Used 2016 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class

2016 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
List price range
$65,980 - $74,998

Pros

  • Effortless acceleration
  • impeccably trimmed and relatively spacious interior
  • big-for-a-convertible trunk
  • retractable glass-roof hardtop
  • relaxed ride
  • capable handling.

Cons

  • Bulbous styling may be a turn-off to some
  • AMG models are less agile than like-priced exotic rivals.

Used 2016 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class for Sale

Mercedes-Benz SL-Class 2016 SL 550 2dr Convertible (4.7L 8cyl Turbo 7A)
34,101 miles
Used 2016
Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
SL 550
List$74,881
Est.Loan: $1,363/mo
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18%2522 x 8.5%2522 & 18%2522 Fr x 9.5%2522 Rr Twin 5-Spoke Wheels,Heated & Active Ventilated Front Seats,Leather Upholstery,Radio%3A COMANDAr System w/Navigation,Burl Walnut Wood Trim,iPod/MP3 Media Interface,SIRIUS XM Satellite Radio,harman/kardonAr Logic 7Ar Surround Sound System,Heated Seats,4-Wheel Disc Brakes,Air Conditioning,Convertible HardTop,Electronic Stability Control,Front Bucket Seats,Front Center Armrest,Leather Shift Knob,Tachometer,ABS brakes,Adaptive suspension,Anti-whiplash front head restraints,Auto tilt-away steering wheel,Auto-dimming door mirrors,Automatic temperature control,Brake assist,Bumpers%3A body-color,CD player,Convertible roof lining,Convertible roof wind blocker,Delay-off headlights,Driver door bin,Driver vanity mirror,Dual front impact airbags,Dual front side impact airbags,Emergency communication system,Four wheel independent suspension,Front anti-roll bar,Front dual zone A/C,Front fog lights,Front reading lights,Garage door transmitter%3A Homelink,Genuine wood console insert,Genuine wood dashboard insert,Genuine wood door panel insert,Glass rear window,HVAC memory,Head restraints memory,Headlight cleaning,Heated door mirrors,Heated front seats,Illuminated entry,Integrated roll-over protection,Knee airbag,Low tire pressure warning,Memory seat,Occupant sensing airbag,Outside temperature display,Overhead airbag,Panic alarm,Passenger door bin,Passenger vanity mirror,Power adjustable front head restraints,Power convertible roof,Power door mirrors,Power driver seat,Power passenger seat,Power steering,Power windows,Radio data system,Rain sensing wipers,Rear anti-roll bar,Rear fog lights,Rear window defroster,Remote keyless entry,Security system,Speed control,Speed-sensing steering,Steering wheel memory,Steering wheel mounted audio controls,Telescoping steering wheel,Tilt steering wheel,Traction control,Trip computer,Turn signal indicator mirrors,Variably intermittent wipers,Ventilated front seats,Weather band radio,Front beverage holders,Auto-dimming Rear-View mirror,Child-Seat-Sensing Airbag,11 Speakers,High intensity discharge headlights%3A Bi-Xenon,Navigation system%3A COMAND,AM/FM radio%3A SiriusXM,Premium audio system%3A COMAND,Exterior Parking Camera Rear,Auto High-beam Headlights,harman/kardonAr Speakers
Mercedes-Benz SL-Class 2016 SL 550 2dr Convertible (4.7L 8cyl Turbo 7A)
12,648 miles
Used 2016
Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
SL 550
List$74,998
Est.Loan: $1,365/mo
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DRIVER ASSISTANCE PACKAGE,SPORT WHEEL PACKAGE,WOOD/LEATHER STEERING WHEEL,Leather Seats,Navigation System,Lane Keeping Assist,Keyless Start,Bluetooth Connection,Cooled Front Seat(s),Convertible Soft Top,BLACK,BLACK ASH WOOD TRIM,BLACK; LEATHER UPHOLSTERY,GREY HEADLINER This vehicle includes a Money-Back Guarantee* and passed our precise inspection process. Best of all the price you see is the price you pay. No haggling. No back and forth. No pressure. And this price is so good it is guaranteed. Check out this gently-used 2016 Mercedes-Benz SL we recently got in. When you purchase a vehicle with the CARFAX Buyback Guarantee, you're getting what you paid for. This well-maintained Mercedes-Benz SL SL 550 comes complete with a CARFAX one-owner history report. You'll see the world in a whole new light when you slip behind the wheel of this impressive 2016 Mercedes-Benz SL convertible. The Mercedes-Benz SL SL 550's pristine good looks were combined with the Mercedes-Benz high standard of excellence in order to make this a unique find. It's not often you find just the vehicle you are looking for AND with low mileage. This is your chance to take home a gently used and barely driven Mercedes-Benz SL. Added comfort with contemporary style is the leather interior to heighten the quality and craftsmanship for the Mercedes-Benz SL Drive any city's streets like you've lived there all your life using the navigation system on this Mercedes-Benz SL. With complete records on this pre-owned vehicle, you'll have peace of mind and the satisfaction in knowing your new purchase is safe and reliable. Why go with a basic vehicle when you can have it all in this well-optioned Mercedes-Benz SL? More information about the 2016 Mercedes-Benz SL: The 2016 SL-Class is a 2-seat sports car with a generous helping of luxury and comfort. Starting at about $84,000, the car is truly in the luxury category, and drivers are treated to some of the best technology available. The SL features a powerful engine, a very willing chassis and a clever folding hard top. This model sets itself apart with Outstanding performance, elegant, understated styling, and Mercedes-Benz craftsmanship and luxury *Money-Back Guarantee is valid for 5 days or 250 miles, whichever comes first. Subject to certain terms and conditions. See store for details. Some restrictions apply.
Mercedes-Benz SL-Class 2016 SL 550 2dr Convertible (4.7L 8cyl Turbo 7A)
40,381 miles
Used 2016
Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
SL 550
List$65,980
Est.Loan: $1,201/mo
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Edmunds' Expert Review

