View Full Version : Holy Crap!! New SL vs New 650??

12-13-2011, 09:15 PM
Just saw full reveal of new SL. I'm a Bimmer guy, but I've always appreciated the beauty of the MB SL. Hell has frozen over. That is an ugly, ugly car. Comparing the two, who would really buy the SL over the 650?

12-13-2011, 10:21 PM
Kind of an ugly duck, at least the exterior - too bad. I don't really like the new direction in Mercedes design - look new CLS vs old, new SLK vs old, new gullwing vs old... Car looks very boxy rather than slick and sporty... I am sure though it is a great ride, and some people will love the looks

12-14-2011, 08:38 AM
I think the frontal pedestrian impact regulations are having a real - decidedly negative - influence on the front end design of these cars. The side view of the F12/13 is pretty bulbous too. BMW seems to have done a much better job than MB in complying with the new regs tho.

12-14-2011, 08:57 AM
No comparison.

12-14-2011, 09:01 AM
It's personal taste at this point. I like yhr 6

12-14-2011, 09:23 AM
Though I would want to see the car in person before passing judgment, I would say (based on the picture) that the new SL is not all that bad looking. I think I like the sporty lines of the SL. However, I still think the 6, looks-wise, is the more attractive of these cars.

12-14-2011, 10:48 AM
The SL is too flat in the front...

12-15-2011, 09:43 PM
I like the new SL, but as former SL owner, I might be a bit biased. ;)

12-16-2011, 06:35 AM
Could be interesting, but those headlights? Hmm...

12-16-2011, 08:19 AM
It looks coarse to me. I traded my E63 on an 2008 550SL. That version was better looking than this one.

12-16-2011, 08:40 AM
This is a stretch comparison wise, but the only SL that I would love to have at this point is the attached:p




12-16-2011, 08:56 AM
Put an E64 and a current model SL side by side and see which one grabs you...

12-16-2011, 09:14 PM
It looks coarse to me. I traded my E63 on an 2008 550SL. That version was better looking than this one.

With top down (in FL or otherwise :thumbup:), my 08 SL550 is the most fun car I've owned to date. And it's as solid as any hard top coupe or sedan I've ever driven. The 5.5L V8 is an absolute beast, yet purrs along at barely 1500 rpm at 75 mph (where allowed, of course). The only complaints I hear about the car are 'guys, where am I going to sit, it's only got two seats!'...:D

Speaking of MB, I posted a new thread comparing the 2012 E550 Cabriolet vs 2012 650i Vert.