2009 Mercedes-Benz SL550 Roadster
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2009 Mercedes-Benz SL550 Roadster
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“Top of the class” – TopSpeed website review, January 2008
“Mercedes today unveiled the new generation SL-Class that will make its world debut in March at the Geneva Motor Show. The new generation brings a new design… sportier and better performance….”
“The 2009 SL-Class features a new front-end design featuring as its centerpiece a wide and, therefore, very dominant radiator grille whose V‑shape symbolizes sporty virtues such as forward thrust and performance potential. At the rear the new-generation SL demonstrates its sporty nature even more clearly than before. This is achieved above all by a new, diffuser-look bumper which adds a motorsport touch. In conjunction with the equally new trapezoidal exhaust tailpipes this design element emphasizes the width of the body, further symbolizing the power just waiting to be unleashed by the roadster.”
Offered here is a 2009 Mercedes-Benz SL550 Roadster in Diamond White Metallic (799U) over Beige Nappa Leather (805A). The sportscar's outstanding, nearly showroom-new condition is a result of fastidious and consistent owner care, comprehensive, regular, Carfax-verified dealer-maintenance, and adult driving styles. The car's odometer shows 81,442 miles, or just 6,786 miles per-year since delivered new in Florida.
The car's specified equipment included:
GA Automatic Transmission
212B OP. INSTRUCT. AND MAINT. BOOKLET-ENGL. FOR USA/CAN
220 PARKTRONIC SYSTEM (PTS)
232 GARAGE DOOR OPENER WITH 284 - 390 MHZ FREQUENCY
242 ELECTRICALLY ADJUSTABLE RIGHT DRIVER SEAT W MEMORY
249 INSIDE AND OUTSIDE MIRROR AUTOMATIC DIMMING
264 LICENSE PLATE ATTACHMENT AMERICA
267 MODEL PLATE DEVIATING
284 SELECTOR LEVER, WOOD
284B AIRBAG LABEL - ENGLISH FOR USA
285 DRAFT STOP (FABRIC DESIGN)
289 LEATHER STEERING WHEEL WITH TRIM INSERT
342B INSTRUMENT CLUSTER/HU LANGUAGE - AMERICAN
359 TELEAID USA
383B BATTERY LABEL - ENGLISH
401 FRONT SEAT CLIMATE CONTROL
403 AIRSCARF SYSTEM AT FRONT
404 MULTI-CONTOUR SEAT, FRONT LEFT
405 MULTI-CONTOUR SEAT, FRONT RIGHT
The metallic-white exterior paint upholds Mercedes' tradition of superb paint application. The finish remains properly glossy and is free of blemishes, scrapes, or other abrasions. (Be sure to inspect the close-up photography in the gallery.) All exterior sheet metal, including on the power-folding hardtop, is free of dings, dents, or even minor damage. The bespoke front grille is virtually perfect, as are factory-applied badges including the three-pointed-star emblem in the front grille, Mercedes traditional logo atop the hood, and three-pointed star and model designation on the rear deck. Bright-metal trim on the side louvers, hood louvers, and dual-exhaust tips is as-new. Cabin glass—including on the sunroof—is flawless. Lighting lenses are similarly pristine. Perfect-condition, factory 5-spoke, 19-inch, Mercedes-Benz-branded alloy wheels are mounted with 235/55 Michelin® Pilot Sport A/S3 all-season performance tires.
The 2-seater's overall interior condition echoes the exterior, namely unworn, undamaged, and virtually as-new. Beige Nappa-leather seat upholstery and cabin trim shows no imperfections and virtually no signs of wear. Clearly, this SL500 benefitted from outstanding owner care. Tan cabin carpeting is protected with matching, Mercedes-Benz-embroidered carpet mats. Burled-wood trim graces the doors and the center console, home to the automatic-transmission shift lever. A multi-function, wood-trimmed steering wheel frames white-faced gauges under a handsomely curved dash. The upper-center console hosts the digital infotainment and navigation screen above the HVAC controls. Fit and finish throughout the interior is of Mercedes' typical high caliber. All surface finishes and graphic markings are unworn and fresh.
Under the hood, the 380-horsepower, 5.5-liter Mercedes V8 commands a spotlessly clean and properly organized engine bay. All components are correctly in place and there are no indications of aftermarket modifications. Viewed from below, the chassis is complete, clean, and free of damage with no indications of the sort of damage that can arise from too-aggressive driving styles.
The factory-applied identification and information tags remain mounted.
While the more than 130 high-definition photographs and the short walk-around-and-startup video available on the GarageKeptMotors website showcase this Mercedes SL550 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.
The Mercedes press release for the SL550's launch noted: “The new-generation SL caps a glorious history of Mercedes sports cars, which began in 1954 with the introduction of the legendary 300 SL 'Gullwing,' followed in 1957 by the launch of the first SL Roadster,” and added “No other sports car in this market segment offers such a perfect balance of sportiness, safety and comfort.” We are inclined to agree.