This stunning and very high performance 2006 Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG Hardtop Convertible. With its gorgeous styling, iconic status and exotic-car performance will blow your mind! The 2006 Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG represents the world's quintessential luxury-performance roadster.
The SL designation comes from the German Sport Leicht, or Sport Light, and was first introduced with the 1954 Mercedes 300SL Gullwing. The SL class refers to numerous engine configurations spanning five generations. In 2006, the SL55 AMG came with an automatic transmission but has manual shift buttons, Sensotronic brakes with eight-piston front calipers, AMG's active body control suspension, and a supercharged, 5.5 liter, 24-valve V8 engine putting out 497 horsepower.
AMG, an engine production and development company, was founded in 1967 by former Mercedes engineers Hans-Werner Aufrecht and Erhard Melcher, in a town near Stuttgart, called Großaspach. That's how the company got its name: Aufrecht Melcher Großaspach. In 1998, Mercedes-Benz acquired majority interest in AMG, and now, AMG is the high performance division for MB.
When you combine open air motoring with Mercedes' SL class, and throw in some AMG performance, you've got a classy, comfortable car that's going to yield more fun than you can imagine. You won't even want to turn on the stereo as the powerful gnarl of the V8 Kompressor engine and the feel and vibration of the car will mesmerize your senses while sending a powerful signal to all vehicles around you to steer clear! The cockpit is lit a midnight blue color to mimic the feel of a fighter jet and the exterior color is a custom Metallic Opal Black which is a 2 tone color that is dark navy blue during the day and black at night.
This car has a full power retractable hard top and power roll bar with tiptronic transmission and steering wheel shifters. Even at 30 MPH the vehicle delivers maximum shock value to all around and is a head turner everywhere! This car is not available to persons under the age of 30.