213 Thornton Rd
Lithia Springs, GA
Lithia Springs, GA
An affordable and sleek drop-top Mercedes is always going to be quite a head-turner, but this 2005 Mercedes-Benz SLK55 is something much more. The AMG badge is earned with a 355 horsepower V8 that turns this into a rocket ship. So it can coddle you in luxury for in-town driving, but it also knows how to ignite your soul on the back roads.
This generation of the SLK is an awesome sports car. The sharply pointed nose and hood vents are directly borrowed from the SLR McLaren supercar. And since this is the hot AMG version, it really looks extra sinister in black. Widely flared fenders, a well-done spoiler, quad exhaust tips, and 16-spoke 18-inch wheels are all there to show the sporting nature even if no one sees the AMG badge. But the true trick was the electronic folding hardtop was so well engineered that the design makes for an outstandingly attractive coupe.
The interior is a terrific mix of sporty style and Mercedes luxury. It starts with the supremely comfortable leather bucket seats. The red inserts break up the full black presentation with a streak of added aggressiveness. The door panels were even done to match. Power seats and a power adjusting steering column mean it's easy to dial-in your ideal driving position. This is loaded with desirable luxuries, like power windows, power locks, keyless entry/alarm, power steering, cruise control, and a premium AM/FM/CD stereo. Plus, this car also has great modern safety features such as dual front airbags, side airbags, and anti-lock brakes. But we bet your favorite features will be the dual-zone automatic climate control and heated seats. Together they can let you dial in the ideal atmosphere, even when the top is down.
AMG is awesome at adding performance, and they truly went for a hot rod kind of mentality with the SLK55. This took one of their best motors, the 5.5-liter fuel-injected V8, and it was shoehorned into the engine bay of one of their smallest vehicles around. It knows how to be a comfortable cruiser like a proper Mercedes should be, but a quick prod of the accelerator awakens a true V8 rumble. The full 355 horsepower gets unleashed, and the sport-tuned independent suspension makes this a road-carving drop-top. Another great AMG upgrade is 7G-Tronic transmission. It's a normal automatic when you want leisurely cruising, but the paddle shifters will let you tick through the gears faster than a manual when it's time for some backroads fun. This one also has been given some terrific investments. This includes over $3k for servicing the four-wheel disc brakes and $2,500 for a major service including new engine mounts. Plus, the pricey $$$$ and grippy Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3+ tires only have about 3k miles on them.
The sale comes complete with the owner's manual packet and maintenance records. What might be the most impressive part of the car is the overall value. Not only is it a true German speed machine, but it's also quite clean, complete, and luxurious. And as affordable it is right now, you can even choose to take the money left in your budget to have the little things like a professional buff that really make this look like a million bucks. So when it looks so good today, and has so much potential for an awesome future classic, you know this is a deal that will be leaving us soon. Call today!!!
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