2011 Mercedes-Benz SL550

Base price (with destination and guzzler tax): $104,775
Price as tested: $114,175

Standard Equipment:
5.5L V-8 engine
7-speed automatic transmission
Direct-steer speed-sensitive power steering
Active body control
Retractable hard top
Leather interior
Power adjustable tilt/telescoping steering column
Comand 40GB hard drive GPS navigation
10-speaker Harman/kardon Logic7 surround sound
HD digital radio, in-dash 6-disc DVD/CD changer
Sirius satellite radio
Bluetooth connectivity
Enhanced voice control for audio, telephone, and navi
iPod/MP3 media interface
Dual-zone automatic climate control
Electronic cruise control (ESP)
Auto-dimming rear and driver's side mirrors
Bi-Xenon HID headlamps with active curve illumination
Headlamps washing system
Electrohydraulic braking system with ABS and BAS
Electronic stability program
Tire pressure montitoring system

Options on this vehicle:
Premium package -- $3850
- Heated and ventilated front seats with massage
- Electronic trunk closer
- Keyless go

Sport wheel package -- $2000
- 19-inch AMG 5-spoke wheels
- High-performance tires
- Sport steering wheel
- Dark-tinted headlamps and tail lamps
- Silver front brake calipers
- Perforated rear brake discs
- Manual shift mode

Panorama roof with sunshade -- $2000

Full leather seating package -- $1550
- Premium leather
- Wood/premium leather steering wheel and shift knob

Key options not on vehicle:
Distronic adaptive cruise control -- $2300
Parktronic (front and rear sensors) -- $1170

Fuel economy:
14 / 21 / 16 mpg

Size: 5.5L 32-valve V-8
Horsepower: 382 hp @ 6000 rpm
Torque: 391 lb-ft @ 2800-4800 rpm


7-speed electronic touch-shift automatic

Curb weight: 4220 lb

Wheels/tires: 19-inch AMG 5-spoke wheels 255/35ZR19 front; 285/30ZR19 rear Pirelli P Zero summer performance tires

Competitors: Jaguar XK convertible, Porsche 911 Cabriolet, Audi S5 convertible, BMW 650i convertible

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Did Eric Tingwall just say the Chevy Camaro is a status symbol and actually placed it on the same level as the SL? Really???

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