2009 Mercedes-Benz SL 63 AMG 6.2L V8 from North America
It is a great car for most people
The transmission gives off a gas escape noise at 3000 rpm under full acceleration all the time. The dealer is in contact with head office, as this issue is unheard of by them.
This car is fabulous and had has an amazing engine note, however even with 518 factory horsepower, giving 4.5 zero to 60 mph times (Mercedes claim), I strongly feel it is way too slow. That's my only complaint.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 1st September, 2010
What's slow about it?
I just had Mercedes return my 2 year old AMG model, and at least I got almost everything back.
My 63 series had a lot of HVAC type noise, sounded like tranny kinda, it's a known issue.
Mercedes told me, oh all AMGs rough idle.
It is the most reliable car ever. My 2002 C5 white with red int. convertible, and 32 MPG, until I get to a red light. Then the mileage sinks like the Titanic.
At least the newer Mercedes floats the average miles indicator better, and oh I miss those seats.
I think I'm gonna trade it all in for this...
I had done a lot of research on edmunds.com and kellybluebook.com before going for a 2009 MERCEDES-BENZ SL63 AMG. I finally found a few of these cars under $15,000 on www.ipricecars.com, I have been using this car for over 1 year now and have not faced any issues. For me there was no noise, even at 3000 RPM.