1996 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Trims and Specs

Original MSRP: $78,895
19 national listings
Air Conditioning Front air conditioning: automatic climate control
Airbags Dual front airbags · Front side airbags
Audio System Antenna Type: power · Cassette · Bose premium brand · AM/FM radio
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Power
Comfort Features Shift knob trim: leather · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Center Console · Cruise control · Dimming rearview mirror: auto-dimming · Memorized settings: passenger seat, driver seat · Multi-function remote: keyless entry · Power steering · Steering wheel: power tilt and telescopic
Driver Seat Power adjustments
Instrumentation Tachometer
Lights Exterior entry lights · Front fog lights · Headlight cleaners · Roof-mounted lights
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, heated
Passenger Seat Power adjustments
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: leather
Security Anti-theft alarm system · Power door locks
Stability and Traction Traction control
Tires and Rims 16 Inch Wheels · Tire type · Wheels: alloy
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Power windows · Rear defogger
Price $78,895 MSRP
Body Style Convertible
Engine 3.2L 228 hp I6
Seating 2
Fuel Economy
15MPG city
22MPG highway
Drivetrain RWD

Price

MSRP$78,895
Invoice

Transmission

Drivetrain RWD
5-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
15MPG city
22MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side AirbagsStandard
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain Airbags--
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/Moonroof--
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather SeatsStandard
Power SeatsDriver: Standard
Passenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, Cassette Player

Engine

3.2L 228 hp I6
Power 228 hp @ 5,600 RPM
Torque 232 lb-ft @ 3,750 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating2 seats
Fuel Tank Volume21 gal
Front Legroom42.4 in
Back Legroom--
Wheelbase99 in
Length176 in
Width71.3 in
Height51.3 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume--
By 1996 Mercedes-Benz had packed so many features into the SL320 it was hard to see what owners were missing when they opted for the SL320 instead of the more expensive but similarly st... Read More
By 1996 Mercedes-Benz had packed so many features into the SL320 it was hard to see what owners were missing when they opted for the SL320 instead of the more expensive but similarly styled SL500 or SL600. Sure, the SL320's bigger brothers had more powerful engines, but the SL320's 3.2 liter six-cylinder more than held its own for most drivers.
New features in the 1996 model included side-impact airbags. Tweaked styling and new alloys gave the car a "fresher" look than its predecessors in the 1994 and 1995 model years.
"This is the best (car) on the planet," gushed one owner. There were some minor complaints about the ease of operation of the center console, but most owners had nothing but praise for the 1996 SL320.
Original MSRP: $89,900
19 national listings
Adds to SL 320:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Front air conditioning: automatic climate control
Airbags Dual front airbags · Front side airbags
Audio System Antenna Type: power · Cassette · Bose premium brand · AM/FM radio
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Power
Comfort Features Shift knob trim: leather · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Cruise control · Dimming rearview mirror: auto-dimming · Memorized settings: passenger seat, driver seat · Multi-function remote: keyless entry · Power steering · Steering wheel: power tilt and telescopic
Driver Seat Power adjustments
Drivetrain Limited slip differential: rear
Instrumentation Tachometer
Lights Front fog lights
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, heated
Passenger Seat Power adjustments
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: leather
Security Anti-theft alarm system · Power door locks
Stability and Traction Traction control
Tires and Rims 16 Inch Wheels · Tire type · Wheels: alloy
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Power windows · Rear defogger · Tinted
Price $89,900 MSRP
Body Style Convertible
Engine 5.0L 315 hp V8
Seating 2
Fuel Economy
15MPG city
22MPG highway
Drivetrain RWD

Price

MSRP$89,900
Invoice

Transmission

Drivetrain RWD
5-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
15MPG city
22MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side AirbagsStandard
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain Airbags--
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/Moonroof--
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather SeatsStandard
Power SeatsDriver: Standard
Passenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, Cassette Player

Engine

5.0L 315 hp V8
Power 315 hp @ 5,600 RPM
Torque 345 lb-ft @ 3,900 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating2 seats
Fuel Tank Volume21 gal
Front Legroom42.4 in
Back Legroom--
Wheelbase99 in
Length176 in
Width71.3 in
Height51.3 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume--
1996 marked the first year of significant overhauls for the Mercedes-Benz SL500 following a re-christening in 1994. The car still had its 5.0 liter, 315 horsepower V8 engine but a numbe... Read More
1996 marked the first year of significant overhauls for the Mercedes-Benz SL500 following a re-christening in 1994. The car still had its 5.0 liter, 315 horsepower V8 engine but a number of new features were pumped into the design.
Among the most notable changes: fresh styling and new alloys, optional Electronic Stability Protection, and a five-speed automatic as standard equipment.
The SL500 was a "good cruising car," and, in the words of a biased owner, "the last MB ever built with the old well-known quality of Mercedes."
Adds to SL 320:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Front air conditioning: automatic climate control
Airbags Dual front airbags · Front side airbags
Audio System Antenna Type: power · 6-disk CD changer · Cassette · Bose premium brand · AM/FM radio · Remote CD changer location: in cargo area
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Power
Comfort Features Shift knob trim: wood · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Cruise control · Dimming rearview mirror: auto-dimming · Memorized settings: passenger seat, driver seat · Multi-function remote: keyless entry · Power steering · Steering wheel: power tilt and telescopic
Driver Seat Heated · Power adjustments
Drivetrain Limited slip differential: rear
Instrumentation Tachometer
Lights Front fog lights · Headlights: HID
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, heated
Passenger Seat Heated · Power adjustments
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: leather
Security Anti-theft alarm system · Power door locks
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Suspension Leveling: self leveling suspension · Suspension control: electronic
Tires and Rims 16 Inch Wheels · Tire type
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Power windows · Rear defogger · Tinted
Price $122,000 MSRP
Body Style Convertible
Engine 6.0L 389 hp V12
Seating 2
Fuel Economy
12MPG city
19MPG highway
Drivetrain RWD

Price

MSRP$122,000
Invoice

Transmission

Drivetrain RWD
5-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
12MPG city
19MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side AirbagsStandard
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain Airbags--
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/Moonroof--
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather SeatsStandard
Power SeatsDriver: Standard
Passenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, Cassette Player, CD Player, CD Changer

Engine

6.0L 389 hp V12
Power 389 hp @ 5,200 RPM
Torque 420 lb-ft @ 3,800 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating2 seats
Fuel Tank Volume21 gal
Front Legroom42.4 in
Back Legroom--
Wheelbase99 in
Length178 in
Width71.3 in
Height51.3 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume--
1996 marked the first year of significant overhauls for the Mercedes-Benz SL500 following a re-christening in 1994. The car still had its 6.0 liter, 389 horsepower V12 engine but a numb... Read More
1996 marked the first year of significant overhauls for the Mercedes-Benz SL500 following a re-christening in 1994. The car still had its 6.0 liter, 389 horsepower V12 engine but a number of new features were pumped into the design.
Among the most notable changes: fresh styling and new alloys, Electronic Stability Protection, and a five-speed automatic as standard equipment.
The SL600 was a "good cruising car," and, in the words of a biased owner, "the last MB ever built with the old well-known quality of Mercedes."