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Old 4th August 2006, 15:49   #1
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Default BMW considering a rival for the merc SL

Hey Guys here's an atricle on bmw planning on a rival for the Mercedes SL.....

http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do...ticleId=116384
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Old 4th August 2006, 17:23   #2
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I dont understand. Isnt the 6 series cabrio a good enough rival for the SLK?? Why go to the trouble of producing another seperate convertible GT lineup???

This sounds almost as pointless a venture as the 1 series.
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The 6 series is inbetween the SL and the CLK.

The R230 is virtually flawless, esp. in the 500, 55 and 65 forms. It'll be tough stuff to beat...
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I dont understand. Isnt the 6 series cabrio a good enough rival for the SLK?? Why go to the trouble of producing another seperate convertible GT lineup???

This sounds almost as pointless a venture as the 1 series.
Don't you mean the SL???

Looks like they are planning a "5 and half series - 5.5"

Not required...get the 6 series anyways......make a hardtop convertible if they must....
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SL and 6 series? 6 series is 4 seater... they are looking to cash in the 2 seater SL's growing market
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Sorry guys, I did mean SL, not SLK, that was a typo.
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It could be the 8 series, but in the 2 seat only form!! WOW!! I cant wait..
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I can't believe it !! This is music to my ears. Finally I have a reason to get a job.
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I can't believe it !! This is music to my ears. Finally I have a reason to get a job.
I agree, it should be a great car and if they make it a hard top convertible ,man would that be so cool...I had originally heard they were planning on making a 4 series based on the 3 coupe with a hard top to compete with SLK, but i guess thats a little less profitable than the SL competitor, but I cant imagine it being in M and CSL form..... if its really an 8 series, then an 850, 860 M8 and M8 CSL with 85k, 105k, 125k and 150k base msrp...but would still be cheaper than the SLs which are going way over priced..
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8 SERIES BE NICE!!!!!!
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