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2005 Mercedes-Benz SL Class

At the International Motor Show in Geneva, Mercedes-Benz, the inventor of the diesel engine for passenger cars, is showing the future of the modern diesel engine and its wide range of possible uses. In mid-2005, Mercedes-Benz will become the first automobile brand in the world to equip all of its diesel passenger cars with particulate filters as standard. This
initiative will not only apply to Germany; it will also be in effect in Austria, Switzerland and the Netherlands.

In Geneva, seven gleaming silver show cars, including even purebred sports cars such as the SL- and SLK-Classes, represent the most advanced diesel technology. At the same time, these vehicles are the latest highpoint in the extraordinary development of the diesel.

The new drive in the Vision SL 400 CDI also belongs to Mercedes-Benz' third generation of CDI engines. To create this system, the engineers took the familiar four-litre V8 diesel and enhanced many of its components while also adding state-of-the-art piezo injectors, new turbochargers and an optimised water/charge-air cooling system. Taken together, all of these measures allow the engine to bring forth its power and torque in an even more harmonious fashion. The SL 400 CDI accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in 5.8 seconds. As such, this diesel sports car justifiably bears the legendary letters 'SL'.

Source - Mercedes-Benz
2005 Mercedes-Benz SL Class 2005 Mercedes-Benz SL Class 2005 Mercedes-Benz SL Class
Convertible Coupe
Chassis #: WDBSK74F05F094748
High bid of $36,000 at 2014 Mecum - Monterey. (did not sell)
This Mercedes-Benz SL55 Convertible is painted tan with a gray interior. It has a 5.5-liter engine offering nearly 500 horsepower. It has an automatic transmission, leather interior, keyless start, and a navigation system. It has the Sport Package and when new, it had an MSRP of over $125,000.
By Daniel Vaughan | Dec 2014

Related Reading : Mercedes-Benz SL-Class History

Max Hoffman was responsible for the sporty two-seat Mercedes-Benz 190SL sports car. The S represented Sports while the L meant Light, or Sehr Leicht. With a curb weight of 2560 pounds, it was hardly light when compared with other vehicles in it class, some 500 through 1000 pounds less. It was however an excellent alternative to the higher-priced Mercedes-Benz 300SL. The gullwing-door 300SL was....
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Mercedes-Benz Monthly Sales Volume

November 2019
33,721
October 2019
27,867
September 2019
27,433
August 2019
24,771
July 2019
24,612
May 2019
27,080
April 2019
22,949
March 2019
27,004
January 2019
22,507
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2005 SL Class
$90,620-$670,000
2005 Mercedes-Benz SL Class Base Price : $90,620

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