1997 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Consumer Review: 1997 SL500 SL1 SPORT

1997 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class - Consumer Review

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SL500 SL1 Sport Convertible (5.0L V8 5-speed Automatic)

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1997 SL500 SL1 SPORT
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1997 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL500 SL1 Sport 2dr Convertible


This car is for a free spirit. Handles most superb. Never out of extreme power in any circumstance. Gets down and races anyone. An engineering feat. Most amazing car I've ever owned.

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SPECIFICATIONS 1997 Mercedes-Benz SL500 Sport Base Price $ 89,900 Price As Tested $ 99,800 Engine Type aluminum alloy V8, dual overhead cams, 32 valves Engine Size 5.0 liters, 304 cu. in. Horsepower 315 @ 5600 Torque (lb-ft) 347 @ 3900 Transmission 5-speed electronically-controlled automatic Wheelbase / Length 99.0 in. / 177.1 in. Curb Weight 4165 lbs. Pounds Per Horsepower 13.2 Fuel Capacity 21.1 gal. Fuel Requirement unleaded premium Tires Dunlop SP Sport, 245/40 ZR 18 front, 275/35 ZR18 rear
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