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Old 20th July 2010, 22:24   #76
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Sweet looking car Varaman. Seems to be in pristine condition. How many kms on the odo when you bought her?



The SL55 AMG comes with a 5.5 litre Supercharged V8 By far one of the best cars I have driven. The SL600 has the V12 while the SL65 AMG gets a bi turbo version of the V12.

The SL 600 has V12 Bi Turbo and not a naturally-aspirated V12
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The SL 600 has V12 Bi Turbo and not a naturally-aspirated V12
The SL600 has a Twin-Turbo 5.5L V12 while the SL65 gets a Twin-Turbo 6L V12.
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The SL600 has a Twin-Turbo 5.5L V12 while the SL65 gets a Twin-Turbo 6L V12.
Twin-Turbo and Bi-Turbo are synonyms
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Twin-Turbo and Bi-Turbo are synonyms
I know that. What I meant was that the engine sizes are different. Btw, please do create a thread for your SV.
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Twin-Turbo and Bi-Turbo are synonyms
Are you sure?
Coz I'm not.

Yes, both will have a grand total of 2 turbos, however there might be a difference in the configuration?

I'm not sure what exactly that difference is, and whether it is a difference that is denoted in standard classification or whether each brand / marketing team just throws around whichever term they feel like using?

However, some possible differences could be :

1) Two identically sized turbos vs one small (for a quick spool-up) and one larger (for more higher rpm boost)

2) One turbo per bank of cylinders (eg. on a V6) vs both turbos on a single bank (I6)


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Old 24th July 2010, 18:37   #81
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What would I not give to be able to buy an SL600 like this for Rs 25 lakhs!! Drool over this one, guys... FS: Benz-O-Rama pristine 2005 SL600 V12 Twin Turbo - with lots of upgrades and extras - Benzworld.org - Mercedes-Benz Discussion Forum
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Are you sure?
Coz I'm not.

Yes, both will have a grand total of 2 turbos, however there might be a difference in the configuration?

I'm not sure what exactly that difference is, and whether it is a difference that is denoted in standard classification or whether each brand / marketing team just throws around whichever term they feel like using?

However, some possible differences could be :

1) Two identically sized turbos vs one small (for a quick spool-up) and one larger (for more higher rpm boost)

2) One turbo per bank of cylinders (eg. on a V6) vs both turbos on a single bank (I6)


And yes -- review of all your cars please!! Especially pictures!

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Its one same thing. The Twin itself means the Bi, there's no any reason different things to be called with one name.
The names we're looking for are Parallel(twin- or biturbo) and Sequential(twin- or biturbo). This is explaining the difference in the working of the two types of turbocharging.

And what if its quad-turbo? How the four turbos are going to be situated? You would say in the twin-turbo or bi-turbo way? That even doesn't sound well. Its gonna be parallel or sequential...
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What would I not give to be able to buy an SL600 like this for Rs 25 lakhs!! Drool over this one, guys... FS: Benz-O-Rama pristine 2005 SL600 V12 Twin Turbo - with lots of upgrades and extras - Benzworld.org - Mercedes-Benz Discussion Forum

And what would you not do to get out of that car when a SL 65 pulls next to you, at that very time you will feel like a poser and a 65 wanna be
BTW congrats Varaman on the new ride, looks great. Treat her well and enjoy.
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And what would you not do to get out of that car when a SL 65 pulls next to you, at that very time you will feel like a poser and a 65 wanna be
BTW congrats Varaman on the new ride, looks great. Treat her well and enjoy.
You're right, you know... there's no end to the desire for the next level...
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There I was wondering on the other thread what happened to the new wheels, thanks to Reehan who directed me to this one. OK so how about some snaps.
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There I was wondering on the other thread what happened to the new wheels, thanks to Reehan who directed me to this one. OK so how about some snaps.
Will put up some snaps tomorrow, time permitting...
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just realised

aren't these wheels like the maybach exellero?

something on the same lines maybe?
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just realised

aren't these wheels like the maybach exellero?

something on the same lines maybe?
Very perceptive of you - they are the identical wheels as on the Maybach Exelero... here's a picture of the Maybach with the same wheels: Maybach Exelero
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... and there she goes.... ... have just sold her to a gentleman in Coimbatore. Loved her, but time for something different...
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Varaman : If I ever owned such a car, I don't know how I'd ever let go! Just the thought scares me.

Importantly, what's the replacement
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