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2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG 2dr Cpe SLS AMG

2dr Cpe SLS AMG

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Price with options: $183,000

MSRP: $183,000

Base Invoice: $170,190

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2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Pros

The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG was introduced as a new model for 2011. The only change seen for 2012 is the addition of a convertible version.

2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Model Highlights

Designed as a replacement for the aging McLaren SLR and as a new range-topper for Mercedes-Benz, the SLS AMG is a completely new platform designed and honed by the high-performance gurus at AMG. Using the 300SL Gullwing as inspiration gave the car its characteristic shape, and perhaps its most unique and iconic feature--gull-wing doors. It features a long hood and short rear deck, much like the 300SL. Performance has been ramped up considerably, both in terms of raw power and chassis design.

The only available engine in the SLS AMG is the same 6.2L V8 used in the SL63 and other AMG models, although here it's been tuned slightly with dry-sump oiling, a reworked valvetrain and camshaft design, special tubular headers, a free-flowing intake and an improved exhaust system. The result is 563 hp and 479 lb-ft of torque, which pushes the SLS to 60 in just 3.7 seconds and gives a top speed of 197 mph.

A 7-speed dual-clutch electronic transmission is the only available gearbox, featuring aluminum shift paddles mounted on either side of the steering wheel. The driver can select between several modes that offer shift quality tuned for both maximum performance and maximum efficiency--and several steps in between. Mounted in the rear and connected to the engine via a carbon-fiber driveshaft, it helps give a near-perfect weight balance of 47/53 front-to-rear.

The chassis utilizes 4-wheel independent suspension with double-wishbone designs front and rear, and with the engine mounted low in the chassis (thanks to dry-sump oiling) and its rear-mounted transaxle, the SLS's center of gravity and overall balance helps provide exceptional handling characteristics. Massive disc brakes help bring the car from 60 mph to a stop in just under 100 feet.

The SLS AMG started out as a coupe, but a new convertible is available in 2012. Both are built on a high-tech aluminum space frame. Standard safety equipment includes stability and traction control, antilock brakes, front, side, knee and curtain airbags for both driver and passenger and Mercedes-Benz' "mbrace" emergency telematics system. In the event of a rollover, the coupe's gull-wing doors separate from the car via pyrotechnic devices, allowing easy exit for both driver and passenger.

The roadster SLS AMG comes with a three-layer fabric top and conventional front-hinged doors instead of the coupe's gull-wings. While Mercedes-Benz did have to add additional bracing to keep the chassis rigid, they claim the roadster weighs the same as the coupe, but has a lower center of gravity, so handling will not be affected too much.

Standard equipment includes 19-inch front and 20-inch rear cast aluminum wheels, bi-xenon headlamps with washers, auto-dimming and power-folding mirrors, a backup camera, keyless entry and ignition, leather upholstery, heated seats with memory functions, dual-zone automatic climate control and a premium sound system with satellite radio and iPod connectivity. In addition, Mercedes-Benz COMMAND interface is also standard.

Optional features many AMG performance parts, such as performance and adaptive suspension and carbon ceramic brakes. Outside, three types of unique alloy wheels and carbon fiber trim are also available. Inside, a leather and suede-wrapped steering wheel, and an 11-speaker Bang & Olufsen stereo system are optional add-ons.

2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Model News

Designed and built by AMG--Mercedes-Benz' performance division, the SLS AMG was inspired by the iconic 300SL Gullwing of the 1950s and built with both performance and usability in mind. In a supercar market full of occasional-use vehicles that see duty only occasionally, like the Lamborghini Gallardo or Ferrari 458, the SLS stands out as a practical performer that'll keep pace, has a great look, and still can be driven regularly. Starting at under $200k, it's a relative bargain among its peers.

2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Value Writeup

Iconic styling with vintage 300SL looks; gull-wing doors, supercar status from performance-designed chassis; powerful V8 engine; roadster bodystyle available for 2012.

Brake ABS System 4-wheel
Brake Type Pwr
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )  
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 15.8 x 1.5
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 14.2 x 1.0
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)  
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0? F (Primary) - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD -
Displacement 6.3L/379
Engine Order Code  
Engine Type Gas V8
Fuel System - TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 563 @ 6800
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 479 @ 4750
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 14
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (N/A) 16
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Clutch Size (in)  
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.03
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.67
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.40
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.29
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.79
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.19
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.72
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.84
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.63
Trans Description Cont. Automatic
Trans Description Cont. Again  
Trans Order Code - TBD -
Trans Type 7
EPA Classification Two Seater
Number of Passenger Doors 2
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3573
COMAND cockpit management & data system -inc: 7" color display, AM/FM stereo w/6-disc CD/DVD changer, integrated RDS/TMP tuner, (6) speakers, 40GB HDD-based navigation system, LINGUATRONIC voice control system, hands-free Bluetooth system, 4GB Music Register HDD, PCMCIA adapter slot, iPod/MP3 interface
SIRIUS satellite radio
19" front & 20" rear AMG twin 5-spoke alloy wheels
Auto on/off bi-xenon headlamps w/headlamps washing system
Gullwing doors
P265/35YR19 front & P295/30YR20 rear performance tires
Privacy glass
Pwr folding pwr mirrors w/LED turn signals -inc: auto-dimming driver side mirror
Rain-sensing windshield wipers
Alcantara headliner & door trim
Aluminum interior trim
AMG Floor mats
Anti-theft alarm system
Auto-dimming rearview mirror
Center armrest w/storage compartment
Cruise control
designo exclusive Nappa leather upholstery
Dual-zone automatic climate control
Heated pwr seats w/memory
Leather-wrapped AMG sport multi-function steering wheel w/aluminum shift paddles
Outside temp display
Pwr locks
Pwr tilt/telescoping steering column
Pwr windows w/express up/down
SmartKey w/panic button
Universal garage door opener
4-wheel compound disc brakes -inc: 6-piston front calipers & 4-piston fixed rear calipers
7-speed AMG SPEEDSHIFT automatic transmission w/dual clutch transaxle
Aluminium space frame
AMG 6.3L DOHC 32-valve V8 naturally aspirated engine
Carbon fiber driveshaft
Dry sump engine lubrication w/external oil reservoir
Front/rear forged dual wishbone suspension
Rear limited slip differential
Rear wheel drive
Speed-sensitive pwr steering
Twin exhaust
Acceleration skid control (ASR)
AMG 3-stage electronic stability program (ESP)
Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
Brake assist (BA)
Brake pad wear indicator
Driver/front passenger head/body curtain airbags
Driver/front passenger knee airbags
Driver/front passenger side airbags
Dual stage driver/front passenger airbags
LED daytime running lamps
mbrace telematics
Rearview camera
Seatbelt tensioners w/belt force limiters
Tire pressure monitoring system