2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG

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2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG

Available in 2 styles:  2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG 2dr Coupe shown
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Kelley Blue Book Retail
$183,700–$189,000

Est. MPG

14 city / 20 hwy


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The Mercedes representative in the supercar market is the SLS AMG. This two-person supercar has standout features that include gull-wing doors and a 563-horsepower, 6.3-liter V-8 engine. Competitors include the Bentley Continental GT and Lamborghini Gallardo.

New for 2012

An SLS AMG roadster joins the coupe late in calendar 2011. It has a power soft-top, conventional side doors, Mercedes’ Airscarf system and a removable wind deflector. A blind spot monitoring system is standard, and a three-mode AMG adaptive suspension is optional. 

Exterior
Mercedes says the design of the SLS AMG is meant to reinterpret the 300 SL, an iconic car most people recognize for its gull-wing doors. It's a design that features a long hood — nearly 6 feet long — and a short rear deck. Exterior features include:

  • Gull-wing doors
  • 19-inch front wheels
  • 20-inch rear wheels
  • Body and chassis made of aluminum


Interior
The interior is supposed to evoke the feel of an aircraft cockpit, and the numerous buttons on the center console certainly help with that. There is also a lot of metal and long, angular planes to carry over the aircraft theme. Interior features include:

  • Seat backrests made of magnesium, which is lightweight and strong
  • Airscarf system for roadster


Under the Hood
Mechanical features include:

  • Standard 6.3-liter V-8 that produces 563 hp and 479 pounds-feet of torque
  • Dual-clutch seven-speed automatic transmission
  • Expected to go from zero to 60 mph in less than 4 seconds
  • The coupe's weight is distributed in a 47/53 front-to-rear ratio


Safety
Safety features include:

  • Antilock brakes
  • Electronic stability system
  • Knee airbag for the driver and front passenger
  • Side-impact airbags integrated into the seats
  • Side curtain airbags that deploy from the side doors

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