A high-utility, high-luxury posh-rocket
Complaints? Brake pedal feel is numb and mushy, and some road surfaces coax that rigid jiggle, typical of convertible cars, out of the body. Lastly, some of the advanced controls inside do take a bit of getting used to before they become second nature.
End of the day, this was, and remains, one of the world’s foremost convertible driving experiences – at least on this side of the six-figure pricing ballpark. Mercedes has been perfecting the SL for decades, and it sort of shows. For a comfy, refined, big-dollar convertible, this machine basically just does everything right.
New to this market segment? Be sure to check out the BMW 650i and Jaguar XKR convertibles as well. Pricing for the SL 550 starts around $126,000.
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