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2009 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
2009 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
Available Price Range Get Value Trims5 Combined MPG 14-17 Seats 2

Our Take on the 2009 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class

Our Take

The 2009 model year brings the most significant changes in years to Mercedes-Benz's SL-Class retractable-hardtop roadster, including exterior, interior and drivetrain upgrades. The model competes in the market with the likes of the Cadillac XLR and Jaguar XK convertible. Three earlier trim l... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Nonlinear brake pedal response
  • Rearview mirror in driver's line of vision
  • Troubled reliability record

Notable Features

  • Restyled/upgraded for 2009
  • New headlights, bumpers
  • Intelligent Light System
  • V-8 and V-12 engines
  • Standard seven-speed automatic
  • Two performance AMG versions
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Our Expert Reviews

A fast luxury cruiser with the driving style of a top-down sports car, the Mercedes-Benz SL enjoys a long tradition of combining upscale comfort with a subtle blend of silky performance.The SL Class traces its lineage back more than a half century to the 1954 300SL Gullwing coupe, a race-bred classic that gave rise to the 300SL convertible in 1957. Today, these are primo collector's items.... Read full review for the 2009 Mercedes Benz SL Class

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Consumer Reviews


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Great Car - a rocket on the road

by L.A. AMG AFFECTIONADO from Los Angeles, CA on March 29, 2011

I traded in my 2004 SL 500 AMG for the 2009 SL 63 AMG. I had been researching for quite some time and definitely wanted some of the upgrades - the panoramic roof, the paddle shifters, the neck scarf f... Read Full Review

5 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.


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Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 2 recalls for this car.

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Roadside Assistance Coverage


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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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