The 2016 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class roadster provides a beautifully executed blend of luxury, technology and performance, even if its styling may be an acquired taste.

vehicle overview

Like a high-dollar diamond, you'll have to look long and hard to find flaws within the 2016 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class. It's certainly not perfect, and definitely not as pretty as a girl's best friend, but it shines so brightly from every imaginable facet that any issues worth mentioning seem reduced to mere quibbles.

For starters, there's this Mercedes-Benz roadster's three-piece retractable hardtop that offers your choice of a snug refuge from the world outside or al fresco motoring at the touch of a button. Either way, you'll find a surprisingly roomy two-passenger cabin dressed up in the finest materials and available with an abundance of features designed to pamper and delight you, from the active multi-contour seats and AirScarf neck-level heater to the Bang & Olufsen sound system and Magic Sky panoramic roof that can be turned from clear to opaque with the flip of a switch.

Then there are the SL's four available powertrains, ranging from a robust 329-horsepower V6 to a mind-blowing 621-hp V12. There's no lack of impressive technology here, too, including a set of adaptive dampers known as Active Body Control that can virtually eliminate body roll even in enthusiastic cornering and provide a pristine ride the rest of the time. And indeed, "the rest of the time" is when the SL is really meant to excel — it's ultimately more of a grand tourer than a sports car.

Not surprisingly, there is any number of different but equally appealing automobiles from which to choose in this price range. Buyers who'd like their luxury served up with a heaping helping of performance would do well to add the 2016 Audi R8, 2016 Jaguar F-Type and Porsche 911 to their must-test-drive list. For the price of the top-of-the-line SL65 AMG you could even consider the Bentley Continental GT.

Even up against this lust-worthy and diverse competition, however, we think you'll find the 2016 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class is as near-flawless as an automobile can get.

trim levels & features

The 2016 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class is a two-seat, retractable-hardtop convertible offered in four trims: SL400, SL550, AMG SL and AMG SL65.

