2004 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, Auto on/off
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, integrated turn signals, auto-dimming, heated
Passenger Seat Heated · Power adjustments
Roof Convertible roof: power retractable hard top, 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 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 $89,520 MSRP
Body Style Convertible
Engine 5.0L 302 hp V8
Seating 2
Fuel Economy
14MPG city
21MPG highway
Drivetrain RWD

Price

MSRP$89,520
Invoice$82,584

Transmission

Drivetrain RWD
7-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, 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
Width72 in
Height51 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume10.2 cu ft
The SL500 rocks. Indeed, it does. Few cars can combine "guts on the open road" with all the luxury Mercedes-Benz is known for, but the 2004 SL500 did just that. There were no changes... Read More
The SL500 rocks.
Indeed, it does. Few cars can combine "guts on the open road" with all the luxury Mercedes-Benz is known for, but the 2004 SL500 did just that. There were no changes from the previous year to the engine, which remained the powerful, 302 horsepower V8.
There were, however, some problems. Some owners complained about failures with the convertible's top and none were pleased with a June 2004 recall for a brake problem.
But most were willing to overlook the cars flaws and focus on its performance. A recurring theme in user reviews touched on the car being "fun to drive."
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 · 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, Auto on/off
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, integrated turn signals, auto-dimming, heated
Passenger Seat Heated · Power adjustments
Roof Convertible roof: power retractable hard top
Seats Front seat type: sport · 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 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 $120,770 MSRP
Body Style Convertible
Engine 5.4L 493 hp V8
Seating 2
Fuel Economy
13MPG city
19MPG highway
Drivetrain RWD

Price

MSRP$120,770
Invoice$111,647

Transmission

Drivetrain RWD
5-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
13MPG 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, CD Player, CD Changer

Engine

5.4L 493 hp V8
Power 493 hp @ 6,100 RPM
Torque 516 lb-ft @ 2,750 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating2 seats
Fuel Tank Volume21 gal
Front Legroom42.9 in
Back Legroom--
Wheelbase100.8 in
Length178.5 in
Width72 in
Height51 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume11.2 cu ft
Checking in at well over 4,000 pounds, critics say the 2004 Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG is too heavy to be a true sports roadster. But the SL55 AMG can go from zero to 60 in about 4.4 second... Read More
Checking in at well over 4,000 pounds, critics say the 2004 Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG is too heavy to be a true sports roadster. But the SL55 AMG can go from zero to 60 in about 4.4 seconds, making it faster than a Ferrari 550 Maranello, a 911 Carrera, or a Corvette.
And with its retractable top, soft leather seats and attention to comfort and detail, none of those other cars seems as fun to drive as the SL55 AMG, according to owners. It's also rarer, having been built as a limited edition of Mercedes' high-performance AMG division.
While it looks like the SL500 it was modeled on, the SL55 AMG is a car unto itself. One of the biggest raves was about the five-speed manual gear box "with nearly imperceptible shifts up or down."
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: wood, leather · Steering wheel trim: leather, wood
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 · Ventilated
Instrumentation Clock · Tachometer · Trip computer
Interior Wood-tone accents
Lights Daytime running lights · Exterior entry lights · Front fog lights · Headlight cleaners · Headlights: HID, Auto on/off
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, integrated turn signals, auto-dimming, heated
Passenger Seat Heated · Power adjustments · Ventilated
Roof Convertible roof: power retractable hard top, 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 Navigation system · Phone: cellular phone · Telematics system
Tires and Rims 18 Inch Wheels · Tire type · Wheels: alloy
Windows Front wipers: rain sensing, intermittent · Power windows · Rear defogger
Price $126,970 MSRP
Body Style Convertible
Engine 5.5L 493 hp V12
Seating 2
Fuel Economy
12MPG city
17MPG highway
Drivetrain RWD

Price

MSRP$126,970
Invoice$117,413

Transmission

Drivetrain RWD
5-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
12MPG city
17MPG 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

5.5L 493 hp V12
Power 493 hp @ 5,000 RPM
Torque 590 lb-ft @ 1,800 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating2 seats
Fuel Tank Volume21 gal
Front Legroom42.9 in
Back Legroom--
Wheelbase100.8 in
Length178.5 in
Width72 in
Height51 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume10.2 cu ft
Something strange happened when Mercedes-Benz introduced the 2004 SL600 in the fall of 2003. Automotive journalists started preferring the car to its souped up cousin, the SL65 AMG, dis... Read More
Something strange happened when Mercedes-Benz introduced the 2004 SL600 in the fall of 2003. Automotive journalists started preferring the car to its souped up cousin, the SL65 AMG, dismissing the high performance AMG as a "track car" and opting for the V12 powered, SL600 which was better equipped for "Autobahn runs."
The SL600 drips torque - 590 feet of it, to be exact. The 500 horsepower engine is billed as being capable of pushing the sports roadster from zero to 60 in a mere 4.5 seconds. The car is heavy at 4,290 pounds, but that seems to give a sense of stability and security not usually found in its class.
Added safety features in the 2004 SL600 are abundant, from active body control to multiple airbags and a rollbar that deploys when the car senses a rollover - especially helpful when the classic hard top is down, as it should be.