2000 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Trims and Specs

Original MSRP: $83,245
38 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: trunk release, keyless entry · Power steering · Steering wheel: power tilt and telescopic · Universal garage door opener
Driver Seat Power adjustments
Drivetrain Limited slip differential: rear
Instrumentation Tachometer
Lights Exterior entry lights · Front fog lights · Headlight cleaners · Roof-mounted lights
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, auto-dimming, heated
Passenger Seat Power adjustments
Roof Convertible roof: hard top
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: leather
Security Anti-theft alarm system · Power door locks
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Tires and Rims 17 Inch Wheels · Tire type · Wheels: alloy
Windows Front wipers: rain sensing, intermittent · Power windows · Rear defogger · Tinted
Price $83,245 MSRP
Body Style Convertible
Engine 5.0L 302 hp V8
Seating 2
Fuel Economy
14MPG city
21MPG highway
Drivetrain RWD

Price

MSRP$83,245
Invoice$76,818

Transmission

Drivetrain RWD
5-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
14MPG city
21MPG 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 302 hp V8
Power 302 hp @ 5,600 RPM
Torque 339 lb-ft @ 2,700 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating2 seats
Fuel Tank Volume21 gal
Front Legroom42.4 in
Back Legroom--
Wheelbase99 in
Length177.1 in
Width71.3 in
Height51.3 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume7.9 cu ft
"People would know you're rich" if you drove a 2000 SL500 when it was launched in late 1999. But others felt that the price of the car was too steep for a V8 powered Roadster that didn'... Read More
"People would know you're rich" if you drove a 2000 SL500 when it was launched in late 1999. But others felt that the price of the car was too steep for a V8 powered Roadster that didn't impress as much or handle as well as some of Mercedes' other offerings.
Mercedes slightly dampened complaints about the high cost of upkeep by offering free maintenance during the warranty period. The 2000 model was offered in Designo and standard editions, with a few more colors being offered in the Designo trim.
Some of the biggest complaints centered on the rear window, which was made of plastic. The window looked cheap and was easily damaged, according to owners.
SL 600
Original MSRP: $129,595
4 national listings
Adds to SL 500:
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, 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: trunk release, keyless entry · Power steering · Steering wheel: power tilt and telescopic · Universal garage door opener
Driver Seat Heated · Power adjustments
Drivetrain Limited slip differential: rear
Instrumentation Tachometer
Lights Exterior entry lights · Front fog lights · Headlights: HID · Roof-mounted lights
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, auto-dimming, heated
Passenger Seat Heated · Power adjustments
Roof Convertible roof: hard top
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
Telematics Phone: cellular phone
Tires and Rims 17 Inch Wheels · Tire type · Wheels: alloy
Windows Front wipers: rain sensing, intermittent · Power windows · Rear defogger · Tinted
Price $129,595 MSRP
Body Style Convertible
Engine 6.0L 389 hp V12
Seating 2
Fuel Economy
12MPG city
18MPG highway
Drivetrain RWD

Price

MSRP$129,595
Invoice$119,924

Transmission

Drivetrain RWD
5-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
12MPG city
18MPG 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
Length177.1 in
Width71.3 in
Height51.3 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume7.9 cu ft
The 2000 SL600 was "surprisingly nimble" for a 4,400 pound car, thanks in no small part to a 389 horsepower, V12 engine. That produced an astonishing 420 ft-lbs of torque and incredible... Read More
The 2000 SL600 was "surprisingly nimble" for a 4,400 pound car, thanks in no small part to a 389 horsepower, V12 engine. That produced an astonishing 420 ft-lbs of torque and incredible handling for the two-seat convertible.
Big changes from the previous model year included the addition of the TeleAid emergency system as a standard feature and an optional Sport package that featured newly designed 18-inch wheels, high-performance tires, and different lower-body styling.
The biggest complaint stemmed from the Bose stereo system, which seemed "a bit dated." The sub-woofer, another driver said, took up too much storage space.