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2005 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 7-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 302 hp @ 5600 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 14/21 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation Yes
  • Heated Seats Yes

Review of the 2005 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class

  • Between its elegant styling, impressive performance and cutting-edge technology, the SL roadster still reigns as the quintessential luxury drop top.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Seductive style, quick-folding retractable hardtop, commendable performance, ride and handling.

  • Cons

    Heavy for a "sports car," limited cargo capacity.

  • What's New for 2005

    The complimentary scheduled maintenance program has been dropped for 2005.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Sports and luxury combined.

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Vehicle: 2005 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL500 2dr Convertible (5.0L 8cyl 7A)

After test driving several convertible sports cars including the BMW 6 series and the Porcsche Carrera I found the SL 55 to be by far the best available combination of fun, luxury and safety. As an additional bonus when the top is up the cabin is so quiet you would never know you're driving a convertible



2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Sl 500

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Vehicle: 2005 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL500 2dr Convertible (5.0L 8cyl 7A)

Geat body style and excellent handling. It would be helpful if the trunk were an inch wider and deeper to accomodate two golf bags. Averaging 21.5 mpg. Negatives: Command system reliability. Navagation and sound system occasionally malfunctions. Sound system not up to par for a $100,000 vehicle. No fade control on sound system.




Can't hate it

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Vehicle: 2005 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL500 2dr Convertible (5.0L 8cyl 7A)

Build quality is not like the old SL's and it's been back to the dealer many times for problems with transmission, brakes, water leaks, accessory malfunctions. But it's so beautiful and fun to drive that you can't hate it.



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

My second sl500 in 2

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Vehicle: 2005 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL500 2dr Convertible (5.0L 8cyl 7A)

After driving a 2003 SL 500 for nearly 2 years,I was able to upgrade 2 years at an attractive year-end price. I thought it would be about the same car, but the improvements, especially the new 7 forward speed transmission, makes this the finest performing Benz in 5 that I have owned in the past several years. The driving and performance experience is exhilerating.




500sl review

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Vehicle: 2005 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL500 2dr Convertible (5.0L 8cyl 7A)

After owning 2 other 500SL's, I can say that Mercedes finally got it right. The balance between luxury and sport is magnificent. I do not feel like I'm riding on a truck chassis in the 2005 model. In the previous SL's I did. This car is luxury. Comfortable, yet very tight in terms of handling. It truly hugs the road while giving the feeling of being in a luxury automobile. The interior and exterior lines of the vehicle are very well thought out. It is a very classy automobile.




Just the best!

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Vehicle: 2005 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL500 2dr Convertible (5.0L 8cyl 7A)

I've had my SL for nearly a month now. Have not regretted it since the moment I drove it off the lot. Just wish the engine was a little more responsive at acceleration as my former CLK. Pure heaven driving this car! Thinking about it? Go for it!



Full 2005 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Review

What's New for 2005

The complimentary scheduled maintenance program has been dropped for 2005.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 14
  • cty
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  • 21
  • highway
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