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Mercedes-Benz SL

2017
Mercedes-Benz SL 2017 convertible Trim Shown: 2017 SL550 convertible RWD Automatic
The drop-top SL has several changes for 2017, including styling updates and more horsepower. The entry-level SL450's twin-turbo 3.0-liter V6 engine gets a boost to 362 hp and is mated to a new nine-speed automatic. The next step up the SL ladder, the SL550, is powered by twin-turbo 4.7-liter V8, now making 449 hp. The monster AMG models--SL63 and SL65--make do with 577-hp, twin-turbo 5.5-liter V8 and 621-hp, twin-turbo 6.0-liter V12 engines, respectfully. The SL is a luxury roadster with a foldable hardtop that's comfortable and quiet. One neat feature is a roof panel that offers varying degrees of opacity. Safety features include automatic emergency braking, blind-spot detection, and lane-keeping assist.
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2012-2016
2012 Redesign Year
Mercedes-Benz SL 2016 Trim Shown: 2016 SL65 AMG
This model year brought a significantly revised car, one that is wider, longer and fitted with a host of high-tech safety features. While we appreciate the outstanding fit, finish and creature comforts, the look of this version of the SL leaves us somewhat cold. The previous design looks much better. With that said, exceptionally powerful turbocharged V8 and V12 engines are offered, along with an adjustable-opacity feature for the folding hardtop. Practically every known electronic driver's assistance safety feature is also available. Ride quality and handling are unsurpassed, with the SL performing like a much smaller and lighter sports car when called upon to do so, while providing outstanding smoothness and ride comfort when it is required.
Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2016 N/A N/A
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2015 $57,375 - $68,675 $53,600 - $64,200
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2014 $57,375 - $85,300 $53,660 - $79,860
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2013 $48,425 - $71,125 $45,100 - $66,400
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2012 $40,450 - $57,800 $37,280 - $53,680
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2007-2011
2007 Redesign Year
Mercedes-Benz SL 2011
The 2007 redesign made the car sportier to drive despite its size and weight. The folding hardtop transforms the SL from a quiet and refined two-seat coupe into a convertible at the touch of a button. Still though, we found room for improvement in the transmission, some of the interior details, and the controls. Fit, finish and seat comfort are excellent, as is the equipment level and the overall style of the car.
Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2011 $33,875 - $44,600 $30,660 - $41,060
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2010 N/A N/A
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2009 $26,450 - $66,575 $23,260 - $59,300
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2008 $21,300 - $54,575 $18,140 - $48,500
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2007 $18,000 - $43,275 $14,875 - $38,630
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2003-2006
2003 Redesign Year
Mercedes-Benz SL 2006 Trim Shown: 2006 Roadster
This premium two-seat roadster, with its folding hardtop, manages to combine both sporty handling and a decent ride. The V8 engine is strong and responsive. Handling is agile, with direct steering. Fit, finish and seat comfort are excellent, but some of the controls are overly complicated. Sleek styling, an abundance of luxury equipment, and outstanding over the road dynamics make this version of the Mercedes-Benz SL one of the most desirable two-seat automobiles offered.
Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2006 $14,875 - $36,000 $11,860 - $31,805
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2005 $12,750 - $30,325 $9,850 - $26,490
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2004 $11,150 - $14,225 $8,340 - $11,240
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2003 $10,175 - $13,075 $7,415 - $10,115
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1996-2002
Mercedes-Benz SL 2002 Trim Shown: 2002 Roadster
The 1990-2002 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class offered six-, eight- and 12-cylinder engine choices. These cars could be had with most any luxury and safety feature, such as dual-zone climate control, HID headlights, and stability control.
Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2002 $8,700 - $10,075 $5,950 - $7,260
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2001 N/A N/A
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2000 N/A N/A
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