Go Back   Team-BHP > BHP India > The Indian Car Scene


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 6th February 2006, 08:57   #1
BHPian
 
karizma_devil's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: mumbai
Posts: 421
Thanked: 16 Times
Default MERCEDES SL500 with pictures....what do u say?? sexy beast !!

Standard on SL500: Active Body Control; Adaptive Accelerator Pedal; front and head/chest airbags; alarm and immobiliser; ABS with Brake Assist; automatic brake disc drying; 8.5J x 17 seven-spoke alloy wheels; child seat recognition sensor; automatic climate control; cooled centre console compartment; automatic boot- and door-closing aids; automatic pop-up roll-over bar; cruise control with speed limiter; bi-xenon headlights; CD changer; COMMAND telematics; two cupholders; Easy Pack (to aid boot loading); headlamp darkness sensor switch; heated front seats; metallic paint; multi-function steering wheel and centre dash display; parameter steering; rain-sensing wipers; remote boot release; Sensotronic Brake Control; electric multi-adjustable seats with memory; space-saver emergency wheel; storage boxes behind seats, in doors and under the passenger seat; leather seats; burr walnut wood trim.

ENGINE SPECIFICATION
4,966cc V8 petrol 5-speed automatic: 228kW (306bhp) at 5,600 rpm; 460Nm (339 lb ft) torque at 2,7004,250 rpm.

DIMENSIONS

Length: 4,535 mm (14ft 11in)
Width: 2,045 mm (6ft 8.5in) (mirror tip to tip); 1,827mm (6ft 0in) (mirrors electrically folded)
Height: 1,298mm (4ft 3in) (roof up)
Luggage capacity: 206 litres (roof down); 288 litres (roof up). (29 litres can be added by substituting Tirefit system for emergency wheel.) Additional storage behind seats, under passenger seat, inside doors, in centre console and in glove compartment.
Kerb weight: 1,845kg (SL500); 1,955kg (SL55 AMG)
Fuel tank capacity: 80 litres.



guys its one of my all time favourite cars...
what do u say how does it stant in front of all these ?
Aston Martin DB7/Vanquish/V8; Bentley Azure/Continental; BMW X5 4.6; BMW Z8; Bristol Blenheim 3; Ferrari 360 Modena; Ferrari 550/560 Maranello; Honda NSX; Jaguar XKR8; Lamborghini Murcialago; Lexus SC430; Maserati 4300 Spyder; Mercedes CL5.0/CL6.0/CL55AMG; Porsche 911/911 Turbo; Range Rover 4.4; Rolls Royce Corniche.

i wud still go for SL 500..2003 model..

here she goes












pictures taken by NOKIA7610
spotted it infront of coffee day..that silver karizma in the background of one of these pictures is my bike
karizma_devil is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 6th February 2006, 09:15   #2
Senior - BHPian
 
Gordon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 2,420
Thanked: 162 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by karizma_devil
what do u say how does it stant in front of all these ?
Lamborghini Murcialago

i wud still go for SL 500..2003 model..
Murcielago anyday!!
I'd also prefer the Mercedes CL55 AMG, Ferrari 360 Modena and Ferrari 550 Maranello. Although the CL55AMG would be a little tough choice
Gordon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 6th February 2006, 09:25   #3
BHPian
 
karizma_devil's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: mumbai
Posts: 421
Thanked: 16 Times
Unhappy

mercedes is something i have dreamt about since i was a kid..have a soft corner in my heart for these mercedes..i love these 2 seaters!
but ya definitely these lot of better cars than SL 500..still its close 2 my heart..wish could buy one !
karizma_devil is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 6th February 2006, 09:28   #4
Senior - BHPian
 
extreme_torque's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 3,546
Thanked: 1,318 Times
Default

A McLaren Mercedes SLR.... my ultimate dream car!
And this car isnt an all out sports car... its a luxury tourer. It can't even be compared to the Porsche, the ferrari's and the lambo's.... those are proper sports cars.
extreme_torque is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 6th February 2006, 12:18   #5
BANNED
 
mclaren1885's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Bangalore (the city of modded cars) !!
Posts: 4,821
Thanked: 28 Times
Infractions: 0/1 (10)
Default

