Mercedes-Benz SL Class owners manuals

Mercedes-Benz SL Class

Mercedes-Benz SL Class specs

Model overview

The Mercedes-Benz SL-Class is a two-seat convertible sports car produced by Mercedes as 1954. The name SL stems from the German Super-Leicht, (English: Super Light). The initial idea was proposed by American importer Max Hoffman, who saw a market for a Gran Prix vehicle tailored to rich performance fans in the American, which continues to be the primary market for the cars.

The SL name was originally used to the 300 SL, usually related to as the "Gullwing" due to its upward-opening doors.

The name SL belongs to the marketing variations of the car, including the various engine configurations spanning six design generations.

The Mercedes-Benz SL is available in three trim levels based on engine capacity and output. The base SL 450 is equipped with a turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 engine (362 horsepower, 369 lb-ft of torque) with rear wheels and paired a nine-speed automatic transmission. The other trim the SL 550 is powered by a turbocharged 4.7-liter V8 engine (449 hp, 516 lb-ft).

Mercedes-Benz SL Class known problems

Some of the common problems or complaints owners have about the Mercedes-Benz SL Class are:

  • The throttle assembly is known to get clogged up with carbon build-up causing engine misfiring, reduced idling, and a loss of power when accelerating.
  • Failure of the boot seals causing water leaking into the boot. If there is water leaking in water check the spare wheel compartment underneath the carpets, as this is inclined to corrosion in this situation.
  • The convertible variant of the SL is recognized for having issues with the roof producing a rattling sound. This sound can be heard while driving, particularly over uneven surfaces or speed bumps.

Mercedes-Benz SL Class PDF owner manual

On this page you can find the owners manuals for the SL Class model sorted by year. The manuals are free to download and are available in PDF format. Is is recommended to check the owners manual corresponding to the correct year of your Mercedes-Benz SL Class to solve the problems or to get insights about the car.
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