end with a bold new signature look that only Slingshot can own. Upgrades include new front accent lighting, new LED headlight and signature taillights, all-new wheels and wheel options, and stand-out paint and graphic schemes.

Slingshot owners celebrate life in their own way, and customize their Slingshots to match. That self-expression is amplified with Slingshot Engineered Accessories. New for 2020 are 23 new accessories curated into inspirational collections, including a Design, a Weekender, and a Premier series. The Design series makes a statement at every streetlight with a variety of colorful components options from top-to-bottom, front-to-back. The Weekender series features overnight bags and added storage options – allowing drivers to hit the road packed for adventure. Additionally, the smartly-styled Slingshade and Ripper Tinted Wind Deflector provide improved driver comfort and protection from the elements. The Premier series combines the best elements of function, style and comfort, including Ride Command navigation, premier wheel set, interior LED lighting, and a rear fender. Each series is specifically designed to inspire personalization, as all parts are sold individually – allowing drivers to mix and match to create the ultimate piece of self-expression.

 

 

2020 Polaris Slingshot SL Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

IT’S AUTOMATIC
New AutoDrive transmission along with two drive modes, Comfort and Slingshot, allows you to take your driving experience to a whole new level.

MORE POWER, MORE FUN
Polaris’ first four-cylinder engine, delivers additional performance capabilities and one of the highest production redlines, giving you power to drive it your way. With an all-new tuned exhaust, everyone within ear-shot will take notice.

ENHANCE YOUR DRIVE
Infused inside and out with tech that turns heads, including a 7″ Ride Command display, 100-Watt Rockford Fosgate® audio, LED lighting and back-up camera.

STYLED TO DEMAND ATTENTION
Exterior refinements including LED headlight and accent lights, all-new wheel options and premium paint with graphics create a new look from every angle. It’s easy to make a statement whenever you pull up.

RIDE IN COMFORT
New adjustable air vents improve airflow and increase comfort for drivers and passengers during weekend trips or daily adventures.

DRIVE WITH CONFIDENCE
A refined drivetrain connects you to the road and fellow adventurers like never before, providing the confidence to take control of the road less traveled.

 

DYNAMIC 2020 REDESIGN, & ALL-NEW POWERTRAIN & AUTODRIVE TRANSMISSION

With style and attitude unlike anything else on the road, Slingshot introduces its all-new 2020 lineup. Most significantly, Slingshot is now available with the all-new AutoDrive transmission, making it more accessible and opening the door for legions of drivers to be able to experience the totally unique sensation that only comes from behind the wheel of a Slingshot. Powered by Polaris’ first-ever four-cylinder engine and featuring 70 percent new vehicle content, the 2020 Slingshot SL and Slingshot R take the Slingshot experience to a whole new level.

Taking center stage of the 2020 lineup is Slingshot’s AutoDrive, a hydraulically actuated automated manual five-speed synchromesh transmission. With no clutch pedal or manual shifting necessary, drivers can operate the 2020 Slingshot lineup as easily as any other vehicle with a standard automatic transmission.

“We are excited to announce Slingshot’s first-ever automatic style transmission. Our new AutoDrive transmission will open the door for more people to get in, stand out, and take their driving experience to a whole new level,” said Mike Dougherty, President of Polaris Slingshot. “With roughly 70 percent all-new content, we left no stone unturned both inside and out. The all-new ProStar 2.0L engine delivers more power and more fun, while the completely redesigned cockpit and interior elevates the shared experience for both the driver and their passenger.”

At the heart of the 2020 Slingshot is Polaris Industries’ first four-cylinder engine, the ProStar 2.0L. Tuned to perfection and put through an exhaustive track and on-road testing program, the ProStar 2.0L was designed to deliver a range of performance capabilities and to enhance an already incredible on-road experience. The SL packs 178 horsepower at an incredible 8500 RPM, while the new R model redlines at 8500 RPM and puts out a jaw-dropping 203 peak horsepower at 8250 RPM – an increase of 30 horsepower when compared to the previous powertrain. With an all-new tuned exhaust, the ProStar engine roars down the road, ensuring everyone within earshot will take notice.

