2006 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class

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Available Price Range $10,722-$37,370 Trims4 Combined MPG 16-20 Seats 2

Our Take on the 2006 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class

Our Take

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 vers... 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


Consumer Reviews

4.8 out of 5

Based on 8 reviews

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.

4 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up. It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.


Crash-Test Reports


There is currently 1 recall for this car.

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