The SL400's list of standard features includes 18-inch wheels, an adaptive suspension, adaptive xenon headlights, automatic high-beam control, front and rear foglights, LED daytime running lights, automatic wipers and power-folding hardtop with a full-width glass roof panel. Inside you'll find dual-zone automatic climate control, sun-reflecting leather upholstery, heated eight-way power seats, four-way lumbar adjustment, driver memory functions, a power tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, a power-operated wind deflector, an auto-dimming rearview mirror and cruise control.

Technology features include Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, the COMAND electronics interface, mbrace emergency communications (see Safety section), a navigation system and an 11-speaker Harman Kardon surround-sound audio system with a CD player, satellite and HD radios, and a media player interface.

The most notable option on the SL400 is a Premium package that bundles a rearview camera, keyless ignition and entry, a hands-free power trunk closer, an automatic parallel-parking system, the AirScarf neck-level heating system and 12-way "active multi-contour" seats (include ventilation, massage and adjustable side bolsters and shoulder supports).

The SL550 includes all of the above, and adds a V8 engine and front and rear parking sensors.

Both the SL400 and SL550 are also available with a Sport Wheel option package that includes 19-inch alloy wheels, larger front brakes with painted calipers and drilled rear brake discs, plus a sport steering wheel accented with perforated leather trim and shift paddles.

The high-performance AMG SL features an even more powerful V8 engine, a limited-slip rear differential, 19-inch alloy wheels, a more aggressively calibrated adaptive suspension, upgraded brakes, a sport exhaust, a higher top-speed limiter and special styling elements. The cabin gets upgraded leather upholstery, a sport steering wheel, an IWC "Ingenieur" dashtop clock, carbon-fiber interior trim and an AMG Performance Media system that can display G-forces and other related information.

Available on the SL400, SL550 and AMG SL is the Driver Assistance option package that includes adaptive cruise control, an active blind-spot warning/assist system and a lane-departure warning/intervention system. Other options include "Magic Sky Control" (darkens the roof's glass panel tint at the touch of a button), soft-closing doors, a night-vision infrared camera system, a split-view front entertainment system and a 12-speaker Bang & Olufsen audio system.

The top-of-the-line AMG SL65 gets a V12 engine, 19-inch front and 20-inch rear wheels and the above optional content.

Both the AMG models can also be optioned with an exterior Carbon Fiber Trim package that includes a carbon-fiber front airdam, mirror covers and rear spoiler. The AMG High-Contrast Styling package includes distinctive 19-inch front and 20-inch rear alloy wheels, a gloss black hardtop and rear spoiler, black chrome exhaust tips, and unique interior trim. Carbon-ceramic high-performance brakes are also available on the AMG models.

Any SL-Class can also be equipped with Designo special-order paint colors and leather upholstery.

performance & mpg

The 2016 Mercedes-Benz SL400 is propelled by a turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 that produces 329 horsepower and 354 pound-feet of torque. It's paired to a seven-speed automatic transmission that drives the rear wheels. An automatic engine stop-start system to help save fuel is also included. The EPA estimates fuel economy at 23 mpg combined (20 city/27 highway), while we achieved an impressive 26.5 mpg on the Edmunds evaluation route. In Edmunds performance testing, the SL400 went from zero to 60 mph in a quick 4.9 seconds.

The SL550 gets a turbocharged 4.7-liter V8 that puts out 429 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque. It has the same transmission and auto stop-start system as the SL400. The SL550's EPA numbers are a still decent 20 mpg combined (18 mpg city/25 mpg highway), and in Edmunds testing, it accelerated from zero to 60 mph in just 4.4 seconds.

Powering the SL AMG is a turbocharged 5.5-liter V8 that pumps out 577 hp and 664 lb-ft of torque. The transmission is a specialized seven-speed automatic with quicker shifts than the standard version. The EPA rates the SL at 19 mpg combined and we achieved 19.9 mpg on the Edmunds evaluation route. It hit 60 mph in 4.2 seconds.

