Used 2003 Mercedes-Benz S-Class S55 AMG

2003 Mercedes-Benz S-Class

2003 Highlights

For 2003, there is more power for the S55 and S600 models, both of which now put out nearly 500 horsepower. Also Pre-Safe, a system that detects an imminent impact and quickly adjusts seating positions as well as seatbelt tension to better safeguard the occupants, debuts. Mercedes' 4Matic all-wheel-drive system becomes available on the S430 and S500 and a minor freshening inside and out are meant to keep these big Benzes near the top of luxury car buyer's shopping lists.


  • World-class performance, state-of-the-art safety features, spacious and comfortable cabin.


  • Complicated COMAND system, standard V8 models not as much fun to drive as BMW 7 Series.

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Used 2003 Mercedes-Benz S-Class S55 AMG for Sale

Mercedes-Benz S-Class 2003 S500 4MATIC AWD 4dr Sedan (5.0L 8cyl 5A) Black Stone173,000 miles
Used 2003Mercedes-Benz S-ClassS500 4MATIC
Est.Loan: $62/mo
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Mercedes-Benz S-Class 2003 S500 4dr Sedan (5.0L 8cyl 5A) designo Silver Light Brown168,825 miles
Used 2003Mercedes-Benz S-ClassS500
Est.Loan: $82/mo
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Features & Specs

S55 AMG 4dr Sedan (5.5L 8cyl S/C 5A)
Transmission5-speed shiftable automatic
Horsepower493 hp @ 6100 rpm


IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Not Tested
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested

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Maybe the Best Sedan in the World
This is an amazing automobile. With almost 500HP, a fast shifting transmission (with 3 ways to shift - full auto, tiptronic or steering wheel paddles) and excellent handling, the performance is truly outstanding. It's not as much fun to drive as my Porsche. It is, afterall, a sedan, but it's the best sedan I've ever driven. Despite the build quality problems that Mercedes has experienced in the recent past, none of it seems to pop up in the AMG cars. Perhaps the AMG cars get more TLC. The list of standard features is long and luxurious. One of the best is the drive dynamic seats. The side bolsters inflate/deflate in response to lateral G's. Great fun! Expensive, but worth it.
Dream Car (almost)
I have loved my S55 for 5 years! Perfect combo of ultra-luxury and high-end performance. I was lucky to get the car with a Starmark warranty, which covers the car for 7 yrs/100K miles - The car has had close to $10K in warranty work since the standard warranty expired. This is a VERY expensive car to maintain - the AMG parts are much more expensive than the S500 parts and many dealership service departments don't have the know-how to fix these cars properly. I found a dealership that kept mine running quite well. I will probably sell mine before the warranty expires to avoid the high cost of maintenance. It will be a sad day when I hand off the keys. It's been a GREAT car!
The best car ever
Frankly, the S55 AMG is the finest automobile on today's market. It's engine is powerful and absolutely dazzling. Since it is a Mercedes S- Class, the interior is obviously incredible. The looks of the AMG are vicious and very aggressive compared to other cars.
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