Mercedes SL500 - Final Edition
Just a little teaser until the summer is coming.
20" Rial Racing 3 split rims.
9x20" in front and 10,5x20" in the rear.
235/30-20 and 305/25-20 Dunlop VMAX.
1999 Mercedes SL500 "Final Edition" (New engine model etc). There were only
made 200 of this exclusive model.
Music: Earth, Wind & Fire - Let's Groove
Mercedes Benz 1995 SL 500 2 Door Convertible - FOR SALE
Mercedes Benz 1995 SL 500 2 Door Convertible in very good condition. (March
Petrol, Automatic, Azurite Blue w Cream Leather Interior, Electric Dark
Blue Soft Hood, Hard Top, Leather Seat Trim, Multi Airbags, Electric Roll
Bar, Wind Deflector, ABS, Alpine CD Player w Remote Control, Air
Conditioning, Colour Coding, Cruise Control, Traction Control, Remote
Central Locking, Electric Mirrors, Electric Windows, Electronically
Adjusted Seats (3 x memory settings), Full Service History, Original MB
Service Manual, 18" AMG Alloy Wheels w Locking Nuts, Mercedes Floor Mats,
Tracker, Immobiliser, Alarm. 6 months Tax. 4 Owners. Much loved, Garage
kept, Well cared for Mercedes SL500. Mechanically sound in Good Condition.
£4,000 ono email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or to arrange
viewing. South London area
Mercedes SL-Class 500 test drive review Mercedes SL500 - Autogefühl
Testing the Mercedes-Benz SL-Class, the 2014 Mercedes SL 500.
With its fine materials, the Mercedes SL gives you immediately a luxurious
feeling. You can see, this car was perfectly finished with great attention
to detail. In German cars, the clearance is always a big matter, the small
gaps between two elements -- which are supposed to be exactly even. We can
see this perfect symmetry here, for example. I do like the clear, elegant
design lines in the front. But the media panel looks not quite up to date
with its square plastic buttons.
The "Cockpit Management and Data System" COMAND can be ordered with
internet access. A DVD changer is also available as an option. I really
don't know, why anyone would still use DVD's in a car, but nevertheless.
One feature I like best, is the panoramic glass roof with adjustable
lighting, called MAGIC SKY CONTROL. The transparent roof switches to light
or dark at the push of a button. It had been tested in Death Valley in
California and the result was, that with dimmed roof, you reduce the heat
radiation by the sun about the factor twenty. How does it work? Imagine
particles inside the glass that stand in a clear row and let sunshine
through, as long as an electric current is induced. When I push the button,
the electric current fades, the particles get all mixed up -- and prevent
light and heat from shining through.
This sixth generation of the SL also offers that hard roof that can be
retracted into the boot using an electrohydraulic mechanism to save space,
which converts the SL in a few seconds into a roadster or a coupé. In less
than 20 seconds it opens or closes. The disadvantage is of course, that you
have to stand still. In that case, a soft top is better -- but not that
durable over the years.
While driving, the first things I immediately notice is the exceptional
riding comfort. You have a extremely smooth ride, no matter if you are in
the Sport or Comfort mode. Actually the difference doesn't turn out to be
big. I can just repeat, the suspension is maybe the most superior thing
about this car and sets standards.
The sportiness comes to play, when you push the throttle and circle it
around the corner. You feel a little bit of rear wheel spin -- that's just
super fun, and even works with stability control turned on.
The electronics just allow you that little spin to have the fun and still
keep being in control. However, you can also turn off the stability control
to be able to spin it around more freely. The SL is powerful in
accelerating and effortlessly superior across all speeds and nimble on
winding roads, like here in Southern France.
On the negative side, there is the indirect steering which lets it step
down from the league of pure sportscars. So sportscar lovers might be
annoyed by this, however, you should prefer the smooth ride of a grand GT
with sporty elements.
Mercedes always wants to stress its safety features, and actually, for a
roadster, there are a lot of them in it. For example, we have the blind
spot warner, giving you a signal when cars are approaching at the sides
from behind -- erm, does that actually happen when driving this car? ;-)
Furthermore, the so called Adaptive Brake firstly warns you when you are
getting to close to a car -- with a visual and a sound hint. That can be
practical, if you are overtaking a vehicle, turn your head shortly to take
a look around and in that second the vehicle in front of you brakes hardly.
In that case, the sound
catches your attention 1 second earlier and you can start the braking
process right away. Also, in an emergency braking situation the braking
lights are flashing to warn the car behind you.
And my favorite: The Active Parking Assist. It automatically manoeuvres the
car into a parking space using ultrasound sensors. We will see how it
The current SL500 has a 4.7 Liter V8 under the bonnet. With its twin turbo, it reached 435 horsepower -- and Boosts you from 0 to 100 kilometres or 0 to 60
miles in 4,6 seconds.
In Germany, there is also the smaller SL400 available, it recently replaced
the SL350 now delivering 333 horsepower from a 3 Liter
V6. If you are OK with that, you can at least save 20.000 Euros stepping
down. The SL 500 however starts at 120.000 Euros in Germany, at 80.000
Pounds in the UK and at 106.000
Dollars in the US -- where you can only get the SL 550 with 429 horse
power. No clue why it is called 550 although having less horsepower.
Mercedes Benz SL 55 AMG Drift Challenge
The R129 was based on the shortened floorpan of the Mercedes-Benz W124 and
featured many innovative details for the time, for instance electronically
controlled damping (optional) and a hidden, automatically expanding
roll-over bar. The R107's rather dated rear diagonal swing axle gave way to
a modern multi-link axle. The number of standard features was high, with
electric action for the windows, mirrors, seats and hood.
