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2005 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL65 AMG

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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 604 hp @ 5500 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 11/18 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.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 11
  • cty
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  • 18
  • highway
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews


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Best gt car you can

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Vehicle: 2005 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL65 AMG 2dr Convertible (6.0L 12cyl Turbo 5A)

This car is simply amazing. From its 604 horsepower to its elegant and civil nature, this car offers it all. If you are looking for an all out performance car you wan to take to the track, the SL65 is not for you. This car is all about the everyday driving experience. The power is nothing short of incredible. The car does have trouble getting off the line cleanly, but its purpose is not to be a dragster. The power is best used for passing, and passing is does. Hanlding is plenty ample but nothing to get all that excited about. Creature comforts, build quality, and techno-gadgets are what you'd expect from a top-of-the-line Mercedes, but the COMAND system can be a bit intimidating at first.




I love this car!

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Vehicle: 2005 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL65 AMG 2dr Convertible (6.0L 12cyl Turbo 5A)

This is a awesome straight line monster. My wife and I love taking I- 95 and heading to Miami for any reason. The ability to pass anything at anytime is unbelievable. If you want a luxury performance vehicle, you can't beat the quality of the ride at the speeds of the best racing cars in the world.




Sweet

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Vehicle: 2005 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL65 AMG 2dr Convertible (6.0L 12cyl Turbo 5A)

This is a sweet drive. It is definitely a drifter. Hitting the pedal while turning will cause fishtailing as it it too powerful. Sometimes it feels like driving a bar of butter on a hot-plate. .. Backend is unruly until traction control kicks in (a second or 2). Otherwise, awsome car.




Some disappointments. no regrets

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Vehicle: 2005 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL65 AMG 2dr Convertible (6.0L 12cyl Turbo 5A)

The biggest disappointment is with lack of traction. You get on it with traction control off, and the tires spin. With ATC on, the car responds by actually coming to a halt right after take off. You nurse the pedal, and start wondering if you should have saved a few $K and bought a SL600. The convenience features controls are very inconvenient as one goes through the menues to change settings, etc. Also a few electrical problems with the convenience package: Driver's seat won't retract on exit. Car won't start easily if left parked for 2 or more days. "1-" or "2 Malfunctions, Convenience Functions Unavailable" is often displayed with no indications of the problem. Then corrects itself




Black sl65

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Vehicle: 2005 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL65 AMG 2dr Convertible (6.0L 12cyl Turbo 5A)

I drive this car every day and enjoy each and every minute of it! The power is unlike any other vehicle I have ever driven. Mercedes definiteley delivered this time with AMG! I love my SL65 and I highly recomend it.




10

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Vehicle: 2005 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL65 AMG 2dr Convertible (6.0L 12cyl Turbo 5A)

The SL65 is a very reliable, fast, and is a joy to ride and drive. It has so much horsepower that as soon as you step on the gas you are flying. It is great.



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What's New for 2005

The complimentary scheduled maintenance program has been dropped for 2005.

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