2001 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Consumer Review: Exceptional SL600 (R129 series

2001 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class - Consumer Review

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SL600 Convertible (6.0L V12 5-speed Automatic)

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Exceptional SL600 (R129 series)
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2001 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL600 2dr Convertible (6.0L 12cyl 5A)


Exceptional 2001 SL600; purchased pre-owned from a dealer who'd gotten from the orignal owner. Totally stock,black, V12, 275/35 18s in back, 245/40 18s front, only 11,000 miles! Guess it just wasn't cool anymore for the country-club. Built like classic Benz cars were in-the-day. Heavy - more of a GT than a sports car; wonderful to cruise on the highway at any speed. V12 engine with 48-valves is a symphony. 5-speed automatic. Torque like locomotive. Low-down, brooding-and-mean looking, but a total gentleman. Leather everywhere. Wonderful, can border on scary-fast acceleration, but totally controlled Well cared-for examples are known to be reliable if maintained.

Best Features

V12, 48-valve engine - sublime! Full leather interior (everywhere - dash, A-pillars, doors, door-sills - everywhere). V12 can shut off 6-cylinders when- needed - actually gets decent fuel economy - in the mid-twenties-of-MPG on the highway. Did I mention V12? Everyone looks at this car.

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