For Sale: Enrique Iglesias' 2011 Mercedes SLS AMG
For just under $200,000, you can own a 563-horsepower supercar owned by the guy who sang 'Ring My Bells'
Buying a new car is exciting, sure, but owning a celebrity's under-utilized Mercedes supercar 1.) definitely qualifies as a legitimate conversation starter at parties; and 2.) gives you leeway with what you can scream after blowing the doors off some guy's Civic at a stoplight. Enrique Iglesias is allowed to howl references to his own award-winning catalog ("I like how it feels!" gets our vote) but you? We think you're only allowed to do the same if you own the man's 2011 SLS AMG.
Did we mention you can buy Enrique Iglesias' 2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG on AutoTrader, a partner of MSN Autos? Because you can, for just (cough) $199,800. (This one too pricey? That's OK -- you can use AutoTrader to find more pre-owned Mercedes-Benz models by state.) The stunning gull-wing supercar is shiny gray -- Mercedes calls it "Alu-Beam Silver" -- with a classic red-and-black interior and is listed out of sunny Miami with a scant 912 miles on the odometer. Seems the Spanish crooner reserved the 563-horsepower coupe for special occasions, or else he's got a garage full of the hottest sheet metal and drives them only in rotation, which wouldn't surprise us considering the 36-year-old has already sold more than 100 million records worldwide.
Actually, either way that does surprise us: The SLS AMG has a 6.2-liter V8 engine good for 563 horses and 479 lb-ft of torque and hits 60 mph in just 3.8 seconds on its way to 196 mph -- and only because the electronic limiter nanny stops it from going any higher. How do you not drive this car every day?
Well, for $199,800 you can fix Iglesias' mistake. It's a lot of dough, but it's also perhaps the only chance you'll get to do something better than a Madrid-born heartthrob with a Grammy, a Latin Grammy, 16 Billboard Music Awards, 23 Billboard Latin Music Awards and seven World Music Awards.
Why can't he take out a classified ad like everyone else ,,this is news.. pathetic reporting and editors
placing this on front web page is BS
"gives you leeway with what you can scream after blowing the doors off some guy's Civic at a stoplight."
If you're racing a Civic in your $200k+ AMG, you are a total idiot and will look like an idiot to anyone watching. Why not just race Grandma on her Rascal scooter while you're at it??
sofondakoch : better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak, and remove all doubt . . . . . . . .
Fully loaded SLS AMG 2012 costs $220k - "basic" version is about $194k. If one can afford to drive and maintain that car, one can afford to buy a new one.
The only time a used car is worth as much as a new one is if it is a vintage model or a limited edition viehicle. SLS AMG is a mass-prduction car and people who buy luxury mass-prduction cars do not care about saving $2000 dollars over having a new car.
They need to take it easy with stupid auto-censorship. You cannot use normal words.
In my previous post it was "mass [cenzorship confuser text] production".
Somebody at MSN has a dirty mind and poor regular expression writing skills... :-)
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