Best exhaust note SL500 or SL55

Discussion in 'Engine' started by smillion, Apr 21, 2014.

  1. smillion

    smillion Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    I am looking for a summer blast to south if France and will be getting an R230 Merc SL. My question is should I hang in for a SL55 or will an SL 500 do?

    I am looking for a raucous exhaust noise , which is best? Top speed and acceleration is secondary, although travelling companions are in a Ferrari Califormia (they are on a different budget to me ;). )

    So which is, or can be made, to sound like thunder, SL500 or the SL55.

    Thanks all

    Marc
     
  2. Bobby Dazzler

    Bobby Dazzler MB Club Veteran

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    Go for the SL55.

    There, said it, now go and get one quick smart. :thumb:

    Enjoy
     
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    sl55plymouth Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    SL55 all the way :thumb::thumb:
     
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    gunning Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    The 500 is abit of a damp biscuit compared to the 55 in my opinion (please don't take offence anyone who owns one) it's just a whole different car (I've owned both a 500 and 55)
     
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    smillion

    smillion Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Fairly comprehensive so far .... I asked because some SL 500 ads seems to refer to having had sports exhausts fitted .... Perhaps suggesting they are a little quieter than they deserve ...... But perhaps also more tuneable ???. I need to blow the bloody doors off when travelling through European tunnels and keep up with Paul's bloody Claifornia .....

    Anyone know of one for sale ? Panoramic roof a must, non black leather preferable, I.e, red.

    Budget £13,500 ......


    Cheers

    Marc
     

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