Discussion in 'SL-Class' started by Merc1, Mar 7, 2012.
Quattroruote - Mercedes-Benz SL500 BlueEFFICIENCY
My dealers facebook page (facebook.com/mercedesbenzofsilverspring) says they'll have an SL to view tomorrow. I'll be sure to take a lot of pictures. The looks haven't settled on me yet, but here's hoping that seeing the car in person will change that.
More and more positive reviews about the car (except style wise). Topgear highly appreiate the SL500:
Same about the SL63:
Autocar wasn't so kind, but still liked it:
Seems like the only thing separating the current crop of AMG cars from greatness is the transmission. Rather, the computer software of the transmission electronic control unit.
Maybe it's got to do with the long term durability and reliability of the transmission and Mercedes wanting to play it safe and minimise the warranty claims in the future.
Love the way the SL63 AMG looks, wow.
[scans] Automobilismo - Mercedes-Benz SL350 BlueEFFICIENCY Edition 1
Weight: 1701 kg
Vmax.: 251 km/h (speedo: 255 km/h)
0-50 km/h: 2,3 s
0-100 km/h: 6,0 s
0-130 km/h: 9,3 s
400 m: 14,0 s (159 km/h)
1 km: 26,0 s (205 km/h)
80-120 km/h (kickdown): 4,0 s
100-160 km/h (kickdown): 9,9 s
Braking (100-0 km/h): 35,9 m
I'll post CG results tomorrow for the SL550(500)
Here are a few pictures I took at my dealership of the new SL550. Even in person, the design doesn't come across as very cohesive. Perhaps with time, as with most of MB's recent designs, I'll learn to like it.
Here's a video from my dealer's YouTube page showing the new parking assist tech.
Maybe its the color or something, but that really looks good to me.
I'm hit and miss in the two times I've seen this car, but I think as my eyes resolve it, I'll hopefully appreciate it more and more.
DRIVEN: MERCEDES SL63 AMG
Harris drives the new twin-turbo SL63 and starts pondering finance options - nuff said? Not quite...
I like this:
^ Looks fantastic in that shot!!
As nice as that might be, we have to remember that VW had this tech already on the Passat, 5 years ago.
It's nice MB has it too (not sure BMW has it?) but it's nothing new or amazing.