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Has anyone who has owned both the pre-2003 model and the new one care to comment on the relative difference in noise? I'm thinking about buying a 230 and would like some insight to the noise level.
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Has anyone who has owned both the pre-2003 model and the new one care to comment on the relative difference in noise? I'm thinking about buying a 230 and would like some insight to the noise level.
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Pat
I have a SL55, had a 97 SL500 - Colleague has a SL55 and had a 99 SL500

My SL55 has a solid roof, colleagues has a glass roof. Both of us had glass roofs on the R129 SLs

Both of us have commented on how little road noise there is inside the SL55 compared with the old one, even though the tyres are much wider. The glass roof vs the solid roof seem to make no noise difference.

Obviously the engine noise is a bit louder under big throttle.

Richard
 
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