2009 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Values

Select a 2009 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class trim level

2009 model year changes

For 2009, the Mercedes-Benz SL-Class line gets a big facelift. The exterior from the windshield forward is newly designed, with more modern headlights, a single crossbar grille, larger three-pointed star logo, and new fender vents borrowed from the McLaren SLR supercar. The hood gets two bulges called "power domes," while the mirrors have a new shape, and the rear end features a diffuser and trapezoidal exhaust tips. The instrument panel features a new three-spoke steering wheel, a subtly revised instrument cluster, a warm air delivery system for occupants' necks called Airscarf and an updated information and entertainment display. A variable-ratio steering system has been added for easier steering at speed. Finally, the ultra-performance SL55 AMG has been replaced by an even greater performing SL63 AMG, which is powered by a naturally aspirated 6.2L V8 making 538 horsepower and 465 ft-lb of torque. The SL63 AMG also features Mercedes-Benz' new Sportshift MCT 7-speed gearbox.

Competitive comparison

High performance; luxurious interior; advanced comfort and safety features;

Special features for 2009

The two-seat 2009 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class roadster rides the line between high-performance and ultra-luxury. The V12 SL600 is especially exclusive, while the AMG versions are tuned to be the ultimate luxury performance 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. These seats use air pockets to actively mold the seat to the driver's body.