Club Sportiva is very proud to offer to you a stunning and very high performance 2005 Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG Hardtop Convertible. With its gorgeous styling, iconic status and exotic-car performance, the 2005 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 2005, 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.