...bringing the car to a stop in just 98 feet from 60 mph with a firm, consistent feel to the brake pedal action that inspires confidence. Such braking performance is truly impressive, given that only a few cars can come to a halt from 60 mph in fewer than 100 feet. Interior Design and Special Features: The SLS's gullwing-style doors swing upward, revealing a larger, less obstructed opening than is typical of cars with conventional doors. This advantage is offset somewhat by the wide sill that must be navigated before lowering yourself into the cockpit, and the fact that there's a long reach up...
...ready to offer a nice ride and not just to show off.For example, it can be set up with an optional new AMG Ride Control sports suspension that lets the driver choose, through the use of electronically controlled dampers, between three different suspension settings. Comfort features a relatively soft mode for longer trips. Sport balances responsiveness and comfort by tightening the shock absorbers to cut down on body roll. Sport Plus is designed for those looking to get out on a race course, or at least to get the feel of being on a race course.Perforated leather-wrapped AMG seats and the...
...There is also a lot of metal and long, angular planes to carry over the aircraft theme. The seats' backrests are made of magnesium, which is lightweight and strong. The seats are heavily bolstered to provide support when driving at high speeds. Under the hood The SLS AMG gets a 6.3-liter V-8 that produces 563 hp and 479 pounds-feet of torque. It teams with a dual-clutch, seven-speed automatic transmission. The SLS AMG is expected to go from zero to 60 mph in less than four seconds. Weight is distributed in a 47/53 front-to-rear ratio. Safety Safety equipment includes up to eight airbags...
...0-60 in just 3.8 seconds and to a top speed of 196 mph.A double-wishbone suspension and rack-and-pinion steering with speed-sensitive turn assistance help ensure a firm, sporty ride and agile handling. In addition, drivers can adjust the car's springs, shock absorbers, suspension height, and other factors for a tighter, more track-like ride. Unique AMG 19-inch light-alloy wheels with performance tires and a composite-steel racing-inspired braking system provide grip and stopping power in the most extreme situations.The gullwing doors swing up in a 70-degree arc, providing wide, easy access to...
...In typical Mercedes fashion, pulling the minus paddle seems merely to lock out the highest gears — starting from the top, not from the gear you're in when you do it. For example, if you're in 4th and hit the downshift paddle repeatedly, it locks out 7th, then 6th, then 5th, etc. The only way to get full manual control is to turn the knob on the center console to the "M" setting. The other three transmission modes are automatic ones: "C" (Controlled Efficiency), "S" (Sport) and "S+" (Sport Plus). Each successively speeds the shift times and holds onto low gears farther up the...
Source: MSN Autos
...Those are the qualities of a stiff body structure at work. Turn the wheel, stab the throttle or push the brake pedal, and the car reacts immediately. The steering feels firm and direct, and the car turns in quickly with little to no lean. The ride, predictably, is firmer than most would prefer, especially with the optional Performance Suspension.All the effort AMG has put into optimizing the balance of the SLS has really paid off. With more weight over the rear wheels and tons of power on tap, you might think that the SLS would be a beast to drive, with a nasty tendency for the rear end to...
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Bawdy, brawny, occasionally bizarre, Brabus is one of the most famed Mercedes-Benz tuners on earth. The 2011 Brabus Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG lives up to the rep. The parts kit... read more August 25, 2010 by Nelson Ireson
Mercedes-Benz, or more correctly, AMG, has developed a new racing version of the SLS AMG gullwing sports car built along the lines of the FIA sanctioned GT3 series. The new... read more August 12, 2010 by Viknesh Vijayenthiran 2