SL55 vs BMW Z8

Discussion in '2003 Mercedes-Benz SL 55 AMG' started by Shaitan, Aug 10, 2002.

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    I'd bet on the mercedes.<!-- Signature -->
     
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    it'e pretty bloody obvios the merc is superior in allmost every way!! " mercedes, more than sheer driving pleasure">>
    later<!-- Signature -->
     
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    I'd rather have James Bonds car then some car thats driven by 80 year old grampas that have forgotten how to drive a standard.

    Angus<!-- Signature -->
     
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    <b>it'e pretty bloody obvios the merc is superior in allmost every way!! " mercedes, more than sheer driving pleasure">>
    later</b></blockquote><center><hr width="90%"></center><!-- END QUOTE -->

    How would you know?
    Have you driven both the sl55 and the z8 for a few days to come to that assumption?
     
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    SL55 is faster and prettier.<!-- Signature -->
     
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    I think People are too loyal to their own marques to really judge this pair fairly. The SL55 IS Faster in a straight line (there's no substitute for cubic inches.....and a supercharger) but i have doubts about how their handling prowess match up. i do think that BMW has somewhat slightly more expertise at creating a drivers car on the road. its not to say that the SL sucks, its just that im trying to look at this fairly. Personally, i dont really think that this pair should be brought in for comparisons since they are not exactly in the same catagory. if BMW makes something that is like the SL in terms of Luxury GT, then there is a fair comparison.<!-- Signature -->
     
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    <b>the Z8 has no heritage it's the first Z8 ever produced !!
    The SL has been around for ages !!
    Anyway as much as i agree with some BMW being faster then Benzes (to a certain extent) the SL55 AMG is faster on tracks, and straight lines
    Now there's nothing yo can do about it :p</b></blockquote><center><hr width="90%"></center><!-- END QUOTE -->

    Don't you fuCking even know what was the ancestor of the Z8?!?!? Go check 507 in the BMW forum and tell me if the Z8 is not a salutation to its shapes...</b></blockquote><center><hr width="90%"></center><!-- END QUOTE -->

    it was obviously not very successful <IMG SRC="http://www.supercars.net/servlets/cMsg/html/emoticons/smile.gif"> !!
    the SL has been around for ages, could you say the same about your 507 ?
    if it was called the 507 or 508 or something like that i would understand the relationship between the 2. But then again there isn't, ok it looks like it but IMO they aren't related as much as the SL and its previous models !!
    now youcan clearly see taht the new SL is the new version of the 300 SL, they have the same name ...etc...
    it's a hell lot harder to see that the 507 is the Z8's ancestor<!-- Signature -->
     
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    Err...I will tend to agree that the connection between the Z8 and 507 is pretty tenuous, other than the fact that they are both 2-seat roadsters with V8's up front (kinda rare among BMW's). The Z8 does take its basic concept and some styling cues from its ancestor, but on a technical level, they are not a contiuous line like the SL's.

    It should be noted, however, that the names are connected, sort of. The original design concept for the Z8 was called the Z07, below. "Z" for the roadster family of BMW's (like the Z1, Z3, etc.) and "07" for the last two digits of 507.
     
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    <b>Err...I will tend to agree that the connection between the Z8 and 507 is pretty tenuous, other than the fact that they are both 2-seat roadsters with V8's up front (kinda rare among BMW's). The Z8 does take its basic concept and some styling cues from its ancestor, but on a technical level, they are not a contiuous line like the SL's.

    It should be noted, however, that the names are connected, sort of. The original design concept for the Z8 was called the Z07, below. "Z" for the roadster family of BMW's (like the Z1, Z3, etc.) and "07" for the last two digits of 507.</b></blockquote><center><hr width="90%"></center><!-- END QUOTE -->

    well i didn't know that <IMG SRC="http://www.supercars.net/servlets/cMsg/html/emoticons/smile.gif">. you always come up with all this shit, it's cool, i respect you knowledge and you a lot, for being so wise, but it's IRRITATING !!!
    a question though, would you rather take the SL55 AMG or Z8 ??<!-- Signature -->
     
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    <b>you always come up with all this shit, it's cool, i respect you knowledge and you a lot, for being so wise, but it's IRRITATING !!!
    a question though, would you rather take the SL55 AMG or Z8 ??</b></blockquote><center><hr width="90%"></center><!-- END QUOTE -->
    Hehe, but that's what makes this place...fun.
    SL55 AMG vs. Z8? I'd take the Z8. I simply think it looks better, is more unique (styling, body and trim share nothing with other BMW's), and I prefer to do my own shifting. The SL is an amazing piece of machinery, for sure.
     
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    Certainly SL55 will crush the Z8!
     
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    If i had to choose between these two cars i'd definitely take the Z8. Just take a look at the two - the sl55 just has a somewhat more aggressive styling than all the other mercedes-cars, whereas the Z8 has a wonderful "new" retro-design; Sure, looks comletely depend on personal taste and if you really prefer this limousine-type, well than be it.

    But what i absolutely can't understand is this bragging about performance - 4 seconds faster in an 8 minute race - this is absolutely no significant difference; furthermore the nuerburgring is a formula1-racetrack and we are talking about road-cars; take a look out of the window - the streets out there look slightly different than some high-speed course...
    Don't get me wrong, sure the sl 55 has better performance but even if it was 400 seconds faster - who cares ? - the sl 55 is a very fast luxurious limousine and the Z8 a very fast roadster for cruising around - both were not made to beat any record-times on some tracks - why do think that for example even a 10 year old Jaguar XJ220(another real beauty...) would absolutely blast the benz in terms of performance and handling ? The cars you compare both ARE NO RACECARS ! Nobody (except some of you...) gives a shit on which is faster, they simply are primarily not build for speed.

    By the way - why do so many of you think that all that matters in a car is it's performance ? Performance doesn't equal fun and, the hell, what else are you looking for in a car when you really enjoy driving ? What do you permanently have to prove to anyone when your car is 1.54 seconds faster than some other ? Get rid of your paranoia and start liking what you do no matter what somebody else might think of it.
    However, even if you have to beat others in a race to prove yourself or whyever you do it - doesn't it feel much better to win although your chances are lower ? I mean - every idiot can win in the faster car...
     
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    OF COURSE THE SL55... just go check out any magazine you want... the SL55 is even better than the 360 spider, and by far... and you're comparing it to the z8?? the SL have been now out for only 1 year and it sold tree times more than the Z8 did in 3 years...

    pfff
     
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    SL 55 AMG for me <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/emoticons.html"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="http://speed.supercars.net/cboardhtml/emoticons/smile.gif"></A> damn that supercharged V8 is mad!
     
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    Z8, manaul, and its good in the twisties, it doesn't rely on its lazy engine to make up for it in the straights.
     
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    The times are correct because in germany we test every sport car on the old Nürburgring Nordschleife and the times are right.
    ps the fastest time was done by Gemballa !
     
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