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We got our quarterly update newsletter from Mercedes Benz (Phoenix Motor Company). The first page is about the new S600. It is the latest and greatest of their luxury 4 door sedans. It is a twin turbo V12 with 510 HP and 612 Torque. It literally is a living room on wheels that has both massaging and air-conditioning seats. It states,

"The S600 blasts to 60 mph in 4.2 seconds. Know what that means? To 60 mph, this is 2.5 seconds quicker than:

1) A Porsche 911 Carrerra S

2) A Chevrolet Corvette convertible

3) A Ferrari 612 Scaglietti F1

The S600 whooshes through the quarter-mile in 12.6 seconds, same as a Lamborghini Murcielago."

What is up with that! The C6 vert is not 0-60 mph in 6.7 seconds!!!! :eek Someone made a very very big boo boo!! :bang Talk about misleading the public. :toetap

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I have no idea what a Porsche 911 Carrerra S, or a Ferrari 612 Scaglietti F1 can do performance wise, so I would guess there's people out there that would believe whats in black and white...

That's why it's always Caveat Emptier!!!

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From times immemorial the innocent ill-informed consumer is deceived by the mighty powerful and exploiting manufacturer under the Feudal doctrine caveat emptier.

(Reference) :toetap

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Heck if the people that help us fix our puters don't know what it means, then who will???

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I have no idea what a Porsche 911 Carrerra S, or a Ferrari 612 Scaglietti F1 can do performance wise

For all of them, I am guessing they are from 4-5 seconds 0-60 mph. The C6 is 4.0 seconds alone, so the others can't be that far behind.

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From times immemorial the innocent ill-informed consumer is deceived by the mighty powerful and exploiting manufacturer under the Feudal doctrine caveat emptier.

(Reference) :toetap

Caveat emptor is Latin for "Let the buyer beware".

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We got our quarterly update newsletter from Mercedes Benz (Phoenix Motor Company). The first page is about the new S600. It is the latest and greatest of their luxury 4 door sedans. It is a twin turbo V12 with 510 HP and 612 Torque. It literally is a living room on wheels that has both massaging and air-conditioning seats. It states,

"The S600 blasts to 60 mph in 4.2 seconds. Know what that means? To 60 mph, this is 2.5 seconds quicker than:

1) A Porsche 911 Carrerra S

2) A Chevrolet Corvette convertible

3) A Ferrari 612 Scaglietti F1

The S600 whooshes through the quarter-mile in 12.6 seconds, same as a Lamborghini Murcielago."

What is up with that! The C6 vert is not 0-60 mph in 6.7 seconds!!!! :eek Someone made a very very big boo boo!! :bang Talk about misleading the public. :toetap

E~

Actually the S600 should be 0 to 60 in 4.5 seconds and the S65 AMG 0 to 60 in 4.2 seconds.

Now for the bad news, S600 starts with a price tag of $140K and the S65 starts at $182K. Second home prices for some. :willy First for most :chris .

I finally picked up a 2001 Black Mercedes S600 with 47K miles last February. Been fun cleaning it up and learning all about Mercedes Benz.

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Perhaps that was the fastest 'their' driver could get to 60mph.

I am sure there are gonna be some *surprised* Benz drivers here an there -evil grin- .. with luck they can be goaded into puttin some money on it before gettin educated.

-Frank (ya, I don't think it was a 'mistake' .. I think it was just Benz marketing shoveling what makes the grass grow green)

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I finally picked up a 2001 Black Mercedes S600 with 47K miles last February. Been fun cleaning it up and learning all about Mercedes Benz.

:thumbs Congrats on the BLACK "Bahn"-burner Phil! :D I think I can take you in the Hemi, we'll have to have a luxo-barge shoot out sometime. :devil

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From times immemorial the innocent ill-informed consumer is deceived by the mighty powerful and exploiting manufacturer under the Feudal doctrine caveat emptier.

(Reference) :toetap

Say what?????????

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I finally picked up a 2001 Black Mercedes S600 with 47K miles last February. Been fun cleaning it up and learning all about Mercedes Benz.

Congrats on the S600!! :thumbs

We are thinking of getting an S65 at some point.....way down the road after our educations are done. It will probably be a model year of something like 2016! :lol:lol

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