Mercedes 2011 Black Mercedes S550 | front end

Published on September 21st, 2012 | by Niko

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Chris’s Black Mercedes S550

 

Chris’s 2011 Mercedes S550 is one elegant and unique sedan. Although on the outside the car may look like your typical Mercedes S-Class to the average eye, Chris has done so many modifications to this car it would require pages to write out all the details and step by step transformations.

Standard Mods
The first changes that were made to the car were the wheels and AMG W211 E55 big brakes. Originally he placed Asanti wheels, but he later changed his mind and replaced those with the Vertini wheels. This satisfied Chris’s needs to have his Mercedes flaunt its sexiness.

Chris knew that flaunting the sexiness of his Mercedes could go further by adding a bit of extra power. In addition to the quick subtle mods of wheels and brakes, he decide to tune the engine so that it would crank out 408 horses. Looks and power go very well together!

Rip and Replace
The modifications didn’t stop there. In fact Chris took on a project which to many seemed much larger than your standard modding of cars. Chris decided to rip and replace most of the interior, which he did mostly himself. Everything from the headliner, seat covers, to the steering wheel, and much more were replaced and upgraded with premium quality products.

Chris took the plain standard looking interior, mainly grey with wood grain trim, and made it pop. He decided to use beige as the dominant color and black as the accent color. This was no easy task and the end result was phenomenal! You can read about his step by step upgrades on the mbworld forum thread, here.

You can also see the list provided below of all the mods he’s purchased and made for the car.

The S550 Project
Chris well tell you that what loves most about this car is the smooth ride and the responsiveness of the engine. However, he does caution buyers looking for an S550 to make sure they purchase one with all the features they want. In other words the mods he did, primarily himself, had been time-consuming and costly.

Possibly Selling?
This beautifully elegant, and modded with style Mercedes S550 may be up for sale if the right offer was made. However, it would be a very difficult consideration with all the work that Chris has put into the car.

Here is the list of all the mods:

2011 Black Mercedes S550 | headlight

Headlights – &#8364 2,395

Cable kit headlights – &#8364 859

Modules headlights – &#8364 999

S65 kit inc Led lights – € 1599

Outside mirrors – &#8364 699

Tail lights – € 399

S65 pipes  – € 579

Grill Distronic – € 369

Lowering kit – &#8364 199                                                                                                                                                                                                   2011 Black Mercedes S550 | 22" Vertini Wheels

LED lights license plate – &#8364 49

22” Wheels – &#8364 2400

AMG Calipers,rotors and pads – € 1200

Carbon fiber wing – € 249

New chrome list trunk  – € 50

Emblems – &#8364 50

Paint job -€ 1700

Mr. Cap paint treatment, buffing/waxing – € 250

Bluetooth module – &#8364 350                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               2011 Mercedes S550 Interior Steering Wheel

Latest maps – &#8364 200

Birdview telematics update – € 250

TV Free module – &#8364 250

LED lights interior – &#8364 100

OEM lit sills – &#8364 500

Sport steering wheel – &#8364 599

Wheel paddles in metal – &#8364 169

Designo interior – € 2400

Leather covers seats – &#8364 600                                                                                                                                                                                        2011 Mercedes S550 Interior

Exclusive Alcatara roof liner and pillars – € 1300

Black seat belts – &#8364 200

Black seat belt tesioner – € 350

Black carpet – &#8364 500

Floor mats – &#8364 100

New wood interior glossy – &#8364 0

Extra wood parts in front – &#8364 299

Extra wood parts in rear – &#8364 139

Wood cover phone – &#8364 149                                                                                                                                                                                                          2011 Mercedes S550 Interior

Wood handles roof – &#8364 459

New interior watch – &#8364 299

Mirror covers with LED light – &#8364 199

New buttons on steering wheel -&#8364 229

New leather airbag cover – &#8364 200

Sport pedals – &#8364 59

Night Edition emblem – &#8364 40

Cup holder – &#8364 52

Designo emblem – € 35

DVD headrests – &#8364 379       2011 Black Mercedes S550 | rear

AMG oil lid – € 19 Euro

Sun rollos rear doors – € 500 Euro

Airbag sensors – &#8364 30

Chrome door knobs- € 150

Misc parts – &#8364 1000

New windscreen – &#8364 700

Engine tuning up to 408 hp – &#8364 500

Sum for parts without labor: &#8364 27,269 Which is about $34,380

 

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