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SL 550 2007 Mercedes-Benz SL550 Debuting 50 years ago, as the 300 SL, the Mercedes-Benz SL roadster has long been one of the world’s most desirable vehicles. Timeless styling, a comfortable cockpit, extremely fast and confident performance are the traditional hallmarks of this premium automobile. In 2007, the Mercedes-Benz SL was designated the SL550, with the installation of a new 382-horsepower, 5.5-liter V-8. That’s an impressive increase of 80 hp over previous year’s SL500, giving the SL550 a 0-60 time of 5.3 seconds. Other changes in 2007 include a revised, more direct steering system, new wheels, thicker bars in the grille, a deeper front airdam and a clear-lens taillight insert. This generation of the SL-Class, which debuted four years earlier as the SL500, has always been a leader with its ability to function as both a sport- and luxurythemed convertible. A lot of credit goes to the Mercedes active suspension system that helps keeps the car flat during aggressive cornering, without sacrificing ride quality during normal driving. The SL’s handling is outstanding, especially when considering the car’s considerable 2-ton mass. Another source of pleasure is the SL’s retractable hardtop, which provides the security and comfort of a coupe when raised and the enjoyment of open-air motoring when powered down under the rear deck lid. In summary, the Mercedes-Benz SL550 provides world-class levels of performance, luxury and style—it’s a true modern classic.
2007 Mercedes-Benz SL 550 VINWDBSK71F27F132004 Diamond Silver Metallic EXTERIOR Tires and Wheels Alloy wheels Alloy spare wheel 285/35R Z tires Performance tires Inside mounted spare tire Temporary spare tire Roof and Glass Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers Power retractable hard top Rear defogger Towing and Hauling Cargo tie downs Measurements Width: 71.5 in. Height: 51.0 in. Length: 178.5 in. Front track: 61.4 in. Rear track: 60.5 in. Wheel base: 100.8 in. Cargo capacity, all seats in place: 10.2 cu.ft. Maximum cargo capacity: 10.2 cu.ft. EPA interior volume: 57.8 cu.ft. Drag Coefficient: 0.29 Cd Curb weight: 4220 lbs. MECHANICAL Engine & Performance Engine size: 5.5 L Cylinders: V8 Valves: 32 Torque: 391 ft-lbs. @ 2800 rpm Horsepower: 382 hp @ 6000 rpm Turning circle: 36.2 ft. Base engine type: gas DriveTrain Drive type: rear wheel drive Transmission: 7-speed shiftable automatic Suspension Multi-link front suspension Multi-link rear suspension Four-wheel independent suspension Fuel Fuel type: gas Fuel type: premium unleaded Fuel tank capacity: 21.1 gal. Range in miles (cty/hwy): 274.3/443.1 mi. EPA mileage est. (cty/hwy): 13/21 mpg SAFETY Safety & Security 4-wheel ABS Dual front with head protection chambers side-mounted airbags Child seat anchors (cont.)
Remote anti-theft alarm system Emergency braking assist Ventilated front disc/solid rear disc brakes Daytime running lights Engine immobilizer Front fog/driving lights High pressure washers headlamps Auto delay off headlamps Dusk sensing headlamps Xenon high intensity discharge headlamp 2 front headrests Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation Front seatbelt pretensioners Turn signal mirrors Stability control Traction control Electronic brakeforce distribution Emergency interior trunk release Front power adjustable headrests Self-leveling headlights Tire pressure monitoring INTERIOR Front Seats Front head room: 37.7 in. Front hip room: 56.9 in. Front leg room: 42.9 in. Front shoulder room: 54.0 in. Multi-level heating passenger seat 12 -way power passenger seat 12 -way power driver seat Passenger seat with power adjustable lumbar support Multi-level heating driver seat Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support Height adjustable driver seat Height adjustable passenger seat Leather Bucket front seats Power Features Remote power door locks Reverse tilt passenger mirror provides curb view when vehicle in reverse Power mirrors Heated mirrors 2 one-touch power windows Remote window operation Convenience Cruise control Cargo net Front console with storage Front cupholders Front door pockets Remote trunk release Retained accessory power Speed-proportional power steering Universal remote transmitter (cont.)
12V front power outlet(s) Tilt and telescopic steering wheel Audio controls on steering wheel Comfort Interior active charcoal air filter Dual zone climate controls - driver and passenger Extended cabin heating Trunk light Leather and wood trim on center console Leather trim on dash Leather and wood trim on doors Front reading lights Leather trim on shift knob Leather steering wheel Front floor mats Turn signal in mirrors Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror Dual illuminating vanity mirrors Memorized settings Memorized settings for 3 drivers Memorized settings passenger seat settings Memorized settings includes steering wheel Instrumentation Clock Tachometer Trip computer External temperature display Low fuel level warning Compass In Car Entertainment Bose premium brand speakers 8 total speakers AM/FM in-dash single CD player, CD-controller stereo Sirius satellite radio Speed sensitive volume control 1 subwoofer 5.1 surround audio (discrete) Telematics DVD based display w/voice directions navigation system Pre-wired for phone TeleAid telecommunications service Bluetooth wireless data link for hands-free phone Options 18â€? 10-Spoke alloy wheels Metallic paint Active ventilated front seats Cornering fog lamps Multi contour seats Electronic trunk closer Distronic Parktronic Panorama roof Key less go