The outside temperature gauge reads 39 degrees Celsius. The hot desert sun beats down onto the asphalt with the only intent to distort and weather it back to the organic roots from which it was formed. You glance down at the digital speedometer before you. The wide open road ahead, desolate of any terrestrial life appears almost Martian. The idea that an aspiring Highway Patrol Officer may be hiding in wait is quickly scrubbed away with a view of the infinity ahead. Blasting west, finally leaving the traffic chaos that is Phoenix at 10 am, you start to sample the amenities the 2014 Mercedes S550 provides. Heated seats, steering wheel, and touch surfaces are saved for the return to the frigid wasteland that is a Vancouver winter, but what’s left is a plenty. Ventilated seats pull air for 4 minutes before blowing air, cooling your sweaty back quicker. Combine this with the beautifully crafted Nappa leather interior, automatically perfumed air conditioning, soothingly soft ambient lighting, and one of the available massage settings, melting into the rest of the S-Class motoring experience is as easy as closing one of its soft close doors.
With the 4.7 Litre Twin Turbo V8 connected to a 7 speed automatic transmission churning away behind the scenes, 455 Hp is effortlessly sent to the rear wheels propelling this posh studio apartment on wheels to 60 Mph in 4.9 seconds. The quarter mile whisks by in an impressive 13.4 seconds at 108 Mph.
Performance is only 10 per cent of what makes an S-Class, so let’s get back to the good stuff. You ease off the accelerator, a small town coming into your view. The imperfections of civilization appear to be strewn at random throughout the road. The car unquestionably complies with the comfort one would expect from a car of this caliber. Suddenly, there it is: a bump you didn’t see. You clench for the impending bang that is about to be shot through your spine. Mercedes Magic Body Control, however, thinks otherwise. With cameras mounted in the vehicle’s windshield that scan the road ahead for protruding bumps, the car has seen what you have not. The suspension is loosened to absorb the impending jolt, and the car seamlessly delivers the impression that there was no bump at all. Magic, indeed.
Quite the treat for you, but even more so your rear seat passengers enjoying their own little S-class world. With the in flight movie of their choice via the provided HD TV screens and Bluetooth headphones, heated and ventilated seats, and the light of the sky at the control of their fingertips, privacy shades surrounding them, your passengers will be isolated from any feeling that speed conveys. Only when they view the speedometer, the realization of the engineering masterpiece that contains them will be basking in the sunlight that bathes the world outside its leather clad doors. Top this German ice cream Sundae of luxury off with a panoramic moon roof, and AMG Sport body work, and there you have it. The only way to cross a vast area of unforgiving loneliness and desolation, as quickly as you can. Save the plane ticket. Take the road less traveled. Your S-class awaits you.
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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