This 2017 Mercedes-Benz S550 was sold new at Mercedes-Benz of Arlington, VA in 2018 for $132,195 and remained with the original owner until it was acquired by the selling dealer in 2022. The car is finished in Obsidian Black (197) over Black leather (801) and power is provided by a twin-turbocharged 4.7-liter V8 paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission. Over $35k in options include Magic Body Control, Magic Sky Control, Premium 1, Sport Package, Driver's Assistance, Warmth & Comfort, Rear Seat Package, Rear Seat Entertainment, Night View Assist, Split View System, and Surround View Camera. Service in preparation for sale includes replacement of both the main and auxiliary batteries as well as recalibration of the camera system by the MB dealer. This one-owner W222 now has 15k miles and is now offered by the selling dealer in Georgia with manufacturer’s literature, original window sticker, 2 keys, a clean Carfax report and a clean Virginia title.
The body is finished in Obsidian Black (197) and features chrome trim around the windows and along the lower body line. This example is optioned with the Sport package which adds revised side skirts, front and rear bumpers with more aggressive bodywork. Additional equipment includes a Panoramic glass sunroof, dynamic LED headlights, power-folding side mirrors, active park assist, Distronic cruise control and dual exhaust outlets. The paint is believed to be all original and no major blemishes or defects are noted by the selling dealer.
Upgraded, staggered-width 20″ AMG alloy wheels were added by the selling dealer in May 2022. They are wrapped in newer Pirelli Pzero tires measuring 245/40 up front and 275/35 in the rear. The car is equipped with the optional Magic Body Control suspension which scans the road ahead and adjusts the suspension components to respond to changing road conditions in advance. A video explaining the technology behind this option is viewable below. Stopping power is provided by four-wheel discs with cross-drilled rotors at all four corners.
The cabin is upholstered in Black leather (801) and features heated/cooled active multicontour front seats and heated/ventilated rear seats with recline. Black poplar wood trim adorns the center console, dashboard, and doors. Additional amenities include COMAND with navigation, a Burmester 3D surround sound system, ambient lighting, a 360° camera view, and front and rear parking sensors. The Driver Assistance Package adds Distronic Plus adaptive cruise control, active blind spot assist, and active lane keeping assist. Optional Night View Assist adds night vision capabilities for the driver. The rear seating area includes two infotainment screens for rear passenger use. This example features Magic Sky Control which allows the panoramic roof to be switched from clear to opaque at the touch of a button. The Split View option also allows the front passenger to enjoy video entertainment on the front screen which is not visible to the driver.
The multifunction wood/leather steering wheel features shift paddles and leather. The digital instrument panel displays an analog-style 160-mph speedometer and tachometer with various driver selected screens and settings. The digital odometer indicates 15,245 miles, virtually all of which were added by the original owner.
The twin-turbocharged 4.7-liter M278 V8 was factory rated at 449 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque, which is delivered to the rear wheels via a nine-speed automatic transmission. Service in preparation for sale includes replacement of both the main and auxiliary batteries as well as recalibration of the camera system by the MB dealer.
The $132,195 MSRP on this particular example was driven by a number of unique and expensive options such as:
(487 $4450) Magic Body Control
(398 $4950) Magic Sky Control
(610 $2260) Night View Assist
(P01 $4500) Premium Package,
(321 $5900) Sport Package
(325 $3000) Rear Seat Package
(445 $2600) Warmth and Comfort Package
(864 $2650) Rear Seat Entertainment
(997 $2250) Driver Assistance Package
(501 $900) Surround View System
(867 $710) Split View System
The Carfax report shows no accidents or other damage and lists single-owner history in Virginia with 9 dealer service history records.
A walkaround video and a video explaining the Magic body Control option are viewable below.
For more than half a century the Mercedes-Benz S-Class has been the pinnacle of luxury, safety, status, and ingenuity as the benchmark by which every other manufacturer measures their flagship sedans. Every iteration of the S-Class receives notable improvements over the prior generations and even as the new models are released, these W222 chassis cars make it seem as though perfection has already been achieved. Facts aside, this specific S550 has been well serviced and well-loved, and comes with a very impressive options list on top of a one owner history. The color combo lends a sinister appearance to this sleek sedan ensuring sharp curb appeal for decades to come. There are certain examples to avoid and certain examples to buy... this one falls in the buy column.
The winning bidder will receive an email with the quote and option to proceed with shipping.
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