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Old 08-12-2004, 01:17 PM
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I dunno why but that 11.9 time has been real hush-hush in general... I noticed it earlier in the year while perusing the Road Test Review at the back of a C&D, not sure what date that test was done but I think it was early this year.
Yeah I'd never heard of the quarter mile time, just the sprints.
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That's just awesome... absolutely incredible. The 600 in the 3's... I love that car.
Not just 3s. Basically mid-3s.
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Old 08-12-2004, 05:57 PM
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Originally Posted by 1SICKLEX

And noobs, the reason they have to use the 5-speed auto is it's the tranny that can handle the torque..... The 7 speed can't take it.
So I guess the "noobs" goes to me since you quoted me? Also, I know why the 5 speed was used due to the torque. WHat made you think I did not?
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I am sure the M5 is totally under-rated on the 60 runs as well. We will see very very low 4s with that car in mag tests.
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^ yea exactly im think anywhere from 4.0-4.3 seconds 0-60
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So I guess the "noobs" goes to me since you quoted me? Also, I know why the 5 speed was used due to the torque. WHat made you think I did not?
Dude, I would NEVER get smart with you. Gav=

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Old 08-12-2004, 10:57 PM
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Originally Posted by 1SICKLEX
Dude, I would NEVER get smart with you. Gav=

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You quoted my post, I got to think you're referring to me and my post. No?
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i've read about your buddy shank for years on the rennlist!
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The Mayback 57 that is 6000lbs about does 0-60 in 4.9 pretty damn fast for that size.

I have already seen the SL-65 its in our shop.
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i've read about your buddy shank for years on the rennlist!
wow small world.
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dang rubin!! you hang out with some RICH DUDES!!! first the modded RS6, now this!!? what else do your friends drive? and do they want to adopt me? lol
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Benz makes the Best Auto Trannys in the World. To make a auto handle that amount of power and torque is amazing. Plus they shift quick as hell
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Old 08-16-2004, 11:11 AM
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dang rubin!! you hang out with some RICH DUDES!!! first the modded RS6, now this!!? what else do your friends drive? and do they want to adopt me? lol
yeah and then there's me.... :-/ damnit.... I at least need another fast car, quick...!

umm.. if you REALLY wanna know... off the top of my head.... a few modded 996 Turbo's, a few modded Viper GTS's and RT/10's, Gallardo, 993 Turbo, 930 Turbo, '04 M3, F355GTS, a couple of 360's, 911GT3, Cayenne Turbo, new S4, '04 Maserati Quattroporte, a few S2000's (which I think are very nice), then there's still a few Supra stragglers ... then there's that AMA superbike guy getting Ford GT next year. umm that's all I can think of for now.

if you notice the SL600 guy's sig, he also has: 2004 Dodge Viper SRT10 (Heffner TwinTurbo Soon), 2004 Audi A8L, 2003 Porsche GT2 Stage 4GT, 2003 Porsche 911 Turbo (For Sale), 2004 Mercedes SL600 Renntech, 2003 Audi RS6 Sportec - yeah he's doing something right.

yea I think I need to be adopted too, lol. well, a good thing about hanging around these guys is that it gives you something to shoot for, motivates you to strive for bigger and better and faster...
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the CL65 is my dream car....i like it more than the convertible SL
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it just soiled my pants.... front and back....

that car is so f*cking pimp.... and you cant f*ck with the benz.... i mean the name say it all...

BENZ so fresh and so clean....

