The 2001 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class is offered in the following submodels: Convertible. Available styles include SL500 2dr Convertible (5.0L 8cyl 5A), and SL600 2dr Convertible (6.0L 12cyl 5A). SL-Class models are available with a 5.0 l-liter gas engine or a 6.0 l-liter gas engine, with output up to 389 hp, depending on engine type. The 2001 SL-Class comes with rear wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 5-speed shiftable automatic. The 2001 SL-Class comes with a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. basic warranty, a unlimited yr./ unlimited mi. roadside warranty, and a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. powertrain warranty.
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Vehicle SL500 2dr Convertible (5.0L 8cyl 5A)
Review Was shopping for a Mustang GT when I came across this beauty. One test drive and I was hooked. After having owned many sports cars their is no comparison. I have had C3, C4, C5 Corvettes, Many Mustangs, MGB's, MR5's, 350Z's, just to name a few. Not one of them could even come close to the fit and finish of this Mercedes. I was parked right next to a brand new Corvette at a car show so I had plenty of time to study the fine details of the paint etc. Mind you my Mercedes is already 14 years old. Looking close at the Vet then at the Mercedes it was no contest! The paint on the Vet had small waves in it the Mercedes was like a mirror. The materials used in the interior of the Corvette looked like they came from Walmart. Fourteen years old and the thick leather and plush carpet still look new on the Mercedes. The car oozes quality. Granted the Corvette looked way more flashy and in race would win hands down. But if I had to drive cross country the SL500 would be my pick. At 80 mph I was able to let go of the steering wheel and let the car track down the road straight as an arrow. The car handles as if it is on rails, very stable and just a joy to drive.
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