2005 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Trims and Specs

Air Conditioning Automatic climate control front air conditioning · 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 · Bose premium brand · AM/FM radio · Remote CD changer location: behind seat
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel
Comfort Features Center console trim: wood, leather · Dash trim: leather · Door trim: wood, leather · Shift knob trim: leather · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Center console: front console with storage · Cruise control · Dimming rearview mirror: auto-dimming · Easy entry: power driver seat · Memorized settings: passenger seat, driver seat · Multi-function remote: trunk release, keyless entry · Power steering · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic · Steering wheel mounted controls: audio · Universal garage door opener
Driver Seat Heated · Power adjustments
Instrumentation Clock · Tachometer · Trip computer
Lights Daytime running 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
Safety Rollover Protection System
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: leather
Security Anti-theft alarm system · Power door locks
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Suspension Driver Adjustable Suspension: ride control · 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 $92,020 MSRP
Body Style Convertible
Engine 5.0L 302 hp V8
Seating 2
Fuel Economy
14MPG city
21MPG highway
Drivetrain RWD

Price

MSRP$92,020
Invoice$84,909

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/MoonroofOptional
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 Volume21.1 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
The 2005 SL500 featured a number of changes that left drivers happy. Most notably, Mercedes-Benz added a 7 forward speed transmission that one reviewer said made the car "the finest per... Read More
The 2005 SL500 featured a number of changes that left drivers happy. Most notably, Mercedes-Benz added a 7 forward speed transmission that one reviewer said made the car "the finest performing Benz...I have owned."
But the car was not flawless. Other drivers felt accessories were too quick to malfunction and that there were more than the usual number of brake and transmission problems for a car in this price range.
But on the whole, the SL500 gets high marks. As it had for the previous two model years, the SL500 had a 302 horsepower V8 in 2005 that produced an astonishing 339 feet of torque.
Adds to SL 500:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Automatic climate control front air conditioning · 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 · Bose premium brand · AM/FM radio · Remote CD changer location: behind seat
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel
Comfort Features Center console trim: alloy, leather · Dash trim: leather · Door trim: leather, alloy · Shift knob trim: leather · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Center console: front console with storage · Cruise control · Dimming rearview mirror: auto-dimming · Easy entry: power driver seat · Memorized settings: passenger seat, driver seat · Multi-function remote: trunk release, keyless entry · Power steering · Refrigerated storage · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic · Steering wheel mounted controls: audio · Universal garage door opener
Driver Seat Heated · Power adjustments
Instrumentation Clock · Tachometer · Trip computer
Lights Daytime running 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
Safety Rollover Protection System
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: leather
Security Anti-theft alarm system · Power door locks
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Suspension Driver Adjustable Suspension: ride control · Suspension control: electronic
Telematics Navigation system · Telematics system
Tires and Rims 18 Inch Wheels · Tire type · Wheels: alloy
Windows Front wipers: rain sensing · Power windows · Rear defogger
Price $124,020 MSRP
Body Style Convertible
Engine 5.4L 493 hp V8
Seating 2
Fuel Economy
12MPG city
18MPG highway
Drivetrain RWD

Price

MSRP$124,020
Invoice$114,669

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/MoonroofOptional
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 Volume21.1 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
How fast - and how perfect - is the 2005 Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG? For one driver the only thing he could find to complain about was how easy it was to speed in the car, writing "the car ... Read More
How fast - and how perfect - is the 2005 Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG? For one driver the only thing he could find to complain about was how easy it was to speed in the car, writing "the car wants to get up and go!"
With a 493 horsepower, super-charged V8 engine, speed will never be an issue. And neither will style ion this sports roadster modeled after the popular SL500 model.
But the difference between the SL55 AMG and the SL500 is monumental and comes down to performance and exclusivity. AMG makes high performance cars in limited quantities.
Adds to SL 500:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Automatic climate control front air conditioning · 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 · Bose premium brand · AM/FM radio · Remote CD changer location: behind seat
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel
Comfort Features Center console trim: wood, leather · Dash trim: leather · Door trim: wood, leather · Shift knob trim: wood, leather · Steering wheel trim: leather, wood
Convenience Features Center console: front console with storage · Cruise control · Dimming rearview mirror: auto-dimming · Easy entry: power driver seat · Memorized settings: passenger seat, driver seat · Multi-function remote: trunk release, keyless entry · Power steering · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic · Steering wheel mounted controls: audio · Universal garage door opener
Driver Seat Heated · Power adjustments · Ventilated
Instrumentation Clock · Tachometer · Trip computer
Lights Daytime running 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
Safety Rollover Protection System
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: leather
Security Anti-theft alarm system · Power door locks
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Suspension Driver Adjustable Suspension: ride control · 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 $130,120 MSRP
Body Style Convertible
Engine 5.5L 493 hp V12
Seating 2
Fuel Economy
11MPG city
18MPG highway
Drivetrain RWD

