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2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
Available Price Range $129,597-$204,357 Trims2 Combined MPG 17 Seats 2

Our Take on the 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG

Our Take

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 2012An SLS AMG roadster joins... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Gull-wing doors complicate entry, exit

Notable Features

  • SLS AMG roadster debuts in late 2011
  • Coupe continues with gull-wing doors
  • 563-hp V-8
  • Seven-speed dual-clutch transmission


Our Expert Reviews

Editor's note: This review was written in September 2010 about the 2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG. Little of substance has changed with this year's model. To see what's new for 2012, click here, or check out a side-by-side comparison of the two model years. More than just a return to a gull-wing design, the 2011 SLS AMG is the best-performing Mercedes ever made, despite some quirks t... Read full review for the 2012 Mercedes Benz SLS AMG

Consumer Reviews


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A new Gullwing...

by Arajan from Boston, MA on February 8, 2014

After having owned a Mercedes Gullwing 25 years ago I am finally back into one again, namely the SLS. Got the exact colors I wanted from an ad on cars.com.

2 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.

It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.


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Crash-Test Reports


Great news! There are currently no known recalls on 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG.

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Warranties Explained


Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.


Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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