The SL-Class from Mercedes-Benz is considered as an icon in the motoring world, with a heritage of almost seven decades and five generations it has long proven to Mercedes-Benz that its appeal will not wane anytime soon. The first of the SL-Class was the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL with its trademark gullwing doors which took the motoring world by storm when revealed. The SL stands for Super Light in English and its name is proven generation on generation by its manufacture and weight reduction methods. The next SL will be under the Mercedes-AMG badge, taking it further into the realm of performance and luxury. This is a 2016 Mercedes-Benz SL550 of the R231 generation, up for sale from Utah with just 7,050 original miles and a clean Carfax report to ease any worries.
Draped in Mercedes-Benz’ notable Obsidian Black color, this 2016 Mercedes-Benz SL550 exudes magnificence. It rides on a set of 19” AMG 5-spoke wheels wrapped in performance tires with the perforated disc brakes and silver-painted brake calipers emblazoned with the Mercedes-Benz script peeking out from behind. The interior is a dual tone porcelain and black nappa leather affair with a fine black ash wood trim. The sports multifunction steering wheel is in black and silver and comes with perforated leather side grips. The retractable panorama roof that is a signature party piece of the SL is present and correct. Mercedes-Benz’s trademark seat heating for the necks of occupants known as the AIRSCARF is available on the white sports seats which are also ventilated and come with front massage function. Another of Mercedes-Benzes innovative features is the Magic Vision Control where there’s no splash when wiping and cleaning the windshield thus eliminating driver vision obstruction. A premium Harman/Kardon Logic7 surround sound system is available for the audiophile. Dual-zone climate control, soft-close doors and illuminated door sills complete a comprehensive package. Safety highlights include Distronic Plus with pre-safe brake, active lane keeping assist and blind spot assist.
This 2016 Mercedes-Benz SL550 is propelled by a 4.7L V8 BiTurbo powerplant that puts out 449hp and 516 lb ft. It drives the rear wheels through a 9G-Tronic nine-speed automatic transmission. It’s powerful enough for a zero-to-sixty sprint in well under five seconds, and top speed is electronically limited to 155mph.