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Mercedes-Benz: SL-Class news **SL65 Black and SL65 AMG news (page 4)**

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Old 02-04-2005, 03:26 PM
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I don't so a whole lot of revision, which is GREAT because the current SL is the best looking car on the road, IMO.
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I don't so a whole lot of revision, which is GREAT because the current SL is the best looking car on the road, IMO.
I agree. Very close looking to the current model, which is great. I think this car is beautiful in person; pictures don't do it justice.
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Old 02-04-2005, 04:08 PM
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don't liek the parking distance control thingers...... :busted:
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Old 02-04-2005, 06:16 PM
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I had personal experience of parktronic while in Europe last month and it's GREAT!
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Originally Posted by gavriil
I had personal experience of parktronic while in Europe last month and it's GREAT!
Parktronic is the only reason my dad's S500 fits in the garage with zero hassle, but I also wish it were more discreet. We can do radar-guided cruise control but we can't make this technology seamless with design?
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Beautiful car.
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The SL has it all. Incredible performance, elegance, panty-dropping style, and ultimate comfort. My dream car. :lick:
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M-B's have hit the sweet spot on style and power. Can't go wrong with any of their AMG cars.
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Old 07-12-2005, 05:59 PM
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Facelifted

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Looks nice. But I like the way the 2003-2005 looks more.
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Old 07-12-2005, 09:10 PM
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I hate those front lights. I dont like the SL's stance at all overall when I consider the money.
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As with all of their facelifts, it's very minor. I wish there was a bit more difference between the models. The average person won't see a difference at all.
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As with all of their facelifts, it's very minor. I wish there was a bit more difference between the models. The average person won't see a difference at all.

Exactly how I always feel about MB and BMW facelifts.
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2007 SL..........





















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it doesn't look as expensive. headlights look cheap. taillights look cheaper.

overall it looks smaller, and more like the SLK. which is cheaper.

bad move, MB.....
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looks worse. I like the last year version much better
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The New Generation of the Mercedes-Benz SL-Class - - SOurce: http://www.theautochannel.com/

Stuttgart, Jan 18, 2006; Four years on from its launch, the successful Mercedes-Benz SL-Class has undergone a number of enhancements, the most significant being in the areas of technology, design and interior appointments.

The engines, powertrain and chassis have been optimised to deliver a sportier response so that the unique Roadster now offers an even more enjoyable dynamic driving experience while perpetuating the "SL legend" which has existed for over 50 years.

New V6 and V8 engines, as well as an uprated V12 powerplant, deliver assured driving pleasure. Second-generation Active Body Control and the more direct steering make for noticeably sportier handling without compromising the high level of comfort which is one of the hallmarks of the SL.

The redesigned front section, new rear light units and new light-alloy wheels reflect the more dynamic character of the revised SL even when it is stationary. New interior appointments as well as painstaking attention to the details of the new materials and colour schemes give the interior an even more luxurious look and feel.

Shift paddles on the steering wheel – which form part of the optional 7G-TRONIC Sport package – underline the dynamic character of the enhanced SL-Class.

With an output of 285 kW/388 hp and 530 newtonmetres of torque, the newly developed V8 engine in the SL 500 offers everything that is expected of a powerful sports car.

The eight-cylinder unit has a displacement of 5.5 litres and is one of the most powerful engines in its displacement class. The SL 500 accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in 5.4 seconds (predecessor model: 6.2 seconds).

Despite the 26 percent boost in performance, the fuel consumption (NEDC combined) matches that of the predecessor model at 12.2 litres per 100 kilometres. The six-cylinder engine in the SL 350 is another new unit.

Although this 200-kW/ 272-hp V6 powerplant achieves fuel savings of over one litre per 100 kilometres, its output is 11 percent higher. The combined NEDC fuel consumption is 10.3 litres per 100 kilometres.

The SL 350 accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in 6.6 seconds, making it more than half a second faster than the predecessor model. At the top of the model range is the SL 600 with its V12 biturbo engine.

The output and maximum torque of this unit have been increased to 380 kW/517 hp and 830 newtonmetres respectively. This twelve-cylinder engine accelerates the SL-Class from zero to 100 km/h in just 4.5 seconds (predecessor model: 4.7 seconds).

All three engine variants of the SL-Class have newly developed exhaust systems: the particularly stirring and powerful engine note has been specially tuned to enhance the driving experience while still offering exceptional comfort on even the longest trips.

Mercedes-Benz equips the V6 and V8 models of the new SL-Class with the 7G-TRONIC seven-speed automatic transmission as standard. 7G-TRONIC Sport, which is available as an optional extra, allows shifting to be performed up to 30 percent faster in manual "M" mode; furthermore, this package features steering-wheel shift paddles similar to those used in Formula 1.

