What years did Mercedes make the SL 500?

Each model had its charms, but our favorite was the 500SL (a.k.a. the SL500 after Mercedes switched its naming scheme in 1994) with the M119 V-8. Sold between 1990 and 1998, this DOHC 5.0-liter was ultrahigh tech for its day.

What does SL stand for in Mercedes SL?

Sport Light
The Mercedes-Benz SL-Class (marketed as Mercedes-AMG SL since 2022) is a grand touring sports car manufactured by Mercedes-Benz since 1954. The designation SL derives from the German Sport-Leicht (English: Sport Light).

What year did the SL550 come out?

In its current form, the Mercedes-Benz SL550 has been in production since 2012. It received a facelift for 2017 when it was given a new front fascia among other upgrades including new options, lighting, and a new steering wheel. It also received the new nine-speed automatic transmission, paired with the M278 engine.

When did Mercedes SL change body style?

SL-Class (R231) The SL offered the unique choice of a luxurious personal roadster with a retractable hardtop in the Mercedes-Benz lineup, and the 2016 model was no exception. Mercedes-Benz brought the facelifted version of the SL just in time to spend the 2016 summer under the blue sky with a new model year.

Is Mercedes SL reliable?

The 2019 Mercedes-Benz SL has a predicted reliability rating of 3.5 out of five, which is slightly above average.

Is the SL500 reliable?

Consumer Reports did single out the new version 2003 SL500 as one of the very least reliable cars sold in 2003, and lo and behold, it also came up as the car with the very highest percentage of customers who would definitely buy one again.

Are Mercedes SL reliable cars?

Will Mercedes SL be a classic?

In fact, the R129 is a current classic. It was a classic the day it was born in 1989. I’m noticing that the SL is beginning to get attention from investors, rather than just enthusiasts….Is the Mercedes Benz R129 SL a future classic?

R129 SL Model The Good The Bad
SL55 AMG / SL60 AMG / SL70 AMG / SL72 / SL73 Rare and desirable Nobody knows their value!

When did the Mercedes Benz SL 500 come out?

Starting in 1993 for the 1994 model year, R129 were re-designated. For example, 500 SL became SL 500. Starting in model year 1994, Mercedes-Benz offered special SL models from time to time, such as the Mille Miglia edition cars of model year 1994 or the SL edition of model year 2000.

What kind of car is the Mercedes 500?

Most of the “500” badged cars featuring this type of engine are the various incarnations of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class flagship edan, making it synonymous with the “500” vernacular. However the engine and model number can also be found on other nameplates such as the E-Class midsize sedan, CL-Class coupĂ©, and SL-Class roadster.

When did the SL500 body style come out?

This R129 body style SL500 was made from 1990 through 2002. It was called the 500 SL from 1990 – 1993. They all have just about the same suspension regardless of year or package. The “sport” packages are just trim and tires, not suspension, engine or drivetrain.

What kind of engine does a Mercedes SL500 have?

It’s a two seat convertible with a 5.4l straight-8 engine and a Kompressor (blower) with 180 hp at 3,400 RPM and takes the 4,000 pound car to over 100MPH. Only 319 were made and it, like the 1990s SLs, cost the same as a house.