2013 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT Coupe review and pictures

Posted on Friday, 1 February 2013 , 15:02:00 byDan

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Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT Coupe

Especially for the 2013 model year, German carmaker Mercedes-Benz upgraded the SLS flagship Coupe and Roadster. Actually now, both SLS models feature a retuned naturally aspirated 6.2-liter V8 engine capable of generating 583 horsepower and 479 lb. ft. of torque. All this output is being transferred to the wheels through a revised 7-speed AMG Speedshift dual clutch transmission. We also have to mention the fact that the models also received a redeveloped AMG two-mode adaptive suspension. At a first view, the freshly revised models are differentiated by the new GT badges, the red brake calipers, unique wheel colors, high gloss finish on the front grille, darkened headlight / taillight buckets and also by the hood fins and exterior mirrors. For the interior, the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT Coupe also got new red seatbelts, Alcantara upholstery and red stitching for contrast. One automotive enthusiast tried the new model on a racing circuit and shared his experience with us.

The first thing that popped into his attention was the sound of the engine, which according to him it is better than ever. The carmaker indicated the fact that the model is capable of accelerating from 0 to 60 mph in 3.7 seconds and it can also reach a top speed of 197 mph. The model features a very firm AMG Sport suspension and a near complete lack of body roll which can mean the rear end can break loose mid-corner if the power is applied abruptly. When it comes to balance, the driver says it was neutral and so was the weight distribution. These were easily controlled with the acceleration paddle. The man also said that the improved Mercedes SLS AMG GT Coupe and Roadster were almost identical in terms of dynamics and this is maybe because both vehicles weight the same, 3.573 pounds.
Source: autoblog