Finally, the SL65 AMG comes fitted with a turbocharged 6.0-liter V12 that's rated at an impressive 621 hp and 738 lb-ft of torque, mated to the same specialized seven-speed automatic transmission. In Edmunds testing, the SL65 AMG sprinted to 60 mph in just 3.9 seconds. EPA fuel economy ratings drop to 17 mpg combined.

safety

Standard safety features on the 2016 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class include antilock brakes with automatic brake drying, stability and traction control, head- and thorax-protecting side airbags and knee airbags. Also standard are automatically deploying roll bars and a driver inattention warning system. A rearview camera is optional on the SL400 and standard on all others. Also standard is mbrace2 emergency communications, which includes automatic collision notification, an SOS button, stolen vehicle location, alarm notification and remote door lock/unlock.

The main safety option on SL models is the Driver Assistance package (standard on the SL65 AMG) that includes adaptive cruise control, forward collision mitigation with automatic braking, active lane-departure intervention and active blind-spot intervention, both of which can automatically intervene if the driver fails to act.

In Edmunds brake testing, every SL-Class stopped from 60 mph in between 108 and 114 feet. This is excellent, but expected for high-end cars with summer tires.

driving

While the long list of techno-gadgetry and top-quality materials go a long way to bolstering the Mercedes SL-Class' "yes, you can have it all" image, driving this luxury roadster seals the deal.

To say the SL400 provides sufficient acceleration would be an understatement. Hitting 60 mph in fewer than 5 seconds is quite impressive for something deemed "entry level." The added torque and refinement of the V8-powered SL550 are still worth considering, however. Regardless of engine, the SL rewards you with powerful brakes and exemplary handling capabilities, especially when fitted with the available Active Body Control suspension option that all but eliminates body roll. Perhaps more remarkable is the fact that in normal everyday motoring, the SL's smooth ride and sophisticated transmission give it an air of relaxed refinement that is decidedly uncommon in cars with this much performance potential.

As for the two flagship AMG models, there's no question that their racier profiles and epically powerful engines make them more desirable in an over-the-top kind of way. But because of their size and weight, neither offers the same degree of agility and engagement offered by other similarly priced high-end sports cars. As such, we think the non-AMG models better encapsulate the SL's grand touring mission while still offering all the performance anyone could ever make use of in normal street driving.

interior

The 2016 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class interior offers generous head- and legroom, which is something that can't be said for most two-seat convertibles. The seats offer a wide range of adjustability and only get better with the available multi-contour seats that add a cushion extender and adjustable bolsters. Plus, sun-reflective leather and available ventilation will keep your backside cool on warm days, while heated seats and Mercedes' clever AirScarf that blows warm air across the back of your neck will keep you toasty on cool nights.

The SL is also a study in efficient use of space. Case in point is the plethora of gee-whiz gadgetry that's been shoehorned into the cabin without drowning the interior in a sea of buttons and switches. Instead, most settings are accessed via the COMAND system's console-mounted knob, which is used to scroll through feature menus on the 7-inch screen. Note, however, that although the SL has the latest COMAND software featured in more recently introduced models like the C-Class, it lacks the added functionality of its touch-sensitive control pad. That's coming to next year's SL-Class.

The trunk offers a respectable 10.2 cubic feet of cargo room with the roof up and 7.2 cubic feet with it lowered. Both are very good for a convertible. For items you'd prefer to keep close at hand there's also a good amount of storage space behind the seats. One practical touch is the trunk's power opener that can be activated even if your hands are full simply by waving your foot beneath the rear bumper.

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Features & Specs

MPG
17 city / 24 hwy
Seats 2
7-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
N/A
MPG
20 city / 27 hwy
Seats 2
7-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
329 hp @ 5250 rpm
MPG
14 city / 21 hwy
Seats 2
7-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
621 hp @ 4800 rpm
MPG
16 city / 25 hwy
Seats 2
7-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
577 hp @ 5500 rpm
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Used 2016 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Overview

The Used 2016 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class is offered in the following submodels: , , . Available styles include SL 550 2dr Convertible (4.7L 8cyl Turbo 7A), SL 400 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 7A), SL 65 AMG 2dr Convertible (6.0L 12cyl Turbo 7A), and SL 63 AMG 2dr Convertible (5.5L 8cyl Turbo 7A).

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