Driven: 2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
BASE PRICE $200,000 (est.)

Powertrain
Engine: 32-valve DOHC V-8
Displacement: 6.2 liters (379 cu in)
Horsepower: 563 hp @ 6800 rpm
Torque: 479 lb-ft @ 4750 rpm
Transmission: type 7-speed dual-clutch automatic
Drive: Rear-wheel

Chassis
Steering: Power rack-and-pinion
Suspension, front: Control arms, coil springs
Suspension, rear: Control arms, coil springs
Brakes: Vented discs, ABS
Tires: Continental ContiSportContact 5P
Tire size f, r: 265/35YR-19, 295/30YR-20

Measurements
L x W x H: 182.6 x 76.3 x 49.7 in
Wheelbase: 105.5 in
TRACK F/R: 66.2/65.0 in
Weight: 3573 lb
fuel mileage: 13/20 mpg (est.)

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catch-me-if-u-can
I don't get it. Mercedes said they would build a car to shatter all other rivals, yet what we have in essence is a 300SL. This is just like Ford reinventing its pony car for the newest century (its all crap really, look at the stats; rubbish) so why would Mercedes follow suit?! They said the car would be extraordinary, pulling 1.25 g on the skidpad! Yet its easily bested by an ACR, a ZR1 and looks no faster than a 430... incredibly disappointed. And looks don't help one bit

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