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    2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster

     

     
    Carlos Lago hits the test track and the winding road with the 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster. With its imposing size, brute power and booming exhaust note, the SLS Roadster feels more like a classic American muscle car than a refined German coupe.

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    Re: 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster

    trev0006:
     the SLS Roadster feels more like a classic American muscle car than a refined German coupe.

    This what I don't like about it. Mercedes copying a nostalgic concept instead of innovating.


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    trev0006:

     

     
    Carlos Lago hits the test track and the winding road with the 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster. With its imposing size, brute power and booming exhaust note, the SLS Roadster feels more like a classic American muscle car than a refined German coupe.

    This makes the SLS so unique...I would hate it to see another BMW 6 series. Smiley


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    SLS V8 is awesome .. incredibly responsive, and with the most amazing soundtrack.


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    The style is too retro for my liking. And in the age of efficient technology I don't like the idea of huge engines driving a heavy (for 2 seats) vehicle. The future will be for those you can combine power with efficiency and lightweight construction. The sound? Not a fetish for me although many are thrilled by noisy cars.

    I prefer more the way BMW is going with more power through downsizing. I hope they get their weight down next.


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    reginos:

    I prefer more the way BMW is going with more power through downsizing. I hope they get their weight down next.

     Mercedes doing  the same with their new bi-turbo V8s in the standard and AMG models.

    BMW styling is not great these days .. the 6 series Gran Coupe is an abomination.


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    Weight is an issue on modern cars, no doubt about it.

    Sound however is too. I wouldn't buy a car without a nice sounding exhaust/engine. Sound doesn't mean noise, it means savoring the car's spirit. Would you really enjoy your 911 without that typical sound? I doubt it.


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    reginos:

    I prefer more the way BMW is going with more power through downsizing. I hope they get their weight down next.

     Mercedes doing  the same with their new bi-turbo V8s in the standard and AMG models.

    BMW styling is not great these days .. the 6 series Gran Coupe is an abomination.

    I find the Gran Coupe one of the most successful BMW designs for a long time. I know you'll say that this doesn't mean much since they have offered so many mediocre designs in recent years.

    I don't think the new CLS or the Panamera are better looking, as much as I like Porsche.


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    RC:

    Weight is an issue on modern cars, no doubt about it.

    Sound however is too. I wouldn't buy a car without a nice sounding exhaust/engine. Sound doesn't mean noise, it means savoring the car's spirit. Would you really enjoy your 911 without that typical sound? I doubt it.

    The 911 normally aspirated sound is optimal for me. Distinctive, sporty but not too loud and provocative. It is also at the level that is still socially acceptable too. 

    I don't like loud sound with a racy flavor from idle or 2000 rpm. But I know others revel at these characteristics. 


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    reginos:

    I find the Gran Coupe one of the most successful BMW designs for a long time. I know you'll say that this doesn't mean much since they have offered so many mediocre designs in recent years.

    I don't think the new CLS or the Panamera are better looking, as much as I like Porsche.

    I saw the Gran Coupe a couple of times, incl. at Munich Airport and in direct comparison to the Panamera and to be honest...I like the Panamera more. Seriously. 

    The Gran Coupe is too much, too stylish. Same goes to the CLS but I think we discussed that in the past.

    BMW has a serious problem with their interior. It gets more and more boring.

    I also hate the new 1 series, the front is hideous.

    The 5 GT series is another hideous car, ouch.

    Mercedes has been more innovative over the past couple of years but their designs are too nervous, this is why people may not have liked them too much. There needs to be a cleaner line language in the design in my opinion.

    I'm not an expert though and I can only say what I like and what I don't. For example it is just a plain design sacrilege to offer a glued on rear spoiler lip for the new C class Coupe. Even if mine is made of carbon (C63)...still...not really my thing.


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    RC:

    BMW has a serious problem with their interior. It gets more and more boring.

     I thought that the 6 GC interior quality was terrible .. plastics that would make a Kia look bad. And an interior which is a derivative of a standard 5 series interior.


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    RC:
    reginos:

    I find the Gran Coupe one of the most successful BMW designs for a long time. I know you'll say that this doesn't mean much since they have offered so many mediocre designs in recent years.

    I don't think the new CLS or the Panamera are better looking, as much as I like Porsche.

    I saw the Gran Coupe a couple of times, incl. at Munich Airport and in direct comparison to the Panamera and to be honest...I like the Panamera more. Seriously. 

    The Gran Coupe is too much, too stylish. Same goes to the CLS but I think we discussed that in the past.

    BMW has a serious problem with their interior. It gets more and more boring.

    I also hate the new 1 series, the front is hideous.

    The 5 GT series is another hideous car, ouch.

    Mercedes has been more innovative over the past couple of years but their designs are too nervous, this is why people may not have liked them too much. There needs to be a cleaner line language in the design in my opinion.

    I'm not an expert though and I can only say what I like and what I don't. For example it is just a plain design sacrilege to offer a glued on rear spoiler lip for the new C class Coupe. Even if mine is made of carbon (C63)...still...not really my thing.

    The Panamera is a cleaner design compared to the GC and the CLS. I prefer a clean design to a busy one and I like curves but the Panamera has two weaknesses in my eyes. It looks disproportionately long in the wheelbase in profile and the rear too bulky and bulbous. Best view is 3/4 front. When I see how successfully bulk was disguised on the current Cayenne, I can be hopeful for the next Panamera.

    I like the BMW GC in white. It looks elegant, different and not too flashy. The interior can be taliored with leather,stitching and choice of facia decoratiforgot those who prefer a more luxurious ambiance.

    I've seen the Matt Bronze one and it is too flashy indeed. Besides, the importer told me that it is a PITA to take care of the paint.

     


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    I never liked the Panamera in the beginning. It looked hideous to me.

    Now, almost 3 years later after my first test drive in a Panamera Turbo, I really like the Panamera design.

    Even weirder...the more I drive the Panamera loaner, the more I actually started to like how it looks.

    I don't know if this is a "reverse psychology" kind of design strategy  but it seems to work on many people. kiss

    The BMW GC, I saw it for the first time at Munich Airport. I liked it, it looked gorgeous. Then, I saw it a second time, also at Munich Airport and the first enthusiasm was gone, can't say why. The third time I saw the car in person, I really didn't care about it anymore, very similar to the Mercedes CLS design. Maybe it is just me. yes


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    That's the "mere exposure" and "cognitive dissonance" effect at work. broken heart


    Re: 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster

    Tim:

    That's the "mere exposure" and "cognitive dissonance" effect at work. broken heart

    I didn't know these terms, I have to admit!  Thank you for giving me the incentive to look them up.

    As regards the latter in the case of goods, the solution is to acquire both or even more items someone is in conflict about. Easier said than done. Perhaps this is why many are never content in spite of possessing plenty of material goods.

     


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