Review 2013 MercedesBenz SLS AMG GT is ready for takeoff NY Daily News

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Review: 2013 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT is for take-off

The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT coupe is the man’s supercar. It matches the best from Lamborghini, Bentley and Aston Martin in of design and performance, while feeling rock-solid and reliable for everyday driving.

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Nick Kurczewski The 2013 SLS AMG GT coupe poses with its open in lower-Manhattan’s South Seaport neighborhood.

What do you you have the keys to a $225,000 SLS AMG GT coupe for the weekend? You go grocery of course.

The SLS AMG GT makes every – and even mundane trips for produce – suddenly seem ten more special and exotic.

Click open the gullwing-style of this Benz in the parking lot of a Joe’s, and get ready to feel an A-list celebrity stepping the red carpet at the Oscars.

The novelty of those dramatic doors wears off. They swing out too far either, so parking in a lot never proved an issue my weekend with the SLS.

Kurczewski If there is a bad angle on the SLS AMG GT, we sure haven’t found it.

My car was equipped with Mercedes’ designo trim level in this case, included a paintjob ($3,995) and gorgeous leather cabin.

If you really to go the whole hog, there is the liquid-metallic-looking ‘ALU-BEAM Silver’ paintjob which costs

Other optional extras to my test vehicle included engine compartment covers, a Bang Olufsen sound and AMG’s Performance Media

Nick Kurczewski The cabin two people and is available in a wide of color and trim options. car featured an optional two-tone scheme which looked stunning.

This last allows the driver to toggle various gauges on the center which display everything transmission temps, to dials lateral and longitudinal g-forces.

merges are never the same you’ve done them a g-force meter on the dash.

estimates the 583-horsepower SLS AMG sprints zero to 60 mph in only 3.6 seconds. Top is just shy of the magic 200 mph barrier.


Nick Kurczewski Ready for The Mercedes SLS AMG GT coupe is stunning to at, and even better to drive.

The car every bit that fast.

The V-8 engine delivers surreal of power, with a soundtrack borders on lunacy. Punch the gas and the SLS delivers an addictive howl, as is delivered to the rear wheels via the AMG Speedshift transmission.

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Coupe

There are paddles mounted onto the wheel, if you want to take of up and downshifts. However, the gearbox such an excellent job, it superfluous to try and outwit the car’s brains.

Nick Kurczewski The naturally-aspirated V-8 delivers 583-hp and 579 lb.-ft. of An AMG 7-speed automatic gearbox and slip differential help all this power under

From behind the wheel, the surprise is how raw and visceral the SLS AMG feels. is not some posh luxury in an exotic-looking shell. If you expected along the lines of an SL-Class supersized performance levels, again.

The ride is extremely and much closer to what encounter in a Ferrari 458 Italia, something along the lines of a Continental GT or even an Aston DB9.

Compared to Mercedes’ super-coupe, the SLR McLaren, the SLS AMG feels more nimble and fun to drive. of that tactility is probably due to the the SLS AMG weighs about 300 lbs. than the nearly 2-ton SLR

Nick Kurczewski The rear stays flush with the up to 72 mph. You can always raise it via a on the dashboard, however.

As you’d fuel mileage is pretty at 13/19-mpg during city and driving.

You’ll forgive thirst when traffic and the SLS AMG punches its way down the road. me, not every drive was made a trunk full of fruit and

Every patter and thump of 10-spoke alloy wheels in diameter at the front, 20-inches at the can be felt from the cockpit. Yet the is more informative than You feel completely in control, but not by hyper-active steering or an overly ride.

A Ferrari might offer flash and a Bentley is undoubtedly but the SLS AMG rides a razor-sharp line extreme performance, stunning and everyday civility.

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

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