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Is there such thing as AWD SL500? help end our dispute...

My friend swears his dad's old 1997 SL500 was an AWD configuration. I thought the SL roadsters were all in a RWD format.

Can somebody please help with our dispute? A link with supporting evidence would be nice as well.
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Your friend is wrong. There was never (and still isn't) an SL model that's not RWD.

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Thank you! Thats exactly what I thought. Thats not part of the MB nature to make an AWD coupe.

By any chance can somebody provide a link with evidence? I can't seem to find a credible website or document backing up my claim. I almost want to get confirmation from a MB master mechanic to end my friend's silly claims. I should probably bet some money on this. :-)
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Trust us, this board has decades of MB experience -- there's no AWD SL class.


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Thank you! Thats exactly what I thought. Thats not part of the MB nature to make an AWD coupe.
Now, that's not quite true. The current CL550 is equipped with 4Matic AWD, but no SL (which is a roadster/convertible and not a coupe) was ever thus equipped.

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No. No SL ever made is AWD. Never has and maybe never will be at least in my life time. They have since day one been RWD.

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