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3 out of 5 stars

My 2022 SL55 from hell.

Don Rodosta , 04/16/2023
2022 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class AMG SL 55 2dr Convertible AWD (4.0L 8cyl Turbo 9A)
3 of 3 people found this review helpful

Things I didn't like about my SL55. Dashboard creeks and rattles. Brake pads squeezed. Transmission upshifted to 5th gear too quickly at low speed. Two months waiting for an appointment at Mercedes dealership. Traded it in on a EQE AMG after three months of ownership and took a big loss. Thanks Mercedes!

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2 out of 5 stars

Beautiful, but the ride is simply HARSH.

Der Alte Rentner Lake Bluff Il, 08/24/2023
2022 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class AMG SL 63 2dr Convertible AWD (4.0L 8cyl Turbo 9A)
1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Downgrading my original 4-star review to 2-stars: A few more days of driving the SL63 have passed since I first reviewed this SL63 AMG, and I'm liking it less and less. The review title pretty much sums up my opinion of the car. I bought a gorgeous 2022 SL63 (Hyper Blue with tan interior - WOW!) and get compliments all the time. The tech features are impressive, and there's much to love about it. However, I sold my 2013 SL550 to a friend, so occasionally have the opportunity to get back into that and compare rides. I hate to say it but, after having spent the small fortune, that I did for the SL63, I'm ready to cash out of that and either reinvest in the last model year of the old style SL550 or reconsider the BWM 8 series convertible. By the way, on that BMW, one of the reasons I switched consideration to the Benz was that BMW did not offer massaging seats. Having sampled the massaging seats on the SL63, I would not be missing out on much giving them up. The BMW also had more legroom, but I felt the headroom was tight. Hence the decision to go with the SL63. But comparing the SL550 to the SL63, the air scarf on the SL63 is much less effective than the one on the SL550, as are the massaging seats. The SL550 had more legroom. I'm 6' tall and miss the extra space. This car is not made for the over 6' customer. I really hate to give up on this color combination, but I unless I'm driving on pristine roads, the ride on the SL63 is simply unforgivable. Furthermore, I suspect the first time I hit a sever pothole, I'll be out several thousands to replace a wheel. I wish the reviewers at Edmunds and other sites were less focused on horsepower and actually considered the target audience - in this case, an older clientele. Despite the reviewer's assertions that this is a long-range touring vehicle, this is more suited to well-maintained back roads - lets skip the RR crossings... To add insult to injury, the Lake Bluff, IL Mercedes dealer today balked at letting me try their SL55 AMG for a test drive. (I wanted to see if smaller wheels and a higher tire profile would make a difference). I probably should have asked to speak with a manager, but the salesman I spoke with said the dealership is reluctant to let people take these high-end sports cars out. I was directed instead to consult the service department, where I was informed that the smaller wheels (despite having higher profile tires) would only make the ride worse. Since I couldn't actually test the theory, my search for a 2019 or 2020 SL550 begins.. Less tech, more fulfilling. Sigh ------------ original review ---------------- I read the reviews and focused on the part dealing with Comfort. I'm sorry, even in the softest setting for the shocks, you feel every crack in the pavement. Compared to my 2013 SL550, the ride of this beast is harsh. I agree with Edmunds that the touch screen controls are overly complicated. There's a lot there, but some things are difficult to find. Voice activation helps for some things, but it's really aggravating to have to reach for the touch screen to do many things that were the touch of a button on the steering wheel. The seats are very comfortable, but I think I lost a little legroom switching to the SL63 from my older SL550. The massage feature is weaker than the SL550 too. Having said all that, when I'm on a nice back road, this baby hums along beautifully. I don't drive it in any of the aggressive modes, but it you want thrills, you can crank it up to 11. Premium stereo came with the car. I had to do a nationwide search to find the color combo I wanted, and the SL63 I bought was the only one available in the country at the time. So, I overbought. It's really not necessary. I think I might trade this one in and order a brand new SL55 for delivery in the Spring of 2024. I need to confirm that the "comfort" setting is available in the SL55, and check whether the 20" wheels on the SL55 have more space between rim and tread. That might take the worst of the stiffness out of the ride. It's a beautiful car, no doubt. And in the blue exterior, tan interior combo, it gets a lot of attention. Mileage is awful, however. Especially if you let those 500 plus horses run even for short sprints. To be 100 percent honest, I wish the previous generation of SL had been upgraded with some of the tech in this latest issue. I might have saved myself a ton of money and been happier with the SL550. I'll drive the SL63 for the Fall and make a decision soon about keeping it, swapping for an SL55), taking a second look at the BMW 8 series. (The major reason I bailed on the Bimmer is that the Benz had massaging seats, where the 8 series did not. Given how lack luster even the most aggressive setting is on the SL63, I could live without it). Or try to get my SL550 back from the friend I sold it to.

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5 out of 5 stars

Its the real deal

Shane, 04/23/2023
2022 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class AMG SL 63 2dr Convertible AWD (4.0L 8cyl Turbo 9A)
0 of 1 people found this review helpful

I looked at it. I stared at it, I obsessed over it for 3 weeks and then I went for it. I look for reasons to drive. She is So comfy the back seats are for luggage or a small dog and that is about it. I love everything about this car so far.

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5 out of 5 stars

Boy Racer

Ralph, 08/04/2023
2022 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class AMG SL 63 2dr Convertible AWD (4.0L 8cyl Turbo 9A)
0 of 1 people found this review helpful

Cannot fault the car in any way

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5 out of 5 stars

Love this little machine

shane, 04/25/2023
2022 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class AMG SL 63 2dr Convertible AWD (4.0L 8cyl Turbo 9A)
0 of 1 people found this review helpful

I look for place to go jut to get out and drive it.

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