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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-14-2007, 09:26 AM Thread Starter
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Difference Between Sl500 And Sl550


I hope someone can comment on this??

What is the difference between a 03 to 06 SL500 and the new 07 SL550.

Body looks the same to me from 03 to 07 or am I missing something??
Did they just change the engine from 500 to 550 for 07???
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They changed the engine, I think steering is better, no more SBC I think (if it did have it in the first place), the new 5.5L motor, updated exterior (not sure about interior). A ton of things here and there you would expect from a facelift.

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In '07's
- more hp and torque
- new front grill, (3 horizontal bars rather than 4),
- new front bumper to fit the new grill
- a few changes of color, (black in pre '07 to metallic in '07), of switches, ie roof switch
- chrome rings around fog lamps
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What does the letter "R" mean in the model designation SL500R ?
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