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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.

Specifications:
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.


Options:
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

Warranty:
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.

Availability:
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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