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price tag difference on sl cars

Discussion in 'General Mercedes-Benz Related Discussion' started by merc7, Nov 30, 2009.

  1. merc7

    merc7 Senior Member

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    Why there is huge difference in price tag?
    SL 350
    SL 500
    SL 600
    SL 63 AMG
    SL 65 AMG



    £64,565.00
    £77,155.00
    £103,655.00
    £101,225.00
    £153,050.00

    The price on sl65 amg is more than50k more expensive than sl63 amg??,sl 600 is more expensive than sl63 amg =2k???:confused:
     
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  2. Alex M Grieve

    Alex M Grieve Senior Member

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    That's "Sales & Marketing" for you. The specifications of the cars vary, as well as the performance, so it is not just a linear relationship based on bhp.

    Pragmatically, it would be best to work out which car suits your ideal when choosing, rather than assume the most expensive one has to be best.

    I believe in the real world the 500 gives as much power as you can sensibly and legally use on the roads of the UK. Beyond that you are getting into diminishing returns.

    The more expensive cars come with a higher "pose factor" but at a much higher purchase price and the running costs (fuel, insurance, servicing, parts) are all rather higher.

    But whilst there are people with more cash who would like something more special, there will always be a manufacturer to provide!
     
  3. television

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    The SL600 is faster than the SL63 taking 4.5 seconds to 60 and the SL63 4.6 sec- the SL 65 will do it in 4.2 seconds, so you pay £80k more to gain 0.04 seconds, and you get nicer wheels with the AMG's
     
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  4. Danny&Andrea

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    television Senior Member

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    A hard question,,the extra's on mine cost around £28k
     
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    stumpy Senior Member

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    These cars are priced in accordance with their target market. The marketeers also impose snob value in so doing. Bentley did an interesting bit of market research with it's customers. The average GT client is worth 5M, the average Azure owner 25M. People in this league spend far more on far less. At a casino I was at the other night it was 30k just to sit at the table !!
     
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    Did you stand then :D:D
     
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    turbopete Senior Member

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    so, now we know where the money is! if your skint, see stumpy! (after ive been, of course!) :shock::shock::lol::lol::lol::lol:
     
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    A new RR Ghost needs 30k of extras to bring it up to an acceptable level. Crazy on a car listing at 175 based on a 7 series.
     
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    stumpy Senior Member

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    Yeah and they still couldn't see me :)
     

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