More dynamism and comfort: second-generation ABC

The ABC (Active Body Control) active suspension system (standard in the SL 500 and SL 600), which is regarded as one of the milestones of automotive technology, has been refined even further for the new SL-Class. Compared with the predecessor model, body movements in dynamic driving situations have been reduced by up to 60 percent.

This takes the SL-Class into a new dimension of driving dynamics, yet the Roadster still offers the same high level of comfort. Standard in the SL 500 and SL 600, Active Body Control is available as an optional extra for the SL 350.

A new steering set-up with a more direct ratio and new valve control logic makes the SL-Class even more responsive. In addition, the brake systems of the SL 350 and SL 500 have been optimised for the increased engine output.

Only subtle updates to the body design were required to prepare the new generation of the Mercedes-Benz SL-Class for the future. A new bumper with three large cooling air intakes and a more pronounced "V-shape" as well as fog lamps with chrome surrounds emphasise the power of the two-seater and give it a wider look.

These features are complemented by the newly designed, matt-silver-painted radiator grill with three louvres and chrome highlights. The side view is enhanced by new light-alloy wheels whose powerful appearance emphasises the sporty character of the SL.

New rear light units complete the styling measures: with their horizontal divisions and red/white clear-lens design, they accentuate the width of the muscular rear of the SL. The new body details harmonise perfectly with the widely acclaimed design of the SL-Class whose exciting and elegant lines are unique and unmistakable.

Enhanced interior: even more attention to detail

Faced with the task of updating the interior of the SL-Class, the Mercedes designers again found that only discreet changes were required.

Measures taken to accentuate the characteristic combination of Mercedes comfort and uncompromising sportiness include the use of even softer leather upholstery, new interior colours, high-quality metal doorsills with Mercedes-Benz lettering and embossed aluminium trim elements.

Other interior highlights characterised by their particularly attractive look and feel include classic, chronometer-style gauges housed within the redesigned instrument shroud with double topstitching, the new digital clock and the cover of the adjacent ventilation outlet, as well as the new aluminium-look switches for operating the vario-roof.

The two-seater can be converted from a Coupé to a Roadster – and vice-versa – in next to no time. Opening or closing the folding roof, a glass version of which is available as an optional extra, takes just 16 seconds.

An even higher level of operating comfort than that offered previously is provided by the optional remote boot-lid release system which provides access to the boot at the touch of a button.

The standard equipment includes the removable luggage cover which increases the capacity of the boot by 22 litres to provide 339 litres of luggage space – more than any other vehicle in this segment.

The luggage cover, which can be removed quickly and easily, not only increases the capacity of the boot, but also makes loading considerably easier and enhances usability.

When it comes to individualisation, an even wider designo range is available to SL customers with immediate effect.

For the first time, the new line-up includes two designo Edition interior appointments packages offering an extremely attractive array of colours and materials. designo Edition I features a classic combination of colours while designo Edition II has a sporty character.

Success story: the original SL with gullwing doors made its debut in 1954

For over 50 years now, the Mercedes models bearing the famous "SL" designation have fascinated sports-car enthusiasts all over the world. The direct descendant of the original "Gullwing" SL which made its debut in 1954, the SL-Class echoes its design and perpetuates the incomparable success story of the model series. With a worldwide market share of 33 percent, the SL-Class is the clear market leader in its segment – a position which the model update will help to consolidate.

The new-generation SL-Class will have its world premiere at the Geneva Motor Show in February 2006; it will appear in the showrooms of Mercedes-Benz outlets and authorised dealerships from March 2006.

The German retail list prices of the SL-Class models are as follows (incl. VAT):

SL 350: 81,548 euros SL 500: 102,544 euros SL 600: 134,096 euros
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Love that interior.
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I am really starting to fall in love with that dark chocolate leather in cars.
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still sexy, but slowly getting old
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no mention of the AMG models? that only means they are gonna be MAD crazy.
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