Sad to report that I bought one of these "pseudo-AMG" SLC43's last October, trading in my 2002 SL32. Why I'll never know but let's just say that the urge to stop some persistent nagging was no small part of it. Shouldn't have done it! Car sits in the garage with a whopping 117 miles on it; I have no desire to drive the damn thing anymore. The lack of simplicity! All the driving "modes", exhaust gimmickry, infotainment electronics, electrochemical panoramic roof panel, ECO-start/stop system, etc. only add cost and little else to the experience. This is a sporty two seater for the aged and/or techno-geek only. It ain't that quick or cool. I am seriously considering tracking down my old 160k mi. SL32 to buy it back. Or maybe just wait a while and order up a 2017 GT C cabrio. At least they carry authentic AMG one-man-built engines.