Initially, there were three different engines available, the 300 SL with 3L
12-valve straight 6 (190 PS (187 hp/140 kW) at 5700 rpm), the 300 SL-24
with a 24-valve version of said engine (231 PS (228 hp/170 kW) at 6300 rpm)
and the 500 SL with 5L-V8 engine (326 PS (322 hp/240 kW) at 5500 rpm),
joined in July, 1992 by the 12-cylinder 600 SL ((394 PS (389 hp/290 kW) @
5200 rpm). While for the six-cylinder cars there was a choice of 5-speed
manual or 4-speed automatic, the V8 and V12 could only be ordered with the
In autumn 1993 Mercedes rearranged names and models. The 300 SL was
replaced by the 24-valve SL 280 and SL 320 (with 2.8 L and 3.2 L I6
engines, only the 280 being available with a manual gearbox). SL 500 and
600 continued with their respective powerful engines.
1995 saw a mild facelift concerning head- and taillights and several new
features adopted as standard: side air bags, automatic climate control and
ESP, among other things. HID headlights were newly optional, as was a
A second facelift, introduced in late 1998, comprised new external mirrors,
17`` wheels and new bumpers. Also new were the engines, 18-valve versions
of SL 280 (204 PS (201 hp/150 kW) at 5700 rpm), SL 320 ((224 PS (221 hp/165
kW) at 5600 rpm) and SL 500 ((306 PS (302 hp/225 kW) at 5600 rpm). The V12
engine remained unchanged.
Starting in 1994, Mercedes offered special SL models from time to time,
like the Mille Miglia edition cars of 1994 or the SL edition of 2000.
In North America, the SL followed the development of the European cars,
except that not all engines were available there. The 1989 Mercedes SL base
model was the 228 hp (170 kW) 3.0 L inline 6 300SL version, but it was the
322 hp (240 kW) 500SL (with a 5.0 L V8 engine) which made the most
headlines. For model year 1993, the 600 SL was additionally introduced
The SL320 replaced the 300SL in the United States in 1995, but the SL280
was not offered. The 6-cylinder SLs were dropped from the US lineup in
1998, leaving just the V8 and V12. The SL500 got the new 302 hp (225 kW)
5.0 L V8 for 1999.
AMG had already offered an SL version while still independent, the AMG 500
SL 6.0 of 1991. After being taken over by Daimler-Benz, there were several
AMG SL-models available through D-B dealers.
The SL60 AMG was extremely rare. Sold from 1993 to 1998, it used a 6.0
litre V8 engine producing 381 PS (376 hp/280 kW) at 5500 rpm. AMG claimed a
0-62 mph (100 km/h) speed of 5.6 seconds. Its top speed was limited to 250
km/h (155 mph), but with the limiter removed, it was capable of
approximately 185 mph (298 km/h). AMG later unofficially admitted that 0-60
mph was more like 5.0 seconds and the engine produced between 405-410 bhp.
Also very rare was the SL73 AMG, sold through Mercedes-AMG in 1995, and
offering the most powerful V12 engine ever put into an SL up to that time.
After a brief hiatus, the SL73 was offered again from 1998 to 2001. The
same 7.3 L V12 was later used by Pagani in the Zonda.
The SL55 AMG was sold in the R129 bodystyle from 1998 to 2001 in limited
quantity (5.4L V8, 354 PS (349 hp/260 kW) at 5500 rpm). It was the
predecessor of the production R230 SL55 AMG sold later.
Only about 300 cars in the SL-class were customized by AMG prior to the
2003 model year.
2002 Silver Arrow Edition
Special edition of 2002 SL 500/SL 600 made to celebrate the race car with
the same name (from 1930). Two-tone interior leather on steering wheel and
seats, special wheels, etc.
1999 Mercedes-Benz SL500 2dr Roadster 5.0L (#2004) (SOLD)
WARRANTY INCLUDED! See our web site at: www.selectmotors.com for complete
Inventory, Photos, Videos and FREE Carfax Reports.
PLEASE CALL AHEAD! 1999 SL500, Black/Black leather, 2 tops, 84K miles,
Sport Package includes AMG body, AMG 18" staggered wheels, AMG suspension.
Full power soft top, heated power memory seats, stability control, premium
sound with 6 disc CD, original Kentucky car, flawless body & interior. The
1999-2002 is the last version of this body style with updated engine,
trans., lights & interior. EXTRA CLEAN! We offer Credit Union Financing. We
have drive train to bumper to bumper warranties available on most vehicles.
All cars are stored indoors for your convenience and are fully detailed.
Trade-ins are accepted. We are small dealership that loves the cars that we
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1985 Mercedes Benz SL500 for sale with test drive, driving sounds, and walk through video
Only 72K original miles (Driven less than 2,900 miles a year!), 5.6 liter
aluminum V-8, automatic transmission w/ overdrive, independent rear
suspension w/ limited slip, mirror finish Light Ivory paint, Chocolate
leather bucket seats w/ burlwood console, new Chocolate German cloth
convertible top, matching painted aluminum removable hardtop w/ rear
defroster, Blaupunkt sound, power windows-door locks, air conditioning, 4
wheel disc brakes w/ABS, factory alloys w/ hi speed radials, books, records
& clean Carfax, original $50K window sticker in 1986! Great find!