2007 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Consumer Review: Near automotive perfection

2007 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class - Consumer Review

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SL550 Convertible (5.5L V8 7-speed Automatic)

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Near automotive perfection
By Jerry on


2007 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL550 2dr Convertible (5.5L 8cyl 7A)


I say "near" because the audio and nav system perform and look like equipment several generations old. Programming involves unnecessary steps, the screen is bland with minimal color levels, and it completely washes out in sunlight which obviously is a detriment in a convertible. The system won't even provide street labeling unless fully zoomed in to max detail. The radio functions are only average and sound is mediocre. The system needs more speakers with improved sub woofers and tweeters. To make up for these deficiencies the interior and exterior is a work of art. Coupled with the increased power and improved handling it's near automotive nirvana on a warm Sunday top down drive.

Best Features

Engine power and torque provide great acceleration and the improved steering makes you feel like you're hard wired to the car. Watching the top perform its contortion act is great entertainment.

Worst Features

Replace the antiquated nav system with an up to date touch screen unit that is easier to program, has a brighter screen with more color levels and has more user defined features. The rather anemic sound system needs more speakers and power.
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