2003 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Expert Reviews

The Detroit News's view

By Anita Lienert on April 24, 2002

The Detroit News's view

By Anita Lienert on April 24, 2002

PHOENIX--Elvis apparently hoarded more than peanut-butter-and-banana sandwiches. At least, that's what Mercedes-Benz says.At the debut of the fifth-generation SL convertible here -- the first ... Read full review

Boston.com's view

By Royal Ford on April 28, 2002

Boston.com's view

By Royal Ford on April 28, 2002

Today, let's start by stopping. We'll take our place at the wheel of the 2003 Mercedes-Benz 500SL. Find a desolate stretch of country blacktop. Find a part of that stretch where the sand ... Read full review

The Sacramento Bee's view

By Mark Glover on April 26, 2002

The Sacramento Bee's view

By Mark Glover on April 26, 2002

The gentleman bringing me my test car wore the expression of a man whose job it was to tell me I had just won the Super Lotto jackpot.He had that look in his eyes. Know what I mean? And it was comb... Read full review


KansasCity.com's view

By Tom Strongman on June 1, 2002

KansasCity.com's view

By Tom Strongman on June 1, 2002

The 2003 Mercedes-Benz SL 500 may look like a typical luxury sports car, but under its aluminum and steel skin lies an electronically sophisticated heart that is as complex as any car going. It is ... Read full review

washingtonpost.com's view

By Warren Brown on April 14, 2002

washingtonpost.com's view

By Warren Brown on April 14, 2002

People who are shopping for art should not be sidetracked by performance, unless they consider performance an essential part of art. That is the conundrum in considering the 2003 Mercedes-Benz SL50... Read full review

KansasCity.com's view

By Tom Strongman on June 1, 2002

KansasCity.com's view

By Tom Strongman on June 1, 2002

The 2003 Mercedes-Benz SL 500 may look like a typical luxury sports car, but under its aluminum and steel skin lies an electronically sophisticated heart that is as complex as any car going. It is ... Read full review

Orlando Sentinel's view

By Steven Cole Smith on August 15, 2002

Orlando Sentinel's view

By Steven Cole Smith on August 15, 2002

The press material for the 2003 Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG calls it "the most single-minded automobile in the Mercedes-Benz lineup."When you become aware that the SL55 has 493 horsepower - and that awa... Read full review

The Morning Call and Mcall.com's view

By Larry Printz on February 23, 2003

The Morning Call and Mcall.com's view

By Larry Printz on February 23, 2003

Of all the cars, trucks and minivans I have test driven this past year, few vehicles evoked as many envious comments from co-workers as the new Mercedes-Benz SL500. Of course, this is an $86,000 ca... Read full review