13th-01-2012: Observing the building passion for roadsters in the country, the luxury cars manufacturer Mercedes-Benz India has decided to unveil their best roadster at hand, the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG at the Indian Auto Expo 2012. Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster is unmatched in looks and performance borrowing the smooth design lines of Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG coupe but exudes the brilliance from every angle when in action. The 6.3 L V8 engine delivers an unparalleled power-packed performance to zoom through the racing tracks and the urban roads alike with a top speed of 317 kmph, and an acceleration of 0-100 kmph in 3.8 seconds. The two-seater in roadster body style looks even more aggressive with pop-up side doors to facilitate an easy entry without having to squeeze oneself to get into the compact sports car.
This fascinating four wheeler, Mercedes Benz SLS AMG, is loaded with a powerful 6.3 litre V8 cylinder Mercedes-AMG powertrain that is designed to pump out amazing power of 420 kW/571 hp at 6800 rpm and a mind blowing top torque of 650 Nm at 4750 rpm. By seeing the engine output figures, you can imagine what performance the masterpiece is going to deliver. Can't guess, I will help you out in that case. The distinctive super sports car, Mercedes Benz SLS AMG covers 0-100 kmph sprint in just 3.8 seconds which is smartly achieved with the help of its electronically limited top speed of 317 km/h. The power-to-weight ratio of 2.84 kg/hp comes courtesy of the low vehicle weight. The new entrant in the Indian auto market, Mercedes Benz SLS AMG has been loaded with refreshed M 159 V8 engine with a massive 6208cc displacement.
With this powerhouse under its bonnet, the Mercedes Benz SLS AMG is blessed with high performing transmission system, suspension, brakes and light weight body consists of maximum aluminium. The pride of Mercedes Benz innovations, Mercedes Benz SLS AMG comes loaded with AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7-speed sports transmission that is operated by the E-SELECT lever. There are four different driving modes that can be selected conveniently through the rotary control in the AMG DRIVE UNIT including C- Controlled Efficiency, S- Sport, S+- Sport plus and M- Manual. Except controlled efficiency mode the automatic double-declutching function is active. The eye-catching car is equipped with internally ventilated and perforated composite disc brakes at both sides and loaded with electric parking brake at the rear, ABS, Brake Assist and 3-stage ESP. The new age machine sports anti-dive/anti-squat, coil springs, gas-pressure shock absorbers, stabiliser, aluminium double-wishbone suspension at both ends.
The Mercedes Benz SLS AMG is regarded the most safest car in the world with sound passive and active safety features. The safety features include up to eight airbags: adaptive front airbags for the driver and passenger, a kneebag for each, two seat-integrated sidebags and two windowbags deploying from the waistlines of the gullwing doors, and three-point seat belts with belt tensioners and belt force limiters. Apart from these super safe features, the car is designed with aluminium spaceframe for the sake of outstanding passive safety.
The aviation-inspired sports car, Mercedes Benz SLS AMG, has a long hood with bi-Xenon headlights placed vertically, single radiator grille centrally fitted at larger rectangular spot, wing-shaped cross fins that give it a spectacular front appearance. The vertical stacked headlamps house central bi-xenon low-beam headlamp with its metallic wing section framed at the top of two LED indicators and the LED daytime driving lights at the bottom. The ORVMs and the bumpers are in body match to provide it a uniform image. The best part of the coupe is its gullwings doors, adapted from the 1955 300 SL, that open in an upward arc. You might have seen those crazy things in movies only. The rear view of the Mercedes Bez SLS AMG is very small and consists of classic tail lamp, arched rear hatch and chrome tipped twin exhausts. The super sports car has distinctive 19-inch (front) and 20-inch (rear) light-alloy wheels that fill the wheel arches. The inside of the coupe allows only two people to sit in.
The cabin is designed in a way to give cockpit like appearance which is achieved by the stylish speed-sensitive rack-and-pinion steering, steering damper and mounted controls. A/C vents are designed like jet-engine exhaust, funky instrument cluster comprise of speedometer, tachometer etc. Storage includes a small glove box, cupholders, and a compact pouch along the rear bulkhead. The boot capacity is of 176 litres, good enough for carrying two average sized luggage.
This stylish and fascinating four wheeler is blessed with 6.3-litre, 8-cylinder based petrol engine with a whopping displacement capacity of 6208cc. This powerful engine is capable to deliver 420bhp of power at 6800rpm and 650Nm of hammering maximum torque at 4750rpm and that is quite impressive for this class. The engine is skillfully mated with a seven speed automatic transmission gear box. This Mercedes Benz SLS AMG Coupe is capable to cross the speed of 100 Kmph in only about 3.8 seconds from the standstill. At the same time, the top speed of the vehicle is 317 Kmph, which is quite thrilling. The fuel economy of this coupe is 5 Kmpl in the city conditions, while when it is driven on the highways it returns about 10.7 Kmpl of mileage....
