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MERCEDES-BENZ SL (R230 - 5TH GEN)

Mercedes-Benz produced the 5th generation SL from 2002-2011; in 2009, it underwent a significant facelift, reminiscent of the classic 300SL. The retractable hardtop, marketed as the "Vario Roof," was also available. Engine configurations included a 5.0 L V8, 5.4 L V8, 5.5 L V12 and 6.0 L V12. Only two transmissions were offered: a 5-speed or 7-speed automatic. A supercharger was added to the 5.4 L V8 in the SL55 AMG, while the V12 was only offered in the SL600 and limited-production SL65 AMG. The SL63 AMG eventually replaced the SL55 AMG.
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