2010 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Gullwing review and pictures

Posted on Wednesday, 9 September 2009 , 13:09:32 byAngela

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Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Gullwing

German carmaker Mercedes-Benz developed the new Gullwing, a super sports car with a purist design, systematic lightweight design, superior driving dynamics and exemplary safety. Under the hood it features a 6.3-liter V8 engine capable of developing 571 horsepower and 650 Nm of torque. This output enables the car to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.8 seconds and to reach a top speed of 317 km/h.

SLS AMG: The new Gullwing model from Mercedes-Benz

The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG embodies automotive fascination and high tech of the highest order. The super sports car boasts a purist design, systematic lightweight design, superior driving dynamics and exemplary safety. All this is made possible by an unparalleled technology package comprising a lightweight aluminium space-frame bodyshell with gullwing doors; the AMG 6.3 litre, front-mid V8 engine with 420 kW/571 hp peak output, 650 Nm of torque and dry sump lubrication; the seven-speed dual-clutch transmission in a transaxle configuration; and the sports chassis with aluminium double-wishbone suspension. This combination guarantees driving dynamics of the highest order. The car`s ideal weight distribution between the front and rear axles (47 to 53 percent respectively) and its low centre of gravity emphasize the outstanding sports car concept. The Gullwing model accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.8 seconds and has a top speed of 317 km/h. The combined fuel consumption stands at 13.2 litres per 100 kilometres (all values provisional).