Mercedes-Benz SL

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Base MSRP price range:
$84,000 - $215,250
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CR Model Summary
The SL is made almost entirely of aluminum to save weight. Power comes from a 429-hp, 4.7-liter V8 that employs a start-stop system to save fuel. The retractable hardtop has adjustable opacity to let sunlight in even when the top is raised. The SL is full of high-tech features and safety equipment: collision mitigation, adaptive brakes and cruise control, active head restraints, head-curtain air bags, and more. An entry-level (at "just" $84,000) 329-hp, twin-turbo V6 SL400 is new for 2015.
General Model Specs
Body styles
Drive wheels
2 front
Engines available
3.0-liter V6 turbo (329 hp)
4.7-liter V8 turbo (429 hp)
5.5-liter V8 turbo (557 hp)
6.0-liter V12 turbo (621 hp)
Transmissions available
7-speed automatic
Basic: 4/50
Powertrain: 4 year/ 50,000 mile
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Reliability History - Not enough data to rate
Trouble spots by year N/A
Engine Major N/A
Engine Cooling N/A
Transmission Major N/A
Transmission Minor N/A
Drive System N/A
Fuel System N/A
Engine Minor N/A
Electrical System N/A
Safety Specs
Safety belts
Pretensioners, front/rear Yes/NA
Air bags
Side air bags, front/rear Standard/NA
Side curtain air bags Standard
Active safety features
Antilock brakes Standard
Traction control Standard
Stability control Standard
Daytime running lights Standard
Crash and rollover tests
IIHS front moderate overlap NA
IIHS front small overlap NA
IIHS side crash NA
IIHS rear crash NA
IIHS roof crush NA
NHTSA overall crash score NA
NHTSA overall frontal-crash score NA
NHTSA front-crash, driver/front passenger NA / NA
NHTSA overall side-crash score NA
NHTSA side-crash, driver/rear passenger NA / NA
NHTSA side pole-crash NA
NHTSA rollover, 2WD/4WD NA / NA
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