Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG

Design Exterior

The future-oriented, puristic design has drawn inspiration from the proportions of classic Mercedes-Benz sports cars. Opening the gullwing doors reveals the sweeping curved design with large opening angle. The extended bonnet, distinctive V-shaped front section and large air intakes as well as the low-position passenger compartment and the gently sloping rear of the vehicle are the embodiment of sports car design and give it the true look of a racing car. The innovative bi-xenon front headlamps with daytime driving lights and LED indicator lamps not only illuminate the road but also contribute greatly to the distinctive visual impact of the super car.

Viewed from the side, the long wheelbase and short body overhangs are eye-catching features. The distinctive waistline that runs along the entire side wall and the prominent, powerful wheel arches underline the classic design of the SLS AMG – as if cast from a single mould.

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Interior

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG

Design Interior

Design elements taken from aircraft construction are also reflected here – right down to the smallest detail. Situated prominently in the solid metal centre console, the AMG DRIVE UNIT with AMG E-SELECT selector lever mirrors the style of a jet control panel. The wing-shaped instrument panel featuring four distinctive air vents and the AMG instrument cluster with white-backlit round dials is commanding and distinctively puristic. High-quality sports seats with magnesium backrests are finished in stylish designo leather or designo Exclusive leather and are available in nine colour shades to match the exterior. The classy design Exclusive natural/braided leather upholstery in light brown is also available upon request.


The advanced AMG 6.3-litre V8 motor makes the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG one of the most powerful sports cars in its class. The V8 high-speed engine with 6208 cc capacity is a completely modified version of the AMG 6.3-litre V8 basic engine. The 8-cylinder engine responds to the slightest movement of the accelerator with superb agility across the entire engine speed range and displays the typical features of a high-performance racing car.

The maximum output of 420 kW is achieved at 6800 rpm. The maximum torque rating of 650 Nm is reached by the 8-cylinder, naturally aspirated engine at 4750 rpm.

The gullwing model accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in 3.8 seconds and achieves a top speed of 317 km/h.

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG: fuel consumption combined: 13.2 l/100 km, CO2 emissions combined: 308 g/km. 


The AMG sports suspension in the SLS delivers uncompromising racetrack performance. It employs a double wishbone suspension concept – proven in motorsport – on all four wheels. Spring struts specially developed/adapted for the SLS as well as the separation of wheel control and suspension generate a significant reduction in pitching when accelerating and braking. This way, the best possible road surface contact is maintained, even when performance is pushed to the limit. The long wheelbase (2680 mm) supports directional stability and the wide track (1682 mm at the front and 1651 mm at the back) reduces wheel load displacement on winding roads.


To meet the expectations associated with a supercar and maintain control of the vehicle even in the most demanding sporty driving situations, AMG sports parameter steering has been integrated in the SLS.

This speed-sensitive power steering delivers a direct steering experience. It also enhances driver feedback as the vehicle speed increases – a crucial factor when driving quickly on a straight road.

AMG Performance steering wheel with a flat lower section and oval profile is upholstered in nappa leather and perforated on the side grips. This ensures handling comfort and a secure grip for use in challenging driving situations.


The new AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7-speed sports transmission with four drive modes and Race Start function is responsible for power transmission. Weighing just 136 kg, the transmission system employs an integrated mechanical differential lock to guarantee outstanding traction. The system is characterised by rapid gear changes, practically without interruption to tractive power. In simple terms: shift up at full load to experience even more dynamic acceleration for maximum driving pleasure.

Drivers can choose from four drive modes (ranging from comfort to extremely sporty) and a Race Start function. Real metal shift paddles are used to move up and down the seven gears. A short pull on the left (–) or right (+) shift paddle is enough to select the required gear.