The Mercedes Benz SLS AMG Roadster is blessed with an awesome interior cabin with an ample of room for the comfort of the passengers. The seats of the vehicle are leather covered and it gives a very luxurious feel while sitting inside the cabin. The features, which company has given this car are advanced instrumental cluster, center console , navigation system and most advanced multimedia system. Apart from these, the company has incorporated this variant with an advanced air conditioner, which has 2-Zone automatic climate control. On the other hand, this trim is fitted with some other luxurious aspects such as, anti lock braking system, parking sensors, smart access card entry, engine start/ stop button, cruise control, multi functional steering wheel, seat lumbar support and many other such features. Then it has an advanced music system with a USB interface and Bluetooth connectivity as well....
Although Mercedes Benz SLS AMG is a super sports luxury coupe that comes loaded with an array of safety, comfort features and advanced technology. The engineers of the company could manage to keep its weight low for agile acceleration and fuel economy. In view to keep its weight low, the designers have used lightweight aluminium spaceframe along with friction-optimised twin-wire arc-sprayed coating on the cylinder walls and optional map-optimised oil supply and intelligent generator management that not only gives rigidity to the vehicle but also helps to achieve greater mileage. As a result of the mechanism, it delivers a fuel economy of around 5 kmpl in the city and 10.7 kmpl on highways.
The eye-catching Mercedes Benz SLS AMG houses a powerpacked 6.3 Litre, V8 engine under the long bonnet that produces a top power of 420 kw/571 hp at 6,800 rpm and belts out a maddening torque of 650 Nm at 4,750 rpm that helps the coupe to do a 0-100 kmph sprint in just 3.8 seconds. To achieve this awesome torque figure, the SLS AMG has been incorporated with AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7-speed sports transmission that is operated by the E-SELECT lever. You can also go up to a maximum speed of 317 kmph that is controlled electronically.
The stunning Mercedes Benz SLS AMG is dressed with classic exterior blended with modern fit and finish that woos each and every car enthusiast. The design of the coupe seems distinctive with its long front view and very compact rear. The use of vibrant colours and aerodynamic components give it that super sports look.
Mercedes Benz SLS AMG design makes you love fall in love with it at first sight. The extra large three-dimensional nose of the coupe sports 6 air intakes, the centrally located largest sized air intake houses radiator grille with star shape Mercedes emblem. In addition to these, the swept-back front apron's tip is fitted with bi-Xenon low beam headlamp cluster that is positioned vertically, the cluster is comprised of LED turn indicators and LED day time driving lights and headlamp. Jet inspired side air outlets not only enhances the look of the machine but also serves for the aerodynamic image of the coupe.
The biggest attraction of the Mercedes Benz SLS AMG is its classic inspired gull-wing doors that swing out and open upwards unlike the classic SLR that had an upward and forward opening of the doors. Body coloured ORVMs are fitted on the gullwing doors of the vehicle, therefore, when the doors are opened or closed it stick to it (doors). The fuel filler cap is located at the rear of the coupe. Its flap can be locked and unlocked automatically with the help of the key. The superlative innovation of the Mercedes, Mercedes Benz SLS AMG, comes with 19 inch (in the front) and 20 inch (at the rear) long alloy wheels that further enhance the look of the car.
The rear of the Mercedes Benz SLS AMG has the same appeal as its front. The tail lights are loaded with LED technology that provide clear vision to the passengers driving behind, in the dark. The taillight cluster, placed horizontally comprises of turn indicator, LED Fog lamp and reverse light. The coupe has got chrome tipped twin exhaust system for sporty appearance. A LED third rear brake light is placed at the rear windscreen. You can also activate the rear spoiler above the speed of 120 kmph, automatically.
The extra ordinary designed Mercedes Benz SLS AMG is a pretty long coupe with lightweight body shell. It has an overall height of 1262mm, width 1939mm and length 4638mm. The vehicle is provided with a great wheelbase that is 2680mm for more strength and rigidity on roads. The front track and rear track account for 1682mm and 1653mm respectively. The four-wheeler has enough turning radius of 11.9 meters that enables the driver to make sharp turns and manoeuvre easily. The curb weight of the machine is 1620 kg with a payload capacity of 240 kg.
The engineers of the company have used a lightweight aluminium spaceframe to reduce the weight of the Mercedes Benz SLS AMG; the gullwing doors opening and closing needs to be done manually, the reason of providing manual system is justified as automatic system will add more weight to the machine that would be around 41 kg.
