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    SLS launch

    Went to the launch yesterday to have a look and feel at the cars. I must say it is a beautiful car in person. The fit and finish with the right options makes it more exquisite!

    Has a very nice hand made feel unlike anything else in the Mercedes-Benz line up. Even nicer the black series and DTM range of cars.

    Interesting enough, we are the top 10 countries in the world for AMG sales and have one of the lowest (if not lowest) population amongst them.

    Sound of the car is magnificent, it's the loudest AMG by a long shot. Power-wise it's very fast, but I wasn't blown away. To be fair, after the 911 Turbo PDK, most cars feel slow

    Brakes are really good and minimal fade with the steel versions. The doors take time to get used to, I kept knocking my head everytime I climbed out. The interior is a little bit small though, the car itself is also quite small in reality.

    All in all a really good car. I can't wait for a Black Series etc. to come out so I can put my name down

    PS. I got to a few laps around the track in the DTM with Mercedes-Benz F1 safety car driver from Germany. What a rush

    Here are the photos. Please enjoy!


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    Music to my ears!


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    Very nice pics, wild pace car

     

    Tiff drives it hard here on the Isle of Mann

    http://www.dpccars.com/car-videos-10/07-17-10page-Fifth-Gear-Season-17-Episode-7-Mercedes-Benz-SLS-AMG.htm


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    All-Electric SLS

     

     


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    Mike S:

    Went to the launch yesterday to have a look and feel at the cars. I must say it is a beautiful car in person. The fit and finish with the right options makes it more exquisite!

    Has a very nice hand made feel unlike anything else in the Mercedes-Benz line up. Even nicer the black series and DTM range of cars.

    Interesting enough, we are the top 10 countries in the world for AMG sales and have one of the lowest (if not lowest) population amongst them.

    Sound of the car is magnificent, it's the loudest AMG by a long shot. Power-wise it's very fast, but I wasn't blown away. To be fair, after the 911 Turbo PDK, most cars feel slow

    Brakes are really good and minimal fade with the steel versions. The doors take time to get used to, I kept knocking my head everytime I climbed out. The interior is a little bit small though, the car itself is also quite small in reality.

    All in all a really good car. I can't wait for a Black Series etc. to come out so I can put my name down

    PS. I got to a few laps around the track in the DTM with Mercedes-Benz F1 safety car driver from Germany. What a rush

    Here are the photos. Please enjoy!

     

    Mike, what's the best color on the SLS?? So far i saw only Silver and White in the flesh. I think black would look nice on it.


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    Mike S:


    Here are the photos. Please enjoy!

     

    Funny how you ask politely to please enjoy as if there were any chance we wouldn't Smiley

    Thanks Mike for the pics and the review. I second the question about the colors, how would you say the different colors suit the car?


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    Thank you for the pics and write-up Mike, are you sure you'll be able to wait for the Black Series?Smiley


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    koko:

     

    Mike, what's the best color on the SLS?? So far i saw only Silver and White in the flesh. I think black would look nice on it.

    I can confirm that it looks pretty stunning in black:

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    temm:
    koko:

     

    Mike, what's the best color on the SLS?? So far i saw only Silver and White in the flesh. I think black would look nice on it.

    I can confirm that it looks pretty stunning in black:


    Thx Temm Smiley
     

    If you would to buy one, will you choose black??

     


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    Mike thanks for the info pics and video ;) greta as usual.

    you said: " The fit and finish with the right options makes it more exquisite!"

    Could you be a little more specific on these options?


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    Great pics, must have been a fun event with the various DTM and AMG cars there as well. Thanks for sharing, i want to see it in real now!! Black is possibly my favorite.


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    Wonderful photos - thanks for sharing Mike


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    easy_rider911:

    Wonderful photos - thanks for sharing Mike


    +1 Smiley


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    Mike S:


    Interesting enough, we are the top 10 countries in the world for AMG sales and have one of the lowest (if not lowest) population amongst them.


    I just read this weekend, that South Africa has the highest density regarding Billionairs. There is no other place in the world where you can find more than here. So... kind of no wonder for being within the Top10 for AMG!


