2010 2012 MercedesBenz SLS AMG | car review @ Top Speed

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Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Coupe


year: 2010 2012 make: Mercedes SLS-Class price: $183,000 V8 Transmission: seven-speed dual-clutch Horsepower @ RPM: 563 Torque @ 479 Displacement: 6300 L 0-60 3.7 sec. Top Speed: 197 mph


In the world of classic and iconic few can outrun the historic nature of the Mercedes Benz 300 SL Gullwing. Not was it able to win the 24 Hours of Le Mans, but its and design have influenced ever since. The car is able to luxury, class, precision, and all at the same time and the company which it was born has been careful to mess with the

Mercedes and McLaren have been involved in racing and first soirée into automobiles came with the SLR The car was “unique” to describe it in one word. It had a and raw presence to its overall delivery of and performance, but tended to be overshadowed by the of its day. Around the same Ferrari introduced its almighty and Porsche had developed the V10 Carrera GT. the SLR McLaren lacked identity no Gullwing style doors and could not be categorized as a true to the original.

For 2011 Mercedes they had come up with next supercar and named it AMG. The development of this car was to Mercedes’ in house tuning arm After recently developing first engine from the up, this was their chance to themselves to the world as a competent car With the overwhelming interest consumers and praise given by journalists it seems as though it has a great success. The SLS embodies the put forth by the 300 SL Gullwing’s of the past, but has been able to make decidedly modern.

UPDATE . Mercedes has announced a new series of for the SLS AMG for that extra bit of customization. The of upgrades includes: AMG 10-spoke wheels painted in matte red-painted brake calipers, or AMG black trim, a new E-Select with an embossed AMG emblem, a new absorber symbol in the AMG drive and a new AMG ride control sport with variable, electronically damping. Hit the jump for the full list.

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The aspect of the car that Mercedes to get right was the exterior. During spy photographs of the SLS were rarely and the camouflaged exterior always guard. The first chance any potential customer had to see one was at Mercedes school events across the I was fortunate enough o be at the one such in Southern California. The two day course you through California’s many road in a trio of AMG powered cars. I was more than enough to be behind the wheel of an AMG, when my driving mentioned that there was to be a special presentation after We had all signed up for this event to drive the AMG models already on the unknowingly we were about to be the first to catch a glimpse of mythical creature. Ahead in the lot was a single red Mercedes SLS AMG glimmering in the Immediately my jaw dropped as we grew and closer to this machine. a short presentation by the instructors, one of took it out on the track for a demonstration. As he away onto the road and sped into the distance, the bystanders immediately began to towards one another and chat what they had just

That rare glimpse at the car was a of soft-opening for Mercedes and a way for them to offers before the car officially hit the The public was able to see the car for the first at the 2009 International Motor (IAA) in Frankfurt. In an interview the release, Gordon Wagener, the of Design at Mercedes-Benz said, styling of the new Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG is not only special because of its exclusive doors. Our aspiration is to utilize interpretation to create the classic of and roll out the most alluring car of the 21st century.”

The cars shape is dominated by the hood that is just than two meters in length. front and rear overhangs to the extended wheelbase and front/mid-engine of this beast. When at the front of the vehicle it is hard to the prominent three-pointed star the wide radiator inlet. part of the design is not only of the past, but evokes the looks of The headlights are on the outer most of the front and feature bi-xenon headlamps along with LED and LED daytime driving lights. The profile reveals more styling with the vents the front wheel arches. in between chrome fins are the 6.3 denoting the engine size. The and dramatic lines along the car are to make the car seem aggressive and even while parked. the Gullwing doors make and entry and exit whenever one into the vehicle, but while they raise the beltline of the and show relatively small Any issues with the design to come up when discussing the end. The car has somewhat of an unfinished compared to the dramatic front end Mercedes says that the sloping boot lid emphasizes a of width, but that is up to you to decide. A diffuser and dual chrome complete the look along wing-shaped LED brake lights.

A of AMG options are available to the buyer upon your taste. New include ALU-BEAM silver, through a new process, bonds the like a metallic skin for shine and depth. Two matte are also available in either magno allanite grey or AMG sylvanite. The Dubai International Show also received a edition SLS painted in Desert with various black and black wheels. With being a performance vehicle, Performance Studio also carbon-fiber accessories like mirrors, engine compartment and interior trim. The Performance also has 10-spoke forged and a performance suspension option.


After closing the assisted Gullwing doors the are immersed in a richly appointed and cockpit. Sin ce no other car on the market Gullwing style doors, from the Gumpert Apollo, the may be concerned with ease of and exit. Not to worry, the doors are to open in less space conventional units and at an angle of 70 Two gas pressure struts make and closing the doors light and for any passenger. The seats are made for this car to be lightweight and supportive the use of magnesium. Four way lumbar adjustable side bolsters, stage seat heating, and an memory package make seats perfect for aggressive and long distance trip The main instrument connecting the to the road is the steering wheel and unit features a thick rim as as flat bottom. Placed the wheel are the paddle-shifters connected to the transmission.

