Mercedes-Benz
SL500
1996
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1996 Mercedes-Benz SL500 Specs & Safety

The table below shows all 1996 Mercedes-Benz SL500 specs by style, including MPG (fuel economy), transmission details, and interior and exterior dimensions. Additionally, find 1996 Mercedes-Benz SL500 warranty and reliability information, such as limits on bumper-to-bumper coverage and major components.
MSRP *
$89,900
Invoice *
$78,210
Engine
5.0L V-8 315 HP 347.0 ft.lbs. @ 3,900 rpm
Transmission
5-spd auto w/OD
Fuel Economy City
16.0 mpg
Fuel Economy Hwy
23.0 mpg
Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles
48/50,000
Engine
5.0L V-8 315 HP 347.0 ft.lbs. @ 3,900 rpm
Transmission
5-spd auto w/OD
Axle Ratio
2.65
Recommended Fuel Type
premium unleaded
Fuel Tank
21.3 gal.
Limited Slip Differential
limited slip differential

Steering and Suspension

Electronic Stability
electronic stability
Ride Control
automatic
Front Anti-Roll Bar
front anti-roll bar
Rear Anti-Roll Bar
rear anti-roll bar
Brakes
4-wheel disc
Front Tires
P225/55ZR16.0 / P245/40ZR18.0
Rear Tires (if different from Front)
275/35

Seating and Interior

Front Seat Type
bucket
Heated Front Seats
driver and front passenger heated-cushion
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
(4-way power)
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
(4-way power)
Seat Trim
leather
Floor Mats
carpeted front & rear

Comfort and Conveniences

Convertible Roof
with roll-over protection
Vanity Mirrors
dual illuminated
Rearview Mirror
day-night
Reading Lights
front
Floor Console
full
Climate Control
automatic air conditioning
Radio
brand AM/FM stereo
Antenna
power
Cruise Control
cruise control
Door Locks
power
Remote Keyless Entry
keyfob (driver only)
Tachometer
tachometer
Oil Pressure Gauge
oil pressure gauge
Steering Wheel Type
power telescopic tilt
Steering Wheel Material
leather
Front Windows
power
Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS)
4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)
Front Impact Airbags
driver and passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
door mounted
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
door mounted
Security System
security system

Dimensions and Capacities

Door Count
2 doors
Exterior Length
176.0 "
Exterior Width
71.3 "
Exterior Height
51.3 "
Wheelbase
99 "
Curb Weight
4,165 lbs.
Exterior Mirrors
dual power remote heated
Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles
48/50,000
Roadside Assistance Months/Miles
48/50,000
Maintenance Months/Miles
48/50,000

Safety Ratings

Below is the 1996 Mercedes-Benz SL500 safety rating information and crash results as reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The ratings are based on a star system and can vary by style.

Style
Frontal Rating

NHTSA rates vehicles on a scale of 1 to 5 stars.

Frontal Rating:

5% or less chance of injury

6% to 10% or less chance of injury

11% to 20% or less chance of injury

21% to 25% or less chance of injury

26% or greater chance of injury

Side Rating

NHTSA rates vehicles on a scale of 1 to 5 stars.

Side Rating:

10% or less chance of injury

11% to 20% or less chance of injury

21% to 35% or less chance of injury

36% to 45% or less chance of injury

46% or greater chance of injury

Safety data is not currently available from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. For a list of safety-related features, please check the Safety section.

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