With a completely new interior design, drivers and passengers will enjoy creature comforts that promise to make the driving experience truly memorable. A new premium leather-wrapped, flat-bottom steering wheel with multi-function controls and integrated cruise control immediately redefines the personal connection between driver and the vehicle. New adjustable air vents improve airflow and increase comfort for drivers and passengers during weekend trips or daily adventures. The redesigned cockpit was purposeful in its execution, keeping the driver and passenger top-of-mind, as 2020 models feature a padded center console and added storage compartments, including four mobile phone storage compartments, enlarged and repositioned cup holders, and enhanced LED interior lighting.

For 2020, Slingshot introduces exciting updates to its Ride Command infotainment system with a completely redesigned display featuring a new quad-core processor to provide a faster, more responsive interaction. The seven-inch display receives an improved viewing angle and even brighter screen, allowing drivers and passengers to easily view and interact with the system in broad daylight. Available as standard equipment for both models, Ride Command provides convenient access to key vehicle information and mobile phone pairing via two USB ports or via Bluetooth®. Drivers can access AM/FM radio or listen to their favorite music with crystal-clear audio thanks to the 100-watt Rockford Fosgate® audio system.

Standard with the Slingshot R, and an optional upgrade for the SL, are Ride Command’s connected services featuring turn-by-turn navigation with an intuitive search system. The GPS offering includes special routing options to locate the shortest, fastest or most scenic route. Drivers can also build a route with multiple waypoints and access real-time traffic and weather overlays to ensure clear roads for the most enjoyable driving experience. By utilizing the Ride Command mobile app, drivers can remotely access key vehicle data and conveniently plan ride routes ahead of time.

Accessible via the Ride Command system, or right from the steering wheel, are Slingshot’s all-new drive modes. Whether standing out during a comfortable cruise downtown or embarking on a weekend adventure through the twisty backroads, each mode provides a personalized driving experience with the ultimate connectivity between vehicle and road. “Comfort” mode is best suited for leisurely rides, while “Slingshot” mode delivers a sporty, connected, high-revving driving experience.

“The 2020 lineup embodies what Slingshot stands for – a creative escape to enjoy the road ahead,” said Dougherty. “We are unveiling a vehicle that truly embodies the adventurous spirit the brand stands for, the social nature of our customers, and the stand-out attitude only a Slingshot can deliver.”

Additional enhancements to the suspension and frame mean the 2020 Slingshot is a game-changer – offering a driving experience in-line with its bold, look-at-me styling. The 2020 Slingshot exterior features a refreshed front end with a bold new signature look that only Slingshot can own.

Upgrades include new front accent lighting, new LED headlight and signature taillights, all-new wheels and wheel options, and standout paint and graphic schemes.

Slingshot owners celebrate life in their own way, and customize their Slingshots to match. That self-expression is amplified with Slingshot Engineered Accessories. New for 2020 are 23 new accessories curated into inspirational collections, including a Design, a Weekender, and a Premier series. The Design series makes a statement at every streetlight with a variety of colorful components options from top-tobottom, front-to-back. The Weekender series features overnight bags and added storage options – allowing drivers to hit the road packed for adventure. Additionally, the smartly-styled Slingshade and Ripper Tinted Wind Deflector provide improved driver comfort and protection from the elements. The Premier series combines the best elements of function, style and comfort, including Ride Command Navigation, Premier Wheel Set, Interior LED Lighting, and a Rear Fender.

Each series is specifically designed to inspire personalization, as all parts are sold individually – allowing drivers to mix and match to create the
ultimate piece of self-expression.

