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      04-16-2008, 06:07 PM   #23
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Looks slow...(kidding)...
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      04-16-2008, 07:59 PM   #24
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MB is do dumb. What is the point of all this hp/tq if you can't effectively lay it down? The previous SL Brabus had about the same hp/tq figues and it was impossible to drive. Top Gear did a show on it.

The Brabus SL is much heavier than this. This is an SL that's been put on a diet, has been turned into a coupe for structural benefits, and has recieved massive tuning work. The Brabus hardly compares.
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      04-16-2008, 08:41 PM   #25
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I actually think that a fixed spoiler would look good on this car. It gives the rear deck some need uplifting.

And that face? Nobody would want that to be charging down their rearview mirrors in fear of being eaten alive. I think the oversized air damn/brake ducts work better on this than they did for the CLK63 AMG Black Series.
i agree with everything you've said
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      04-16-2008, 09:42 PM   #26
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      04-16-2008, 09:55 PM   #27
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Something tells me that they could've found other places to lose weight though. 4000lbs is still heavy.
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      04-17-2008, 03:27 AM   #28
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The CLK black pulls off the look much better, IMO.

I think it is a very impressive machine, but for the cash I'd still much rather have a lambo or a GT2.
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      04-17-2008, 09:48 AM   #29
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Insane. A buddies dad has an SL65.. what a beast. The motor sounds like it could power a boat.
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i have 3 amg's now and dammit they are unreal 2 diff s55 engines and one s63...they are unreal cars...but only and i stress only in a straight line same with the c55 i drove and the e63 i drove a week ago...they suck at handeling and road feal but the sound of the engine kills any audi, bmw i have ever heard..the new 63 engine is awesome!!!!!!!!! 65 is over kill it doesn't really have usable power..the tires just smoke and the cars edc goes nutty!!!!! but damn amg knows how to build engines..to bad the chassis given to them by merc were more for luxury than sport!!! still awesome cars just not well balanced!!
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      04-17-2008, 01:14 PM   #31
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And the funny thing is that the Nissan GT-R will still be faster because we all know it's the fastest car on the planet
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      04-17-2008, 05:35 PM   #32
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i have 3 amg's now and dammit they are unreal 2 diff s55 engines and one s63...they are unreal cars...but only and i stress only in a straight line same with the c55 i drove and the e63 i drove a week ago...they suck at handeling and road feal but the sound of the engine kills any audi, bmw i have ever heard..the new 63 engine is awesome!!!!!!!!! 65 is over kill it doesn't really have usable power..the tires just smoke and the cars edc goes nutty!!!!! but damn amg knows how to build engines..to bad the chassis given to them by merc were more for luxury than sport!!! still awesome cars just not well balanced!!
Please restate this in a legible manner.
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      04-17-2008, 08:05 PM   #33
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damn wonder how this would do against an SLR.... time for some facelifting
 
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      04-17-2008, 09:22 PM   #34
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It'll most likely rape the SLR if I do say so myself.
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      04-18-2008, 02:01 PM   #35
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At the Dallas auto show recently MB had a 2009 SL600 on display, and I must say, it was not a particularly attractive car. The front end ("Nose" if you will) looks bulky and ungainly. The wheels were hideous (although I bet the AMG has much cooler ones). Basically, the "new" SL is merely a facelifted version of the 03-08 SL. The interior is practically identical, save some cosmetic upgrades, and the exterior (to me anyway) looks like a 2008 SL with a cheap aftermarket body kit.
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      04-18-2008, 03:57 PM   #36
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The non-AMG SL's aren't that attractive imo. They're incohesive in design.
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      04-18-2008, 04:12 PM   #37
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The non-AMG SL's aren't that attractive imo. They're incohesive in design.
You're right. Usually AMGs (M's and RS models too) should be moving the performance/design forward to the next level. Instead for the SL it looks like they started with really powerfull, aggressively styled SL's that were stripped back to be tame and badges as non-AMG models.

Okay it's not that bad, but its the only way I can explain it. I think that opinion applies more to models like the 5 series. It looks strange without the Msport kit or being an M5.
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It looks great to me but no stick or dsg so its a no go.
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That stupid 5-speed automatic slush box needs to go. Had that in my E55 and my C320 and it was far inferior to the ZF 6-speed in the E9X
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I agree.^

Their 5spd auto is pretty subpar in relative to modern standards, but I think this one has upgraded software and I'm sure they've tweaked it here and there. I don't think they would want to botch up a car like this with an inferior tranny. The car has so much accessible torque that there really isn't a need for more than 5 speeds as is.
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225k... is that USD? If so, I'd say that's a really low estimate.
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