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Mercedes-Benz SL (2012-2019) review

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Key features
  • Large
  • Used only
  • Petrol/Diesel/Mild hybrid
Expert review

The Mercedes-Benz SL nameplate is one of its oldest and grandest. Mercedes' flagship sports car remains a motoring icon in its sixth generation, launched in 2012. How does it compare with its luxury sports car rivals? Find out in our full review.

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  • Pros and cons
  • What is it?
  • What's it great at?
  • What's it like to drive?
  • How reliable is it?
  • How comfortable and spacious is it?
  • How economical is it to run?
  • How safe is it?
  • Is there anything I should look out for?
  • Should I buy it?
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Last checked by Which?

December 2021

First reviewed by Which?

July 2012

Released

July 2012

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Range of New and used car scores
  1. 4%
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  2. 64%
    Average score
  3. 85%
    Highest score
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