2007 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class  -  $97,275


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $97,275
Base Invoice: $90,639
Destination Charge: $775
Options: $1,700
Trim: 2dr Roadster 5.5L V8
Doors: 2
Drive train: Rear Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: | City: 14 | Hwy: 22
Body Style: SL550
Transmission: 7-speed automatic driver-adaptive transmission
Engine: 5.5L DOHC SMPI 32-valve V8 engine

Model Highlights

The 2007 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class is offered in four variants: the V8-powered SL550 and V12-powered SL600, and the SL55 AMG and SL65 AMG, both high-performance-tuned, exclusive versions of the SL550 and SL600 respectively.

The high-performance SL550 luxury roadster gets the same larger, higher-power V8 that's also now offered in the big S-Class sedan. The new standard 5.5L V8 on the SL550 has 382 horsepower and 391 pound-feet of torque, and comes hooked to a new seven-speed automatic that helps further reduce 0-60 times and real-world passing times.

The smooth, twin-turbo V12 in the SL600 makes 510 horsepower and 612 lb-ft of torque. Both AMG versions feature engines hand-built by the Mercedes-Benz tuner house of the same name. In the SL55 AMG the V8 has been cranked up to 510 hp and 531 lb-ft of torque, while in the SL65 AMG the twin-turbo V12 produces a mammoth 604 horsepower and 738 lb-ft of torque and can bring the SL to 60 mph in only 4.2 seconds. Each of the AMG cars, along with the SL600, have a five-speed automatic.

All SL-Class models have very large four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes with brake assist. Other standard safety equipment includes ESP stability control and Active Body Control, a hydraulic active suspension system that helps keep the SL flat during severe cornering and braking and also helps improve ride during normal driving.

The SL-Class' retractable hardtop opens or closes with a single button in 16 seconds thanks to a sophisticated hydraulic system. With the top up, the trunk can hold up to 10.2 cubic feet, but the capacity diminishes to 7.2 cubic feet with the top down--still enough for a couple of lightly packed golf bags or a carry-on suitcase.

The SL550 comes with a full roster of top luxury features, including memory heated sport seats, a DVD-based COMAND navigation and audio system, Bose digital surround sound audio system with six-disc changer and Sirius satellite radio, and an automatic pop-up roll bar system, while the SL600 adds the Keyless Go entry and start system, a Nappa leather interior, electronic trunk closer, a heated steering wheel, and wood and leather trim. In addition to various trim and appearance changes, and larger brakes, both the SL55 AMG and SL65 AMG add sport seats with the Dynamic Multicontour feature, which helps adjust to keep occupants in place during cornering.

Options on the SL550 include active ventilated seats, adaptive cruise control, and a panorama roof. A limited run of 550 50th Anniversary Edition models will be built for 2007, commemorating the original 300SL roadster. It offers an appropriate pewter metallic paint scheme with cognac brown leather inside and black ash interior wood trim.


Model News

The venerable Mercedes-Benz SL-Class gets a standard 5.5L V8 engine that's larger and has 25 percent more power for 2007, bringing a name change to SL550. The flagship, V12-powered SL600 also gets a slight bump in performance, to 510 horsepower.

The high-performance SL55 AMG gets redesigned 19-inch wheels, along with new carbon fiber trim for 2007. All SLs get new doorsills and revised, richer interior materials. Sirius satellite radio capability with a six-month subscription and a hands-free phone is now standard, though the common Bluetooth interface is still optional.

There's also a new 50th Anniversary Edition of the SL550 offered for 2007, in honor of the original 300SL roadster.


Value Writeup

The two-seat Mercedes-Benz SL-Class roadster rides the line between high-performance and ultra-luxury for 2007, while the V12 SL600 is especially exclusive and the SL55 and SL65 AMG versions really bring out the potential in these cars. The top SL65 AMG model is nearly twice the price of the SL550, but offers performance that can beat some exotics. Any of the models can be equipped with some extraordinary high-tech features--such as Dynamic Multicontour seats--that aren't available in many vehicles at any price.


Pros

High performance luxury; high-tech comfort and safety features.


Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
22 MPG

Cruising Range - City
295.40 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
14 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
464.20 mi

Engine Type
Gas V8

Displacement
5.5L/-TBD-

Fuel System
SMPI

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
382 @ 6000

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
391 @ 2800-4800

Trans Type
7

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.82

EPA Classification
Two Seater

Passenger Capacity
2

Passenger Volume
57.8 ft³

Front Head Room
37.7 in

Front Leg Room
42.9 in

Front Shoulder Room
54.0 in

Wheelbase
100.8 in

Length, Overall
178.5 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
71.5 in

Height, Overall
51.0 in

Track Width, Front
61.4 in

Track Width, Rear
60.5 in

Trunk Volume
10.2 (7.2 w/top down) ft³

Base Curb Weight
4065 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Independent 4-Link

Suspension Type - Rear
5-Arm Multilink

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs

Front Tire Size
255/40ZR18

Rear Tire Size
285/35ZR18

Spare Tire Size
Compact

Front Wheel Size
18 x 8.5 in

Rear Wheel Size
18 x 9.5 in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Steering Type
Pwr Rack-and-pinion

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.6

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
36.2 ft

Brake Type
Power

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.3 x -TBD- in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.8 x -TBD- in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
21.1 gal

Basic Years
4

Basic Miles/km
50,000

Drivetrain Years
4

Drivetrain Miles/km
50,000

Corrosion Years
4

Corrosion Miles/km
50,000

Roadside Assistance Years
Unlimited

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
Unlimited

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
08V405000

Mfg's Report Date
AUG 01, 2008

Component
SUSPENSION

Potential Number of Units Affected
4564

Summary
MERCEDES BENZ IS RECALLING 4,564 MY 2001-2006 CL-CLASS (MODEL 215), MY 2002-2006 S-CLASS (MODEL 220), MY 2003-2007 SL-CLASS (MODEL 230), MY 2007-2008 CL-CLASS (MODEL 216), AND MY 2007 S-CLASS (MODEL 221)PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH ACTIVE BODY CONTROL (ABC) ACCELERATION SENSORS ON THE FRONT STRUTS. THESE SENSORS MEASURE ACCELERATION AROUND THE Z-AXIS OF THE VEHICLE AND ASSURE AN AUTOMATIC ADAPTATION OF THE FRONT STRUTS TO MAINTAIN A RELATIVELY LEVEL BODY POSITION. VARIATIONS IN THE SOLDERING PROCESS RESULTED IN SOLDERING POINTS ON THE BOARD OF THE ABC SENSORS WHICH MAY NOT BE WITHIN DESIGN TOLERANCES. SIGNALS FROM THE AFFECTED SENSORS MEASURING THE ACCELERATION MAY NOT BE ACCURATELY TRANSMITTED TO THE ENGINE CONTROL UNIT.

Consequence
A VARIATION IN THE TRANSMITTED VALUES BETWEEN AFFECTED AND UNAFFECTED SENSORS CAN RESULT IN ONE FRONT STRUT ADJUSTING TO A VALUE INDICATING BODY MOVEMENT WHILE ANOTHER STRUT DOES NOT ADJUST PRESENTING THE DRIVER WITH AN UNEVEN FRONT SUSPENSION. THIS CONDITION MAY LEAD TO UNEXPECTED BODY MOVEMENTS AT THE FRONT AXLE WHICH CAN ADVERSELY INFLUENCE THE VEHICLE'S DIRECTIONAL STABILITY AND COULD LEAD TO A VEHICLE CRASH.

DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND REPLACE, IF NECESSARY, THE FRONT ABC SENSORS IN ALL POTENTIALLY AFFECTED VEHICLES. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING SEPTEMBER 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT MERCEDES-BENZ AT 1-800-367-6372.

CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
08V303000

Mfg's Report Date
JUL 03, 2008

Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Potential Number of Units Affected
404

Summary
MERCEDES-BENZ IS RECALLING MY 2006-2008 M-CLASS, R-CLASS, MY 2005-2009 SLK-CLASS, MY 2005-2008 C-CLASS, MY 2003-2004 AND 2006-2008 CLK-CLASS, MY 2003-2008 E-CLASS, MY 2004 AND 2008 CL-CLASS, MY 2008 CLS-CLASS, MY 2004 AND 2007-2008 S-CLASS, MY 2003 G-CLASS, AND MY 2003-2004, 2006 AND 2009 SL-CLASS VEHICLES. A SOFTWARE CALIBRATION NUMBER (SCN) CODING RECEIVED ON THE AFFECTED VEHICLES DURING A RECENT WORKSHOP VISIT WAS INCORRECT. DEPENDING ON THE MODEL YEAR AND MODEL AFFECTED, THE RESULTS OF AN INCORRECT SCN CODING CAN AFFECT A NUMBER OF VEHICLE SAFETY AND EMISSION FUNCTIONS INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING TYPES OF FUNCTIONS: (1) THE FUEL GAUGE READINGS MAY BE INCORRECT; (2) A STUCK FUEL-LEVEL SENSOR MAY NOT BE DISPLAYED IN THE INSTRUMENT CLUSTER; (3) THE OBD SYSTEM MAY CAUSE THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT TO ILLUMINATE INCORRECTLY; AND, (4) THE SPEEDOMETER MAY BE OUT OF TOLERANCE.

Consequence
IN THE EVENT OF A VEHICLE CRASH, THE ELECTRICAL FUEL PUMP MAY NOT RECEIVE A CRASH SIGNAL THAT IS REQUIRED FOR THE FUEL PUMP TO DISCONNECT AND PREVENT FUTURE FUEL DELIVERY AS DESIGNED.

DEALERS WILL RECODE THE SCN FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING AUGUST 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT MERCEDES-BENZ AT 1-800-367-6372.

MERCEDES-BENZ RECALL NO. 2008 070001. CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

**ALL STANDARDS ARE 2007 UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED**

5.5L DOHC SMPI 32-valve V8 engine

7-speed automatic driver-adaptive transmission-inc: Touch Shift, optimum gear programming, comfort mode, electronically controlled shifting

Electronic stability program (ESP)

Rear wheel drive

Independent 4-link front/5-arm multilink rear suspension

Active body control (ABC)-inc: coil spring/electronically controlled hydraulic cylinder w/shock absorber at each wheel, sports mode, automatic 4-wheel level control, driver-selectable ride-height control/Sport mode, automatic speed-sensitive lowering

255/40ZR18 front/285/35ZR18 rear high-performance tires

Collapsible compact spare tire w/portable electric air compressor

18" x 8.5" front/18" x 9.5" rear 10-spoke aluminum wheels

Speed-sensitive pwr rack & pinion steering w/integrated hydraulic damper

4-piston perforated/internally ventilated front/1-piston solid rear pwr disc brakes

Anti-lock brake system (ABS) w/brake assist system

Electrohydraulic brake control-inc: soft stop, automatic brake drying, predictive brake priming

Dual chrome exhaust tips

Electrohydraulic retractable aluminum hardtop w/easy-pack system

Attachable mesh wind deflector

Titanium grey grille w/(3) ribs

Xenon high intensity discharge headlamps-inc: polycarbonate lenses, automatic level control, halogen high-beams, heated headlamp washers, light- sensing auto-on headlamps, automatic lamp substitution

Halogen front foglamps

Single red rear foglamp

Monochromatic red/clear rear lamp covers w/dual-intensity LED brake lamps

Programmable daytime running lamps

Dual heated pwr mirrors-inc: memory, auto-dimming driver mirror

Dual aero-blade windshield wipers w/infrared rain sensor, heated washer nozzles, heated wiper parking position

12-way pwr heated front seats-inc: 3-position memory, easy-access courtesy feature w/obstruction sensor, automatic height-adjusting front head restraints

Programmable easy-exit feature

Hand-fitted premium leather seat upholstery, head restraints, dash, console, doors, armrests, roll bar, rear cabin panels

Center console w/illuminated climate controlled storage, armrest lid (2006)

Dual retractable cup holders (2006)

Velour carpeting & floor mats (2006)

Stainless-steel door sill trim (2006)

Leather-trimmed steering wheel w/audio/multifunction display controls (2006)

