2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster

2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG roadster

MSRP (with destination): $196,975
PRICE AS TESTED: $211,275

ENGINE:
6.2-liter DOHC V-8
Horsepower: 563 hp @ 6800 rpm
Torque: 479 lb-ft @ 4750 rpm

TRANSMISSION:
7-speed dual-clutch automatic

DRIVE:
Rear-wheel

WHEELS AND TIRES:
19- and 20-inch aluminum wheels
265/35YR-19 Continental ContiSportContact front tires
295/30YR-20 Continental ContiSportContact rear tires

FUEL ECONOMY (city/highway/combined):
14/20/16 mpg

CURB WEIGHT:
3661 lb

CAPACITIES:
Doors/Passengers: 2/2
Cargo: 6.1 cu ft
Legroom: 41.7 in
Headroom: 39.1 in

EXTERIOR/INTERIOR COLOR:
Sepang Brown/Sand

STANDARD FEATURES:
7-speed dual-clutch sport transaxle
Limited slip differential
2-piece compound front brake discs w/6-piston calipers
Compound rear brake discs w/4-piston calipers
Carbon-fiber composite driveshaft
Dry sump engine lubrication system w/external reservoir
Full control-arm suspension
AMG steering wheel w/aluminum shift paddles
COMAND head unit w/6-disc changer
SiriusXM satellite radio w/trial subscription
Enhanced voice control system
Automatic dual-zone climate control
Keyless ignition
Heated seats
Parking assist
Bi-xenon headlights w/washers
Airscarf
3-layer power soft top
Alcantara windshield frame trim
Blind spot monitoring system
Rearview camera
LED DRLs
3-stage stability control

OPTIONS ON THIS VEHICLE:
Sepang Brown paint- $2300
Carbon-fiber engine compartment covers- $5400
AMG Performance media- $2500
AMG 10-spoke lightweight forged aluminum wheels- $2400
GGT- $1700

KEY OPTIONS NOT ON THIS VEHICLE:
AMG adaptive suspension- $2500
Bang & Olufsen audio system- $6400
Red brake calipers- $1000

ADDITIONAL SPECS:
Mercedes-Benz claims the SLS AMG roadster can go from zero to 60 mph in 3.7 seconds on its way to a top speed of 197 mph.

COMPARE TO:
Aston Martin Virage Volante, Ferrari 458 Italia spider, Ferrari California, Lamborghini LP550-2 spyder

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