2009 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class  -  $100,675


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $100,675
Base Invoice: $93,780
Destination Charge: $875
Options: $1,300
Trim: 2dr Roadster 5.5L V8
Doors: 2
Drive train: Rear Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 16 | City: 13 | Hwy: 21
Body Style: SL550
Transmission: 7-speed driver-adaptive electronic automatic transmission
Engine: 5.5L DOHC SFI 32-valve V8 engine

Model Highlights

The 2009 Mercedes-Benz SL is offered in four variants: the V8-powered SL550 and V12-powered SL600, the new SL63 AMG, which replaces the SL55 AMG and the SL65 AMG. Both AMG cars are high-performance tuned, exclusive versions of the SL550 and SL600, respectively. All SL cars receive new front end styling for 2009.

The high-performance SL550 luxury roadster gets the same large, 5.5L V8 that's also offered in the big S-Class sedan. The engine churns out 382 horsepower and 391 ft-lb of torque, and comes mated to a 7-speed automatic transmission that ensures the engine can always find the right ratio for acceleration, as well as more mundane

real-world passing. The smooth, 5.5L twin-turbo V12 in the SL600 makes 510 horsepower and 612 ft-lb of torque and features a 5-speed automatic.

Both AMG versions feature engines hand-built by the Mercedes-Benz tuner house of the same name. In the new SL63 AMG, the 6.2L V8 has been cranked up to 538 horsepower and 531 lb-ft of torque. It is mated to a new 7-speed gearbox, which offers a find blend between an automatic's smooth shifting and a manual's control. In the SL65 AMG, the 6.0L 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.

All SL-Class models have very large 4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes and 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. New to the line is a variable-ratio steering system that reacts to the SL's speed, offering less effort at slower speeds and better stability as speeds increase.

The SL-Class' retractable hardtop opens or closes with a single button in just 16 seconds, thanks to a sophisticated hydraulic system. With the top up, the trunk measures 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 revised, DVD-based COMAND navigation and audio system, Bose digital surround sound audio system with 6-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. A new neck-warming system called Airscarf is available on both cars. In addition to various trim and appearance changes, and larger brakes, both the SL63 AMG and SL65 AMG add sport seats with the Dynamic Multicontour feature, which automatically adjusts to keep occupants in place during cornering.

Options on the SL550 include active ventilated seats, adaptive cruise control, and a panorama roof. An optional package brings active ventilated seats, Airscarf and Keyless Go to the SL550. AMG wheels with high-speed tires, compound brakes and an AMG-designed steering wheel with black shift paddles are also available.

The AMG65 model offers options that will raise the performance bar even higher such as a limited slip differential and a specialized compound brake system. 19" AMG wheels and high speed-rated tires are also available.


Model News

For 2009, the Mercedes-Benz SL-Class line gets a big facelift. The exterior from the windshield forward is newly designed, with more modern headlights, a single crossbar grille, larger three-pointed star logo, and new fender vents borrowed from the McLaren SLR supercar. The hood gets two bulges called "power domes," while the mirrors have a new shape, and the rear end features a diffuser and trapezoidal exhaust tips.

The instrument panel features a new three-spoke steering wheel, a subtly revised instrument cluster, a warm air delivery system for occupants' necks called Airscarf and an updated information and entertainment display. A variable-ratio steering system has been added for easier steering at speed.

Finally, the ultra-performance SL55 AMG has been replaced by an even greater performing SL63 AMG, which is powered by a naturally aspirated 6.2L V8 making 538 horsepower and 465 ft-lb of torque. The SL63 AMG also features Mercedes-Benz' new Sportshift MCT 7-speed gearbox.


Value Writeup

The two-seat 2009 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class roadster rides the line between high-performance and ultra-luxury. The V12 SL600 is especially exclusive, while the AMG versions are tuned to be the ultimate luxury performance cars. The top SL65 AMG model is nearly twice the price of the SL550, but offers performance that can beat some exotic nameplates. Any of the models can be equipped with some extraordinary high-tech features, such as Dynamic Multicontour seats. These seats use air pockets to actively mold the seat to the driver's body.


Pros

High performance; luxurious interior; advanced comfort and safety features;


Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
21 MPG

Cruising Range - City
274.30 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
13 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
16 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
443.10 mi

Engine Type
Gas V8

Displacement
5.5L/333

Fuel System
SFI

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
382 @ 6000

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
391 @ 2800-4000

Trans Type
7

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.38

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.86

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.92

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42 (R2 2.23)

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73

EPA Classification
2 Seater

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3

Passenger Capacity
2

Passenger Volume
50.0 ft³

Front Head Room
37.7 in

Front Leg Room
42.9 in

Front Shoulder Room
54.0 in

Front Hip Room
56.9 in

Wheelbase
100.8 in

Length, Overall
180.4 in

Height, Overall
51.1 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
4220 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Independent

Suspension Type - Rear
Independent

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
4-Link

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
5-Arm Multi-Link

Front Tire Size
P255/40ZR18

Rear Tire Size
P285/35WR18

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 & Pinion

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.6

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
36.2 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
13.0 x 1.1 in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.8 x 0.4 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
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.

