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Old 12-12-2011, 11:16 PM   #1
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2013 Mercedes-Benz SL brochure leaks ahead of Detroit reveal

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Old 12-12-2011, 11:44 PM   #2
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Hmm makes me appreciate my current SL just that much more... Why are they making ALL the latest upcoming models w/nearly same boring boxy headlights found on latest C-class models.. Same thing on the CLS etc.. Only the S-class INMOP stepped up majorly in design changes..
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Am so disapointed !! thought it would be sexy as the CLS, all i can see in this car is LIGHTS WTH !! will have to see it in person and with the AMG tag i think it will be a monster
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Old 12-13-2011, 01:32 AM   #4
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what have they done to those tail lights and head lights Hopefully the AMG's look better.
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Old 12-13-2011, 02:42 AM   #5
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Not nearly as bad as I thought it would be. I don't mind it.
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If this is the final product, and it sure seems that way if it comes from a catalogue, it turned out better than on privious pictures we've seen...

Still sad to see that 90 degree "ball wall" front, without any leaning at all.
That is the opposite of aerodynamic, to me!
Very simular to the CLS front.

The parts I do like, are the parts simular to my old R230...


And what's with the seats..?
The "back supporting part" looks alright.
But why can't Mercedes produce a sportier version of the "sitting part" of the seats..??
Like a length-adjustable part up front!
Like BMW!
Mercedes have a lot to learn from the "Comfort Seats" BMW 5 & 7-series nowadays have!!!
That goes for the old MB seats to.
In fact, that goes for MB seats since beginning of time!
Allways waaayyy behind BMW seats...

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Still sad to see that 90 degree "ball wall" front, without any leaning at all.
That is the opposite of aerodynamic, to me!
Very simular to the CLS front.
You can thank new EU pedestrian protection laws that force automakers to design these blunt noses.
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Old 12-13-2011, 09:53 AM   #9
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But why can't Mercedes produce a sportier version of the "sitting part" of the seats..??
Like a length-adjustable part up front!
Like BMW!
Mercedes have a lot to learn from the "Comfort Seats" BMW 5 & 7-series nowadays have!!!
That goes for the old MB seats to.
In fact, that goes for MB seats since beginning of time!
Allways waaayyy behind BMW seats...
On pic 20, the seat actually looks extendable/ retractable..!
Buuut I guess not...
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They did a great job...foooooking it up!!!
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The exterior styling is ok. Nothing ground breaking though. The interior is similar to the new CLS.

But what's underneath may sway us. Lighter, more powerfull (assuming 5.5TT), more fuel efficient and more driver conviences.
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Love the interior, but prefer the looks of my SL63.
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Old 12-13-2011, 03:00 PM   #14
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The exterior styling is ok. Nothing ground breaking though. The interior is similar to the new CLS.

But what's underneath may sway us. Lighter, more powerfull (assuming 5.5TT), more fuel efficient and more driver conviences.
Not likely, the RENNtech PP CLS63-biturbo w/ECU & Intercooler pump upgrade (not 100% on IC Pump) but in regards to direct rwhp/rwtq after Tuning & 1/4 mile perf the heavier older SL600 makes FAR more rwtq 700+ rwt after ECU vs 640'ish on CLS63 biturbo w/RENNtech ECU, rwhp looks a tad higher on the CLS63 580'ish vs 565'ish on SL600 but subjective as real world perf shows..

Clayton's SL600 ECU/TCU ran 11.02 @ 126+mph vs RENNtech CLS63 PP ECU/ ran 11.21 @ 126 mph, keep in mind, that's the AMG PP model w/ECU etc vs base old model SL600 2005 both have 5.5 liters & I believe the 600 weighs about 100 lbs more...

I do agree fuel consumption will be better in the new direct injection 5.5 but do we really buy these beasts for future gas savings, no I think not
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