Creature comfort is a major goal of the SLS and luxury throughout the cabin. The design of the console and the air vents in particular are inspired by the aviation world turbine style vents. In those is the navigation system a 7-inch monitor. The COMAND is controlled by an i-drive type placed in the center console. The also houses the telephone two cupholders, ignition key holder, and a storage bin. There are no seats in this car, but a made luggage set is available to fit within, just like the 300 SL. Optional equipment includes a Watt 11 speaker Bang and sound system, Keyless-Go, camera, parktronic, headlamp and sport pedals in brushed The main leather options several colors, with variations as well. One idea has gone by the wayside from the car is the plaid interior option was found as recently as the CLK-GTR.

For the SLS AMG, the interior will be with sports seats in high quality leather, air vents with adjustable, nozzles and Silver Shadow also a reminder of the car’s engines inspiration, nappa solid metal and (optional) carbon-fiber insertions. For 2012 will have the possibility to opt for a new color: Marron Espress. For the SLS sports car will also add Blind Spot Assist, 3-mode AMG Adaptive Suspension and AMG Media that features telemetry and G-Force measurement.


Aside from Mercedes-Benz has always been to develop safe cars the most innovative preventative The SLS is a production model and thus be no different from any other and held to the same standards. The cabin is complete with seatbelts, belt tensioners, force limiters, and eight Two of the airbags are actually knee placed in the footwells. Two more are available and deploy to cover the in an accident. Not only is the car prepared for an but the SLS can also prevent one through the use of one of its safety systems. The ESP system is the line of defense in any loss of situation and attempts to correct any Not only has Mercedes made car safe for passengers, but friendlier the environment. It is fully emissions and meets the EU5, LEV2, and standards.

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Coupe

Engine and Transmission

The engine developed entirely by AMG was the 6.2-liter naturally aspirated which now finds service on every line of Mercedes’ AMG The engine for the SLS needed to be something and the cooks at AMG served up just the dish. The 6.3-liter makes @6,800rpm and 650Nm of torque These numbers are not mind for a car in this segment, but performance is due to the car completing the 60mph sprint in 3.8 The M159 V8, as it is known internally, has completely re-engineered compared to the entry-level variant including: new system, reworked valve camshafts, and a tubular steel setup. The use of high strength including forged pistons, crankshaft, and high-flow oil pump helped to make the engine whilst also performing at a level. The engine is so efficient it meets the stringent EU5, and ULEV standards.

This powerful engine is to the AMG Speedshift DCT 7-speed sports This dual clutch is capable of completing shifts in 100 without interruption of power to the It is mounted at the rear (transaxle and connected to the engine by a torque This piece is created from carbon fiber to the stresses created by such a motor. The transmission features separate driving modes: “C” efficiency, “S” Sport, “S+” plus, and “M” Manual. The driver can utilize a RACESTART function by the AMG drive unit in the cabin. advanced setup also a mechanical differential lock into the transmission casing.

The SLS AMG will be powered by the same V8 engine located front-mid will develop develops 563 HP and 479 of torque. The engine will be to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, and sprint the car from 0 to 60 mph in 3.7 seconds, top speed will go up to 197 mph.


The suspension system on the SLS AMG use of a double-wishbone setup. All four are on a double-wishbone with a track This technology has proven and again that it is one of the best F1 racing. The wishbones, steering and hub carriers are made entirely forged aluminum to save and increase strength. The long of the SLS in conjunction with this increases its straightline grip and tendencies to dive and squat.

As an Mercedes customers can choose the new AMG control sport suspension variable, electronically controlled This new system comes a choice of three modes: Sport and Sport plus. The starts off at Comfort automatically whenever the engine is started, and option provides a sensitive response with comfort-oriented Sport mode allows the absorbers to have a tauter depending on the driving situation, Sport plus is recommended for lap times on a race circuit: from higher damping this mode has special algorithms configured for a decidedly driving style on uneven surfaces.

Mercedes opted to use an old fashioned, but rack and pinion steering versus a drive-by-wire form. The SLR was criticized for the disconnected feeling the had with the road. One reason for was its numb steering, and AMG aimed to that issue with new car. The power steering is also speed sensitive, the rate of turn as speed When nearing 200mph feature becomes critical to the car maintain a straight line. to a stop from those speeds means the brakes also be up to the challenge. The optional ceramic brakes provide discs and can operate at much temperatures. These brakes bring the 9.5 x 19in. front and 11 x rear wheels to a stop. The for the SLS were designed just for application and measure 265/35 R’s in and 295/30 R’s in the rear. To further safety and performance there is a pressure monitoring system.

The will be offered with a of four different driving C (Controlled Efficiency), S (Sport), S+ plus) or M (Manual) along a RACESTART function. In the Sport, plus and Manual modes the double-declutching function is active.

and Options

The SLS AMG is available with a of prestigious options and accessories for the and exterior of the vehicle. Price is a concern for the person that this type of vehicle, but included them so you can understand how expensive some of these extras cost.

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Coupe
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Coupe
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Coupe
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Coupe
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Coupe


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