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Old 30th June 2010, 23:32   #16
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Congrats on the SL500 Varaman. If I am not wrong, isnt this a Bollywood car and one of the first 4 to be sold by MBIL when launched. The wheels are the optional Sports package wheels.

More pics of the car (if its the same one) : http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/super-...ckage-amg.html (Pics : Silver Mercedes SL500 with optional Sports Package (///AMG).)
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Congratulations on an amazing car, Varaman. As many have said, I have my doubts about the wheels, but in the end, its your car and you know best! Drive her safe and do treat us to some more pics, especially of the engine bay and the interiors! Thanks in advance!
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Nice Machine. Congratulation Varaman. If i am not mistaken, isnt this car from Hiranandani (Powai). I may be wrong, but had seen a similar SL out here.
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Of all the goodies in your car, I like the wheels the most!!!
She looks splendid!
Congratulations mate!
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Very nice car. Make sure to keep it that way.
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Old 1st July 2010, 07:46   #21
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Congrats on the SL500 Varaman. If I am not wrong, isnt this a Bollywood car and one of the first 4 to be sold by MBIL when launched. The wheels are the optional Sports package wheels.

More pics of the car (if its the same one) : http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/super-...ckage-amg.html (Pics : Silver Mercedes SL500 with optional Sports Package (///AMG).)
Yes, this is the first SL500 to be invoiced in India. No, it is not the same one in the pics shown on your link

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Nice Machine. Congratulation Varaman. If i am not mistaken, isnt this car from Hiranandani (Powai). I may be wrong, but had seen a similar SL out here.
Nope, not the same car, though you may have seen it driving through that area sometime.

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Congratulations on an amazing car, Varaman. As many have said, I have my doubts about the wheels, but in the end, its your car and you know best! Drive her safe and do treat us to some more pics, especially of the engine bay and the interiors! Thanks in advance!
Will post more snaps. Like me, there seem to be more BHPians who love the wheels on the car ; But then, beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder... there is no absolute metric, is there?

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Old 1st July 2010, 09:51   #22
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Immaculate car varaman. The wheels are stunning and the red leather interiors are just wow. Its an absolute beauty. Drive safe. Congratulations.
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NIce one there dude...Love that interior
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I Think this car was earlier owed by Bollywood actor - Sunny Deol.....
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Firstly congratulations on buying a great car and the wheels are great. Hows the ride with the 18" wheels. The car had come once for Suspension work to Autohanger. Drive safe.

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Yes, this is the first SL500 to be invoiced in India. No, it is not the same one in the pics shown on your link
It is the same car Varman. Posting a link below. The only issue is yours is the only car in Bombay to have these wheels. The car was maintained at Autohanger and have seen her there.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/53260-post14.html

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Yes it is the same one.

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Immaculate car varaman. The wheels are stunning and the red leather interiors are just wow. Its an absolute beauty. Drive safe. Congratulations.
These alloy wheels have evoked mixed responses... some BHPians love them and others don't like them much... personally, I think they are quite unique ('cos I am bored of seeing the symmetric multispoke alloys on most supercars) and stunningly beautiful

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Firstly congratulations on buying a great car and the wheels are great. Hows the ride with the 18" wheels. The car had come once for Suspension work to Autohanger. Drive safe.



It is the same car Varman. Posting a link below. The only issue is yours is the only car in Bombay to have these wheels. The car was maintained at Autohanger and have seen her there.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/53260-post14.html



Yes it is the same one.
I was pleasantly surprised by the comfort levels given by the 18" wheels - had expected a much harsher ride. Will be putting a new set of tyres in the next week or two.. either Michelin PS2 or Continental ExtremeContact DWs. Should improve the ride quality even more.

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I Think this car was earlier owed by Bollywood actor - Sunny Deol.....
Can't confirm or deny that Am happy that it is mine now

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Its a dream and I am glad you living it. The car looks stunning, Congratulations. And the rims I feel are awesome.

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A unique car!

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Acquired her two weeks back.
My Mercedes SL500-11.jpg
With unique alloys!

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These alloy wheels have evoked mixed responses... some BHPians love them and others don't like them much... personally, I think they are quite unique
In past, a unique owner spotted driving similar unique vehicle with similar unique alloys!

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Can't confirm or deny that Am happy that it is mine now
Do I know the answer?

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Sweet. I loved the rims on it.
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Old 1st July 2010, 12:00   #30
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Congrats Varaman! Nice car, I own one of these examples also. Very trouble free as long as you use her every week, otherwise the electronics throw tantrums. A pleasure to drive on the expressway, actually wants you to push her. Did a Worli-Khandala[90kms] in 1.05 hours at 7am in the morning one day.
I have 18" amgs too with Yoko'sand no problems with the ride.
Check if the fuel tank has been replaced, else you will need to replace them very soon. These early models had a problem of the baffles coming loose in the tank, and MB does not acknowledge them as a manufacturing defect, so the owner pays, I paid for mine, and after a lot of fight got them to chip in 25% of the tank cost. I had to pay for the labour fully!! Do check and replace the oils, you will find a change in feel.
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