Just in under the wire, we might have one of my most favorite cars of the year. It isn’t the rarest or even the most exciting car to drive, but it is one I would be totally happy driving 365 days a year in 2022. This is a 2015 Mercedes-Benz S550 4MATIC Coupe finished in Emerald Green Metallic over a Designo brown leather interior. I like to describe it as a torpedo of luxury. This is a car that hangs in the class of Bentley Continental GT and Rolls-Royce Wraith for a fraction of the price, while looking like it totally belongs. It is hard to to believe this car is already seven years old, but that just means it isn’t $150,000 anymore. Even better, it’s got just 6,300 miles.
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Model: S550 4MATIC Coupe
Engine: Twin-Turbocharged 4.7 liter V8
Transmission: 7-speed automatic
Mileage: 6,270 mi
Location: Costa Mesa, California
2015 Mercedes-Benz S550 Sport 4MATIC MSRP $146,215
2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class S 550 Two Owner Clean Carfax
I almost wish I needed another car, because this would be at the top of my list. Emerald Green Metallic is lovely shade of a very dark green, and the Designo interior is pure bliss to me. Even being a 2015, no one would call this a dated car and the tech is still largely relevant with things like 360-degree cameras and the Driver Assistance package. Even though the S63 and S65 AMG exists, this base S550 will still get you to 60-mph in the low four second range with 449 horsepower and 519 lb-ft of torque. Need even more power? Send RENNtech $2,500 and you can be making 540 horsepower and 705 lb-ft of torque in about 20 minutes. Thanks, M278!.
Unlike the S-Class coupes of prior generations, I don’t think these will ever be “cheap”. There is far too much good tech and value in these ever to depreciate down to some like $11,999, even with some insanely expensive parts on them that probably will need to be replaced at one point. With just 6,300 miles and this color combination, I think $77,000 is probably in the ballpark of what you should expect to pay. I don’t have the MSRP on this but I would bet it was north of $150,000, so 50% off seems like a deal here. You probably will lose another $20,000 if you pile the miles on this one, but I just don’t think the floor is super low on these W222 cars.
a really great car…even at that price, for basically a new car.
I agree that it is a great luxury GT especially in this color combination, but I would not be willing to pay that kind of money for a 7 year old S550, regardless of the miles or the current market. To me, $77k is what a 2015 AMG S63/S65 should be worth today. Prior to the craziness of 2020-2021 these cars followed a very steep and predictable depreciation curve, losing over 50% of their value in 3 years, and then continuing the downward spiral. If I were in the market for a 2015 S550 I would wait a year or 2 to when things will presumably get back to normal and expect to pay well under $50k for a 7 year old model.
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