Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG

     The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG is a luxury grand tourer automobile developed by Mercedes-Benz AMG to replace the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren. The car is the first Mercedes automobile designed in-house by AMG and is described by Mercedes as a spiritual successor to the 300SL GullwingThe vehicle was unveiled at the 2009 Frankfurt Auto Show

     The SLS AMG is designed to be a modern 300SL Gullwing revival. The car has a long bonnet, the passenger compartment is close to the rear axle and the rear of the car is short. The SLS AMG will also adapt the feature of wing doors that will swing open upwards on gas struts, not in a mix of upwards and forward like the SLR. The doors must be closed manually as AMG engineers decided against auto-closing systems because the systems would have added 90 pounds (41 kg) to the car. In case of a roll-over, the doors can be fully detached to allow the occupants to leave the vehicle. The designer is Gordon Wagener whose family once had a 300SL. 
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
Parent companyDaimler AG
Model year(s)2011–
PredecessorMercedes-Benz SLR McLaren
Classluxury car and grand tourer
Body style(s)2-door coupe,
LayoutFront mid-engine, rear-wheel drive
Engine(s)6208cc V8
Transmission(s)7-speed dual-clutch semi-automatic
Wheelbase2,680 mm (106 in)
Length4,638 mm (182.6 in)
Width1,939 mm (76.3 in)
Height1,262 mm (49.7 in)
Curb weight1,620 kg (3,600 lb)

  • Engine

    • M 159 V8-engine, cylinder bank angle 90°
    • Four valves/cylinder
    • Displacement: 378.835 cu in (6.20799 L)
    • Bore x stroke: 102.2 mm (4.02 in) × 94.6 mm (3.72 in)
    • Power: 571 PS (420 kW; 563 hp) at 6800 rpm
    • Power per litre: 92 PS (68 kW; 91 hp)
    • Torque: 650 N·m (480 lb·ft) at 4750 rpm
    • Torque per litre: 104.7 N·m (77.2 lb·ft)
    • Max. 7200 rpm
    • Engine lubrication: dry sump
    • Weight: 206 kg (450 lb)   
     The SLS AMG is capable of accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.8 seconds, and can reach an electronically limited top speed of 197 mph (317 km/h). 
     The exterior aluminum body is supplied by Magna International. Next to the CL65 AMG 40th Anniversary Edition, this is the only roadgoing Mercedes with the ALUBEAM paint available, at an extra cost of almost €12 000 in Germany. Other colors include both metallic as matte colors, such as Designo Magno Kashmir, the matte paint known from the SL63 AMG IWC edition. 
The SLS AMG has a rearwing which will pop up at high speeds for stability and handling, and when braking !!!.