2013 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG

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2013 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
2013 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG

New For 2013

Last year’s SLS AMG has been replaced by the SLS AMG GT. The implications for the prospective owner are about as serious as adding two letters to the car’s name, though. The transmission has been recalibrated, the suspension has been retuned, and the engine now makes 20 more hp. A well-trained eye will also pick up on darkened headlamp housings and taillights, gloss black finish on the mirror caps and grille, and GT badging.

Overview

The SLS AMG is the first Mercedes designed in-house by AMG, and it uses the well-known 6.2-liter V-8 from Mercedes’ tuning division. The coupe’s gull-wing doors hark back to the 300SL, but the SLS replaced the more recent SLR. That car, produced in a joint venture with McLaren, cost nearly $500,000—or more than twice as much as the SLS—and didn’t drive nearly as well. With dry-sump lubrication, revised camshafts and valves, and less-restrictive intake and exhaust systems, the SLS V-8’s peak output is 583 hp and 479 lb-ft of torque. The SLS is a bit lighter than the SLR was and features a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission in place of the old five-speed torque converter automatic. The result is that the SLS is just as quick to 60 mph—Mercedes claims it can do the run in 3.6 seconds. Last year, the coupe was joined by a convertible that trades the gull-wing doors for a folding fabric roof. To compensate for rigidity that was lost when the roof was chopped off, the roadster features thicker side sills, additional supports for the structural cross member at the base of the windshield frame, and a curved brace between the strut towers of the rear suspension. The AMG GT’s balance is brilliant, its steering is quick and accurate, and its brakes are instantly responsive and fade resistant.

Safety

ABS; front, side, side curtain, and knee air bags; tire-pressure monitoring; parking sensors; a rearview camera; and traction and stability control are standard. There is no optional safety equipment on the SLS AMG GT.

You'll like:

  • Coupe’s doors look awesome
  • Brutish 6.2-liter V-8
  • Quick dual-clutch tranny

You won't like:

  • Doors make entry difficult
  • More grand tourer than supercar

Key Competitors For The 2013 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT

  • Aston Martin DB9
  • Audi R8
  • Ferrari California
  • Lamborghini Gallardo

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2013 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Specifications

Quick Glance:
Engine
6.2L V8Engine
Fuel economy City:
13 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
19 MPG
Horsepower:
563 hp @ 6800rpm
Torque:
479 ft lb of torque @ 4750rpm
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Windows
  • Power Locks
  • Power Seats (optional)
  • Steering Wheel Tilt
  • Cruise Control
  • Sunroof (optional)
  • ABS
  • Stabilizer Front
  • Stabilizer RearABS
  • Electronic Traction Control
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Locking Differential (optional)
  • Limited Slip Differential
  • Airbag Driver
  • Airbag Passenger
  • Airbag Side Front
  • Airbag Side Rear (optional)
  • Radio
  • CD Player (optional)
  • CD Changer
  • DVD
  • Navigation
Vehicle
50,000 miles / 48 months
Powertrain
50,000 miles / 48 months
Corrosion
50,000 miles / 48 months
Roadside
Unlimited miles / 999 months
IIHS Front Small Overlap
N/R
NHTSA Rating Front Driver
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Front Side
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Overall
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Rollover
Not Rated
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
N/R
IIHS Overall Side Crash
N/R
IIHS Rear Crash
N/R
IIHS Roof Strength
N/R

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