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2003 Mercedes SL 500

Inter-continental coupe or legendary roadster ... your choice at the flick of a switch



Go with the flow or turn the tide? The question Mercedes posed potential buyers of their SL500 back in 2003. Here at Country Classic Cars we are mightily impressed with the specification on this Coupe/Roadster (your choice at the press of a button) but the SL is so much more than gadgetry. Back in the day the ride quality was considered ‘skysurfing’ fuss free cornering whilst the V8 power goes beyond 300bhp which equates to 60mph in 5.8 seconds. So, the performance goes without saying but sensible motoring will still return 30mpg (extra urban) and what is the rush when the Vario roof (Panoramic option) requires just 16 seconds to fold away in the boot. The ultimate continental traveler, equally at home on the autobahn pushing on to a (governed) 155mph or cruising the city streets, even a mountain pass. Our example is finished in Brilliant Silver and with Alpaca Grey leather interior trim and she sits on AMG alloys. The closest inspection may reveal the odd blemish or stone chip but the exterior is generally showroom whilst the interior trim carries no wear and is a pleasure to reside inside. This SL has covered just 45,622 miles confirmed by the service history; the most recent maintenance carried out just weeks ago along with a fresh MOT and although it contained advisories those also have been corrected by the previous custodian. A five-speed automatic transmission that boasts ‘Tiptronic’ ability with Speedtronic cruise control are just two items of the amazing technology the SL enjoys. Active body control and stability programme allows for ride quality that suits the moment, especially through the twist and turns when electronically controlled hydraulics assist the coil springs to maintain a level body. Safety features include automatic roll-over bar, four airbags, ABS plus brake assist and rain sensing wipers. Cockpit management and Navigation Display (COMAND) also plays the radio or your CD’s although many consider the exhaust soundtrack the major player for best audio entertainment. Powered wind deflector, steering column adjustment and seats which also massage and cool for your comfort whilst climate control provides the perfect temperature. This Mercedes has it all, high spec in a low mileage package complete with dealer pack that contains the instruction manuals that tell much more than we can here.

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  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Airbags
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm System
  • Anti-theft Protection
  • Automatic Climate Control
  • Automatic Headlights
  • Bi-Xenon Headlights
  • BOSE® Surround Sound
  • CD/DVD Autochanger
  • Cruise Control
  • Direct Fuel Injection
  • Floor Mats
  • Leather Package
  • Power Steering
  • Roll-over Protection
  • Seat Heating
  • Sound Package Plus
  • Wind Deflector

ENGINE TYPE: SOHC 24-valve V-8, aluminum block and heads, Bosch Motronic ME2.0 engine-control system with port fuel injection
Displacement: 303 cu in, 4966cc
Power (SAE net): 302 bhp @ 5600 rpm
Torque (SAE net): 339 lb-ft @ 2700 rpm

TRANSMISSION: 5-speed automatic with lockup torque converter

Wheelbase: 8 in Length: 178.5 in Width: 71.5 in Height: 51.1 in
Curb weight: 4200 lb

Zero to 60 mph: 6.1 sec
Top speed (governor limited): 155 mph

The only way to cross Europe or arrive at your local pub.... so much Mercedes  for the money!

Year: 2003
Make: Mercedes Benz
Model: 500SL
Body Style: Convertible
Mileage: 45622
Transmission: 5-Speed Automatic
Condition: Excellent
Location: Midhurst, West Sussex
Price: £9,995
Drivetrain: RWD
Engine: V8 4966cc
Exterior Color: Brilliant Silver
Interior Color: Alpaca Grey
MPG: 18 Town/City / 25 Motorway
Stock Number: 080720
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