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    SLS Roadster prototypes caught undisguised on a ferry between Germany and Sweden

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    Re: SLS Roadster prototypes caught undisguised on a ferry between Germany and Sweden

    I saw the very same red car at my dealership a couple of days ago. Wanted to take a photo but when I took my cell into my hand, an employee asked me to refrain from taking photos. I could swear however that the roof was black. My local dealership is factory owned, all prototypes are usually registered to them and are also here from time to time. 


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Porsche 997 Turbo, BMW X5 M, BMW M3 Cab DKG, Mini Cooper S JCW


    Re: SLS Roadster prototypes caught undisguised on a ferry between Germany and Sweden

    This spy shot  was captured with a camera-phone by an apt automotive pupil on the Stena Line ferry going from Germany to Sweden.


    Re: SLS Roadster prototypes caught undisguised on a ferry between Germany and Sweden

    Still like the closed version much more !


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    BjoernB:

    Still like the closed version much more !

     

    The open version has one huge advantage: you can enjoy the fantastic engine/exhaust sound much better.  Smiley


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    Re: SLS Roadster prototypes caught undisguised on a ferry between Germany and Sweden

    koko:
    This spy shot  was captured with a camera-phone by an apt automotive pupil on the Stena Line ferry going from Germany to Sweden.

     

    Yep, final winter testing in Finland...I suppose.


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Porsche 997 Turbo, BMW X5 M, BMW M3 Cab DKG, Mini Cooper S JCW


    Re: SLS Roadster prototypes caught undisguised on a ferry between Germany and Sweden

    with the sls it's all about the doors. most expensive doors i ever purchased

    carrera convertible over this anytime.....


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    oh i've been on that Stena line ferry before, would have been cool to park right next to some test vehicles. It's a great car and it will be cool without roof.

    But, the new SLK is a mini SL, so what will the new SL look like? A mini SLS? 


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    indeed shifting is ancient technology - so is a fuel burning engine..  I happen to like both :) 


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    new sl will certainly have sls dna. just slightly larger and heavier...


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    intouch1:

    with the sls it's all about the doors. 

     I agree, Its the starring element on this car and the main dna component, there is no point to the sls if you can't have the awesome doors. Not to mention you lose the whole "history, tradition, heritage" speech of the whole reason to build the SLS when you take them off. 


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    at least they could have gone for slr scissor doors


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    Speed has never killed anyone, suddenly becoming stationary... That's what gets you.

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    Forgot the most important thing, guys: When I saw the SLS at my dealer, I noticed a new Mercedes S class with AMG exhaust but no model designation on the rear. The mechanic was just starting the car and then drove away slowly. Amazing sound and yes, it was a turbo ("my guy" confirmed it, not saying which AMG model this was). So it can be done, which brings me back to my X5 M and BMW, wondering why the heck they couldn't achieve a better exhaust/engine sound. 


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Porsche 997 Turbo, BMW X5 M, BMW M3 Cab DKG, Mini Cooper S JCW


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    it's the same with the 997 turbo really. standard carrera has a much better sound.

    i am sure it has a lot to do with disclacement as well. whereas 4.4l for the bmw should be plenty to sound good.

    my X650i sounded better than the M. i think they intended and designed the sound the XM has.

    the noise it makes when shifting at the rev limits is gorgeous. should have been like that throughout the rev band.


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    RC:

    Forgot the most important thing, guys: When I saw the SLS at my dealer, I noticed a new Mercedes S class with AMG exhaust but no model designation on the rear. The mechanic was just starting the car and then drove away slowly. Amazing sound and yes, it was a turbo ("my guy" confirmed it, not saying which AMG model this was). So it can be done, which brings me back to my X5 M and BMW, wondering why the heck they couldn't achieve a better exhaust/engine sound. 

     

    What an amazing dealership Smiley


    Re: SLS Roadster prototypes caught undisguised on a ferry between Germany and Sweden

    RC:
    koko:
    This spy shot  was captured with a camera-phone by an apt automotive pupil on the Stena Line ferry going from Germany to Sweden.

     

    Yep, final winter testing in Finland...I suppose.

    Why do you see the German sportscars manufacturers performing winter testing in Finland/Sweden but never the Italian ones? Smiley


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    because they want to make sure their cars work....

     


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    Ziggy:
    RC:
    koko:
    This spy shot  was captured with a camera-phone by an apt automotive pupil on the Stena Line ferry going from Germany to Sweden.

     

    Yep, final winter testing in Finland...I suppose.

    Why do you see the German sportscars manufacturers performing winter testing in Finland/Sweden but never the Italian ones? Smiley


    The Italians don't even get to the Swedish border. Smiley


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    Re: SLS Roadster prototypes caught undisguised on a ferry between Germany and Sweden

    It has been a while since we’ve seen the last spyshots of the upcoming 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster. This time one of our readers, Alexander, stumbled upon another test mule of the upcoming Mercedes SLS AMG Roadster in a town a few kilometers from the Mercedes factory in Germany.

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    I wonder what will they do next, Black Series


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    Yep. 


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    Re: SLS Roadster prototypes caught undisguised on a ferry between Germany and Sweden

    It looks so much better than coupe.

    J.Seven


    Re: SLS Roadster prototypes caught undisguised on a ferry between Germany and Sweden

     

    imo 90% of the car's appeal are the doors...


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    Speed has never killed anyone, suddenly becoming stationary... That's what gets you.

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    Black Series is amazing, but the price tag is stupid IMHO...


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    indeed shifting is ancient technology - so is a fuel burning engine..  I happen to like both :) 


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    intouch1:

     

    imo 90% of the car's appeal are the doors...

    +1


     


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    Atzporsche:

    Black Series is amazing, but the price tag is stupid IMHO...

    I agree about the price tag. My stupid brother went against my advice and got the SL Black Series. He could've gottin himself  the SLS or maybe a GT2 Smiley


     


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    koko:
    intouch1:

     

    imo 90% of the car's appeal are the doors...

    +1

     +2


    Re: SLS Roadster prototypes caught undisguised on a ferry between Germany and Sweden

    I am pretty sure that you will forget about the doors, once the roof is down. 


    Re: SLS Roadster prototypes caught undisguised on a ferry between Germany and Sweden

     I also think that the car will have more appeal with the roof down...


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    Avoe:

    I am pretty sure that you will forget about the doors, once the roof is down. 


    +1 Smiley

    I also like that better than the coupé.
     


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    Don't get me wrong, the Black Series is stunning! So mercedes-benz, super fast and track oriented but with daily capabilities... The price tag is just stupid though. When you can buy a CLK55 AMG and convert to a Black yourself for thousands cheaper


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    indeed shifting is ancient technology - so is a fuel burning engine..  I happen to like both :) 


     
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