Review 2007 MercedesBenz SL55 AMG by Tony Whitney

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Mercedes-Benz GL-Class AMG

2007 Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG

The version of the magnificent Mercedes-Benz SL been at the dealerships that and already — as promised an AMG version will appear. The AMG is one of the most awesome Mercedes cars ever built and almost everything that before by quite a margin, but some background on what AMG is all

Sometimes, an automaker becomes so with a tuning firm it’s products, it buys the So it was with Mercedes- Benz and a German tuner specializing in the of the famed Stuttgart upscale

AMG has been in business for over 30 and became so respected through successes and a series of awesomely road cars, Mercedes purchased a majority (51 per cent) Today, AMG has an almost legendary among performance car buffs and no comers close to Mercedes in the way in it has cleverly exploited the tuner’s


Like it’s less stablemate, the The SL55 AMG is a stunning car and far more stylistic than its — which drew not-too-rewarding cues from Mercedes sedans. The 2007 car is all and dramatic sculpturing. The nose is raked back and the headlights the general style of recent coupes. Vents in the bodysides a pattern that goes back to the old Gullwing.

Best of the car has one of those remarkable power tops pioneered by the smaller It’s an amazing piece of and compactness and leaves quite a lot of for luggage when folded In fact, you can squeeze a surprising 7.3 feet in there. With the top up, you can in a couple of medium-size golf It’s fast too. The car can be from a coupe to a roadster in 16-seconds. The window glass on retraction and cleverly matches the of the roof as it all closes up.

The SL55 AMG is powered by a super-potent V-8 developing a stirring 517-horsepower, to a little bit of help from a Underlining the potential of this unit is its impressive torque. to Mercedes-Benz, the car will rocket to 100 in well under 5.0-seconds but driven the car, it wouldn’t me if one or other of the US enthusiast magazines better that figure the right conditions.

It really is an fast car and although it’s enough to drive around and on the freeway, it would take a skilled driver to exploit its to the full. Quite apart its obvious technical excellence, the makes “all the right and sounds more like a old US muscle car than a super-refined Not too many serious enthusiasts complain about that!

The engine is mated to a transmission something special too. a “driver adaptive” 5-speed with AMG’s SpeedShift technology. The car can be driven almost as it had a manual transmission (which is not on any AMG model) and shifts are lightning-fast. this car has so much torque it just fine with the set in conventional automatic mode.

Mercedes-Benz GL-Class AMG

As the other SLs, the car features the first electronic brakes. The pedal works with a that tells four valves exactly how hard to the brakes on each wheel. If an electrical failure, a hydraulic comes into play. I the brakes hard on my test car to see if I detect any difference, but they much like normal An emergency stop certainly quick response, and there is a that you’re getting pressure than you need, but the car on the proverbial dime.

The cockpit is beautifully done lots of fine leather and wood. The SL seems to be taking in new directions as far as instrument layout and it doesn’t slavishly follow the Some of the layout detailing is the yet in a Mercedes and AMG luxury touches the use of suede on the instrument binnacle and

As with other AMGs, has been upgraded over the SL and handling is thus as good as find on any sports supercar. The features huge 18-inch in a custom AMG style. The downside is that they’re not that to clean — a detailer’s in fact. Stability control is an feature, so this car is safe as as very agile. Other features include an automatic which pops up in a rollover or you can set it in place with a switch. belts are anchored directly to the which are very strongly The SL has head and thorax side in addition to the usual front Mercedes claims it’s the safest convertible and they get much of an argument from me on score.

This much technology and doesn’t come cheaply and should be prepared to ante up or so for one of these beauties. Pricey it may be, but the car with the very best out including the Porsche 911 Turbo, XK, Ferrari 360 and the Maserati coupe and

For those lusting for even power, there’s a 12-cylinder turbo SL65 with an 612-horsepower. Wow!

Mercedes-Benz GL-Class AMG
Mercedes-Benz GL-Class AMG
Mercedes-Benz GL-Class AMG
Mercedes-Benz GL-Class AMG

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