Last post on Jan 28, 2013 at 5:55 PM
You are in the Sedans
What is this discussion about?
Audi A8, BMW 7 Series, Jaguar XJ-Series, Lexus LS 460, Mercedes-Benz S-Class, Volkswagen Phaeton, Maserati Quattroporte, Mercedes-Benz CL-Class, Sedan
Let's try to define this forum as being limited to luxury performance vehicles where the mainstream version in a typical configuration has an MSRP of at least $60k.
A luxury vehicle with a base price of $59k qualifies because it would typically be bought with some additional equipment, bringing the MSRP over $60k.
Vehicles like the E, 5, A6, M, or GS, even if available in certain versions over $60k, don't qualify because they are cars from companies that have higher end cars in their lineups.
Oct 13, 2004 (2:26 pm)
He must be talking about the SL65 roadster. Mercedes, the Sultans of Torque, have this one at 738 lb-ft at a fat 2000-4000 RPM and it does a 4.2 sec 0-60. How's that for low-end torque? These guys are incredible. Actually, I would have figured it faster and it probably is since they measured the E55 faster than the Mercedes claim. The new M5 will be a high-speed track car but these Mercedes are point and shoot street monsters. Think of it, for an extra 100 grand you get a car that's 3 tenths of a second faster than the E55. Step on the pedal and you fly to the moon, bang zoom. No problem, where's my checkbook.
Oct 13, 2004 (2:41 pm)
I was just looking at the SLR...Am I the only person here who thinks it is really ugly? both front and rear.
I am pretty much a Lexus guy when it is sedans but I don't think I am biased when it comes to sports cars.
Oct 13, 2004 (2:58 pm)
Yeah I kind of agree Michael. It has some things working for it but itís overcooked art deco and I see a platypus when staring into the mug. And the interior is on the cheesy side. I think they definitely improved the SLK though.
Oct 13, 2004 (6:28 pm)
Nah, platypus is not right, it's more like a baboon. That's not it either. I can picture the animal but just can't think of the name. Either way it looks beady-eyed and cross-eyed too. Did I say it has some things working for it?
#6859 of 24726 A-ha, found it!
Oct 14, 2004 (10:36 am)
Yes sir, Iím convinced the Proboscis Monkey was the motif for the SLR. Actually, it does have something going for it. Know why? Because itís funkyÖ f-f-f-f-funky lahk a monkey!!!
#6860 of 24726 Re: A-ha, found it! [designman]
Oct 14, 2004 (10:55 am)
By Jove, I believe you have it! But I bet the monkey out-corners the Benz.
Oct 14, 2004 (10:59 am)
I would rather clean up after the Benz!
#6862 of 24726 Re: A-ha, found it! [designman]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Oct 14, 2004 (11:12 am)
For some reason, it looks better on the new SLK350... Is it less radical?
Oct 14, 2004 (11:23 am)
So how come the Benz costs so much more than the monkey?
#6864 of 24726 Re: Measures of luxury are not exactly clear [kdshapiro]
Oct 14, 2004 (11:29 am)
'Luxury has little to do with room, else the S65 AMG would not be considered a luxury vehicle, due to limited room and lack of two seats.'
Its all in peoples minds. Why would someone pay more for a Base ES 330 than they would for a fully loaded Camry and its the same car anyways.... or more for a Lexus LX 470 than a Loaded Land Cruiser?
Its all in the mind, the letter L with a circle around it vs, the T with a circle around it....