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1998 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 1998 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class

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  • Safety
  • Pros

    Fast, good looking and oozing with style.

  • Cons

    Incorrigible gas hog. Steep price tag.

  • What's New for 1998

    The bargain basement SL320 was discontinued this year.

 
What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (6 total reviews)


Sl500 sl1 & panoramic roof

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Vehicle: 1998 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL500 SL1 Sport 2dr Convertible

I had driven a 1984 380SL for a while in 1987 and fell in love! Fast forward twenty years, and I decided to go with the R129, and 1998 was the last year for the twin cam 48 valve engine, so I looked for the Sport model with a Panoramic roof. Love the car! Very glad I went this route. The hard top still feels more "open" being mostly glass, so winter is less of a drag. I just feel good driving it, anywhere, anytime. I've had a number of nice cars, but the SL is extraordinary in so many ways that I believe I will always want one. My wife and I take trips with our 45 pound Golden Retriever and even she loves it! Service is costly, but not frequent, so I highly recommend this fantastic machine!!!




Great value - near prefect

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Vehicle: 1998 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL500 SL1 Sport 2dr Convertible

I was driving an E420 and felt it a bit lacking in, well, fun! My search included Porsches and Vettes but I decided on an SL class. New body style hit the market and these started to fall within reach of a whole new buyer's market. I sugest buying on condition rather than mileage. High miles just means you'll pay less not that you'll get less car. Repairs can be costly as with any high-end automobile. Hardtop starage is a problem for those with limited space i.e. apartment/condo dwellers. In Chicago, its off by tax day and on by halloween so you'll be storing it half the year. AMG Sorts package is the best value.




Great car

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Vehicle: 1998 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL500 SL1 Sport 2dr Convertible

It has been fun for me to own this car for the last two years. Drives like a dream. Highly recommended



 
 
 
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 14
  • cty
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  • 21
  • highway
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Full 1998 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Review

What's New for 1998

The bargain basement SL320 was discontinued this year.

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