Used Mercedes SL550 For Sale
The Mercedes Benz SL550 for sale is more of a luxury roadster than a sports car. It’s powerful but elegant as well and nimble and gentle. The entry-level Mercedes Benz model is SL450, which has a V6 twin-turbo, but SL550 flaunts a V8 Bi-Turbo engine making 449 horsepower with 516 pound-feet of torque. Interested buyers can easily find used Mercedes SL550 at comparatively affordable prices.
Although the Mercedes SL-Class has still not yet been crash-tested by IIHS (Insurance Institute for High Safety and NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration). But it is completely safe to say that its safety performance, just like other features, is exceptional, and the active brake assists and Collision Prevention Assist Plus back it.
The new-look of Mercedes Benz SL550 has made it even more expressive and emphatic. The front of the car rocks with an even longer hood featuring twin bulges and more vertical grille. The traditional round LED headlamps with Curve illumination technology finishes off the front. Although from the sides Mercedes Benz SL550 is not the best-looking car from Mercedes, the sculpted body facia and big air dams provide the Mercedes Benz SL550 with a chiseled and athletic look.
As if the exceptional look and V8 power weren’t enough, Mercedes Benz SL550 exhibits a unique badging that takes the pedigree to another level. Not to mention, the alloy wheels of AMG-style aren’t even a shy to make it look like a complete sports car.
The car’s interior also complements its other features that come with multi-colored sport seats offering massage function, ventilation, and heating. The seats also offer Airscarf neck warmers, the trunk is completely hand-free, and its lid folds up to stow luggage without any hassle. Any car enthusiast can also change the standard seat leather with designo Nappa leather, an exclusive Mercedes package. Moreover, the standard default sound system can also be replaced with Bang and Olufsen premium set-up of 12 speakers.
The current generation of Mercedes Benz SL class is in production from 2012-2020, and its code is R231. The 550 model has a V8 Bi-Turbo engine, as mentioned earlier, which is substantially more powerful as compared to its base variant. It can reach 60 MPH only in 4.3 seconds, and it comes with smooth-shifting and responsive nine-speed automatic transmission. Because of its high-powered engine, Mercedes Benz SL550 is not very fuel-efficient with ratings of 25 MPG on the highway and 17 MPG in the city according to EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) estimation.
Considering Mercedes Benz SL550, an aggressive track vehicle, would be completely wrong and better to think as a sporty touring car. It’s fun to drive because it rocks adaptive suspension and rear-wheel driving that allows the driver to handle it well with cushioned ride. It also comes with the dynamic select feature of Mercedes that offers four different modes which are: Eco, Comfort, Sport, Sport +. These modes change the driving feel altogether as the driver desires. There is also an optional feature of active body control suspension that improves the driving experience.
Mercedes SL 550 Specs The Mercedes Benz SL550 flaunt the following specs: • Passenger Capacity: 2 • Engine: 4.7L V8 Bi-Turbo • Power: 449 horsepower at 5,250 rpm • Fuel Economy: City 17 mpg, Highway 25 mpg • Torque: 516 pound-feet at 1,800 - 3,500 rpm • Compression ratio: 10.5:1 • Fuel capacity: 19.8 gal • Fuel requirement: Premium unleaded • Construction: Diecast alloy block and heads • Overall length: 182.3 inches • Overall height: 51.2 inches • Overall width: 82.6 inches • Wheelbase: 101.8 inches • Curb weight: 4,012 pounds • Automatic transmission: 9G-TRONIC 9-speed automatic • Drive configuration: Rear-wheel drive • Performance: Acceleration 0-60 mph in 4.3 sec (EPA Estimation) • Suspension: 4-wheel independent multilink with adaptive damping • Turning circle: 36.2 ft, curb to curb • Steering type: Direct-steer and Rack-and-pinion with electromechanical power assist • Wheels: AMG 5-spoke, 9.5x19-inch rear, and 8.5x19-inch front • Tires: 285/30R19 rear and 255/35R19 front
Mercedes Benz SL550 is a distinct model from the SL lineup that keeps the car’s unique character and personality. It performs at the intersection of sophistication, road handling, attraction, and luxury. Undoubtedly it is one of the best options for car enthusiasts. Depending upon the region, the interested buyers can find reasonable and affordable Mercedes SL550 lease offers, but they will want to act fast. The next SL generation will come with a soft-top roof, and it will also be 2+2, which makes the Mercedes Benz SL550 one of the last of dying breeds.
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