4-way pwr tilt/telescoping steering column w/memory

COMAND cockpit management/data system-inc: in-dash DVD navigation system, audio status, CD-changer controls, 6.5" color-LCD screen, (10) soft keys

Dual multifunction displays in speedometer/tachometer faces-inc: trip computer, exterior temp gauge, maintenance system, oil level check, digital speedometer, reminder/malfunction messages, driver-programmable settings, cruise control, touch shift gear/shift mode selection, audio status, navigation route guidance (2006)

Mercedes-Benz Maintenance System Plus display-inc: distance remaining to next maintenance, type of service due, reminders (2006)

Instrumentation-inc: electronic analog speedometer, tachometer, fuel level/ coolant temp gauges (2006)

Audible reminders-inc: parking brake/headlamps on, remove key from ignition

Warning lights/messages-inc: open door, exterior lamp failure, low fuel/oil/ coolant/washer fluid

Low tire-pressure warning system (2006)

Pwr windows w/(1) touch express up/down for all windows

Cruise control w/digital readout (2006)

SmartKey system-inc: remote central locking system, anti-theft engine immobilizer, driver-programmable user-recognition features, drive away automatic locking

SmartKey infrared-remote-inc: opening trunk, opening/closing windows, panic alarm, fuel filler door, lock/unlock all doors or drivers, raising/lowering hardtop (2006)

Integrated 3-button universal garage door controller (2006)

Tele Aid global positioning system (GPS) satellite system-inc: stolen vehicle recovery, remote door unlock service, automatic alarm/collision notification

Touch turn signals (flashes (3) times w/(1) touch)

Hands-free communication system

Automatic dual-zone climate control-inc: dust/pollen filters, sun/smog/ humidity/dewpoint sensors, tunnel mode w/(1) touch closing of all windows, REST mode w/engine heat recirculation feature or cabin ventilation, seat- belt sensors (allows climate control to focus first on occupied seats) (2006)

Rear window defroster w/auto-shutoff based on time/driving speed/exterior temp (2006)

AM/FM/weatherband radio w/CD-player, integrated rear cabin-mounted 6-disc CD changer, fiber-optic communication among components

Bose (8) speaker Cabin Surround multichannel digital sound system-inc: Centerpoint signal processing, AudioPilot digital processor

Digital clock (2006)

Illuminated/climate controlled glove-box (2006)

Enclosed door pockets (2006)

Auto-dimming rearview mirror (2006)

Dual visors w/illuminated vanity mirrors

Automatic low-intensity environmental lighting-inc: center console, door handles, footwells (2006)

Night security illumination (2006)

Courtesy lamps w/fade out time (2006)

Entrance lamps in doors (2006)

Dual reading lamps (2006)

Leather-trimmed shift knob (2006)

Front RH footwell parcel net (2006)

Pneumatic trunk closing assist (2006)

Carpeted shelf behind seats w/retractable luggage straps (2006)

Locking dual enclosed storage compartments beneath luggage shelf (2006)

City 14/hwy 22 (5.5L engine/7-speed auto trans)

Anti-lock brake system (ABS) w/brake assist system

Driver/front passenger adaptive dual-stage airbag (2006)

Door mounted head & body side-impact airbags

Front passenger occupancy sensor for all air bags (2006)

Automatic height-adjusting 3-point front shoulder belts w/emergency tensioning device, belt force limiter (2006)

Electronic stability program (ESP)

Pop-up roll bar

Illuminated emergency interior trunk release (2006)

 
GAS GUZZLER TAX
$1,700

 
LEATHER UPHOLSTERY
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
SPECIAL ORDER METALLIC PAINT
$0

 
WALNUT WOOD TRIM
$0

 
BLACK ASH TRIM
$0

 
CHESTNUT TRIM
$0

 
AMG SPORT PKG
$5,430

 
TRIM PKG
$900

 
PREMIUM PKG I
$3,150

 
PREMIUM PKG II
$6,650

 
PANORAMA ROOF W/SUNSHADE
$1,920

 
MERCEDES EXTENDED RUN-FLAT TIRES
$210

 
VOICE CONTROL
$500

 
PWR TRUNK CLOSER
$510

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