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The 2008 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class roadster is big and stable, and it offers a wealth of safety features.
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Every modern safety feature is standard

Legendary structural and safety features remain intact
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Vigilant (but not intrusive) safety systems
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Although the 2008 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class hasn't been subjected to either National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) or Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) crash tests, there are numerous safety features that provide ample reason for occupants to feel well protected in Mercedes-Benz's 2008 edition of the SL.

For the safety-conscious who might be waiting for crash-test results before purchasing their 2008 Mercedes-Benz SL-class, reviewers at write that "it's unlikely" those results will be coming "in the near future, given that it is a low-volume model." However, for 2008, Mercedes-Benz engineers have taken care to provide "every modern safety feature" as "standard on the 2008 Mercedes-Benz SL roadster line, including stability control, side airbags (with both head and torso protection), a driver's knee airbag and pop-up roll bars," according to Edmunds.

The pop-up roll bar on this 2008 Mercedes-Benz lineup is a nifty feature that ConsumerGuide says is "designed to deploy in an impending tip" but remains out of sight during normal driving.

ConsumerGuide adds that "adaptive cruise control is optional," a feature that automatically maintains a safe distance from vehicles in front of Mercedes-Benz's 2008 SL-Class.

Sight lines from within the 2008 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class series of roadsters are acceptable, and with the top down, the view to the back is unimpeded. Despite the generous visibility, for Mercedes-Benz 2008 brings "front and rear parking sensors" as optional equipment, according to


The 2008 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class roadster is big and stable, and it offers a wealth of safety features.

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