Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Coupé (C 197)
Mercedes-Benz launched the SLS AMG at the International Motor Show (IAA) in September 2009. In addition to its numerous outstanding features, one eye-catching detail was the gullwing doors. They clearly underlined the relationship to the 300 SL Gullwing (W 198), one of the most sought-after classics of all. The abbreviation SLS also had iconic value in the brand’s history: it stood for „Sports–Light–Super“. In the autumn of 2011, Mercedes-Benz also unveiled the AMG SLS roadster at the IAA motor show. The SLS AMG was the first vehicle developed completely independently by AMG. In keeping with the tradition of this performance brand, each engine is completely assembled by one employee and this is documented by an appropriate badge bearing his or her engraved signature.
That sports car is powered by the M 159 engine, a 6,208 cc V8 with an output of 420 kW (571 hp). The whole vehicle has been consistently configured for driving: the ideal weight distribution, for example, is arranged as around 50:50 between the front and rear. The engine’s dry sump lubrication system permits the engine to be fitted very low and it is also mounted behind the front axle as a front mid-engine. The seven-speed AMG Speedshift DCT transaxle transmission is mounted directly on the rear axle. A torque tube made of plastic reinforced with carbon fibre connected the engine and gearbox. The bodywork is built around a lattice frame made of aluminium and the outer skin is also made of aluminium.
In October 2012, the 435 kW (591 hp) AMG SLS GT and AMG SLS GT Roadster supplemented the model range. From June 2013, the coupé was available as the „Black Series“ with an engine that had been upgraded to 464 kW (631 hp). At the same time, Mercedes-Benz presented the SLS Electric Drive. The electric super sports car had four electric motors, one on each wheel, which meant it had all-wheel drive. Its total output was 552 kW (751 hp) and the torque was 1,000 Nm.
The SLS AMG GT3 thoroughbred racing car, which was produced from 2010, was reserved for motorsports. The homologated version was extremely successful in the customer sports programme: it was used in numerous racing series on every continent and achieved more than 100 victories. In 2012, the special SLS AMG GT3 45th Anniversary model, of which only five were built, was presented to celebrate the 45th anniversary of AMG’s founding. From 2010 to 2014, the SLS AMG was also used as a safety car in Formula One races. Production of the SLS AMG with homologation ended in June 2014 with the SLS AMG GT Final Edition. The GT3 was produced until 2016.
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Coupé
ALL TIME STARS currently has a Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG coupé on offer. It was first registered in 2011 and, since then, has only covered a good 50,000 kilometres. Since the car’s condition is considered to be excellent, it has been assigned the Collectors Edition label. The only previous owner, a well-known celebrity, selected a tasteful colour combination: to match the AMG Alubeam metallic bodywork, he chose a light brown leather interior. The trim is generously extensive and includes an AMG performance steering wheel with leather/Alcantara trim, the AMG carbon interior package and the Bang & Olufsen BeoSound AMG multimedia system.
The car comes with a complete on-board folder with the service record, owner’s manual and vehicle tool kit. Before the car is sold, it will be given extensive maintenance in accordance with the manufacturer’s specifications, carried out by an authorised Mercedes-Benz workshop. In addition, the main TÜV (equivalent of an MOT) and special emissions tests will be renewed. Provided with a 12-month warranty from ALL TIME STARS, the roadster is sure to give the future owner immense driving pleasure. But the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG is not enough? From the same previous owner, ALL TIME STARS has an even rarer SLS AMG GT Roadster Final Edition with only 6,560 kilometres on the clock for sale.
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218 = rear view camera
231 = Garage door opener
236 = Special lamp switchingdaytime running lamps
249 = Automatically dipping mirror inside and outside on driver’s side
253b = MB-mobilo with dsb
260 = Elimination of model designation on rear lid
275 = Front and rear single seats (front memory)
281 = AMG Performance steering wheel in leather
31P = AMG Carbon-Package Interieur
386 = Comfort-Telefonie
429 = AMG Speedshift DVT 7-Gang sport transmission
475 = Tire pressure control
512 = Comand APS with DVD
518 = Media Interface incl. Consumer-Kabel Kit
551 = Anti-theft/anti-break-in warning system
581 = Air conditioner
600 = Headlamp wiper/washer
614 = Bi-Xenon-lamp
682 = Fire extinguisher
766 = AMG tires 48,3/50,8 cm (19″/20″)
811 = Bang & Olufsen BeoSound AMG
81P = Comand with Navigationsupdate
A cockpit. An engine. Two wings. Is it still a car?
As the first vehicle developed independently by Mercedes-AMG, the SLS AMG super sports car unveiled in 2009 proves to impressive effect the competence and passion which exists at the company headquarters in Affalterbach. The sound and the uncompromising driving performance as well as the legendary gullwing doors inspire worldwide.