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Mercedes-Benz SL 2002 Road Test

Thu, 11 Apr 2002

SL500: £67,790 on the road.
SL55 AMG: £89,040 on the road.

Standard on SL500: Active Body Control; Adaptive Accelerator Pedal; front and head/chest airbags; alarm and immobiliser; ABS with Brake Assist; automatic brake disc drying; 8.5J x 17 seven-spoke alloy wheels; child seat recognition sensor; automatic climate control; cooled centre console compartment; automatic boot- and door-closing aids; automatic pop-up roll-over bar; cruise control with speed limiter; bi-xenon headlights; CD changer; COMMAND telematics; two cupholders; Easy Pack (to aid boot loading); headlamp darkness sensor switch; heated front seats; metallic paint; multi-function steering wheel and centre dash display; parameter steering; rain-sensing wipers; remote boot release; Sensotronic Brake Control; electric multi-adjustable seats with memory; space-saver emergency wheel; storage boxes behind seats, in doors and under the passenger seat; leather seats; burr walnut wood trim.

Standard on SL55 AMG: As SL500 plus ABC with special AMG parameters; AMG aluminium trim parts in place of wood; AMG brake system; AMG sports multi-contour seats with AMG leather; AMG steering wheel; AMG bodykit; AMG four exhaust tail pipes; AMG alloy wheels; AMG speedshift with steering wheel gearchange buttons; Bose sound system; Tirefit standard in place of space-saver emergency wheel.

Alloy wheels 85Jx18 plus 255/40 tyres front, 95Jx18 plus 285/35 tyres rear – £1,400
AMG alloy wheels 85Jx18 plus 255/40 tyres front, 95Jx18 plus 285/35 tyres rear – £1,830
AMG bodykit – £2,800
Nappa leather – £2,310
Aluminium trim instead of wood – no cost
Black Ash wood trim instead of Burr Walnut – no cost
Chestnut wood trim instead of Burr Walnut – no cost
Wood and leather gearshift – £150
Wood and leather steering wheel – £554
Comfort seats – £610
Distronic cruise control – £1,800
Dynamic massaging seats – £740
Garage door opener – £180
Keyless Go system – £970
Parktronic – £775
Fire extinguisher – £105
Tyre pressure monitor – £470
Bose sound system – £560
Nokia 6090 fixed hands free phone – £590
Nokia 6090 plus Linguatronic phone system – £900
Nokia 6210 mobile hands free phone – £590
Nokia 6210 plus Linguatronic phone system – £900
TV tuner – £810

Mercedes Benz MobiloLife warranty package offers a three-year mechanical warranty with onward travel provided if a breakdown occurs on a trip. It also includes a 30-year transferrable warranty against bodywork corrosion.

SL 500 available now
SL 55 AMG available summer 2002
UK RHD imports are restricted to 1,425, of which around 500 will be SL 55 AMGs


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