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1997 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Convertible

 
 

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Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 5.0 L V 8-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 315 hp @ 5600 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 14/21 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No
 

Review of the 1997 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class

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  • Safety
  • Pros

    Beautiful, high-performance, wind-in-your-hair, roadster.

  • Cons

    Price.

  • What's New for 1997

    A Panorama hardtop is now available, and it helps improve top-up visibility. ASR traction control is now standard on the SL320. A rain…

 
What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (3 total reviews)


1997 sl500 sl1 sport

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Vehicle: 1997 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL500 SL1 Sport 2dr Convertible

This car is for a free spirit. Handles most superb. Never out of extreme power in any circumstance. Gets down and races anyone. An engineering feat. Most amazing car I've ever owned.



12 of 19 people found this review helpful

1997 mercedes sl500 with 38,000

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Vehicle: 1997 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL500 SL1 Sport 2dr Convertible

This car is solidly built, handles extremely well, and is a pleasure to drive. The design is one of understated elegance. Mine has very low mileage for its age and all original paint with no mechanical problems. These are a bargain if you get one without issues as new they cost $89,000 w/o options. The r129 type from the pre-Chrysler era is desirable. The mileage is what one ought to expect from a two ton car driven with a big V-8; if you are having this much fun is has to cost a little money! Skip the non-factory wheels as they really do nothing for day-to-day performance.



4 of 18 people found this review helpful

The perfect automobile

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Vehicle: 1997 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL500 SL1 Sport 2dr Convertible

This is my second SL 500 and, like the first one, it has performed flawlessly. There is nothing like the solid feel of a Benz, and the convertible is the epitome of the MB design.



 
 
 
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 14
  • cty
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  • 21
  • highway
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Full 1997 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Review

What's New for 1997

A Panorama hardtop is now available, and it helps improve top-up visibility. ASR traction control is now standard on the SL320. A rain sensor is now standard on all models as well.

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