The SL-Class dates back to 1954 when it featured either a 1.9-liter four-cylinder or a 3.0-liter V6. It was released in the US in 1989, and by 2001, the SL 500 was in its fifth-generation packing a 5.0-liter 302 hp V8 engine. However, all that power came at a price, as the SL 500 only received a 3- out of 5-star reliability rating. While there’s a good chance you never have an issue with this, there’s nearly an equal chance you do. For this reason, to ensure your Mercedes lasts as long as possible, experts suggest only using OEM parts during any repairs. Not only do they provide a consistent level of quality, but they carry a guarantee against defects as well. Our Official Mercedes-Benz Parts Store has all the OEM parts and accessories you need for your SL 500. Browse our extensive selection online and complete your order online today.