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

Review by Simon Harris on
Last Updated: 24 Jan 2014
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.

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Running costs

The least expensive AMG versions of the SL are still £100,000 when new, while the V12 are around £150,000 before prospective owners indulge in the options list. Servicing will also be expensive, and while customers buying new might be wealthy enough not to worry about the cost of fuel, people considering buying a used model might be more worried.

Summary Running Costs

Servicing period

Variable - according to prompt from on-board computer.


Mechanical three years/unlimited mileage plus 30 year care plan.

Road tax (12 months)

£330.00 - £580.00

Vehicle excise duty (VED) varies according to the CO2 emissions and the fuel type of the vehicle. For cars registered after March 1st 2001 VED or road tax is based on the car's CO2 emissions. For cars registered before March 1st 2001 it is based on engine size.

Full running costs data

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Green credentials

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CO2 emission figure (g/km)

Fuel economy rating

The arrows indicate the best and worst CO2 bands for this model.

Emissions summary

Green issues don't really come to the fore when designing a car like the SL AMG. Although there may be targets for carbon dioxide emissions within Mercedes-Benz, they would be pretty meaningless in terms of the UK's CO2-based taxations system and fall into the highest tax brackets.

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