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  • (4.8) 10 reviews
  • MSRP: $5,284$38,656
  • Body Style: Convertible
  • Engine: 302-hp, 5.0-liter V-8 (premium)
  • Drivetrain: Rear-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 7-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
  • Seats: 2
2006 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class

Our Take on the 2006 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class

After 12 years in its previous form, a wholly restyled Mercedes-Benz SL500 two-seat convertible went on sale as an early 2003 model. Unlike the prior SL-Class, which had a fabric top, the 2003 version was equipped with a retractable hardtop. At the push of a button, the car can transform from a r... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Navigation-system display
  • Minimal trunk space
  • Control layout
  • Harsher ride on rough pavement
  • Price

Notable Features

  • Retractable roof
  • 604-hp V-12 in SL65 AMG
  • 493-hp V-8 in SL55 AMG
  • 493-hp V-12 in SL600
  • Seven-speed automatic in SL500
  • Active Body Control active suspension

2006 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Reviews

Consumer Reviews


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SL65 has to be the fastest rocket on earth...

by SL65 AMG Energy from Miami, Fl on April 12, 2011

Excellent everyday car, excellent handling, sterring, speed, turns, interior, looks, this car has it all. I you can aford this moster dont evey think twice, life is too short not to drive the best.

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2006 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Safety Ratings

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There is currently 1 recall for this car.

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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $4,400 per year.

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