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    new SLK

    Yesterday while driving on the autobahn near Stuttgart, I had the chance to view the new SLK in person. We were driving next to each other for about half an hour, overtaking each other from time to time. I think it's a nice little car with good styling that will be very successful. Car was in black, which fitted well, because that somehow strange nose doesn't look that bold in that colour.
    V6 version with 272 hp and a 0-100 kph time of 5.5 sec and AMG version with 360 hp V8 should be quite rapid.

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    sr

    Re: new SLK

    The new SLK will be VERY successful, especially because it has that SLR look. I really hope Porsche is aware of that and tries to improve the Boxster much more than they planned.
    The new SLK 55 really looks aggressive and with it's 8-cyl. engine, it will be one in it's class. Porsche has to think VERY well about the Boxster renewal, they can't afford to loose that market completely to DC.

    Re: new SLK

    The new SLK will be VERY successful, especially because it has that SLR look. I really hope Porsche is aware of that and tries to improve the Boxster much more than they planned.
    The new SLK 55 really looks aggressive and with it's 8-cyl. engine, it will be one in it's class. Porsche has to think VERY well about the Boxster renewal, they can't afford to loose that market completely to DC.

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    In Antwort auf:
    RC said:
    The new SLK will be VERY successful, especially because it has that SLR look. I really hope Porsche is aware of that and tries to improve the Boxster much more than they planned.
    The new SLK 55 really looks aggressive and with it's 8-cyl. engine, it will be one in it's class. Porsche has to think VERY well about the Boxster renewal, they can't afford to loose that market completely to DC.



    Correct. Only thing I am worrying about are the prices. New SLK is worse equipped than the old model, a SLK 350 will easily top 50.000 Euro, without all extras and gimmicks available. But then, it didn't seem to be a real hindrance for DC customers in the past, so it surely won't be in the future...

    BTW, RC are you getting a new AMG SLK instead of your SLK 32 AMG?

    best
    sr

    Re: new SLK

    In Antwort auf:
    RC said:
    The new SLK will be VERY successful, especially because it has that SLR look. I really hope Porsche is aware of that and tries to improve the Boxster much more than they planned.
    The new SLK 55 really looks aggressive and with it's 8-cyl. engine, it will be one in it's class. Porsche has to think VERY well about the Boxster renewal, they can't afford to loose that market completely to DC.



    Correct. Only thing I am worrying about are the prices. New SLK is worse equipped than the old model, a SLK 350 will easily top 50.000 Euro, without all extras and gimmicks available. But then, it didn't seem to be a real hindrance for DC customers in the past, so it surely won't be in the future...

    BTW, RC are you getting a new AMG SLK instead of your SLK 32 AMG?

    best
    sr

    Re: new SLK

    RC, no way Porsche is going to make the Boxster faster because it will cannibalize 911 sales.

    Re: new SLK

    RC, no way Porsche is going to make the Boxster faster because it will cannibalize 911 sales.

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    Texas911 said:
    RC, no way Porsche is going to make the Boxster faster because it will cannibalize 911 sales.



    Well, they just have to make the 911 (997) much faster...
    I only hope that Porsche understands the seriousness of the needed success of the future Boxster and 911.
    I'm afraid history repeats itself when Porsche made only a moderate jump in power to the 964 and then to the 993.
    They should know better...

    Re: new SLK

    Quote:
    Texas911 said:
    RC, no way Porsche is going to make the Boxster faster because it will cannibalize 911 sales.



    Well, they just have to make the 911 (997) much faster...
    I only hope that Porsche understands the seriousness of the needed success of the future Boxster and 911.
    I'm afraid history repeats itself when Porsche made only a moderate jump in power to the 964 and then to the 993.
    They should know better...

     
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