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SL350 is scheduled early 2003 for europe, it is not clear if it will be presented at the mondial (october 2002, Paris, France). <br> <br> Other infos... <br> <br> SL500 will disappear by the end of 2002 or mid 2003, this V8 is not anymore able to fit the new pollution emission restriction in futur. That reason why they did push it in the new E-Class, they put rentability on the last engines built. <br> <br> The new gamus should be : <br> SL350 with a brand new V6, the number of HP should be around 265-270 HP (for the SL, possibly 245-250 for E-class)<br> SL550 this is the V8 done by AMG but without the compressor, this one should be around 350-370 HP<br> SL55 AMG will remain with the 476 HP<br> SL600 (V12) will be introduced, normally with a power of around 400-420 HP<br> <br> Like this you have a full range of power and level of finition, but I would like to remain you the level of finition on this car is already a top range level, and there is already very few differences between the SL500 and the SL55 AMG. And it will be the same for the other members of the gamus.<br> All the above information are from discussion with people from Carlsson (MB tuner in Europe) which are normally well informed on what's going on at MB, but if you got other infos, I will be happy to know. <br> <br> The SL350 will be sold in the US because of competition with the Maserati spyder or Jaguar XK8, even I do consider those cars are not a truly competitor with the SL, they are in term of price if the SL350 is priced arounf $60-65K.
 

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The SL350 is launched in Germany in October with prices annouced in August<br> <br> I doubt if they wil sell it in the US however untill demand for the SL 500 starts to slow down. they make more money out of the bigger car
 
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