The Mercedes-Benz SL-Class is a grand tourer sports car manufactured by Mercedes since 1954. The designation SL derives from the German Super-Leicht, (English: Super Light). The SL designation was first applied to the 300 SL, often referred to as the "Gullwing" due to its gullwing or upward-opening doors.
The fifth generation SL was in production between 2001 and 2008. The all-new SL (initially just a 5.0-litre SL 500 version) featured a retractable hardtop (marketed as the Vario Roof). The R230 also features the ABC (active body control) which offers the balance of comfort and handling; this complex system uses accumulators and hydraulic fluids to regulate the firmness and heights of the suspension. Newer model years (2004+) feature the 7 speed transmission, which is superior to the previous 5 speed transmission.
The R230 SL underwent a significant facelift in 2008 featuring new and revised engines and a new front end that evokes the classic 300 SL with a large grille featuring a prominent 3-pointed star and twin "power domes" on the bonnet, the car also features new headlights with an optional "Intelligent Light System" and a new speed sensitive steering system. This car is one of the facelift R230 SL's.
Our car comes with the desirable colour combination of Thulite Red Metallic with immaculate brown (tan) leather interior, which still looks new. It has done only 53k miles and has a full Mercedes Service History, and drives taught and faultlessly.
Factory options include:
231 Garage Door Opener
241 Electrically adjustable seats with memory
249 Interior and exterior mirror automatically dimming
284 Selector lever, wood
285 Draft Stop
289 Leather steering wheel with trim insert
386 Universal telephony package
403 Airscarf system
404 Multi contour seat, left
405 Multi contour seat, right
415 Glass roof
427 Automatic transmission 7 speed
477 Tyre pressure loss warner
487 Active Body Control (ABC)
500 Electrically folding exterior mirrors
512 COMAND APS with 6-disc DVD changer
518 Universal Communications Interface (UCI)
581 Automatic climate control
618 Bi-xenon headlamps f. left-side dr. traffic
669 Spare wheel
770 AMG 19" Spoked Wheels
810 Harman Kardon® Logic 7® surround sound system
873 Seat heater for both seats
H12 Trim Pieces - Wood burred walnut veneer light
The huge standard specification includes:
"Easy Pack" Boot loading assist, 2 Electric windows, ABS with Brake Assist, Adaptive accelerator pedal, Adaptive brake lights, Alarm system-interior protection-immobiliser, Auto dimming interior and driver's door mirror, Auto Mercedes-Benz child seat recognition sensor, Bi-xenon headlights-wash + dynamic range adjustment, Body coloured bumpers, Closing aid for boot, COMAND HDD navigation + 6.5" colour screen, linguatronic, MP3 compatible 6CD-DVD, radio, bluetooth interface, 4GB music register, SD card slot, Cupholder, Door mirror memory, Driver-front passenger airbag, Driver-front passenger head+thorax airbag, Easy entry- electrically adjustable steering column, Electric front seats with memory function, Electric heated front seats, Electric-heated-folding door mirrors, Electro hydraulic vario roof, ESP with ASR, Front centre armrest, Front head restraints, Headlamp assist, Heated screen wash system, Locking wheel bolts, Luxury climate control, Media interface, Multi function steering wheel, Outside temperature gauge, Rain sensor windscreen wipers, Remote boot release, Remote central locking, Service indicator (ASSYST), Space saver spare wheel, Storage box in doors, Storage box under passenger seat, Storage boxes behind seats, Tinted glass, Trip computer, Vario roof operable via infra red key, Wind deflector.
This is one of the best examples of the fabulous SL 500 and you might have to wrench the key from me because I really do not want to let it go ....