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Old 01-07-2017, 03:34 PM
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Thanks Sandy.
Yeah, only option it could have that's not obvious in the pictures is the AMG performance suspension. Probably have to run the VIN through MBZ to find that one out, although it's supposed to be 0.7" lower if you can distinguish that in a picture.
No AMG performance. I do not see the button in the center console.
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No AMG performance. I do not see the button in the center console.
In 2011, you could get AMG Performance Suspension but it didn't have an on/off button. It's just always active. I know this because I occasionally have to vacuum under the seats to retrieve my dental fillings.
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In 2011, you could get AMG Performance Suspension but it didn't have an on/off button. It's just always active. I know this because I occasionally have to vacuum under the seats to retrieve my dental fillings.
That's correct, no button. The suspension package was stiffer springs and matching shocks. I think it lowers ride height by 0.7 inches.

Code 486 - AMG Performance Suspension
Stiffer steel springs and shock absorbers for enhanced dynamic capability in high-performance driving situations. Optional $1,500est

(Important Note: The AMG Performance Suspension features stiffer springs and shock absorbers which can have an impact on ride quality/compliance. This option is not recommended for customers who do not favor a very stiff ride with limited rebound and compression characteristics.

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Attached is the dealer ordering guide for 2011. I think this was an early guide so some of the prices aren't correct, but gives you an idea what was available for options.
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If you have this code you lose your teeth. Very stiff!!


Only in 2011
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If you have this code you lose your teeth. Very stiff!!

Only in 2011
I have it on mine, really only bothers me on bad pothole roads. It's stiff but not outrageously. I haven't driven a non-version so don't have that to compare to, but I'm happy mine had that option since I like anything performance enhancing.
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Thanks guys. Learned something new about the SLS.
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Highly optioned SLS for sale and it looks like its priced right w/ low miles.

http://www.jbamotors.com/2011-Merced...esa-AZ/6086686
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Originally Posted by lig4u View Post
Highly optioned SLS for sale and it looks like its priced right w/ low miles.

http://www.jbamotors.com/2011-Merced...esa-AZ/6086686
What a find! Assuming the CarFax is true (e.g., no accidents), then this SLS will move very quickly. Should be priced over $200k, IMHO.
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Originally Posted by lig4u View Post
Highly optioned SLS for sale and it looks like its priced right w/ low miles.

http://www.jbamotors.com/2011-Merced...esa-AZ/6086686
It's on Ebay also.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/2011-Mercede...-/192072047333
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CB engine compartment with CCB's & Bang Olsufen radio,
very rare to see an SLS with these 3 options.
Also, carfax shows 1 owner .
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It's a GREAT time to buy these cars right now. The Black Series will be a million plus by 2027 and everything other SLS will be $400- 500k by then. Remember... in the USA Ford GTs ...out number SLSs by 2 to 1!
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CB engine compartment with CCB's & Bang Olsufen radio,
very rare to see an SLS with these 3 options.
Also, carfax shows 1 owner .
Good to know. I'll ask for a premium when I sell mine.

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Thought those were pictures of my car lol optioned just like mine, only difference is I have the alcantara steering wheel and it's a '12. If it sells around $175 I'll be happy.
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Originally Posted by Kayvan007 View Post
Hello All,

Introducing myself and congratulating you all on your SLS.

First off, I am a die-hard M-B fan and have a '68 250 SL that was mechanically restored by the Mercedes Classic Center in Irvine, CA; I have owned it since 1991.

Missed out on buying 300 SL's when they were in the $150-300 range back in 90s!

I also have a '06 FORD GT and I am a big fan of owning limited production iconic exotic / collector cars. I watched with great interest the price dynamics of the Z8, SLR and Carrera GT.

I am targeting buying a SLS when it hits $100K:

-5-7 years appears to be bottom of depreciation curve for limited production / iconic exotics
-To get min 1yr left on 4yr factory warranty (eg, '13-14 Model yr?)
-Can Factory Mercedes Extended Warranties only be added to cars still IN OEM warranty period OR added after by 2nd owner.

My preference is a 2011 Iridium, Black Leather, no options with base 5 Star/double-finned wheels (I buy all my cars with $0 options on window sticker

Now, I realize asking on an M-B SLS Forum if they believe the SLS will depreciate another 25%-33% from today is like asking parents if their baby is ugly?!?

Well, I am asking from a pure economic/valuation point and in relation to $185K base MSRP:
Are you still in the market for a no option silver/black SLS?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/2011-Merced...1Z3jTH&vxp=mtr
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Are you still in the market for a no option silver/black SLS?
Yes, been in contact with seller(s); sold (twice) for $139K via a Joplin, MS, ebay listing; now via a TX listing, sold for $139K here too, now relisted

This 2yr odyssey has been quite interesting; and my predictions from 2yrs ago are not far off...

Looked at half dozen Iridium/ BLK / 5-spoke cars ; bid $155K (declined my bid, later sold for $145K) and walked away from rest: "you are buying the seller, not the car" as the wise advice goes. Another 3 cars on market now.

Saw full round trip of prices go to $175+K and now back down to half dozen listings in $130sK for 20-30K mi. car.

In the meantime my $150K has gone up 25+% (and counting) in the stock market.

As another thread on current values says: "serious collectors can afford to wait for right car"

I'll find the right car.

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