 

 

 

 

2020 Polaris Slingshot SL – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $26499 USD
Canada MSRP Price: $ 33499 CAD

POWERTRAIN AND PERFORMANCE

0-60 MPH

N/A

Bore x Stroke

93 mm x 73.5 mm

Compression Ratio

11.5:1

Displacement

1,997 cc

Engine Type

Prostar 2.0L 4 Cylinder

Fuel System

Multiport Injected

Fuel Type

91 octane or higher

Peak Lateral Grip

1.02 g

Peak Power

178 HP @ 8,500 RPM

Peak Torque

120 ft lbs @ 5,500 RPM

Power to Weight Ratio

9.3 lb/hp

Rev Limit (RPM)

8,500 RPM

Top Speed

Limited to 125 MPH

Valve Train

DOHC

DIMENSIONS / CAPACITIES

Curb Weight

1,659 lb

Fuel Capacity

9.77 gal (37.1 L)

Ground Clearance

5.4 in (137.3 mm)

Max Wet Weight

1,749 lb

Overall Vehicle Height

51.9 in (1,318 mm)

Overall Vehicle Length

149.6 in (3,800 mm)

Overall Vehicle Width

77.9 in (1,980 mm)

Track Width

69.1 in (1,755 mm)

Wheelbase

105 in (2,667 mm)

BRAKES

Anti lock Braking System

Standard

Front Brake Rotors

Vented cast iron, 298 mm diameter

Rear Brake Rotors

Vented cast iron, 298 mm diameter

SPECIFICATIONS

Battery

30AH, 12V, 400 CCA

Electronic Power Steering

Variable Speed Sensitive Electronic Power Steering 2.0

ESC (Electronic Stability Control)

Standard

Front Lower Accent Lights

Optional

Front Upper Accent Lights

LED

Gauges

Dual Sweep LED Backlit Gauge with Configurable LCD Display

Headlight

LED High & Low Beam

Indicator Lights

LED

Interior LED Accent Lights

Optional

License Plate Light

LED

Steering Actuation

Rack-and-pinion

Steering Turns

2.5 Turns

Tail/Brake Light

LED

Traction Control

Standard

Turn Signals

LED

TIRES AND WHEELS

Front Tire Size

225 / 45R18

Front Tire Type

Kenda SS-799

Front Wheel Size

18×7.5

Front Wheel Type

Cast Aluminum

Rear Tire Size

255 / 35R20

Rear Tire Type

Kenda SS-799

Rear Wheel Size

20×9.0

Rear Wheel Type

Cast Aluminum

TRANSMISSION

Bevel Drive Ratio

2.824:1

Clutch Type

Dry, Single Plate, Hydraulically Actuated

Final Drive Ratio

1.771:1

Final Drive Type

Carbon Fiber Reinforced Belt, 36 mm x 147 T

Gear Ratio (1st)

3.251:1

Gear Ratio (2nd)

1.955:1

Gear Ratio (3rd)

1.310:1

Gear Ratio (4th)

1.000:1

Gear Ratio (5th)

0.753:1

Gear Shift Pattern (Manual)

N/A

Reverse Gear Ratio

3.180:1

Shock Absorber

Revised Twin Tube Gas Charged Coil Overs

Suspension Type

Independent, Double Wishbone with Forged Aluminum Control Arms

Transmission Type

Hydraulically Actuated Automated Manual (AutoDrive) 5 Speed Synchromesh w/ Reverse

FEATURES AND WARRANTY

12v DC Outlets

2

7″ Ride Command Display

Ride Command 2.0

Color / Graphics

Red Pearl, Blue Steel

Connected Services

Optional

Cruise Control

Standard

Factory Warranty

2 Years, Unlimited Miles

Ignition

Proximity Key with Keyless Start

Integrated Steering Wheel Controls

Standard

Interior Trim Color

Matte Turbo Silver

Main Accent Color

N/A

Paint Scheme / Graphics

Premium Paint w/ Graphics

Passive Security System

Standard

Rockford Fosgate 100w Audio

Standard

Steering Wheel Accent Stitching

Black Euro Stitch

Steering Wheel Materials

Smooth Full-Grain Leather

Steering Wheel Type

Leather Wrapped Flat Bottom Steering Wheel

Turn by Turn Navigation

Optional

USB Ports

2

Vehicle Drive Modes

Standard

Windscreen

7.5 in. Standard Height Clear

 

 

