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2019 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
SL 450 RWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$99,874
5 listings nationwide

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2005 Ford Thunderbird
50th Anniversary Edition
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$15,008
13 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2019 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
SL 450 RWD
Thom Blackett Preview:

Mercedes is a brand with a rich history, one that has included different generations of the SL-Class since the 1950s. The current iteration was refreshed for 2017 and returns for 2019 ...

2005 Ford Thunderbird
50th Anniversary Edition

The 2005 Ford Thunderbird continued the two-seater tradition with its typical sharp-yet retro-convertible. Considered a luxury vehicle, prices for a new T-Bird started in the high 30'...

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

2019 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
SL 450 RWD
No User Reviews
2005 Ford Thunderbird
50th Anniversary Edition
165
2005 Ford Thunderbird 50th Anniversary EditionReview:

Beautiful Steel-blue Ford Thunderbird — As posted on Hagerty, unforgettable is simply not a big enough word to describe Ford’s Thunderbird, ...

145
2005 Ford Thunderbird 50th Anniversary EditionReview:

50 Anniversity, Limited Edition — Drive and rides very nice. Wife's car and she loves the Cashmere color and looks. White cashmere le...

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

105
2005 Ford Thunderbird 50th Anniversary EditionReview:

Love This Car! — Would have liked a manual trans option. Passenger power seat not available. Not a good car for a tri...

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Specs

2019 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
SL 450 RWD
2005 Ford Thunderbird
50th Anniversary Edition
Powertrain 9-Speed Automatic 5-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
RWD
RWD
Fuel Economy, City
20 MPG
16 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
28 MPG
22 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 19.8 gal 18 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
362 hp @ 5,000 RPM
280 hp @ 6,000 RPM
Torque
369 lb-ft @ 1,500 RPM
286 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
Cylinders
6 cylinders
8 cylinders
Compression Ratio
10.5:1
--
Displacement
3,000 cc
3,900 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.46 in x 3.23 in
--
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Curtain Airbags Standard --
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Standard --
Leather Seats Standard Standard
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard
CD Changer Standard 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 2 seats 2 seats
Front Legroom 42.9 in 42.7 in
Back Legroom -- --
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 8.5 cu ft 8.5 cu ft
Exterior
Length 182.3 in 186.3 in
Width 82.6 in 72 in
Height 51.2 in 52.1 in
Wheelbase 101.7 in 107.2 in

Available Options

2019 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
SL 450 RWD

Exterior Colors

  • Black
  • Brilliant Blue Metallic
  • DESIGNO Cardinal Red Metallic
  • DESIGNO Diamond White 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
  • Active Body Control (ABC)
  • Silver Seat Belts
  • Designo Black Piano Lacquer Trim
  • Designo Champagne White Lacquer Trim
  • Designo Classic Red Leather Package
  • Red Seat Belts
  • Wood/Leather Steering Wheel
  • DEISGNO Platinum White/Black Leather Package
  • 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
  • AMG Carbon Fiber Trim
  • 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
  • Multifunction Sport Steering Wheel
  • Magic Sky Control
  • Wheels: 19" AMG Multi-Spoke Alloy
2005 Ford Thunderbird
50th Anniversary Edition

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