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2002 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 12/17 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes
 

Review of the 2002 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class

  • Now in its thirteenth year, the current-generation SL strikes us as too dated and pricey when cars such as the gorgeous Jaguar XK8 convertible and entertaining Porsche 911 Cabriolet are less expensive.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    An effective status symbol, smooth drivetrains, advanced safety features.

  • Cons

    Costs too much, ancient platform, expensive, performance is lacking, did we mention the outrageous price?

  • What's New for 2002

    To make the last year of this generation SL special, Mercedes creates the Silver Arrow edition, a -- you guessed it -- silver-colored SL…

 
What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (8 total reviews)


Supercar for corolla money!!

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Vehicle: 2002 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL500 2dr Convertible (5.0L 8cyl 5A)

Just purchased my 5th SL and might be the best. Full option 2002 model with 152000 kms and appears tight as a drum. The FSH and one lady owner might help, plus she never lowered the roof during ownership!! Love the Radar Cruise and cooled seats here in Dubai, had 2 Sl55's 02 and 04, but felt they always wanted to blast down the road and noisy. Loved them but never in love with them. I think for just short of £7000, there is nothing better to play in the Sun.... Everything works, except the Pulse seats (common fault ) will see what the dealer estimates next week, but was not a deal breaker. You need to have it inspected, especially the hydraulic susphension before you buy as I did.




Mercedes dropped the ball

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Vehicle: 2002 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL500 2dr Convertible (5.0L 8cyl 5A)

I bought my 2002 Silver arrow after I read very positive reviews here. It had 98000 miles on it, Everything you read here about the car being fun, powerfull, great looking is correct, but Man as fa as body goes no engineering work has been done. the plastic handle on emergency break broke, the button, and the handle on console brok, the button on storage net broke, just about everything you touch has broken, or breaks first time I touch, the signal light lense just fell off, MB insignia broke lose, the jak hole cover just fell off, and the insignificant piece is $211 only available at dealer. Car vibrates at speed over 60, tires are new and balanced, known issue. I do not recommend buying.




Excellent & fun

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Vehicle: 2002 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL500 2dr Convertible (5.0L 8cyl 5A)

I have owned numerous convertibles. This one is no sports car but is a superb touring open car. It is fast, fun, comfortable, and a joy to ride in the hill country of Texas. It is not great on snow or ice. Mine is a silver Arrow and is exceptional. It weighs as much as my Suburban but is a lot more fun to drive. If you can find one get it and enjoy the ride



 
 
 
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 12
  • cty
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  • 17
  • highway
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Full 2002 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Review

What's New for 2002

To make the last year of this generation SL special, Mercedes creates the Silver Arrow edition, a -- you guessed it -- silver-colored SL (available with either the V8 or the V12 engine) garnished both inside and out with polished aluminum trim.

Talk About The 2002 SL-Class

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svinaik
svinaik
08-18-2001
Anyone booked the 2002. What's the best price anyone has been able to get, particularly in NJ. After skipping ML for the past 4 years, I have to admit that with 2002, it does become a great value for?...


sdautoreview
sdautoreview
09-01-2003
that will not go obsolete. Take for example the SL-Class they started selling that Body style in 1989 and just stopped in 2002. Now look at that 13 years and they still sold like crazy. Ten years fro...


shoes
shoes
06-04-2002
The more time I spend with this car, the more I like it. I cannot think of a car that drives or handles better in the sense that it is both plush and comfortable and stable at the same time....