Freshened up for the new year, the SL Class is a luxury two-seat sports car with a retractable hardtop. It is offered as the SL550 (5.5-liter V8 - 382 horsepower), SL600 (5.5-liter V12- 510 horsepower) and SL65AMG (6.0-liter V12 - 604 horsepower). All models have a power folding retractable hardtop and a five-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission.Read more Read less
The venerable Mercedes-Benz SL-Class gets a standard 5.5L V8 engine that's larger and has 25 percent more power for 2007, bringing a name change to SL550. The flagship, V12-powered SL600 also gets a slight bump in performance, to 510 horsepower. The high-performance SL55 AMG gets redesigned 19-inch wheels, along with new carbon fiber trim for 2007. All SLs get new doorsills and revised, richer interior materials. Sirius satellite radio capability with a six-month subscription and a hands-free phone is now standard, though the common Bluetooth interface is still optional. There's also a new 50th Anniversary Edition of the SL550 offered for 2007, in honor of the original 300SL roadster.
High performance luxury; high-tech comfort and safety features.
The two-seat Mercedes-Benz SL-Class roadster rides the line between high-performance and ultra-luxury for 2007, while the V12 SL600 is especially exclusive and the SL55 and SL65 AMG versions really bring out the potential in these cars. The top SL65 AMG model is nearly twice the price of the SL550, but offers performance that can beat some exotics. Any of the models can be equipped with some extraordinary high-tech features--such as Dynamic Multicontour seats--that aren't available in many vehicles at any price.