Today I wanted to look at a 2016 Mercedes-Benz … SL400? Yes, that is a thing. Back in 2015, Mercedes-Benz introduced the SL400 with a 329 horsepower 3.0L twin-turbo V6 paired with a the 722.9 seven-speed automatic. The whole reason for this is that the base price was $85,000, which meant it was $23,000 less than the SL550. For legacy SL buyers, that is a big deal. You still get your SL with all the toys, but save a bunch of money if you don’t ever use 430 horsepower. This was true in a lot of households as these cars are used as Sunday cruisers and rarely get full throttle. A win-win for both Mercedes and buyers as more cars were sold and buyers save a little bit of coin. Now five years later, these could be a bargain, right?
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Engine: 3.0 liter twin-turbocharged V6
Transmission: 7-speed automatic
Mileage: 17,871 mi
Location: Pelham, Alabama
Price: $54,997 Buy It Now
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To me, these pre-facelift R231s were always a bit odd when it comes to the proportions. It looks like a bloated car with a tiny side profile and wheels that were maybe too small. Inside, I felt like they mailed it in with some of the parts bin stuff, especially the steering wheel from the E-Class that you basically see on everything. If you just want a pure soft cruiser, this is probably not a bad call, but they are still rather expensive.
This example with 18,000 miles still checks-in at $55,000. That seems very much not worth it to me given it is just the twin-turbo V6 and the forgettable styling. The sad thing is, I don’t think these will ever reach “cheap” status like the R230 is currently doing. Yes, these have a bunch more to drop, but I doubt you’ll be able to ever grab one for $15,000. Either way, an interesting example and thanks to Mercedes for even offering it.