Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG (2010 – 2015) At A Glance
Reinterpretation of the legendary gullwing was launched in the UK in early Summer 2010 at from £157,500.
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What would be a good petrol equivalent to my Land Rover Discovery?
I have a 2015 Land Rover Discovery and wish to change to a petrol equivalent vehicle. It needs to be an automatic with comfortable seats and a raised seating position. What vehicles would you suggest I shortlist?
The Discovery is a 7 seater. There's the Mercedes-Benz G-Wagon G63/G55 AMG and, the GL/GLS 63/55 AMG. I can't think of any other 7-seat petrol equivalents apart from perhaps a Volvo XC90 T8: http://www.honestjohn.co.uk/road-tests/volvo/volvo-xc90-t8-2016-road-test/ You can get supercharged petrol V6 and V8 engines in the Range Rover Sport, V6 petrol turbos in the Porsche Macan, V6s and V8s in the Porsche Cayenne, and, of course, all manner of huge, petrol engine SUVs from the USA.
Sometime this year I want to fulfil a lifelong dream by having a car built to my spec, basically it will be a late model car and be rear-engined with a GM LS type v8, say between 5.7 and 6.3 litres. I have always wanted a car with big power, low rpm at high cruising speed and of course a sound track to die for. What worries me a little is if I go this route then the powers that be will change all the rules and I will have a scrap car and a scrap dream. Cars seem to be so complicated now and subject to ever increasing legislation. Are there any new laws likely to turn up, to your knowledge, that will cause me difficulty in realising my dream? Really, all I am after is power with sufficient simplicity so that even I have some idea of what's going on.
Just buy yourself anything by Mercedes badged '6.3 AMG'. It's actually a 6.2 litre naturally aspirated V8 and one of the most wonderful engines there is. Makes GM engines feel asthmatic. But if you insist on GM, then the Holden/Vauxhall Monaro.