2003 Mercedes SL 500
Why This Vehicle is Special
Mercedes replaced its premium two-seat SL roadster in 2003, like
the one we have here at Skyway Classics, with an awesome car that
had a barrage of new technology, not least the retractable aluminum
roof that turns the car from hardtop coupe to roadster in 16
seconds-as well as unparalleled quality and the sheer weight of a
It also had the 5.0L 302 horsepower V-8 engine to power it along
that makes it a sinuous, sensuous roadster with dramatic
2003 Mercedes SL 500
5.0-liter V8 engine develops 302 horsepower Torque 339 lb-ft @
Electronically controlled magnesium-housing 7G-Tronic 7-speed
Emergency Braking Assist
Front And Rear Ventilated Disc Brakes
Leather Steering Wheel
Leather Trim On Shift Knob
Dual Zone Front Climate Control
2 One-Touch Power Windows
Remote Keyless Power Door Locks
Factory alloy 5-spoke wheels
Black Sidewall tires
The SL500 has more standard equipment than just about any other
two-seater in the world today. The 5.0-liter V8 engine develops 302
horsepower and has the electronically controlled, magnesium-housing
7G-Tronic 7-speed automatic transmission, the world's first, with
closer ratios for quicker acceleration, instantaneous downshifting
and higher fuel economy.
It all makes for an engaging drive on a twisting road, top up or
down. The Active Body Control suspension, whose electronically
controlled hydraulics help the coil springs maintain a level body
under most circumstances.
Our SL 500 is packed with every bit of automotive technology that
Mercedes has perfected over the past dozen years, and that's a lot
of technology. It does everything well and has ultimate power,
smoothness, and exclusivity.
The V8 engine in the SL500 is strong, smooth and quiet.
Acceleration performance is rapid for a 4000-pound car with 300
horsepower as it is capable of accelerating from 0 to 60 mph in
about 6.1 seconds.
The engine sits in a factory stock appearing engine compartment
with all the correct as-came-with parts including the engine cover
assembly and other factory parts.
Our Mercedes grey interior is beautifully put together, with a
last-forever robustness in every part you touch. Much of the
interior is covered in sumptuous leather, and what isn't is either
high-quality carpet, embossed aluminum, or wood.
Nestling inside the dash, the screen and its surrounding buttons is
all the factory gauges, stereo radio system with a CD player,
cruise control, air conditioning, power steering and brakes,
adjustable seats and mirrors, and a steering wheel from which
everything can be controlled.
The leather-covered seats that come with the car are superbly
comfortable for grand touring and are larger and more sumptuous
than those in previous SL models.
Our Mercedes SL 500 is surely one of the most beautiful cars in the
world and ours is painted in the factory silver from the jutting
chin of its front bumper to the four-eyed headlamps to the
traditional front fender air intakes to the shoulders over the rear
tires to the five-spoke alloy wheels.
The SL's so-called Vario-roof is a development of the SLK system,
but, in this application, requires just 16 seconds to close. Roof
down, the SL is remarkably buffet-free if the side windows and wind
deflector are up and with the roof up, the cabin is as tranquil as
The air inlets in the front fenders were inspired by the original
300SL. The narrow, wing-like chrome gills are reminiscent of the
first SL Roadsters and are echoed in the hood. The four-eye
headlamp pattern has the two lamps on each side melding into one
The result is a shape that draws many looks and compliments with
the top u or down, and watching it retract is quite a treat in
The 2003 Mercedes-Benz SL500 we have here at Skyway Classics is a
superb high-performance sports car that takes the place of what was
previously considered a sporty car, and there's a big difference
between sports and sporty.
It is a technological masterpiece of a German roadsters that you
will love to own.
Call us at 941-254-6608.
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