Now available is this 2011 Mercedes-Benz R230 SL550 Roadster finished in Iridium Silver Metallic over Red and Black Nappa leather. The fifth generation of Mercedes’ flagship SL-Class grand touring car, the R230 was the first SL to feature a retractable folding hardtop. Purchased new at Brumos Motor Cars of Jacksonville, FL, this one-owner final-year example was sold at a sticker price of over $117k with factory options including the Premium Package, Full Leather Seating Package, Sport Wheel Package, panorama glass roof, and more. Showing just over 13k miles on the odometer, this SL550 is now being offered by its seller out of Florida.
This SL comes finished in Iridium Silver Metallic (775U). In 2008, the R230 received a facelift including a new single-bar grille with a larger Mercedes emblem, new squared-off headlights, a pair of long power domes running down the hood, and new front and rear bumpers. The vents on the hood are reminiscent of past Mercedes SLs, while the side vents pay homage to the Mercedes SLR supercar. Equipped with the Sport Package, this SL also wears AMG body styling including more aggressive front and rear bumpers. Standard features include bi-xenon headlamps with active curve illumination, power mirrors with LED turn signals and auto-dimming glass, and variable intermittent windshield wipers with heated washer nozzles. The electro-hydraulic retractable aluminum top features panoramic glass and a sliding sunshade. This R230 rides on 18” 5-spoke AMG wheels clad in Michelin tires showing date codes from 2016. The seller notes a small dent on the trunk lid above the license plate as well as minor scratches on the wheels The passenger door is also said to have been previously refinished. Detailed images are provided in the photo gallery along with a clean CARFAX report.
The Red and Black Nappa leather (807) upholstery is complemented with Black Ash Tree Wood trim (2A70) on the door panels, center console, and leather-wrapped multifunction steering wheel. The two bucket seats feature 12-way power adjustability, memory, heating, and ventilation functions, as well as the Mercedes AirScarf system. Standard features include Mercedes COMAND cockpit management with GPS navigation, automatic dual-zone climate control, a rearview camera, and a Harmon Kardon Logic 7 10-speaker surround sound system. Optional features include stainless steel illuminated door sills, DISTRONIC intelligent cruise control, and PARKTRONIC parking aids. The seller reports some wear on the left side of the driver’s seat and confirms all instruments and accessories to be working properly including the convertible hardtop.
This R230 SL550 is powered by a naturally aspirated M273 5.5L V8 engine which developed 382 HP and 391 lb.-ft of torque when new. Power is delivered to the rear wheels through a 7-speed automatic transmission with TouchShift manual shift control operated by the paddles behind the steering wheel. The SL550 is capable of reaching 60 MPH from a standstill in as little as 4.8 seconds with an electronically governed top speed of 157 MPH. This SL550 comes equipped with Mercedes Active Body Control, which uses electronically controlled hydraulic shocks with automatic all-wheel level control, driver-selectable ride height, and automatic speed-sensitive lowering. Service records are available in the CARFAX report and show recent maintenance addressed by Mercedes-Benz of Orange Park.
This sale will include a clean title. Handsomely equipped and with low mileage, this SL is just waiting for a new owner to get behind the wheel and enjoy.