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2005 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Convertible

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Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 5.4 L V 8-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 493 hp @ 6100 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 12/18 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

Love this car

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Vehicle: 2004 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class

Driving it in city traffic is like having a domestic house cat sitting on you lap purring. Drop the hammer on the open road and it transforms into a Bengal Tiger.



49 of 64 people found this review helpful

This would be the best

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Vehicle: 2004 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class

I bought this 4 years old from mercedes dealer in reno. The car looks turn heads EVERYWHERE, Such a pleasure to drive, the 7 speed tranny shifts so smooth that its hard to tell how fast u are going because the power band is so smooth. The suspension creates such a smooth ride that you will notice how different it is then other cars. This has been my absolute fav car to drive, but what a nightmare to own. Battery in the trunk went and cost 300$ for new. you have to go to the dealer for everything because they need to reset the computer or else the car will constantly shut off as a gimmick to get you to the dealer. also suspension valve went and cost $3000 to fix, very common problem



3 of 3 people found this review helpful

Premium price -poor quality?

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Vehicle: 2004 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class

Beautiful car that gets a lot of looks. Fit and finish are right on par with what you would expect from a Mercedes. We have had many problems with the quality of this car: Broken interior panels, faulty anti-lock relay, faulty anti-lock brake pump, broken baffles inside gas tank (had to replace gas tank!). Now the ignition system has just failed. 53,250 miles, and many rented loaners. We are glad to have bought the extended warranty.



2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Extremely happy

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Vehicle: 2004 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class

I purchased the SL500 from the original with 35k miles. I had a 1998 911 Porsche which I regret selling until I purchased this 2004 SL500. Reasons why: the hard top, the comfort, the sound system, and the look! I would not buy a new one, because of the minor changes, plus the money that I save. It's A great car to buy used because they are very reliable and lots of fun to drive. If you do buy an SL500 get an extended warranty because they become costly as they grow old!



2 of 2 people found this review helpful

New to the fold

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Vehicle: 2004 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class

Great car. My first Mercedes and my first convertible. Great torque and handling. A real eye catcher. Have only had it for 2 weeks and have had multiple comments on its good looks.




Worth the splurge

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Vehicle: 2004 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class

Great car. Great finishes. This car will certainly grab the attention of others, especially if it's the V12.



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

  • 12
  • cty
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  • 18
  • highway
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