Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG 

  • $256k built in Germany
  • 2011
  • 563 HP 6.2L
  • 196 mph
Interior décor is elegantly simple, set off by tasteful carbon-fiber and aluminum trim.
by Car and Driver (Nov, 2009)
They’re forged aluminum, as are the steering knuckles and hub carriers.
by Car and Driver (Sep, 2009)

Road Tests Real world tests of the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG


Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
3.8 s
458 Italia
3.3 s

Top speed

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
196 mph
155 mph

Top Gear track time

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
458 Italia

1/4 mile

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
11.7 s
TT RS Coupé
12.6 s
458 Italia
11.1 s

Data points Key details of the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG


Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG


Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
563 HP
TT RS Coupé
335 HP

Photo Gallery Wallpaper quality closeups of the car

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Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
The large caster angle of 11.5 degrees significantly increases negative wheel camber when cornering and also improves tyre grip – this also ensures outstanding stability when braking heavily while cornering.
This exclusive design combines intelligent lightweight design with outstanding strength – thus delivering superlative driving dynamics.

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster
Ola Källenius, Chairman of Mercedes-AMG GmbH: "Systematic lightweight construction, outstanding performance and a breathtaking design combined with sensuous open-air driving pleasure – the new SLS AMG Roadster perfectly embodies the AMG philosophy of German engineering and craftsmanship.
The sensual experience in the 2012MY SLS AMG Roadster is further enhanced when the soft top is open, and the powerful, naturally aspirated eight-cylinder engine with 563 hp and 479 pound-feet of torque asserts itself and makes the heart beat faster with its distinctive AMG eight-cylinder sound.

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Brand Mercedes-Benz
Price $255,659
Type of car Production car
Year 2011
City mileage 13 MPG
Highway mileage 20 MPG

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 6.5 lb/hp
Maximum hp 563 HP @ 6,800 RPM
Maximum torque 479 ft-lb @ 4,750 RPM
Max RPM 7,300 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion


Displacement 6,208 cc
Cylinders V8
Air compressor None
Fuels Gas
Compression ratio 11.3:1
Bore/stroke 4.02 in / 3.72 in
Valvetrain DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 valves

road tests

Top speed 196 mph
1/4 mile 11.7 s
0-60mph 3.8 s
Top gear time 1:19.60


Drivetrain RWD
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 7 gears
Gear ratios
  1. 1: 3.4:1
  2. 2: 2.19:1
  3. 3: 1.63:1
  4. 4: 1.29:1
  5. 5: 1.03:1
  6. 6: 0.84:1
  7. 7: 0.72:1
Axle ratio 3.67:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc
Front wheels 483/? 241
Rear wheels 508/? 279

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,661 lb
Width 76.3 in
Height 49.7 in
Length 182.6 in
Front track width 66.2 in
Wheelbase 105.5 in
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