5.5L DOHC SFI 32-valve V8 engine

7-speed driver-adaptive electronic automatic transmission-inc: touch shift, optimum gear programming, comfort mode

Rear wheel drive

Independent 4-link front suspension

Independent 5-arm multi-link rear suspension

Active Body Control (ABC)-inc: coil spring & electronically controlled hydraulic cylinder w/gas-pressurized shock absorber at each wheel, automatic all-wheel level control, driver-selectable ride-height control, automatic speed-sensitive lowering

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

Pwr 4-piston perforated & internally vented front & 1-piston solid rear disc brakes

Electro-hydraulic braking system w/automatic brake drying & predictive brake priming

Dual chrome exhaust tips

18" x 8.5" front/18" x 9.5" rear 5-spoke aluminum wheels

P255/40ZR18 high performance front tires

P285/35ZR18 high performance rear tires

Collapsible compact spare tire w/portable electric air compressor

Electro-hydraulic retractable aluminum hardtop w/easy-pack system

Driver-selectable light-sensing headlamps

Halogen front foglamps

Single rear red foglamp

Dual-intensity LED brake lamps & taillamps

Dual pwr heated mirrors w/driver memory/auto-dimming

Variable intermittent rain sensing windshield wipers w/heated washer nozzles

COMAND cockpit management & data system-inc: AM/FM/Weatherband radio, in-dash 6-disc CD/DVD changer, large color LCD screen

Harman/Kardon LOGIC7 digital surround sound w/Dolby digital 5.1/aux audio input

Sirius satellite radio w/(6) month subscription

Aux pwr outlet

Center armrest mounted iPod/MP3 media interface

Hands-free Bluetooth system

Leather seat trim

12-way pwr heated front seats-inc: 3-position memory, pneumatic lumbar support, easy-access courtesy feature, automatic height-adjusting front head restraints

Aluminum door sills

Floor mats

Leather-trimmed pwr 4-way tilt/telescopic steering wheel-inc: memory, audio & multi-function display controls, programmable easy-exit feature

Electronic analog tachometer & gauges for fuel level & coolant temp

Dual multi-function 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

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

Pwr windows w/1-touch express up/down front & 1-touch express down rear windows

SmartKey system-inc: remote central locking system, anti-theft engine immobilizer, drive away automatic locking

SmartKey infrared remote -inc: trunk open, windows open/close, panic alarm, fuel filler door, selective unlock all, hard top raise/lower doors or drivers

Hard drive GPS navigation system

Integrated HomeLink compatible (3) button garage door opener

Cruise control

Enhanced voice control for audio, telephone & navigation

Alarm system

In-dash SD memory card reader

Automatic dual-zone climate control-inc: dust & pollen filters, active charcoal filters, smog sensor, sun sensor, humidity sensor, dew point sensor, REST mode w/engine heat recirculation feature or cabin ventilation, seat belt usage sensors

Rear window defroster w/auto shut-off based on time, exterior temp

Auto-dimming rearview mirror

Dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors

Burl walnut wood interior trim

Leather-trimmed shift knob

Attachable fine-mesh wind deflector

Removable trunk separator

Shelf behind seats w/retractable luggage straps, locking dual enclosed storage compartments beneath luggage shelf

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

Electronic stability program (ESP)

Programmable daytime running lamps

Dual-stage front airbags w/front passenger adaptive feature, occupant classification system

Door-mounted side-impact head & thorax airbags

Drivers knee airbag

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

Night security illumination

3-point seat belts-inc: emergency tensioning device, passenger selectable seat belt retractor, shoulder belts automatic height-adjusters

Tire pressure monitoring system

Illuminated emergency interior trunk release

Pop-up roll bar

 
GAS GUZZLER TAX
$1,300

 
BLACK
$0

 
MARS RED
$0

 
MAJESTIC BLACK METALLIC
$0

 
CAPRI BLUE METALLIC
$0

 
STORM RED METALLIC
$0

 
PEWTER METALLIC
$0

 
STEEL GREY METALLIC
$0

 
IRIDIUM SILVER METALLIC
$0

 
PALLADIUM SILVER METALLIC
$0

 
DIAMOND WHITE METALLIC
$795

 
SILVER ARROW
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
BLACK, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
STONE, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
ASH, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
RED, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
BLACK, PREMIUM LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
STONE, PREMIUM LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
RED, PREMIUM LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
ASH, PREMIUM LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
RED, PREMIUM LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
LAUNCH EDITION PKG
$13,725

 
PREMIUM I PKG
$3,750

 
SL WHEEL PKG
$1,950

 
TRIM PKG
$1,510

 
PANORAMA ROOF W/SUNSHADE
$1,950

 
DISTRONIC ADAPTIVE CRUISE CONTROL
$2,230

 
BLACK ASH WOOD INTERIOR TRIM
$0

 
DESIGNO BLACK LACQUER WOOD INTERIOR TRIM
$0

 
ILLUMINATED DOOR SILLS
$700

 
PARKTRONIC
$1,140

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