2003 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Trims and Specs

Air Conditioning Front air conditioning: automatic climate control · Dual front air conditioning zones
Airbags Dual front airbags · Driver knee airbags · Front side airbags
Audio System 6-disk CD changer · Single disc in-Dash CD · Premium Brand: Bose · AM/FM radio · Remote CD changer location: behind seat
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 · Steering wheel mounted controls: audio · Universal garage door opener
Driver Seat Heated · Power adjustments
Instrumentation Clock · Tachometer · Trip computer
Interior Wood-tone accents
Lights Daytime running lights · Exterior entry lights · Front fog lights · Headlight cleaners · Headlights: HID
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, auto-dimming, heated
Passenger Seat Heated · Power adjustments
Roof Convertible roof: power, 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 Suspension control: electronic
Telematics Navigation system · Telematics system
Tires and Rims 17 Inch Wheels · Tire type · Wheels: alloy
Windows Front wipers: rain sensing, intermittent · Power windows · Rear defogger
Price $86,710 MSRP
Body Style Convertible
Engine 5.0L 302 hp V8
Seating 2
Fuel Economy
14MPG city
20MPG highway
Drivetrain RWD

Price

MSRP$86,710
Invoice$79,971

Transmission

Drivetrain RWD
5-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
14MPG city
20MPG 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, CD Player, CD Changer

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 Legroom42.9 in
Back Legroom--
Wheelbase100.8 in
Length178.5 in
Width71.5 in
Height51.1 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume10.1 cu ft
Seductive style, retractable hardtop, commendable performance, ride and handling were among the many pros drivers listed as reasons to love the 2003 Mercedes-Benz SL500. The 2003 was co... Read More
Seductive style, retractable hardtop, commendable performance, ride and handling were among the many pros drivers listed as reasons to love the 2003 Mercedes-Benz SL500. The 2003 was completed overhauled in the 2003 model year, replacing a previous version that dated back to 1990.
There wasn't much to complain about with the new version of a German classic, but when drivers did pick a bone with the '03 SL500, they most often mentioned that it was heavy for a "sports car," that it had limited cargo capacity, and that the SL500's navigation system relied on an old-tech, CD-ROM format.
Those were minor complaints that would, for the most part, be corrected in later years. The car's 302 horsepower V8 was capable of propelling the 2003 SL500 from 0 to 60 in just over six seconds, making it a good choice for the "daily driver," not to mention "fun as hell."
Adds to SL 500:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Front air conditioning: automatic climate control · Dual front air conditioning zones
Airbags Dual front airbags · Driver knee airbags · Front side airbags
Audio System 6-disk CD changer · Single disc in-Dash CD · Premium Brand: Bose · AM/FM radio · Remote CD changer location: behind seat
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 · Steering wheel mounted controls: audio · Universal garage door opener
Driver Seat Heated · Power adjustments
Instrumentation Clock · Tachometer · Trip computer
Interior Aluminum accents
Lights Daytime running lights · Exterior entry lights · Front fog lights · Headlight cleaners · Headlights: HID
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, auto-dimming, heated
Passenger Seat Heated · Power adjustments
Roof Convertible roof: power, hard top
Seats Front seat type: bucket, sport · Upholstery: leather
Security Anti-theft alarm system · Power door locks
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Suspension Suspension control: electronic
Telematics Navigation system · Telematics system
Tires and Rims 18 Inch Wheels · Tire type · Wheels: alloy
Windows Front wipers: rain sensing, intermittent · Power windows · Rear defogger
Price $113,970 MSRP
Body Style Convertible
Engine 5.4L 493 hp V8
Seating 2
Fuel Economy
12MPG city
18MPG highway
Drivetrain RWD

Price

MSRP$113,970
Invoice$105,323

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, CD Player, CD Changer

Engine

5.4L 493 hp V8
Power 493 hp @ 6,100 RPM
Torque 516 lb-ft @ 2,650 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating2 seats
Fuel Tank Volume21 gal
Front Legroom42.9 in
Back Legroom--
Wheelbase100.8 in
Length178.5 in
Width71.5 in
Height51 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume11.2 cu ft
While the SL lineup was originally built as a race car in the 1950's and 1960's by Mercedes Benz, many felt the SL-Class had fallen into a category of being "racing uninspired" by the 1... Read More
While the SL lineup was originally built as a race car in the 1950's and 1960's by Mercedes Benz, many felt the SL-Class had fallen into a category of being "racing uninspired" by the 1980's and 1990's. Then along came the 2003 Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG, and critics were once again silenced by the German automaker.
With "impeccable road manners" and a supercharged 5.5-liter V-8 that develops an incredible 493 horsepower, Mercedes showed that beyond the luxury it is synonymous with, the company is also capable of producing fast, high performance cars. Indeed, the AMG emblem means the car was built in limited quantities by the Mercedes car builders charged with building the company's best and fastest cars.
Built on the SL500 platform, the 2003 SL55 AMG features and innovative brakes-by-wire system, Active Body Control (ABC) and improved suspension.
Original MSRP: $113,970
Adds to SL 500:
No additional major features.
Price $113,970 MSRP
Body Style Convertible
Engine 5.4L 493 hp V8
Seating 2
Fuel Economy
12MPG city
18MPG highway
Drivetrain RWD

Price

MSRP$113,970
Invoice

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 Conditioning--
Leather SeatsStandard
Power SeatsPassenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, CD Player

Engine

5.4L 493 hp V8
Power 493 hp @ 6,100 RPM
Torque 516 lb-ft @ 2,650 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating2 seats
Fuel Tank Volume21 gal
Front Legroom42.9 in
Back Legroom--
Wheelbase100.8 in
Length178.5 in
Width71.5 in
Height51 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume--
Mercedes-Benz completely overhauled the SL600 in the 2003 model year, replacing a 12-year-old design with a newer, fresher design that also improved the sports coupe's performance and p... Read More
Mercedes-Benz completely overhauled the SL600 in the 2003 model year, replacing a 12-year-old design with a newer, fresher design that also improved the sports coupe's performance and power. The new SL600 was better than its predecessor "in every way" and an immediate hit with automotive journalists and luxury car buyers.
The car has an astonishing, 6.0 liter V12 engine that produces 500 horsepower and 590 ft-lb of torque. To compensate for the added power, the SL600 is loaded with safety features, including active body control, multiple airbags and a rollbar that deploys when the car senses a rollover.