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1996 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Convertible

 
 

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Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 6.0 L V 12-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 389 hp @ 5200 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 12/19 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No
 

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  • What's New for 1996

    Tweaked styling and new alloys freshen the exterior of the SL roadster. Underneath, ESP keeps drivers on track in lousy driving…

 
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Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (7 total reviews)

2 of 13 people found this review helpful

Terrific

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Vehicle: 1996 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL320 2dr Convertible

I have owned my 1996 320 SL for for 4 years and 20,000 miles. I have never been more pleased with a car. Performance, reliability, etc. are superior. It gets 24 mpg. and is serviced by an after market shop. If I ever sell it, I will buy another.




What else can go wrong?

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Vehicle: 1996 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL600 2dr Convertible

After replacing almost all sensors, catalytic converter, conv.top oil cylinders, and $4,000 in charges, it looks like it will make beautiful planter!




Great sports convertible

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Vehicle: 1996 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL500 2dr Convertible

This is my 8th Mercedes, including 3 turbo-diesels, and 4 gas-sedans. The build quality is excellent. The ride is somewhat firm but it sticks to the ground and handles turns easily. It quietly reaches 100+mph and there's no wind-noise. The top and rollbar operates with 1 button. The auto-pullup windows are kind of awkward. The break- pedal travels toofar before stopping making easy stops difficult until you get used to the car. It can use a backseat and a larger trunk. The gas mileage is around 16 in city and 22 on freeway, as high as 26 on straight freeway. Car is a bit too heavy at 4170 pounds which affects it's acceleration. 6.3Sec 0-60 is a bit slow for a 315HP $90,000car. Parts overpriced



 
 
 
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 12
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  • 19
  • highway
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Full 1996 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Review

What's New for 1996

Tweaked styling and new alloys freshen the exterior of the SL roadster. Underneath, ESP keeps drivers on track in lousy driving conditions. It comes standard on the SL600, and can be ordered for the SL320 and SL500. Side airbags are standard across the board. A five-speed automatic is included with SL500 and SL600. Cool gas-discharge headlamps are not available on the SL320.

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marsha7
marsha7
07-17-2006
E-class topic because of the level of activity, as the SL topic is almost dead......