2006 Mercedes-Benz S55 AMG
2006 Mercedes-Benz S55 AMG
- Silver over Black
- 5.4L/493HP V8
- Fully Serviced at GR Motor Car
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“Find an open stretch of highway, floor the Mercedes S55 and you'll soon know what it means to 'kompress' the time/space continuum.” – The Truth About Cars
The Truth About Cars website writer continued: “… that's what happens when the Württemberg Wirbelwinds stuff 493 horses and 516ft.-lbs. of torque under the hood of an S-Class sedan. Even in these horsepower mad times, when a stock pickup truck can out-drag a 60's Ferrari, that's a lot of grunt. It's enough shove to put Mercedes' 5.5-liter V8-powered leviathan on a par with a Porsche 911. (Both sprint from 0 to 60 in 4.6 seconds.)”
“… all this assumes that you'll drive the Mercedes S55 AMG like you stole it. Such spirited motoring is highly recommended, but not strictly necessary. Although the gearbox offers a Sports setting and Speedshift (a button-activated, wheel-mounted cog swapper that's 35% faster than the gas pedal), most (S)55 drivers will probably spend at least 65% of their time in Comfort mode, wafting from place to place in climate-controlled serenity….”
Offered here is a 2006 Mercedes-Benz S55 AMG in a classic combination, Brilliant Silver (744U) over Graphite (charcoal)/Anthracite AMG leather (281A). As befits an automobile of this caliber, it has been properly maintained and treated with respect which shows in its overall excellent condition. Built in Stuttgart on April 5, 2005, the S55 has traveled 157,518 miles, or roughly just 10,500 miles per-year since new. The Carfax history report records consistent service by Mercedes dealerships and competent independent shops over the years; a single minor-damage incident ten years ago has been long since perfectly repaired.
The extensive equipment and options list for the car can be viewed by pasting the following link in your browser's window, scrolling down and following links to additional pages:
The Brilliant Silver exterior paint is just that, brilliant: a perfectly glossy, consistent, deep finish. The paint-application technology Mercedes uses is well-known for being state-of-the-art, and it shows here on the S55 which retains a close-to-showroom presentation. In the same way, body-panel fit and alignment is virtually perfect. It's clear that prior owners of this luxury-performance sedan gave it consistent, regular care. Even lower-body surfaces are free of wear, much less damage. All chrome trim—from the front grille to the quad-outlet rare exhaust tips—is properly shiny and undamaged. Emblems—including the bespoke three-pointed hood ornament, front-fender engine identification, and rear-valance model designation and Mercedes emblem—are all properly in place and unscarred. Cabin glass and lighting lenses are crystal clear. AMG-branded, spilt-spoke, 3-piece-style, alloy wheels are mounted with Michelin@ 305/40-18 all-season performance tires.
Inside, the color theme is rich, dark supple leather with ample wood trim. All interior surfaces—upholstery, dashboard, switchgear, and carpeting—retain excellent, like-new condition. (Be sure to visit the link in this description for the car's full list of features and equipment.) Even the front seatbacks are free of any sign of “kid damage,” indicating fastidious owner-care. Door panels feature stitched anthracite leather inserts, leather armrests, wood trim, and power-seat and power-window controls in a well thought-out, attractive array. The handsomely curved dashboard is enhanced with burled-wood, full-width trim. Vertically pleated seat upholstery is free of wear indications. The Mercedes logo appears on the steering wheel fronting comprehensive, backlit instruments; the driver-information screen and HVAC controls are located on the center stack. The shift lever for the six-speed automatic transmission is console-mounted and surrounded by unscarred wood trim. Anthracite carpeting has been very well-maintained; the car's trunk interior is clean and undamaged.
Under the hood, the impressive turbocharged (“kompressor”) 5.4-liter, 493-horsepower Mercedes-AMG V8 commands a clean, complete engine bay free of aftermarket modifications. The engine qualifies as a work of real automotive art. Viewed from below, the chassis is complete and free of damage. Factory-installed protective plates remain in place. Very light surface rust is present only on some untreated metal.
The S55 has been comprehensively serviced recently by GR Motorcar in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Factory-applied build and identification tags remain mounted.
While the more than 120 high-definition photographs and the short walk-around-and-startup video available on the GarageKeptMotors website showcase this S550 AMG in detail from every angle, including from below, we expect and encourage in-person inspections at our Grand Rapids, Michigan showroom. Please call to arrange an appointment in advance as our showroom is not open to the public. And feel free to get in touch anytime by phone or email if you have questions.
“… for full-sized power, comfort and class, the S is still the one to beat. And the S55 AMG is still The Daddy,” is the way Truth About Cars summarized it. The next owner of this uber-performance, well-maintained luxury sport sedan stands to enjoy all that for a long time