2020 Polaris Slingshot SL – Totalmotorcycle.com World Specifications/Technical Details

POWERTRAIN AND PERFORMANCE
Bore x Stroke93 mm x 73.5 mm
Compression Ratio11.5:1
Displacement1,997 cc
Engine TypeProstar 2.0L 4 Cylinder
Fuel SystemMultiport Injected
Fuel Type91 octane or higher
Peak Lateral Grip1.02 g
Peak Power178 HP @ 8,500 RPM
Rev Limit (RPM)8,500 RPM
Top SpeedLimited to 125 MPH
Valve TrainDOHC
DIMENSIONS / CAPACITIES
Curb Weight1,659 lb
Fuel Capacity9.77 gal (37.1 L)
Ground Clearance5.4 in (137.3 mm)
Max Wet Weight1,749 lb
Overall Vehicle Height51.9 in (1,318 mm)
Overall Vehicle Length149.6 in (3,800 mm)
Overall Vehicle Width77.9 in (1,980 mm)
Track Width69.1 in (1,755 mm)
Wheelbase105 in (2,667 mm)
BRAKES
Anti lock Braking SystemStandard
Front Brake RotorsVented cast iron, 298 mm diameter
Rear Brake RotorsVented cast iron, 298 mm diameter
SPECIFICATIONS
Battery30AH, 12V, 400 CCA
Electronic Power SteeringVariable Speed Sensitive Electronic Power Steering 2.0
ESC (Electronic Stability Control)Standard
Front Lower Accent LightsOptional
Front Upper Accent LightsLED
GaugesDual Sweep LED Backlit Gauge with Configurable LCD Display
HeadlightLED High & Low Beam
Indicator LightsLED
Interior LED Accent LightsOptional
License Plate LightLED
Steering ActuationRack-and-pinion
Steering Turns2.5 Turns
Tail/Brake LightLED
Traction ControlStandard
Turn SignalsLED
TIRES AND WHEELS
Front Tire Size225 / 45R18
Front Tire TypeKenda SS-799
Front Wheel Size18x7.5
Front Wheel TypeCast Aluminum
Rear Tire Size255 / 35R20
Rear Tire TypeKenda SS-799
Rear Wheel Size20x9.0
Rear Wheel TypeCast Aluminum
TRANSMISSION
Bevel Drive Ratio2.824:1
Clutch TypeDry, Single Plate, Hydraulically Actuated
Final Drive Ratio1.771:1
Final Drive TypeCarbon Fiber Reinforced Belt, 36 mm x 147 T
Gear Ratio (1st)3.251:1
Gear Ratio (2nd)1.955:1
Gear Ratio (3rd)1.310:1
Gear Ratio (4th)1.000:1
Gear Ratio (5th)0.753:1
Gear Shift Pattern (Manual)N/A
Reverse Gear Ratio3.180:1
Shock AbsorberRevised Twin Tube Gas Charged Coil Overs
Suspension TypeIndependent, Double Wishbone with Forged Aluminum Control Arms
Transmission TypeHydraulically Actuated Automated Manual (AutoDrive) 5 Speed Synchromesh w/ Reverse
FEATURES AND WARRANTY
12v DC Outlets2
7″ Ride Command DisplayRide Command 2.0
Anti lock Braking SystemStandard
Color / GraphicsRed Pearl, Blue Steel
Connected ServicesOptional
Cruise ControlStandard
Factory Warranty2 Years, Unlimited Miles
GaugesDual Sweep LED Backlit Gauge with Configurable LCD Display
IgnitionProximity Key with Keyless Start
Integrated Steering Wheel ControlsStandard
Interior Trim ColorMatte Turbo Silver
Main Accent ColorN/A
Paint Scheme / GraphicsPremium Paint w/ Graphics
Passive Security SystemStandard
Rockford Fosgate 100w AudioStandard
Steering Wheel Accent StitchingBlack Euro Stitch
Steering Wheel MaterialsSmooth Full-Grain Leather
Steering Wheel TypeLeather Wrapped Flat Bottom Steering Wheel
Turn by Turn NavigationOptional
USB Ports2
Vehicle Drive ModesStandard
Windscreen7.5 in. Standard Height Clear

 

 

 

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