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    SLS Roadster - first pictures

    A no-brainer for MB sellers...

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    I like it.


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    I think it looks more "right" than the closed version.

    I don't know if it suffers dynamically though. But I doubt it because Mercedes have a lot of experience with the SL models.


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    I like it too. The C-pillar on the coupe seems awkward to me, something that the convertible will dispense.


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    reginos:

    I think it looks more "right" than the closed version.

    I don't know if it suffers dynamically though. But I doubt it because Mercedes have a lot of experience with the SL models.


     

    The Roadster musn’t  have necessarily more weight than the Coupe. The design of the gullwings and their attachment to the roof is also relatively heavy.
    I think the cabrio is’nt bad at all.  Could be a good 3rd. car for summertime....Smiley

     

     


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    in all honesty this makes it just another merc. the whole idea behind the car is gone.....

    i would have never even considered this car if it were only in convertible form.

    it was only the package with the doors that made it special.


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    intouch1:

    in all honesty this makes it just another merc. the whole idea behind the car is gone.....

    i would have never even considered this car if it were only in convertible form.

    it was only the package with the doors that made it special.

     Did you already get your car? delivery should be sometime around now no?


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    intouch1:

    in all honesty this makes it just another merc. the whole idea behind the car is gone.....

    i would have never even considered this car if it were only in convertible form.

    it was only the package with the doors that made it special.

     

    I'm 100% with you on this one!!


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    intouch1:

    in all honesty this makes it just another merc. the whole idea behind the car is gone.....

    i would have never even considered this car if it were only in convertible form.

    it was only the package with the doors that made it special.


    I'm 100% with you: just another Mercedes... But, it could be the right car for MY personal preferences, as I don't like the gull wings that much.
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    Conny997:
    intouch1:

    in all honesty this makes it just another merc. the whole idea behind the car is gone.....

    i would have never even considered this car if it were only in convertible form.

    it was only the package with the doors that made it special.

     

    I'm 100% with you: just another Mercedes... But, it could be the right car for MY personal preferences, as I don't like the gull wings that much.

     

    You'd be better off getting a Turbo Cab or something similar. Maybe SLR roadster will be a better choice?


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    Why would anyone want an SLS that doesn't have cool doors?

    The only thing I'd choose this over is an SLR because the SLR repairs costs are so retarded. However, if in the market for sports car convertible, I'd go elsewhere.


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    wedouglas:

    Why would anyone want an SLS that doesn't have cool doors?

    Not very complimentary for Mercedes, if the only exceptional feature of their version of a supercar is the retro doors.


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    The car is stunning in all versions. Anyway - those doors might be cool, but also annoying to handle over time. 


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    mine goes into production within the next  2 weeks. so i guess i should take delivery about 2 months from now.


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     WOW:... exciting time intouch! 


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    There was a convertible 300SL offered concurrently w/ the 300SL Gullwing and it was an extremely attractive car in its own right, so I do not view this offering as anything other than a logical market extension of the model.


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    DaveC:

    There was a convertible 300SL offered concurrently w/ the 300SL Gullwing and it was an extremely attractive car in its own right, so I do not view this offering as anything other than a logical market extension of the model.

    Actually the open top 300SL of that era looks to me nicer than the Gullwing. It's also very attractive with the hardtop fitted.


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    koko:

     

    You'd be better off getting a Turbo Cab or something similar. Maybe SLR roadster will be a better choice?


     

    If I would like to have a Porsche Cab I would have ordered it instead of the Coupe. But I would’nt certainly trade the SLS for the 997 Turbo S.

    To avoid misunderstandings:
    I think the SLS is absolutely attractive whether with wing doors or as a convertible.

    Just for MY PERSONAL use I would’ nt choose the Gullwing, but the convertible. The technical basis of the SLS Convertible will be as satisfying as the Coupe and I am sure that it in Germany will attract more buyers than the Gullwing. Lets see what will happenSmiley

     


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     We all liked the SLS convertible. It had a good road presence. At that time they had not decided on the top but were fairly certain it would be a soft top.

    That said, it did not stand out as anything special.

    It is somewhat ironic that without the gimmicky gull-wing doors the SLS convertible became more pedestrian looking.


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    The SLS convertible could have been a new model SL.

    It's a nice car visually (nicer IMO than the closed version) but it doesn't allude to anything special to mix with supercars.


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