The interiors look like they've been borrowed straight from a jet plane and the designers did a fair job by designing it in the same spirit. You will feel like sitting in a jet aircraft when you enter the cabin of the Mercedes Benz SLS AMG, this cockpit of the coupe leaves you stunned with its design and superb fit and finish. And what adds glitter to gold is its advanced instrument cluster, metal centre console, sport bucket seats, navigation system and most advanced multimedia system.
When you open the gullwing doors, the first thing you will notice is its three spoke powered steering wheel and the multimedia system, the steering wheel that can be adjusted manually or automatically is equipped with mounted audio controls and phone related switches at both sides. That means the driver need not operate his phone by holding it in one hand and driving from the other, he can talk with the mounted phone controls and play his favorite music without having to move his hands anywhere else except the steering wheel. The advanced multimedia COMAND APS is located centrally at the dashboard. The COMAND APS allows you to play a CD/MP3/DVD and Video DVD along with the Radio. The system also incorporates Bluetooth interface that makes handling calls through it easy. Between the centrally placed jet-inspired A/C vents, navigation screen is placed. Right below the COMAND APS, THERMOTRONIC 2-zone luxury automatic climate control is located. You can set different temperature for the driver and passenger. The dashboard features four jet-inspired A/C vents, 2 out of 4 vents located centrally at the dashboard while the other two positioned at both ends of the cabin. The temperature inside the cockpit is taken care by automatic climate control advanced features.
The centre console in the solid metal is comprised of the AMG DRIVE UNIT with AMG E-SELECT selector lever mirrors, COMAND Controller, extend/retracts rear spoiler switch, switches ESP on and off, engine start and stop button. An ignition lock is fitted at the rear stowage compartment of the centre console that gives you an option of Keylees-go starting. Just beside the center console, a storage compartment is placed in which you can find a 12 V socket, ashtray and a cigarette lighter. The compartment is foldable.
The Mercedes Benz SLS AMG has a stylish instrument panel that comprises of two white-backlit big round dials for speed and rev counter and a centrally placed multifunctional display. The wing-shaped meter console's multifunctional display shows additional gauge readouts, trip computer information, service intervals, navigation instructions, tyre pressure at each wheel and even a race timer. The rev counter displays a lot vehicle related indicators/warning lamps such as SRS, engine diagnostic, ABS, engine oil temperature, tyre pressure and electric parking brake. While the speedometer shows the speed level along with indicators for fuel gauge, ESP, seatbelt, brakes, main beam headlamps, dipped beam headlamps, reserve fuel, ESP@sport, Est@off and rear fog lamp. At the top of the instrument cluster, a upshift indicator is located that tells you what is the optimum time to shift gears; right and left indicators light indication are positioned at each end of the uplift indicator.
Apart from these advanced cabin features for driver's help and comfort, the Mercedes Benz SLS AMG is assembled with high-quality sports seats with magnesium backrests that are dressed with designer leather and you can select from nine colour schemes to match it with the dazzling exterior. The seats and its backrest can be adjusted electronically for three times as per your needs. However, the bucket seat can only be adjusted manually fore-and aft position. Both the seats share centrally positioned handrest.
Although the cockpit of the Mercedes Benz SLS AMG looks small but has various storage compartments in dashboard, centre console rear wall and rear side of the centre console. At the dashboard, a glove box is given that houses media interface and 12 V socket for equipment of up to 180 W. Under the armrest, mobile phone bracket and cup holders are placed. A storage space is encarved in the rear wall in the form of ruffled bag.
The two seater-two door's marque, Mercedes Benz SLS AMG, comes with never before seen user friendly features such as electronically adjustable comfortable seats and steering wheels with mounted controls, various storage compartments, COMAND APS, climate control, wide door entry, fully loaded central console, etc.
The new entrant in the market, Mercedes Benz SLS AMG is provided with class leading interior features that not only make the riding comfortable but also give the driver confidence that results in superb handling. The speed-sensitive power steering has got left and right gear shift paddles for manual mode driving. The three-spoke steering wheel-upholstered in nappa leather and perforated on the side grips-can be adjusted manually and electronically that also gives the driver ease of adjusting it in whichever manner he/she feels comfortable.
In addition to that, the coupe has got several storage space in the form of glove box, cupholders and mobile phone bracket under the armset, ruffled bag at the rear wall, etc.
The Mercedes Benz SLS AMG comes with sport bucket seats that have a number of controls for any sized driver and passenger. The seat can be adjusted electronically but the bucket of the seat can be adjusted manually only. The side bolstering of the seats might trouble wider drivers but others will be happy with this one. On the other hand, short sized drivers and passengers will have to pull the gullwing doors as they get in otherwise it will be troublesome to reach up to close the wing shaped doors. The doors are opened and closed manually, the system should have been automatic to an extent so that short sized passengers may feel proud and comfortable. Moreover, to enter in to the coupe, one need to bow down completely that seems a little awkward.
