2007 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class

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13 reviews
Available Price Range $14,500-$38,924 Trims4 Combined MPG 16-18 Seats 2

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 S... 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


Our Expert Reviews

You've seen the ads — the ones where the happy couple runs outside to find a luxury car with a bow on top in their driveway. While I'm not holding my breath waiting to find a set of keys to a Mercedes-Benz SL550 under the tree this year, maybe you are. If that's the case, you'll be among the fortunate few who possess one of these retractable-hardtop roadsters. It&apos... Read Full Review

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Consumer Reviews

4.9 out of 5

Based on 13 reviews

Incredible driving machine

by socalh2oskier from Manhattan Beach, Ca. on July 2, 2006

I bought a 2007 Jag XK two months ago--I drove it 2500 miles and traded it for the new Mercedes SL 550. The Jag was a beautiful car, but the Mercedes is head and shoulders above it in the driving exp... Read Full Review

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


Great news! There are currently no known recalls on 2007 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class.

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Roadside Assistance Coverage


What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained


Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.


Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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