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By Cars.com Staff
June 28, 2011
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:
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:
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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