The Mercedes Benz SLS AMG is a two seater coupe that comes with only two wide opening gullwing doors. The doors provide wide opening for entry and exit. The cabin is pretty roomy for two passengers inside.
The excellent product of Mercedes Benz based on old classic SLS, Mercedes Benz SLS AMG has got a massive and powerful powertrain that is 6.3 litre V8. The engine is fitted in a low position behind the front axle; however, the rear axle has double-clutch transmission. Both are connected by the drive shaft that is made of light carbon fibre which ensures high-rigidity.
This power-plant from the Mercedes Benz stable delivers maximum power of 420kW/571HP at 6,800 rpm and churns out a thrilling torque of 650Nm at 4,750 rpm. The 6208 cc refined engine comes incorporated with AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7-speed sports transmission that is operated by the E-SELECT lever. The weight of the powertrain is kept up to 206 kg via targeted weight optimisation that improves the performance of the vehicle. This superb mill of the coupe is able to cover 0-100 kmph mark in just 3.8 seconds with the help of AMG Speedshift DCT 7 speed sports gearbox, the top speed of the coupe is 317 kmph that is limited electronically.
The super sports coupe has been gifted with super advanced COMAND APS that comprises of FM dual tuner, CD/DVD drive which is MP3-compatible and a MUSIC REGISTER with a 6 GB hard disk for storing digital music files and Bluetooth interface to provide connections to mobile phones.
The stunning coupe-Mercedes Benz SLS AMG is also blessed with higher level THERMOTRONIC 2-zone luxury automatic climate control that promises ultimate atmosphere inside the coupe. The system is responsible for taking care of outside factors including air quality, humidity and sunshine and keeps the temperatures inside, natural. You can also set different temperatures for the driver and passenger each. Besides that, a solid A/C is fitted inside the cockpit that cools the interior of the car quickly.
The Mercedes Benz SLS AMG comes assembled with 7 spoke AMG light weight alloy wheels with a high sheen tentinum grey finish. The front rim size is 19 inch and rear one is 20 inch long. The tyre sizes are: 265/35 R19 (front) and 295/30 R20 (rear). You can also get an optional set of 5 spoke AMG light alloy wheels with the same axle and tyre specification. The alloy wheels are eye-catching in star shape.
The innovative masterpiece by Mercedes Benz, Mercedes Benz SLS AMG-comes equipped with sound braking and suspension systems. The coupe uses internally ventilated and perforated composite disc brakes at both sides and is loaded with electric parking brake at the rear, ABS, Brake Assist and 3-stage ESP. The new age machine sports anti-dive/anti-squat, coil springs, gas-pressure shock absorbers, stabiliser, aluminium double-wishbone suspension at both ends.
To ensure great level of handling, the Mercedes Benz SLS AMG is equipped with speed-sensitive power steering, cruise control with SPEEDTRONIC variable speed limiter, optional rear camera, electronically powered rear spoiler, optional navigation system etc.
The Mercedes Benz SLS AMG is the official F1 safety car and this speaks volumes about its safety features. The coupe is furnished with a lot of passive and safety features. The aluminium spaceframe of the car is responsible for ultimate passive safety. Apart from this, the coupe is loaded with up to eight airbags: adaptive front airbags for the driver and passenger, a kneebag for each, two seat-integrated side bags and two window bags deploying from the waistlines of the gullwing doors, three-point seat belts with belt tensioners and belt force limiters, ABS, BS, 3 level ESP, and ASR (acceleration skid control).
The aluminium spaceframe provides the basis for outstanding passive safety. The extensive safety features include three-point seat belts with belt tensioners and belt force limiters, Anti-theft alarm system with two-away protection and infrared interior monitoring , PARKTRONIC parking aid , Headlamp Assist , Electric parking brake with convenience function , Laminated windscreen, Rain sensor with continuously variable intermittent wipe control, Tyre pressure monitoring system, First-aid kit in the boot, Hazard warning triangle, ASSYST service interval indicator, Central locking with interior switch, automatic locking and emergency opening and Electronic immobiliser, incl. locking system with infrared remote control and visual lock confirmation . You can also avail optional Fire extinguisher that would be fitted under the left-hand front seat.
Mercedes Benz SLS AMG Pros :
The coupe offers unmatched comfort and safety features. The performance is breathtaking supported by agile acceleration and top-speed. Jet-inspired interiors attract a lot.
|Variants||Transmission||Engine Description||Mileage||Power||AC||Power Steering||Central Locking|
8 Cylinder 64 Valve
|5.0||10.7||420bhp @ 6800rpm||Standard||Standard||Standard|
8 Cylinder 32 Valve
|5.0||10.7||563.2bhp @ 6800rpm||Standard||Standard||Not Available|
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