So far this has been a terrific car. The power is unlike any vehicle I've ever driven. Believe everything you have read about this car; it boogies. The interior is different for me, having had SUV's and trucks. Cupholders and basic storage are the only downside. The build quality overall is impressive as is the overall comfort of driving. The driving experience is somewhat different because the brakes, gas pedal, and tranny are always "thinking" on how I am driving, etc, so it will take getting used to. It does drink the premium though. Also, the a/c is incredible, as in hang meat in the cabin cold. Stereo is OK...lots of gadgets overall. It's a beauty to look at too, makes me smile.
469 hp is not bad. The engine is very refined and the exhaust note is pleasing. When you start the car you know something formidable is lurking underneath..it always feels ready to unleash, (once it is warmed up). I live in the heat of El Paso, so the a/c is by far my favorite non engine feature.
An AWD option would civilize this beast. It would get all the power to the ground w/o destroying $400 tires and it would make it less scary for someone to drive who may be afraid of all the power, ie, my wife. I'd also like to see some storage/cupholder improvements...maybe like the Lexus lineup.
Nanananana... I've got one & the rest of the world is jealous. This is the real zoom zoom. Fastest car I've ever driven. Passengers noice the speed. Steering is as good as an EVO. Acceleration is somewhat violent and obnoxious as is the speed leveling, but still worth the effort & the money.
Torque with speed.
Send over at least a 50 mile strip of autobahn with puchase of any AMG.
This is a great car - when it runs. The engine is very strong but the electrical system is very unreliable. You will get to know the MB service dept. well. Moreover, this is a fancy car and many mechanics are not trained to fix it's problems. Find a good mechanic and get the extended warranty!
Needs to be much more reliable. Too many features means too many breakdowns.
For the money you can't go wrong. The car is outrageously fast. The ride is smooth. Everything on the interior is in its proper place. The handling is very good on or off the track. The fuel economy is good on the highway, but low in the city. So far no mechanical problems. The car is a gem.
I wish they would make the steering more quicker and precise. Change the exhaust note from a v8 howl to a more european tone.
Have been enjoying my beast for 16 months and it is just as much fun to drive as when it was new. Just spent about $10K to get more power from this exotic 4 door. With basic ECU/Pulley and Headers I have close to 600HP and 650 Torque. This car runs 1/4 mile times in the 11's. What a great car to own and mod when you get bored with the stock power.
Easy to tune and get amazing gains since it is a SC motor