Available as a coupe or convertible, the 2013 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG is a supercar powered by a 6.3-liter V8 engine that produces 591 hp and 479 lb-ft of torque. Equipped with an AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7-speed sport transmission this supercar does 0-62 mph in an impressive 3.7 seconds and has an electronically-limited top speed of 198 mph. The sport chassis with aluminum double-wishbone suspension provides supreme handling dynamics. Fuel mileage falls within an EPA estimated range of 14 mpg city to 20 mpg highway. Features include bi-xenon headlamps, alcantara inserts, light alloy wheels, gullwing doors, high performance braking, sport seats, AMG drive unit with race start, and carbon fiber trims. Safety is comprised of anti-lock braking (ABS), traction control (TCS), electronic stability control (ESC), and advanced airbags. The SLS AMG model is backed by a 4-year/50,000-mile warranty.Read more Read less
For 2013, Mercedes-Benz has replaced the SLS AMG with the SLS AMG GT. The new model boasts 20 more horsepower from its 6.2L V8, for a 583-hp total, while torque remains unchanged at 479 ft-lb. The suspension is also revised with stiffer springs and dampers, which gives the already-grippy SLS an even more planted and responsive feel. "Comfort" mode has been dropped from the AMG Ride Control system, leaving only "Sport" and "Sport +." Finally, the 7-speed automatic gearbox has been recalibrated to quicken shift times both going up and coming down the gears. Inside, subtle changes include red seat belts and red stitching on the steering wheel and dashboard. Quilted leather seats are optional.
Iconic styling with vintage 300SL looks; gull-wing doors, supercar status from performance-designed chassis; powerful V8 engine; roadster option
Designed and built by AMG, Mercedes-Benz's performance division, the SLS AMG GT was inspired by the iconic 300SL Gullwing of the 1950s and built with both performance and usability in mind. In a supercar market full of occasional-use vehicles that see duty only occasionally, like the Lamborghini Gallardo or Ferrari 458, the SLS stands out as a practical performer that'll keep pace, has a great look, and still can be driven regularly. Starting at under $200,000, it's a relative bargain among its peers.
SLS AMG GT