A carry-over from 2007, the SL is a two-door two-passenger roadster offered as an SL550, with a 5.5-liter 32 valve V8 engine that produces 382 horsepower linked to a seven-speed automatic transmission. The SL600 features a 5.5-liter 36 valve turbocharged V8 engine that generates 510 horsepower and the SL65 AMG features a 6.0-liter V12 twin-turbo engine that cranks out a whopping 604 horsepower. All models feature a fully retractable hardtop that stows neatly in the trunk with the touch of a button.Read more Read less
For 2008, the Mercedes-Benz SL-Class line is mostly unchanged. The SL550 gets new standard 18-inch wheels with a revised design. Newly available on the 2008 SL550 are Nappa leather seats. Base prices increase modestly across the line, from the SL550 at $95,300 to the SL65 AMG at $187,200.
High performance luxury; high-tech comfort and safety features.
The two-seat 2008 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class roadster rides the line between high-performance and ultra-luxury. 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 exotic nameplates. 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.