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The same brakes are used in the SL600 and SL55 AMG. Five-spoke 18-inch alloy wheels are installed. A chrome grille and subtle “V12” badges identify the SL600. Nappa leather on the active ventilated seats comes in five colors. An integrated digital phone is standard.
Mercedes-Benz has somehow managed to combine ferocity and luxury in the SL600, which flaunts a noticeable exhaust note along with its posh occupant fittings. Tromp the gas pedal while standing still and the SL600 lunges forward with a triumphant burst of power. Response is no less dramatic when pushing the throttle at higher speeds. SL600 drivers will likely feel confident when the need to pass or merge arises.
The seats are snugly bolstered. Few cars are more plushly upholstered than the SL600, which features masterfully stitched leather that cradles the two occupants. Rich-looking wood on the console and doors rounds out the interior.
Serious luxury also shows through in the SL’s compliant suspension. The ride is far smoother than in a typical sports car. A wind blocker helps when the top is down, but some buffeting may occur, regardless.
Is it excessive? Of course it is, but at least the SL600 delivers an enjoyable form of automotive excess. Back to top