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Saw a beautiful woman driving a beautiful 2003 MB SL600.
That car is silent and deadly...and she was moving it too!
Wowsers!


Highlights for 2003

"Mercedes-Benz redesigns its flagship 2-seat convertible for '03. The SL500 retains a 302-hp V8, but has new styling and a retractable metal hardtop instead of a cloth folding top. It's slightly longer, lower, and wider than the 1990-2002 version, but some 125 lb lighter. Among its high-tech features are antilock 4-wheel disc brakes with industry-first "brake-by-wire" technology that modulates hydraulic pressure to each wheel by computer signal. The SL has a 5-speed automatic transmission with manual-shift feature, traction/antiskid control, and Mercedes' ABC active suspension designed to reduce body lean in turns. Side airbags provide head and torso protection, and the driver gets a knee airbag. A rollover bar automatically pops up if sensors detect an impending tip. Also standard are a navigation system, Mercedes' TeleAid assistance system, and a second battery, mounted in the trunk, for running power accessories.

Options include 18-inch wheels vs. standard 17s; a tire-pressure monitor; Xenon high-beam headlamps; radar cruise control designed to maintain a set following distance; ventilated and massaging seats; and Mercedes' "Keyless Go" system, which takes signals from a credit-cardlike transmitter to allow the driver to unlock and start the vehicle by simply touching certain spots. Voice control for audio, phone, and other functions is available though the dealer. Due at an unspecified later date is a V12 SL600 companion.

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News Demand for this costly 2-seater had been reasonably strong since the previous design's last major update (for 1995). But when the economy headed south, do did SL sales, plunging 31 percent year-to-year in calendar 2000 (to just 5409 units) and another 15.7 percent in the first three quarters of 2001. The SL wasn't alone, though. Somehow, the luxury-car market as a while seems much more sensitive to economic swings than it used to be.

The redesigned SL500 may fare better once it reaches U.S. dealers in force, which Mercedes says will be spring 2002. A new SL600 should follow about a year later with the same new-design V12 used in the S600 sedan and CL600 coupe. All these Mercedes are very expensive top-liners selling only a few thousand copies per year in the U.S."
 
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That common in the ATL like BBQ spots... Now let me see a female driving.....A LEGEND Coupe and i'de be :eek:


But the MB isssssssss FIRE!
 

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I have seen a few of those lately, but have never seen the badge on the back. Those carz are so phat.... they are the nicest MB I have ever seen. The lines are so sleek its amazing. I would defentialy buy one....
 

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Bah.
Overpriced.

I like my G2 6speed for 90 k less.
 
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****, that is a sweeet ass car. I would just like to see a SLK600 now :D. Ain't gonna happen though, but imagine what that big engine would do for a little car like that :cool:
 

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Yes that SL is definately a piece of art, but my favorite is still the new CL55 AMG. I love that machine sooooo damm much. Hopefully i'll be able to get one soon.
 

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M3

The only thing Id like better than an M3 is an M5

Whenever I see a MB its always the same.....rich old successful
 

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Those SL 500 are sooo hot. I saw one yesterday in my area with some 20'' chrome rims, being driven by some thugged out ass dude.that car looked so sweet.
 
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