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1993 Mercedes-Benz 500-Class
500E Sedan
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$80,400
2 listings nationwide

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2020 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
SL 450 RWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$100,329
10 listings nationwide

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1993 Mercedes-Benz 500-Class
500E Sedan

For 1993, Mercedes-Benz expanded its 500-Class line by introducing the next-generation 500SEC Coupe, which joined two sedans (the 500E and 500SEL) and the 500SL convertible. Like th...

2020 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
SL 450 RWD
Cherise Threewitt Preview:

The Mercedes-Benz SL-Class is a smooth, spacious, and sporty roadster with a long history. The current generation, which dates back to 2013, was refreshed in 2017 and carries over larg...

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

1993 Mercedes-Benz 500-Class
500E Sedan
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Sa 1993 Mercedes-Benz 500-Class 500E SedanReview:

Cool Car — It is pretty old so i have to think about getting a new one. It has lasted me a long time and thats...

2020 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
SL 450 RWD
Guru137QX writes:
Back Seats Ranked 2019 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E 450 Cabriolet RWD better.
" E-Class has 4 seats SL 450 only has 2 seats"
Value Ranked 2019 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E 450 Cabriolet RWD worse.
"Only depends what you are looking for, a family or just 2 people"

Specs

1993 Mercedes-Benz 500-Class
500E Sedan
2020 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
SL 450 RWD
Powertrain 4-Speed Automatic 9-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
RWD
RWD
Fuel Economy, City
14 MPG
20 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
18 MPG
28 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 23 gal 19.8 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
315 hp @ 5,600 RPM
362 hp @ 5,000 RPM
Torque
347 lb-ft @ 3,900 RPM
369 lb-ft @ 1,500 RPM
Cylinders
8 cylinders
6 cylinders
Compression Ratio
11:1
10.5:1
Displacement
5,000 cc
3,000 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.8 in x 3.35 in
3.46 in x 3.23 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Curtain Airbags -- Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Optional Standard
Leather Seats Standard Standard
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player -- Standard
CD Changer -- Standard
Cassette Player Standard --
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Standard Standard
Passenger Power Seats Standard Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 2 seats
Front Legroom 41.5 in 53.6 in
Back Legroom 33.5 in --
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume -- 8.5 cu ft
Exterior
Length 187.2 in 182.3 in
Width 70.7 in 82.6 in
Height 55.4 in 51.2 in
Wheelbase 110.2 in 101.8 in

Available Options

1993 Mercedes-Benz 500-Class
500E Sedan
2020 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
SL 450 RWD

Exterior Colors

  • Black
  • Brilliant Blue Metallic
  • DESIGNO Cardinal Red Metallic
  • DESIGNO Diamond White Metallic
  • Designo Selenite Grey Magno
  • Dolomite Brown Metallic
  • Graphite Grey Metallic
  • Iridium Silver Metallic
  • Obsidian Black Metallic
  • Polar White
  • Selenite Grey Metallic

Option Packages

  • Bang & Olufsen BeoSound Premium Sound System
  • Soft Close Doors
  • Silver Seat Belts
  • AMG Carbon Fiber Trim
  • Designo Black Piano Lacquer Trim
  • Designo Champagne White Lacquer Trim
  • Designo Classic Red Leather Package
  • Red Seat Belts
  • Wood/Leather Steering Wheel
  • AMG Sport Steering Wheel In Leather/DINAMICA
  • Active Body Control (ABC)
  • DESIGNO Deep White/Black Leather Package
  • DESIGNO Light Brown/Black Leather Package
  • DESIGNO Platinum White/Black Leather Package
  • DESIGNO Sand/Black Leather Package
  • DESIGNO Sienna Brown/Black Leather Package
  • DESIGNO Titanium Grey Pearl/Black Leather Package
  • DESIGNO Tuscany Beige Pearl/Black Leather Package
  • Driver Assistance Package
  • Premium Package
  • Designo Bamboo Trim
  • Bengal Red/Black, Exclusive Nappa Leather Upholstery
  • Black, Exclusive Nappa Leather Upholstery
  • Black, Nappa Leather Upholstery
  • Ginger Beige/Espresso, Exclusive Nappa Leather Upholstery
  • Porcelain/Black, Exclusive Nappa Leather Upholstery
  • Porcelain/Black, Nappa Leather Upholstery
  • Saddle Brown/Black, Exclusive Nappa Leather Upholstery
  • Bengal Red/Black, Nappa Leather Upholstery
  • Ginger Beige/Espresso, Nappa Leather Upholstery
  • Saddle Brown/Black, Nappa Leather Upholstery
  • Magic Sky Control
  • Wheels: 19" AMG Multi-Spoke Alloy

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