– 2002 Mercedes-Benz SL 55 AMG from the R 230 series
– delivered and always registered in Germany
– tansanit blue paintwork (Mercedes-Benz colour code 359) and black leather interior
– 5.4 litre supercharged V8 engine with a power output of 368 kW (500 hp)
– only two owners from new, with its first owner from 2002 – 2015.
– electrically adjustable, heated seats with memory function, multifunction steering wheel
– dual climate control, sound system, parking sensors
– 18″ AMG alloy wheels
– service booklet with all entries available
– German registration documents and new valid technical approval on purchase
After about 5 years of development, Mercedes-Benz presented the successor to its R 129 series at the 2001 Frankfurt Motor Show. With this car, designed by Steve Mattin and Bruno Sacco and internally referred to as R 230, the popular and prestigious SL went into its fifth generation. Unlike its predecessors, the new SL did no longer feature a soft top. Instead, it came with the “vario roof” first seen on the smaller SLK, a retractable aluminium roof which opened and closed within 16 seconds. Customers could choose between V6, V8 and V12 engines ranging from 3.0 to 6.2 litres of capacity – but the engine with the largest displacement was not the one with the most cylinders. Power output started at 170 kW (231 hp) in the SL 280 / SL 300 and peaked at 493 kW (670 hp) in the SL AMG Black Series with its twin-turbo 6.0 litre V12. The much praised “active body control” suspension known from the C 215 was standard on the larger engine cars. The R 230 received a mild facelift in 2006 and a more pronounced one in 2008, where the front section was completely re-styled in accordance with the marque’s new design philosophy. When the R 230 was due for replacement in 2011, a total of 169,434 units had been built over the course of a full decade.