[SIZE=2]Spotted a SL 500 near Lavelle Road Coffee Day , bangalore a few weeks back .. Must say the car is sure a stunner .. However still prefer the murci that i saw a few days prior to the spotting of the SL 500 .. [/SIZE]
mclaren1885 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 6th February 2006, 12:52   #6
M66
BHPian
 
M66's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 38
Thanked: 0 Times
Default

I'm sorry but how can you compare an SL500 to the likes of the Murci. Theyre in completely seperate ranges.
M66 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 6th February 2006, 14:05   #7
BHPian
 
TributE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 47
Thanked: 0 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ///M
I'm sorry but how can you compare an SL500 to the likes of the Murci. Theyre in completely seperate ranges.
theyre like comparin a range rover to a rolls royce
TributE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 6th February 2006, 14:18   #8
BHPian
 
Beeman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Treasure island
Posts: 335
Thanked: 2 Times
Default

wow thats a car i really really like......
Beeman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 6th February 2006, 15:20   #9
Senior - BHPian
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Gujarat 03
Posts: 1,302
Thanked: 11 Times
Default

Will prefer SL55 AMG.. Dream Car: McLaren Mercedes SLR.

Cheers,
Mugen_Power is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 6th February 2006, 16:06   #10
Senior - BHPian
 
Deeps's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Delhi/Noida
Posts: 1,090
Thanked: 67 Times
Default

What the hell is "parameter steering" as stated in the standard equipment list? Never heard of it before.
Deeps is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 6th February 2006, 23:26   #11
BHPian
 
narasimha raju's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Hyderabad
Posts: 121
Thanked: 40 Times
Default

I saw this model today on Sanfrancisco Highway. Looks very nice. The Honda copied the tail lamp design of this car in new Honda Accord.
narasimha raju is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 7th February 2006, 00:35   #12
Team-BHP Support
 
Rehaan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Bombay
Posts: 22,381
Thanked: 22,612 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Deeps
What the hell is "parameter steering" as stated in the standard equipment list? Never heard of it before.
More steering assistance at slower speeds, less at higher speeds.

cya
R
Rehaan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 7th February 2006, 03:22   #13
Senior - BHPian
 
Deeps's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Delhi/Noida
Posts: 1,090
Thanked: 67 Times
Default

Rehaan, so essentially the same EPS system that some Marutis have?
Deeps is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 7th February 2006, 05:31   #14
Team-BHP Support
 
Rehaan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Bombay
Posts: 22,381
Thanked: 22,612 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Deeps
Rehaan, so essentially the same EPS system that some Marutis have?
EXACTLY what the next line of my earlier post was to say, but i decided not to hint towards maruti vs mercedes

cya
R
Rehaan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 7th February 2006, 10:55   #15
Senior - BHPian
 
merve_extreme's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 1,360
Thanked: 12 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Deeps
Rehaan, so essentially the same EPS system that some Marutis have?
It is not the same.Maruti's EPS provides assitance only at lower speeds.it cuts off above 40kmph.

What Mercedes has is Variable Assistance Hydraulic power steering which varies the assistance according to the speed(same as What Reehan said) and also according to the driving style and the driving mode(like sport ,comfort etc) .
merve_extreme is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
My Mercedes SL500 Varaman Super-Cars & Imports in India 100 18th February 2011 12:19
Pics : Silver Mercedes SL500 with optional Sports Package (///AMG). v12 Super-Cars & Imports in India 72 24th January 2011 13:27
Pics: Mercedes Benz SL500 in pune! (w/ SLK nose) Edmund Super-Cars & Imports in India 27 17th June 2009 15:25
Chennai to vizag (1928 kms) on my new Beast! (EDIT: Beast=Fiesta 1.6 zxi Petrol) gopal.putrevu Travelogues 19 18th April 2008 13:35
Pics : Red Mercedes SL500 v12 Super-Cars & Imports in India 34 24th April 2004 00:40


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 22:49.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks