(4.9) 13 reviews
MSRP: $13,315$36,891
Body Style: Convertible
Engine: 510-hp, 5.4-liter V-8 (premium)
Drivetrain: Rear-wheel Drive
Transmission: 5-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
Seats: 2
2007 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class

Our Take on the 2007 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class

Our Take

Revisions to Mercedes-Benz's SL-Class retractable-hardtop roadster for 2007 include more engine power, slight changes to the exterior and interior styling, and chassis improvements. The 2007 SL-Class hits U.S. dealerships in the spring of 2006.The SL-Class' modest exterior styling updat... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Seven-speed automatic upshifts too fast
  • Nonlinear brake pedal response
  • Wide tires track ruts in road
  • Rearview mirror in driver's line of vision
  • Troubled reliability record

Notable Features

  • New 5.5-liter V-8
  • Seven-speed automatic
  • Active Body Control suspension
  • Retractable-hardtop roadster
  • High-firepower AMG versions

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.