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2013 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Convertible: V8 Alarm Clock

June 13, 2013

2013 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Convertible

Rise and shine, neighbors. It's 5:15 a.m. and I'm headed to work.

Sorry, but I can't crank this 6.2-liter V8 over any quieter. That throttle blip is built into the starting sequence.

What's that you say?

No, it just says 6.3 on the fender. The actual displacement is 6,208 cubic centimeters.

I know, right? It's not even close.

Later.

Dan Edmunds, Director of Vehicle Testing @ 26,010 miles

The Karma is on its way out, while the Model S is the favored new kid on the block (at least in Southern California), but why?


Comments

  • bankerdanny bankerdanny Posts:

    Because Tesla seems likely to stay in business, as a full electric the perceived green street cred is WAY higher, and the Model S seems to work much better as a daily driver.

  • fordson1 fordson1 Posts:

    Beautiful LA spring weather, some of the last of it before the summer A/C-only heat sets in, and you can't put the top down.

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