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FEATURES | 8 out of 10
Delivers all the usual high-end features
Extensive list of standard features
Adaptive cruise control is optional
The 2008 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class offers a tempting variety of standard and optional features, but the COMAND system is one that this 2008 Mercedes-Benz could do without.
When it comes to standard features, the various models of Mercedes-Benz's 2008 SL-Class offer generally the same loadout. Kelley Blue Book says that the base "SL550 has dual-zone automatic air conditioning, the COMAND system," as well as "navigation, Bose audio," and "power tilt/telescopic steering wheel." Moving up trim levels, Edmunds writes that the extra standard features on the Mercedes-Benz 2008 SL600 include "a power trunk closer and the Keyless Go start system," while the AMG versions add "an AMG-exclusive steering wheel with shift paddles."
The one gripe that reviews read by TheCarConnection.com raised with the standard features on this 2008 Mercedes-Benz was that the COMAND controller “complicates some audio and climate settings, and most adjustments require multiple inputs," according to ConsumerGuide; such a design is both annoying and potentially a safety hazard.
Optional features on the 2008 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class don't disappoint. Cars.com loves the "optional dynamic multicontour seats, which include all sorts of fancy adjustments," including "a power-extendable seat cushion and a massage setting." One of the more outlandish options available on Mercedes-Benz's 2008 SL-Class is mentioned by Road & Track, which writes that the SL-Class can be outfitted with "granite trim, cut .6mm thin and using a proprietary but expensive laminate process." Kelley Blue Book rounds out the options list on the 2008 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class by mentioning "stand-alone options include Parktronic, Distronic automatic cruise control, panorama glass panel roof with a power sunshade and a power trunk closer."
The 2008 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class comes preloaded with a nice array of features, but the COMAND system may drive you to distraction.