2003 Mercedes-Benz SL500 Sport Leicht or Lightweight Sport refers to a car capable of driving at high speed for long periods of time. Wealthy owners would use these cars in Europe with their unlimited speed limits (particularly on the German Autobahn) much like airplanes where they could speed from one location to another, in safety and style. Time is money and the SL500 is capable of saving lots of time! For consignment, a time saver in SL500 configuration with Mercedes-Benz build quality. The V8 smooth power which seems to be endless, tap shifting, 17-inch alloy wheels, high performance tires, a clean Carfax, matching SL luggage, and a snazzy retractable glass hardtop. Beautifully designed, this 2-seater is light sporty on the next level, now affordable to the Mercedes-Benz commuter who may not be a CEO. Exterior Aerodynamic physics could take a lesson from the design of this car due to its totally smooth line that from the integrated headlight cluster, integrated bumper and swept back grille is designed to slice through the air. A nicely raked windshield works its way around a rounded roofline and moves air from the large hood upfront rearward. Straight heavy steel with well minded gaps is bathed in pristine Brilliant Silver Metallic paint. Any trim moldings have been eliminated and now curves are accentuated with slight coves in the doors, a front quarter air intake, and angled rear taillights on a bulbous rear. The only junk in this trunk is the retractable top, which with the touch of a button, retracts in time lapse speediness. Also, on the back are dual oval chrome tipped exhaust which peek out from underneath the bulbous back, and some bling on all 4 corners with 7 spoke alloy wheels. When the top is up you will not want for any top view as it is a panoramic style smoked glass covering most of the top when it is in the up position. Interior Exclusive leather abounds inside all presenting in Mercedes Ash Gray color. All tightly stitched the door panels utilize this exclusive leather along with some Black Forest burl to house power conveniences like a 12-way adjustable heated seat controls, windows, trunk release and seat heaters. Dual sculpted buckets are inside, and these are complete with multi contour seatbacks. Curvaceous lines of padded Ash Gray vinyl and leather mix with more Black Forest burl and offer up a sculpted dual winged with circular gauge cluster in front of the leather and wood covered steering wheel. In the descending console is a Navi screen and multi-function sound system with a CD player. Simple designed but effective temperature controls, and the touch shifter is mounted within more burl. Various other convenience buttons are here along with drive mode and handling control buttons. Nice gray carpet floods the floors, and behind the buckets are dual storage areas now holding a SL luggage bag. All this is wonderfully clean and all in pristine condition. Drivetrain All we need to say here is 5.0 Liter V8 and now I have your attention! We are talking about 302 horses, attached to a 5-speed overdrive electronic transmission. Putting the power to the asphalt is a 2.82 geared rear axle. Undercarriage Not much to see here kids, as Mercedes utilizes several ground effects panels to smooth over any airflow that would otherwise get caught in those pesky suspension and mechanicals underneath! No rust, nice patina and just a smattering of road dirt. Independent suspension is on both ends along with power disc brakes to bring you to a halt in a safe and timely manner. Drive-Ability I LOVE these sports cars with the V8 smoothness and unlimited power, and this car will not disappoint. It owned the test track with smooth limitless acceleration, great handling, quick straight braking, and luxurious comfort while gliding around corners on rails, having me utilize those extra bolsters on the buckets when I got a little goosey with my boot. All was working swimmingly during my drive and I couldnt believe I was driving a 104 plus thousand mile car, its that clean and smooth. A truly great sports car/luxury cruiser for wealthy sect now affordable to the everyday performance aficionado. Loaded with conveniences and power, this car is no fooling around with its design, construction, and performance and comfort. But then again, its a Mercedes sports car, what would you expect?