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    Lars997:
    Mike S:


    Interesting enough, we are the top 10 countries in the world for AMG sales and have one of the lowest (if not lowest) population amongst them.


    I just read this weekend, that South Africa has the highest density regarding Billionairs. There is no other place in the world where you can find more than here. So... kind of no wonder for being within the Top10 for AMG!

     That is as a percentage of total population - in absolute terms you will find many more in other countries Smiley


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    yup....try russia...


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    MKSGR:
    Lars997:
    Mike S:


    Interesting enough, we are the top 10 countries in the world for AMG sales and have one of the lowest (if not lowest) population amongst them.


    I just read this weekend, that South Africa has the highest density regarding Billionairs. There is no other place in the world where you can find more than here. So... kind of no wonder for being within the Top10 for AMG!

     That is as a percentage of total population - in absolute terms you will find many more in other countries Smiley

    That's why Lars referred to "density". Smiley

    Density of a matter is expressed , for instance, in terms of "grams per cubic centimetre".
    By analogy, the "density" of billionaires in a given population could be expressed  in terms of "number per million of total population". 

    In terms of the absolute number of billionaires, Monte Carlo might be considered a relatively poor nation, but we know that isn't the case, don't we? Smiley

     


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    intouch1:

    yup....try russia...

     The interesting thing is that there are not many billionaires in Russia (based on Forbes). Most billionaires (by far) live in Europe and the US. Even the number of billionaires in Asia is comparatively low (again, based on Forbes). I was a bit surprised to see their map of billionaire distribution Smiley Seems that old money is less frequently reported about - but it still rules the world.


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    fritz:
    MKSGR:
    Lars997:
    Mike S:


    Interesting enough, we are the top 10 countries in the world for AMG sales and have one of the lowest (if not lowest) population amongst them.


    I just read this weekend, that South Africa has the highest density regarding Billionairs. There is no other place in the world where you can find more than here. So... kind of no wonder for being within the Top10 for AMG!

     That is as a percentage of total population - in absolute terms you will find many more in other countries Smiley

    That's why Lars referred to "density". Smiley

    Density of a matter is expressed , for instance, in terms of "grams per cubic 

     

     Maybe my "brain density" is a bit too low to understand his post SmileySmiley


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    temm:

    Thank you for the pics and write-up Mike, are you sure you'll be able to wait for the Black Series?Smiley

    I think I just might be able to! I have enough toys coming this year to keep me busy for a while Smiley


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    electrao:

    Mike thanks for the info pics and video ;) greta as usual.

    you said: " The fit and finish with the right options makes it more exquisite!"

    Could you be a little more specific on these options?

    The basic interior is a little bland, you get a lot of carbon fibre finishes such as the door sill, center console, side mirrors which make the car feel for more expensive. The normal aluminium finish is fine, but it's boring. A few little details make a big difference.


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    This is one of the few cars I have come across that look great in all the colours they have displayed. Any colour suits this car except for yellow/green/orange/pink (lol) IMO.


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    Mike S:

    This is one of the few cars I have come across that look great in all the colours they have displayed. Any colour suits this car except for yellow/green/orange/pink (lol) IMO.

    Which color would you go for??


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    silver with a red interior


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    after all it is a "silver arrow" :P  lets see if the black series improves it !


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    Mike S:
    temm:

    Thank you for the pics and write-up Mike, are you sure you'll be able to wait for the Black Series?Smiley

    I think I just might be able to! I have enough toys coming this year to keep me busy for a while Smiley

    SmileySmileySmiley

    Enjoy them in good health, Mike Smiley


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    Mike S:
    temm:

    Thank you for the pics and write-up Mike, are you sure you'll be able to wait for the Black Series?Smiley

    I think I just might be able to! I have enough toys coming this year to keep me busy for a while Smiley

    TrueSmiley


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    koko:

    Thx Temm Smiley
     

    If you would to buy one, will you choose black??

     

    Being a Formula 1 fan, I would probably get one in F1 Safety Car spec:

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    i would love to see a navy/midnight blue color with a tan/cinnamon interior.  It would be very elegant, especially in the convertible form. 


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    Here you have some pictures of that color combo

     

    http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/carreviews/firstdrives/253075/mercedes_sls_amg.html


     
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