Price

MSRP$130,120
Invoice$120,342

Transmission

Drivetrain RWD
5-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
11MPG city
18MPG highway

Safety

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

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofOptional
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 Volume21.1 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
2005 marked the last model year that Mercedes-Benz built its SL600 with a 5.0 liter engine, upgrading to a 5.5 liter engine in 2006. But the 2005's engine was nothing to scoff at, pumpi... Read More
2005 marked the last model year that Mercedes-Benz built its SL600 with a 5.0 liter engine, upgrading to a 5.5 liter engine in 2006. But the 2005's engine was nothing to scoff at, pumping out 493 horses and 590 feet of torque.
And that extra power from the V12 engine comes in handy for a classic sports roadster that is nontraditionally heavy. The 2005 SL600 weighs in at two tons. The extra heft has its purpose, however: drivers note that the SL600 offers more comfort and passenger space than most cars in its class.
This isn't the car for moving day, with just 10.2 feet of cubic space for storage -- and significantly less when the top is down and the trunk is being used to store the classic hard top. Other space is sacrificed for safety: one driver counted two normal front air bags, two to protect the thorax and one for the driver's knees. A pop-up rollbar deploys when the vehicle senses a rollover.
Adds to SL 500:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Automatic climate control front air conditioning · 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 · AM/FM radio · Remote CD changer location: behind seat
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel
Comfort Features Center console trim: alloy, leather · Dash trim: leather · Door trim: leather, alloy · Shift knob trim: leather · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Center console: front console with storage · Cruise control · Dimming rearview mirror: auto-dimming · Easy entry: power driver seat · Memorized settings: passenger seat, driver seat · Multi-function remote: trunk release, keyless entry · Power steering · Refrigerated storage · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic · Steering wheel mounted controls: audio · Universal garage door opener
Driver Seat Heated · Power adjustments
Instrumentation Clock · Tachometer · Trip computer
Lights Daytime running 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
Safety Rollover Protection System
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: leather
Security Anti-theft alarm system · Power door locks
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Suspension Driver Adjustable Suspension: ride control · Suspension control: electronic
Telematics Navigation system · Telematics system
Tires and Rims 19 Inch Wheels · Tire type · Wheels: composite
Windows Front wipers: rain sensing · Power windows · Rear defogger
Price $182,820 MSRP
Body Style Convertible
Engine 6.0L 604 hp V12
Seating 2
Fuel Economy
11MPG city
18MPG highway
Drivetrain RWD

Price

MSRP$182,820
Invoice$169,353

Transmission

Drivetrain RWD
5-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
11MPG city
18MPG highway

Safety

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

Amenities

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

Engine

6.0L 604 hp V12
Power 604 hp @ 5,500 RPM
Torque 738 lb-ft @ 2,000 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating2 seats
Fuel Tank Volume21.1 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
Are 604 horsepower and 738 pound-feet of torque too much power for a two-door, sports roadster? The answer is no for anyone who has ever driven a 2005 Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG. That po... Read More
Are 604 horsepower and 738 pound-feet of torque too much power for a two-door, sports roadster? The answer is no for anyone who has ever driven a 2005 Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG.
That power comes from a 6.0-liter V-12 power plant. The AMG emblem adds exclusivity, making the SL65 the premier vehicle in the SL lineup - and making owners of the perfectly acceptable SL500 it is based on wish they had opted to double their purchase price so they could own an SL65 AMG as well.
SL600 owners, will be pleased to know their vehicles go from zero to 60 miles per hour in 0.2 seconds faster than the SL65 AMG's 3.8 second time. The deficiency, according to road testers, is inadequate traction in the more expensive SL65 AMG.