Thoughts of Mercedes often include visions of plush luxury cars, well-rounded sports sedans and commanding SUVs. But folks tend to forget that Stuttgart is very adept at creating epic performance cars. Since Mercedes pulled the wraps off its game-changing 300 SL Gullwing at the 1954 New York International Motor Sports Show, the brand has built a dedicated following for a long lineage of exclusive sports cars. And this sleek SLS AMG, billed as the spiritual successor to that timeless classic, maintains the Benz tradition of being highly capable, exceptionally fashionable and supremely desirable. This silver stunner combines a high tech V8 with a hand-finished body, a lightweight chassis and traditional European luxury to become one of the world's best super cars. And if you're looking for some cool modern metal that's easy to admire, thrilling to drive and virtually guaranteed to be an exclusive collectible, it's a rewarding investment in your happiness!
There's just something about a Mercedes that conveys the perfect combination of aggressive performance and excellent driving dynamics, and this rare SLS coupe, dressed in rich Iridium Silver Metallic, puts a fresh twist on a traditional favorite. Looking official enough to carry a secret agent on a crusade against terror, the car's crisp 2-stage has been meticulously pampered since it rolled off Daimler's Sindelfingen assembly line. Its sinuous aluminum body is flat, solid and free of substantial weathering. Fit and finish are the typical high quality stuff you'd expect on a German automaker's flagship model. And today, only 7,156 miles into its life, this awesome AMG is one of the nicest modern classics on the planet!
Hoist the car's long hood and you'll find a highly advanced DOHC V8 that's so smooth it'll make you forget you're in a sports car. Based on the legendary M156, AMG's first wholly designed powerplant, the hand-built engine is officially dubbed M159 because it features roughly 120 pieces that are unique to this application. And those components, which include goodies like modded cams, forged pistons, dry-sump oiling and a new exhaust system, help bump output to an Autobahn baking 563 horsepower and 479 lb./ft. of continent shifting torque. Along with providing the physical sensation of having a rocket engine strapped to your derriere, this Sport Light Super catapults to 60 MPH in a mere 3.6 seconds; and has no problem quickly reaching its electronically limited 197 MPH terminal velocity. Flick the key and the historical mill lights off instantly, humming to life with a technical roar that seems to float through the tail pipes. And when you fully pressurize the electronic fuel injectors, the smooth powerplant provides plenty of torque at any speed.
Specific kinds of cars are immediately recognizable by visual cues, and this Benz's front mid-engine layout pays excellent homage to the traditional, 2.5-box look that's common for rear wheel drive legends. Stab the throttle and power spins through a carbon fiber driveshaft, sealed in a torque tube, to a 7-speed, dual-clutch transaxle. Step on the other pedal and you'll encounter 6 and 4-piston calipers that efficiently utilize drilled and slotted rotors. Those brakes pair with variable, speed-sensitive power steering, an aluminum, double wishbone suspension and a tidy 47/53 weight distribution to provide excellent handling. All that first-class hardware attaches to an alloy spaceframe that's strong yet lightweight. And everything rolls on elegant AMG wheels, which crank 265/35ZR19 Continental ContiSportContacts in front of 295/30ZR20 Continental ContiSportContacts.
No matter how many times you crawl in to a sports car, there's always a sense of excitement. This Gullwing takes that energy a step further by wrapping its occupants in plains of buttery aluminum and a sea of French-stitched leather. At the front of the car, a driver-oriented dash seals a combination of digital and analog telemetry beside a 1,000-watt Bang and Olufsen sound system. Below that dash, a wide console founds a tidy shifter behind cool climate control. Beneath that console, like-new carpet floats power-adjustable seats behind metal, monochromatic foot pedals. In front of the driver, a 3-spoke, multi-function steering wheel spins a flat-bottom rim in front of small paddles. And naturally, all the luxuries you'd expect in a high dollar halo are present and accounted for.
Sophisticated and potent, this sleek SLS is a no-compromises exercise in world-class performance. Looking for a modern classic that's fun, comfortable and guaranteed to turn heads? Don't miss the chance to own this superb AMG!
Only 7,156 miles
6.3 liter AMG M159 V8 / 563 horsepower
7-speed dual-clutch automatic transaxle
Optional 1,000-watt Bang and Olufsen sound system
19 and 20-inch AMG wheels
4-wheel power disc brakes
Variable, speed-sensitive power steering
Iridium Silver Metallic paint
|Exterior Color:||Iridium Silver Metallic|
|Transmission:||7 Speed Automatic|
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