4.5 out of 5 4.5
Parkers overall rating: 4.5 out of 5 4.5
Mercedes-Benz SL-Class AMG (02-11) - rated 4.5 out of 5
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At a glance

New price £97,100 - £254,514
Used price £6,245 - £26,665
Used monthly cost From £156 per month
Fuel economy
Not tested to latest standards
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Road tax cost £340 - £600
Insurance group 50 How much is it to insure?


Stylishly understated, storming performance, wonderful engines, metal folding roof


Incredibly expensive to buy and run, extortionate servicing costs

Mercedes-Benz SL-Class AMG rivals

Written by Simon Harris on

The AMG versions of the SL - or at least the ones with V8 power - don't seem to offer a great deal more on paper than the top versions in the standard range. The SL55 AMG and later SL63 AMG are on a par for power with the SL600 and offer considerably less pulling power. But the performance figures are only part of the attraction. Aggressive styling, a purposeful engine note and more responsive behaviour make it feel every inch the luxury sportscar.

The V12 SL65 AMG feels as fast as a missile, but has more of an emphasis on luxury than the V8 AMGs - as it should do for £150,000-plus.

Mercedes-Benz SL-Class AMG rivals

Other Mercedes-Benz SL-Class (2002 - 2011) models: