250 kilometers per hour. Foot planted hard on the accelerator pedal, both needles far into the right half of the instrument clusters and only the speed limiter holds you back from more. Top down, crisp dusk air rushing overhead, only the vortex of your wake and shrinking headlights in the review act as evidence you were even there. In front of you, 8 cylinders explode in harmony with 4 cams churning away to produce the 382 Hp and 391 ft lbs of torque that is shooting you towards the sunset.
With 5.5 liters of German firepower on tap, a 7-speed automatic routes power to the rear wheels with shifts so glossy, the delivery of torque is seemingly uninterrupted. 0- 60mph comes up in 4.9 seconds and the quarter mile scoots by at 13.5 seconds at 104 mph. Active Body Control keeps the 2008 SL550 planted firmly through the twisty bits. With almost no body roll in Sport mode, the corners can be thrown at you relentlessly, all while the Comfort mode remains in the background, waiting for your selection when the going gets bumpy.
So here you are, moving briskly, in control, relaxed and poised. But what about comfort? Throw in heated and cooled seats, Napa leather, Navigation, Bose Surround Sound, classically weighted steering connected to a leather and wood wrapped wheel, a steel retractable hardtop along with the serenity only a Mercedes Benz can deliver and every drive will have you arriving as pampered to when you first set off.
Grand Touring may be a romantic idea of the past, no place in the nanny state that our highway systems of today have become. But there will be that moment, when the ribbon of tarmac you travel is empty, and the true spirit of a 64-year heritage that is the Mercedes SL can truly shine.
Out of Town Purchases + Delivery:
We have customers across Canada, the US, and through parts of Western Europe. As much as we want to sell cars in British Columbia, we recognize that our brand and business has earned its reputation internationally.
In Canada, every province has different taxation rules and we can accommodate them all. We can help you secure worry free shipping to your door, and assist you with vehicle registration once your car arrives.
You have a number of choices available to you:
The first step is to contact us. We always have our professional photographs, our inspection reports, lien checks, service records, CarProof, and CarFax Reports available to you. We’re happy to refer you to previous out of town customers so you can get a reliable third party account of their experience with us, to give you peace of mind when purchasing a car sight-unseen.
Should you prefer to see, touch, and drive your vehicle prior to purchase, we will pick you up at Vancouver International Airport (YVR). From there, you can choose safe, insured door to door delivery in enclosed transporters that guarantee the arrival of your purchase in the same condition that it left our showroom.
Or, should you opt for an exceptional drive home, we will happily pay up to $250 toward your overnight stay en route.
Please contact us if you have questions or need further information on out of province or international purchases, shipping, and/or sales tax exemptions.
The Fine Print:
Smart people always read the fine print, and you’re smart, so here it is:
- all vehicles subject to prior sale
- all prices subject to applicable taxes and levies
- *Lease payments are quoted on approved credit, and are subject to change from month to month. Applicable taxes, lease acquisition fee and PPSA registration fees additional. Contact us for details or to tailor a quote to your preference. We have terms up to 60 months with as little as $0 down available on most vehicles.
- while we make every effort to ensure our website is correct, sometimes mistakes can, and do happen. Please contact us for exact vehicle options, history, mileage and details. Better still: come in and experience the car for yourself, to confirm it’s right for you. E.+O.E.
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