2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Price, Review & Picture – New Car Reviews, The newest supercar from Mercedes is all new. Unlike the McLaren that it replaces, this car is solely designed and engineered by Mercedes. Even the 6.2-liter V-8, which was sourced from the SL63 AMG, had so many significant changes more than 120 redesigned parts that it has a new internal designation. Top speed is said to be 197 mph.
Mercedes-Benz as well as McLaren were not completely happy with the SLR supercar. The vehicle was engineered by both carmakers. In 2011, the SLR has been displaced by the SLS AMG by Mercedes-Benz. The SLS demonstrates the first time in nearly forty years that Mercedes has crafted a vehicle sporting gullwing doors. Ingress and egress is only minimally compromised with such an addition.
The SLS is just under 183 inches long — slightly longer than the SL — and is a mere 49.3-inches tall. It is rounded corners and aerodynamically slippery, with gorgeous gullwing doors. But it isn’t pretty from every angle.
The cabin is sports-car pure, yet still contains bits of die-cast aluminum brightwork. Its design was inspired by aircraft cockpits; the dashboard has a wing-like shape with electroplated vents. The center console is made from matte metal.
With 563 horsepower and an estimated 3573-pound curb weight, the SLS AMG’s weight/power ratio is an impressive 6.3:1, and it reaches 60 mph in 3.6 seconds. Paddles allow quick, easy shifts. Switching from hard acceleration to hard braking and taking the SLS through tight turns near the adhesion limits of the tires don’t bother this car in the slightest. Yet the suspension also excels at absorbing bumps in the road.
AMG’s three-stage stability control is standard on this car, as are eight airbags. Ventilated, perforated compound disc brakes come with the SLS AMG, and larger ceramic carbon brakes are available.
Engines: 6.2L V-8
Transmissions: 7-speed automatic
Models: SLS AMG
EPA Fuel Economy
14 mpg city/19 mpg highway
Price : $183,000