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    Can't say I'm a huge fan of the looks, I'm sure it will drive well. Will it be offered with an auto trans only?


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    I like it, cool and retro, BUT it's to big IMO to make it usable as a cool and fun retro sports car.

    It's a big beast that looks kinda sad and cute. So yeah, it has identity crisis, allright...


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    That is right up there with the Aztek. That is so god dam ugly, it has to be a joke. It reminds me of some shitbox that gm put out a while ago.

    Did Nick give this thing the green light? 


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    No go.  I was hoping for Mercedes to break from its mold but guess expected too much.  I do think that this will not look that far from the final product.


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    racerx:

    That is right up there with the Aztek. That is so god dam ugly, it has to be a joke. It reminds me of some shitbox that gm put out a while ago.

    Did Nick give this thing the green light? 

     

    I Agree....Smiley Smiley


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    JP66:
    racerx:

    That is right up there with the Aztek. That is so god dam ugly, it has to be a joke. It reminds me of some shitbox that gm put out a while ago.

    Did Nick give this thing the green light? 

     

    I Agree....Smiley Smiley


    And I agree too....... a mix of so many styles .....


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    JP66:
    racerx:

    That is right up there with the Aztek. That is so god dam ugly, it has to be a joke. It reminds me of some shitbox that gm put out a while ago.

    Did Nick give this thing the green light? 

     

    I Agree....Smiley Smiley


    +1, don't like it, very disappointed. Smiley

    The rear is somehow o.k. but nothing special, it looks like that of the new Z4 to me. And the front is just ridiculous, neither fish nor flesh for me. I guess that's what happens if you always try to be too much retro. Smiley
     


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    JP66:
    racerx:

    That is right up there with the Aztek. That is so god dam ugly, it has to be a joke. It reminds me of some shitbox that gm put out a while ago.

    Did Nick give this thing the green light? 

     

    I Agree....Smiley Smiley

     i thought it was going to be a more impressive car, something... more. the SLR is a looker, and as a big mercedes this is just a big big dissapointment.


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    racerx:

    That is right up there with the Aztek. That is so god dam ugly, it has to be a joke. It reminds me of some shitbox that gm put out a while ago.

    Did Nick give this thing the green light? 

    I agree racerx, its got to be really off the real thing, unless they are catering to the female buyer Smiley


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     MB did some testing of the car on the Hockenheimring last Thursday. The car was still covered with camouflage - thus it was difficult to identify its final looks. The car sounds very dark and mean... Not my cup of tea but definitively quite characteristic.


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     Actually it is a buick that they got the idea from, but the buick looks better, 1989 Buick Reatta. 

    Can't believe a company that produces the new E coupe, the CLS, and the SL65 black churns out something like above.

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    SLR is still king... IMO

    The back really does look Z4 like...


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    Agreed, the front looks odd, a mix of retro and neo, definitely not love at first sight, which is not a good sign for a sports car...

     


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    The car looks good but not stunning. Somehow it has the Retro-Problem, those cars (i.e. also Z8) will never be as stunning and great as it original. The further Problem is, that the view and class of the old one will suffer because of the new one.

    So at the end I'm against the Retro-Cars and I think it is a real pity!


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    Just as ugly as the SLR.......


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    racerx:

    That is right up there with the Aztek. That is so god dam ugly, it has to be a joke. It reminds me of some shitbox that gm put out a while ago.

    Did Nick give this thing the green light? 

      Actually, the first rendition was worse. The front MB logo was much bigger and we argued against it. They reduced it in size. I also complained about the truncated rear end much like the Z08 but the style was embedded and could not be changed. The car does have more of a presence in person.

    Also, I think the convertible version looked better.

    The attraction of this car will be price. Around $170,000. Great performance sound.Smiley


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    First Merc I've liked in years. I don't have an issue with putting a modern slant on previous designs if it's done correctly and I think Mercedes have managed it with this car. Conversely I hate the SLR as it tries too hard to take old design cues and mash them together with modern styling elements such as the awful F1 inspired nose and the result ends up as a disaster IMHO.

    Porsche have got away with updating retro for years after all with the 911. They're just more brazen/stubborn about it.

     

     

     


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    ISUK:

    First Merc I've liked in years. I don't have an issue with putting a modern slant on previous designs if it's done correctly and I think Mercedes have managed it with this car. Conversely I hate the SLR as it tries too hard to take old design cues and mash them together with modern styling elements such as the awful F1 inspired nose and the result ends up as a disaster IMHO.

    Porsche have got away with updating retro for years after all with the 911. They're just more brazen/stubborn about it.

     

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    I love it!!
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    So what are the final dimensions of this car?


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    SLS getting lots of positive reviews :

    Motortrend :

    It's a safe bet the SLS will carry a sticker somewhere in the realm of what AMG has identified as its prime competitors -- the Audi R8 V-10, the Ferrari California, and the Porsche 911 Turbo. Are you thinking "to-drool-for comparison test?" Me, too.

     

     

     

    As we wait for that high-octane matchup, know this: AMG has delivered a knockout. Like its Gullwing namesake of the 1950s, the new SLS is a seemingly over-engineered, ultra-fast, thoroughly refined coupe -- with the can't-top-this glam of those swing-up doors. It's a far, far more electrifying drive than anything I expected, too -- real race-car stuff. In fact, given how spectacularly the Gullwing flies through The Green Hell, I wouldn't be surprised to see a big yellow sticker on its tail when it lands next spring. Caution: Wake Turbulence.

     

    There is even an incar video from Nordschleife.

    http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/coupes/112_0910_2010_mercedes_benz_sls_amg_review/index.html


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    I had so much hope to this car, but all gone. Looks boring to me, even I know that the power will be phenomenal!


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    Rossi:

    The rear is somehow o.k. but nothing special, it looks like that of the new Z4 to me. And the front is just ridiculous, neither fish nor flesh for me. I guess that's what happens if you always try to be too much retro. Smiley
     

     

    I agree, absolutely horrible. I wonder who would pay that much money for such an ugly thing??! Smiley


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    It looks better in person though it does appear large. However, the look is clean and modern retro. If you put this car next to a Porsche, the Porsche will disappear. I am not ragging on Porsche but stating the facts. This car was shown with a Porsche TT, 430, 599,  DB9 and MB63. It held its own from a styling perspective.

    Just about everyone of us believed it looked substantially better than the Porsche. We were asked to rank the cars by style and Porsche came in dead last.


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    Americans are not known for their sense of style ..


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    993Targa:

    Americans are not known for their sense of style ..

     

    Are you sure?



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