Used Mercedes-Benz SL-Class AMG (2002 - 2011) Review

Review by Simon Harris on
Last Updated: 24 Jan 2014
4.5
The AMG versions of the SL - or at least the ones with V8 power - don't seem to offer a great deal more on paper than the top versions in the standard range. The SL55 AMG and later SL63 AMG are on a par for power with the SL600 and offer considerably less pulling power.

Mercedes-Benz SL-Class AMG (02-11)
Stylishly understated, storming performance, wonderful engines, metal folding roof
Incredibly expensive to buy and run, extortionate servicing costs

New price range:

£97,265 - £255,464

Used price range:

£4,735 - £25,633

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Summary

Parkers Rating:

4.5 out of 5

The AMG versions of the SL - or at least the ones with V8 power - don't seem to offer a great deal more on paper than the top versions in the standard range. The SL55 AMG and later SL63 AMG are on a par for power with the SL600 and offer considerably less pulling power. But the performance figures are only part of the attraction. Aggressive styling, a purposeful engine note and more responsive behaviour make it feel every inch the luxury sportscar.

The V12 SL65 AMG feels as fast as a missile, but has more of an emphasis on luxury than the V8 AMGs - as it should do for £150,000-plus.

Parkers Ratings

Overall

4.5 out of 5

Performance

5 out of 5

Handling

4.5 out of 5

Comfort

4 out of 5

Practicality

3 out of 5

Behind the wheel

4 out of 5

Safety

4 out of 5

Reliability

4 out of 5

Running costs

0.5 out of 5

Green credentials

0.5 out of 5

Buying used

2.5 out of 5

Selling

3 out of 5

Equipment

4.5 out of 5

What owners say...

 Keyless go. Controls are all in the right place and easily accessable (no idrive here!)  

5 out of 5

Anonymous ,   14 Aug 2007    ... read more

 Nothing, theres no back seats or boot space! But you get a mondeo for that  

5 out of 5

Anonymous ,   31 May 2007    ... read more

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