Mercedes-Benz
SL500
2002
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2002 Mercedes-Benz SL500 Specs & Safety

The table below shows all 2002 Mercedes-Benz SL500 specs by style, including MPG (fuel economy), transmission details, and interior and exterior dimensions. Additionally, find 2002 Mercedes-Benz SL500 warranty and reliability information, such as limits on bumper-to-bumper coverage and major components.
MSRP *
$83,800
Invoice *
$77,934
Engine
5.0L V-8 302 HP 339.0 ft.lbs. @ 2,700 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-8 302 HP 339.0 ft.lbs. @ 2,700 rpm
Transmission
5-spd auto w/OD
Alternator
143 amp
Axle Ratio
2.65
Recommended Fuel Type
premium unleaded
Fuel Tank
21.1 gal.
Exhaust
stainless steel with powdercoated tailpipe finish / stainless steel with polished tailpipe finish
Drive Type
rear-wheel
Traction Control
ABS & driveline

Steering and Suspension

Electronic Stability
electronic stability
Ride
sport
Ride Control
automatic
Adaptive Suspension
adaptive suspension
Auto-Levelling Suspension
4-corner
Front Suspension
strut
Front Anti-Roll Bar
front anti-roll bar
Front Springs
coil
Front Shocks
gas-pressurized
Rear Suspension
independent multi-link
Rear Anti-Roll Bar
rear anti-roll bar
Rear Springs
coil
Rear Shocks
gas-pressurized
Steering
re-circulating ball
Brakes
4-wheel disc
Vented Disc Brakes
front / front and rear
Wheels
18.0 " silver AMG aluminum / 17.0 "
Front Tires
P245/40ZR18.0BSW performance / P245/45WR17.0BSW performance
Rear Tires (if different from Front)
275/35
Spare Tire and Wheel
full-size aluminum

Seating and Interior

Seating Capacity
2
Front Seat Type
bucket / premium bucket
Heated Front Seats
driver and front passenger heated-cushion, heated-seatback
Front Headrests
power adjustable w/tilt
Front Armrests
center w/storage
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
(8-way power) / (12-way power)
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
(8-way power) / (12-way power)
Seat Trim
leather
Door Trim
leather
Headliner
full cloth
Floor Trim
carpet
Floor Mats
carpet front / vinyl/rubber front
Dashboard Insert
genuine wood
Dashboard Trim
leather / leather/genuine wood

Comfort and Conveniences

Convertible Roof
power with lining, roll-over protection, hard top, wind blocker
Vanity Mirrors
dual illuminated
Rearview Mirror
auto-dimming day-night
Dome Light
fade
Reading Lights
front
Floor Console
full
Cup Holder
front
Instrument Panel Storage
covered bin
Interior Concealed Storage
locking interior concealed storage
Door Bins
dual
Cargo Floor Trim
carpeted
Trunk Lid Trim
carpet
Cargo Light
cargo light
Climate Control
automatic air conditioning
Air Filter
air filter
Automatic Air Recirculation
REST
Radio
premium AM/FM stereo, seek-scan
Speakers
6 Bose
Radio Theft Deterrent
radio theft deterrent
Antenna
power retractable diversity
Cruise Control
cruise control
Door Locks
power with 2 stage unlock
Remote Keyless Entry
keyfob (all doors)
Trunk/Hatch/Door Release
power
Fuel Filler Door Release
fuel filler door release
Cell Phone
pre-wiring / Motorola portable voice activated
Power Outlets
1
Driver Foot Rest
driver foot rest
Retained Accessory Power
retained accessory power
Garage Door Opener
HomeLink Wireless Control System
Smokers Package
ashtray
Lighter Elements
front
First Aid Kit
first aid kit
Emergency SOS
Tele Aid
Instrument Display
analog
Tachometer
tachometer
Water Temp Gauge
engine temperature gauge
Clock
analog
Exterior Temperature
exterior temperature
Systems Monitor
systems monitor
Trip Odometer
trip odometer
Steering Wheel Type
power telescopic tilt
Steering Wheel Material
leather / leather/genuine wood
Front Windows
power
1-Touch Open Window
driver and passenger
Tinted Windows
light
Front Windshield Wipers
variable intermittent
Heated Front Wipers
wiper park
Rain Detecting Wipers
rain detecting wipers
Sun Visor Strip
sun visor strip
Rear Defroster
rear defroster
Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS)
4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)
Center High Mounted Stop Light
center high mounted stop light
Front Impact Airbags
driver and passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
door mounted
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
door mounted
Occupancy Sensor
occupancy sensor
Childseat Sensor
BabySmart
Side Impact Bars
side impact beams
Seatbelt Pretensioners
front
Ignition Disable
immobilizer
Panic Alarm
panic alarm
Tracker System
tracker system
Security System
security system

Dimensions and Capacities

Door Count
2 doors
Maximum Cargo Volume
7.9 cu.ft.
Exterior Length
177.1 "
Exterior Width
71.3 "
Exterior Height
51.3 "
Wheelbase
99 "
Front Tread
60 "
Rear Tread
60 "
Turning Radius
17.7 '
Curb Weight
4,125 lbs.
Drag Coefficient
.32
Front Legroom
42.4 "
Front Headroom
37.1 "
Front Hiproom
53.2 "
Front Shoulder Room
55.4 "
Passenger Volume
50 cu.ft.
Interior Cargo Volume
7.9 cu.ft.
Bumpers
body-colored
Bodyside Cladding
body-colored
Rocker Panel Extensions
rocker panel extensions
Grille Moldings
black / aluminum
Paint
clearcoat monotone / clearcoat monotone with badging
Exterior Mirrors
dual power remote heated
Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles
48/50,000
Major Components Months/Miles
48/50,000
Corrosion Perforation Months/Miles
48/50,000
Roadside Assistance Months/Miles
unlimited/unlimited
Maintenance Months/Miles
48/50,000

Safety Ratings

Below is the 2002 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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