First Drive: 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster

2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster

On sale: Now
Base price, estimated: $198,000

Engine:
6.2-liter DOHC V-8
Horsepower: 571 @ 6800 rpm
Torque: 480 lb-ft @ 4750 rpm

Drive:
Rear-wheel

Transmission: 7-speed dual-clutch automatic

Measurements:
Wheelbase: 105.5 in
Track, front/rear: 66.2/65.1 in
Length x width x height: 182.6 x 76.3 x 49.6 in
Turning circle: 39 ft
Cargo capacity: 6.1 cu ft
Curb weight: 3660 lb

Wheels/Tires:
265/35ZR-19 front, 295/30ZR-20 rear

Performance (per manufacturer):
0-62 mph, 3.2 sec
Top speed, 197 mph

Competitors:
Aston Martin Virage Volante
Bentley Continental GTC Ferrari 458 Italia Spider

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