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    Buddy Just bought '00 Mercedes SL500

    2000miles on it for 50k... good deal eh?

    What would be the outcome if we raced from a dead stop and/or roll? anyone know?

    Here are specs i found on the Mercedes Benz Site:

    Engine 5.0L 24-valve V-8 engine
    Net Power 302 hp @ 5,600 rpm
    Net Torque 339 lb-ft @ 2,700 - 4,250 rpm

    ... thats it.
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    You'll take him top-end and will spank him on a dig. Those things are auto and weighs almost 4000lbs! Don't tease with the SL55 though....
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    From a stop with a decent launch, you should have no problem with it. They run I think high 14's in the quarter mile.....so you should be good to go. From a roll, they'd be more of a challenge, and I'd say pretty evenly matched. Anyone else with a better opinion, feel free.
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    the 2000 R129 SL500 are good for low 6's. On the roll when weight become less of a factor for accelerating, I'd say it's close, but the STi will have the upper hand.

    you can try and tell us the story later...
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    STi? No way you should have a problem...my friend has an SL500 and I beat him from a roll no problem and I'm a completely off the shelf Stage 2 + up pipe car.
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    Originally posted by yermom
    heh, fairlady

    does not sound like a fast car, no wonder they changed the name for the US market

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    I just remembered, when i was headin up to san bernardino, i saw an SL55 AMG, i saw him in my rear view mirror, and he was drivin really fast. When he passed me i downshifted to get even with him . There was some traffic that prevented us from getting next to eachother. i

    But there was an opening that sloped into a curve, we both took off. GOD DAMN THOSE THINGS ARE FAST! I shut down at 115mph, but he kept going.. and going.. and going.. and he was gone. He slowed down later on and i just zoomed by him, but he had to exit the freeway.
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    Just wait until the SL65 hits the streets...


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    This is the real car.
    http://www.edmunds.com/used/2000/mer...2F007210-T.jpg


    0 to 60 6.4

    1/4 14.9

    4100 LBS

    The SL 600 was quicker.

    0 to 60 5.7

    13.9 1/4

    4400 lbs

    389 hp

    420 lbs tourque



    Still a nice ride. Especially for 50k and 2000 miles.

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    I think your buddy got his head ripped off on the sale to

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    Originally posted by Beanboy
    Just wait until the SL65 hits the streets...


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    Are they not out yet? I was in VA two weeks ago and swear I saw one. It looked like a SL 55 amg with a wider body and wider tires. It was definately a new model.

    edit: I just checked the MB site. I think it was a new SL 600, still very fast.
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    Originally posted by JRod
    Are they not out yet? I was in VA two weeks ago and swear I saw one. It looked like a SL 55 amg with a wider body and wider tires. It was definately a new model.

    edit: I just checked the MB site. I think it was a new SL 600, still very fast.
    there's no body variation between the SL500 and SL600. Both can be had w/ the AMG sport pkg which will make it looks like the SL55 other than the quad-exhaust that's only on the 55.

    the wide body you see most likely is someone's modded car w/ either the Lorinser wide body kit, carlsson wide body kit, or custom made wide body kit.
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    Originally posted by FrankW
    there's no body variation between the SL500 and SL600. Both can be had w/ the AMG sport pkg which will make it looks like the SL55 other than the quad-exhaust that's only on the 55.

    the wide body you see most likely is someone's modded car w/ either the Lorinser wide body kit, carlsson wide body kit, or custom made wide body kit.
    Thanks for clearing that up. Had to be a SL600 amg then, I definitely saw a 6... and AMG. It looked really nice in black.
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    Sounds like a great deal. Where did he find it? Those cars are heavy, so you shouldn't have any problems.

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    Originally posted by JRod
    Thanks for clearing that up. Had to be a SL600 amg then, I definitely saw a 6... and AMG. It looked really nice in black.
    some of the last generation SL600 came with the AMG badge, but none of the new SL600 came w/ the AMG badge even w/ the sport pkg.

    Probably the guy put the badge on him self.
    Nothing but good ol' replicas...on my good ol' poser c240

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