Mercedes-Benz SLS-Class 

  • $200k built in Unknown
  • 2013
  • 583 HP 6.2L
  • 155 mph
A revised seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox adds even more to the performance, particularly with its adjustable Sport, Sport+, and Manual modes.
by The Car Connection (Feb, 2013)
AMG wisely left the transmission’s Comfort setting intact, and the SLS is still content to dawdle along at 2000 rpm and handle additional throttle requests with big low-end torque rather than a downshift.
by Car and Driver (Aug, 2013)

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

0-60mph

SLS AMG GT
3.91 s
MP4-12C
3.1 s

Top speed

SLS AMG GT
155 mph

1/4 mile

Data points Key details of the Mercedes-Benz SLS-Class

Horsepower

SLS AMG GT
583 HP
BMW M4
425 HP

Photo Gallery Wallpaper quality closeups of the car

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight

Performance

Incorporated into the head unit display, this technology shows real-time performance data including 0-60 and quarter-mile times, throttle and brake positions, a G-meter and much more.
by AutoBlog (Aug, 2013)
Overall, I was pleased with its intuitiveness and I really enjoyed the throttle blips on the downshifts.
by AutoBlog (Jan, 2013)
The result is a box that's just as smooth as it always was in auto, while full-bore upshifts are now executed with only a microscopic interruption in the torque delivery.
by MotorTrend

Powertrain

The seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox has been revised, too.
by Car and Driver (Nov, 2012)
AMG's speedshift seven-speed dual-clutch transmission remains, but the adaptive suspension has also been updated, giving you Sport and Sport+ only.
by MotorTrend
The most significant changes have been applied to the seven-speed AMG Speedshift DCT gearbox, which disappointed us with its ponderous shifts in the standard car.
by MotorTrend

Handling

For an even more refined feel (or a sportier one, depending on your mood), you can adjust the suspension settings from "Comfort" to "Sport Plus" with the twist of a dial.
by KBB (Jan, 2013)
Rounding out the mechanical upgrades is a redeveloped AMG two-mode adaptive suspension.
by AutoBlog (Jan, 2013)
The individual who can afford the SLS GT and will appreciate the styling won't care much for the overly stiff suspension.
by MotorTrend

Interior

Still, the interior is awash in soft leather and gleaming metal, and for 2013 receives an injection of red, now the color choice for the seatbelts and stitching.
by KBB (Jan, 2013)
Behind the wheel, the 2013 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT is more nimble and aggressive than you might expect given its luxury-class interior and longish looks.
by The Car Connection (Feb, 2013)
Jump into the 2-passenger cockpit of the 2013 SLS AMG GT, and you'll find a cabin much like that of any other Mercedes-Benz.
by KBB (Jan, 2013)

Engine

This car will have the most powerful engine of any Mercedes currently on sale, though it won't have the torque of the twin-turbo V-12.
by MotorTrend
Among the hand-built engine's impressive facts – other than its 583 horsepower – is that it uses a dry-sump system for lubrication.
by KBB (Jan, 2013)
Under the hood, the 6.2-liter V-8 engine is similar, but revised: an additional 12 horsepower bring the total to 583 hp, and the heady, throbbing sound it puts out is almost as much fun as the thrust.
by The Car Connection (Feb, 2013)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Brand Mercedes-Benz
Price $199,500
Type of car Production car
Year 2013
City mileage 13 MPG
Highway mileage 19 MPG

design

Body style Coupe
Top type Hard fixed

transmission

Drivetrain 2WD
Shift system Automatic
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
Paddle shifters N/A

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front suspension Independent
Rear suspension Independent
Front brakes 15.39 in Ventilated Disc
Rear brakes 12.99 in Ventilated Disc
Front wheels 265/35 19
Wheel material Alloy
Rear wheels 508/? 279
Wheel material Alloy

road tests

Top speed 155 mph
1/4 mile 11.98 s
0-60mph 3.91 s
Lateral acceleration 0.93 g

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 6.39 lb/hp
Maximum hp 583 HP @ 6,800 RPM
Maximum torque 479 ft-lb @ 4,750 RPM
Max RPM 7,200 RPM
Engine placement Mid
Curb-to-curb turning radius 39 feet
Steering system Unknown

engine

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

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,726 lb
Width 76.3 in
Height 49.3 in
Length 182.6 in
Front track width 66.2 in
Wheelbase 105.5 in
Has a rear spoiler Yes
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