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Mercedes-Benz SL-Class

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2014 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class What's new for 2014? 
2014 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class

With the Mercedes-Benz SL-Class being all-new last year, it carries over unchanged for the 2014 model year.

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2013 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class What's new for 2013? 
2013 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class

The 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class is all-new inside and out. The trio of turbocharged engines receive notable bumps in horsepower, and despite the additional thrust, fuel consumption for the 2013 SL550 has been reduced by roughly 30-percent. Mercedes-Benz has also bolstered the SL's luxury quotient, as a host of exclusive creature comforts and infotainment services combine to create a new level of sophistication for the 60-year-old nameplate.

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2012 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class What's new for 2012? 
2012 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class

With Mercedes' flagship SL-Class nearing the end of its current (and famously long) model generation, changes are minimal for 2012. The only change is the discontinuation of V12-powered models.

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2011 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
2011 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
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2009 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class What's new for 2009? 
2009 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class

Major exterior revisions for 2009 include the addition of a single bar grille and more angular headlamps, a twin power dome hood and louvered side gills. AIRSCARF, a feature that blows warm air across the back and neck, is offered for the first time. New standard features on the SL600 and SL65 AMG include the Panorama Roof, AIRSCARF and Parktronic, while a new model, the SL63 AMG, debuts with a new Multi-Clutch Transmission (MCT).

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2008 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class What's new for 2008? 
2008 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class

Changes for 2008 are limited to new 18-inch wheels for the SL550 and the addition of Nappa Leather to the Trim Package.

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2007 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
2007 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
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2006 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
2006 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
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2005 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
2005 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
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2004 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
2004 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
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2003 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
2003 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
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2002 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
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2001 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
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2000 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
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1999 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
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1998 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
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1997 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
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1994 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
1994 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
About Mercedes-Benz SL-Class

Beloved by Hollywood and Silicon Valley alike, the Mercedes-Benz SL is iconic as both a classic roadster and as a symbol of success. The latest SL-Class was revamped just last year with fresh design, lighter materials and gee-whiz technology to create a hardtop convertible that remains true to its "Sport Lightweight" nomenclature. Convertible editions of the Jaguar XK, Porsche 911 and BMW 6 Series offer varying degrees of performance, panache and luxury in the SL's 6-figure territory, but few can match this Mercedes' level of prestige. And thanks to its well-insulated retracting hardtop, twin-turbocharged V8 and abundance of innovative features, the 2014 SL-Class remains a sublime grand touring car.

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Consumer Reviews

8th SL ... far and away the best .... true GT

By on Tuesday, February 05, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 1,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "looks, ride, quality, room & technology"

Cons: "must be stopped to manually enter address on GPS"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"This time I compared to a Maserati and Porsche. This is my 6th SL ... I have also had 5 Jag convertibles and a BMW 650. The Porsche had a weak engine sound, had an uncomfortable seat, no room for my golf clubs .... and while new for 2013 ... still looked like the aged porsche. The Masserati was just plain old. Sexy in appearance and sound, but reminded me of the first BMW 645. They discount these cars so the Maserati, Porsche & Mercedes were all within $5k. The Mercedes has a trunk that hold my golf back with the top down ... the distronics really works. The car is a low 4 second car to 60, but in florida, there are no winding mountain roads, so I did not rated any of the cars on cornering. The interior is great and the high tech the most intuitive of the bunch. My car has all the options including the spoiler on the trunk. What a car."

12 people out of 12 found this review helpful

Superb road car, exudes quality and class

By on Tuesday, December 27, 2011

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 38,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Great fun to drive,"

Cons: "Only room for two!"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"The SL has always been a Mercedes icon. Owned for 3 1/2 years, European delivery, 100 on autobahn, rock steady, corners absolutely level, room for 2 for three weeks on road, assembly perfect, upholstery and fittings first-rate, fast (0-60 5.4 seconds) and braking top-notch. Quiet with top down, even at highway speed. No shakes, squeaks, rattles after 3 1/2 years. Mechanics and electronics totally reliable. Feels like carved from granite, but agile. Reasonable gas mileage (18 city, 27 highway)"

6 people out of 7 found this review helpful

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By on Friday, June 19, 2009

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

"I would recommened this car to someone with a few hundred grand to spare. All you really get is speed...a lot of speed. The twin turbo produces an incredible amount of torque through the entire band. It's very tempting to punch it all the time. Be prepared to pay the price; it attracts the police. The SL65 is much better than the Viper or any other American supercar."

5 people out of 7 found this review helpful