An SL63 without a carbon fibre boot lid?

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Sorry that still does not ring true to me
Can you get the build sheet for your car or get the vin number and put it in vin decoder to get the info on your car
Is that what the dealer told you or did you speak to mb yourself
Kc
 
I have done a full car check. I have the full Oasis report (a bit more detailed that the Vin breakdown) and the CF Boot lid is not listed. There is also no deletion code. I have put an enquiry into MB Germany that will resolve in a few days. The dealer has assured me that if it turns out otherwise he will take the car back without hesitation. If anyone has an Oasis report for their SL63 with a CF lid, the item number would be useful.
 
I would not purchase the car unless 100% confirmed.
 
Understood!
 
09T CARBON-REINFORCED PLASTIC INSIDE PART OF TRUNK LID
 
That is EXACTLY what I needed. The dealer was right. I have the full OASIS report and that item was simply not included on this SL63. They did not update the catalogue. I wonder if they informed buyers? The cars, as you all know were made from '16 to'19 however they made very few in '19. Databases show that they sold 60 to 78 in the UK but I expect that many of these were made in 2018. My car was built in Feb 2019 and first registered in September '19. They clearly stopped including the CF lining in the last few dozen SL63s.

Now the question is... There is no denying the cool factor but is the few kilos of CF weight reduction worth the repair costs if you prang the CF lid as the boot raises in a multi-story?
 
Stupid question, but is your car a UK model?
Possibly cars manufactured for other countries do not have the carbon boot as standard. Personally I would reject the car (sad as that may be) as you will never be happy with that nagging at the back of your mind
kc
Thanks in particular for your help KCSun. Yes - a car built for the UK - I can see it in the GB designated Baumuster (Type) Code. I am either lucky or unlucky but the car is original nonetheless. Do you have the manufacture date for your car? Now it is just intriguing.
 
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09T CARBON-REINFORCED PLASTIC INSIDE PART OF TRUNK LID

This is NOT on my Oasis Report.

But it is on my Vin Decoder...

www.datamb.com
Thanks for checking. For me it is in neither the VIN analysis not the OASIS report. The two are very tight overlaps with a little extra build data in the OASIS. It's a Mercedes anomaly that they will clear up in due course.
 
Now the question is... There is no denying the cool factor but is the few kilos of CF weight reduction worth the repair costs if you prang the CF lid as the boot raises in a multi-story?

I don't have numbers but I would imagine it's a fair bit lighter than the non AMG lid otherwise they wouldn't have bothered with all the expense/engineering in the first place.

I wouldn't give it too much thought. The cars never going to be a track weapon.
 
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I believe my boot lid is aluminium and I assume all the bits bolted to it will be the same as yours seeing as they hold the folding roof mechanism, so in theory it should be easy to work out the weight difference if you can find a comparison of the weight difference between ally and CF and work out the area of the lid.

Just had a quick look and CF is 42% lighter than aluminium.
 
FYI attaching magnets:

"That 5.5-litre V8 is mounted in an all-aluminium bodyshell - with a carbon fibre composite boot lid bonded to the plastic outer shell - that helps shave 125kg of weight from the outgoing SL: the new one weighs 1,845kg."
 
Thanks in particular for your help KCSun. Yes - a car built for the UK - I can see it in the GB designated Baumuster (Type) Code. I am either lucky or unlucky but the car is original nonetheless. Do you have the manufacture date for your car? Now it is just intriguing.
I have checked and mine was made in jan 2018 and arrived in UK 1st August and registered 19th March 2019. No mention of the boot lid on my Oasis either but I do have 09T on the VIN decoder

kc
 
I suspect that the CF inner layer shaves off about 8-10kg in comparison to an aluminium sheet. (BTW, that is something I could do with losing myself). No, this one will never be raced. It’s for touring etc. IMHO, it is too heavy and weight distribution is wrong for a track car. Plus, even with front disks like that, you will find the brakes softening quickly. AMG all the options to make it race… the ceramics are a must. I had a supercharged Ariel Atom for many years and had at least one day where I used a new set of tyres to the cord so am pretty familiar with the sport.
 

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