Tuesday, June 7, 2011

2012 Mercedes SLS AMG Roadster Review

AMG has a new dream car: the Mercedes-Benz AMG Roadster 2012MY SLS. This super sports car excitement with a perfect combination of driving pleasure in the open dynamics, exceptional driving and sophisticated lightweight construction. The SLS AMG Roadster 2012 U.S. debut in the fall of 2011.

Technological highlights of the 2012 SLS AMG Roadster is a space aluminum body, the AMG 6.3-liter V8 Front half of dry-sump lubrication to develop a peak of 563 hp and 479 pound-feet of torque, a seven-speed kaksoiskytkimellä tensile axis movement and a double frame made of aluminum sports suspension - which raises the pulse of a sports car enthusiast and offers excellent driving dynamics and driving pleasure.


The compact structure of the hood Mercedes-Benz AMG Roadster SLS opens and closes in seconds only eleven years and can be operated on a highway at speeds up to 31 kmh (50 mph). The new AMG sports suspension with electronically controlled adaptive damping are available as an option. This allows the damping is changed by pressing a button. Using the AMG DRIVE UNIT, the driver of the SLS AMG Roadster is therefore able to choose his own suspension tuning. Three modes are available: Comfort, Sport and Sport Plus.


AMG Performance Media "is a new unique feature: this innovative race-inspired multimedia offers an unbeatable combination of telemetry shows many such as linear and lateral acceleration, different engines, data and lap times on a racetrack.

Dr. Dieter Zetsche, CEO of Daimler AG and CEO of Mercedes-Benz: "The SLS Roadster is a sports super-cruise, and highly desirable car of your dreams, all in one, its distinctive shape, which follows. Succession iconic sports car, exciting Mercedes-Benz. "



Ola Källenius, President of Mercedes-AMG GmbH: "the systematic construction of light weight, exceptional performance and stunning design combined with the sensual pleasures of open air driving - the new Mercedes-Benz AMG Roadster SLS perfectly embodies the philosophy of AMG German engineering and manufacturing. L 'model butterfly has delighted fans of motor sport worldwide, and now the convertible version is required to make sense. "

Pure Design Roadster perfect proportions

The new Roadster adds another exciting dream car SLS AMG family. Head of Design at Mercedes-Benz, Gorden Wagener: "As in the butterfly style, clean, athletic design instantly catches the eye if the roof open or closed, Mercedes-Benz AMG Roadster SLS is an impressive visual feast." The perfect proportions are particularly memorable: a long hood, the greenhouse is well positioned at the rear and a short tail. Plus it automatically extending rear wing, long wheelbase, wide track and short overhangs - in short, the convertible SLS AMG performance reflected effortless charisma and genuine. The sections marked shoulder recalls tense muscles, and provide clean energy in combination with large wheels - 265/35 ZR 19 (front) and 295/30 ZR 20 (rear ).

The coffee Sepang AMG attractive metallic paint finish and weight-optimized forged wheels in 10-spoke design, painted in matt black with polished rim flange are new options available.

Recalls Features 300 SL roadster, the dream car of the 1950s classic, includes not only the gate wide, with its large Mercedes star and the wing-shaped cross-fin, but the fins on the hood and sides vehicle. Like Mercedes-Benz AMG Roadster SLS, SL roadster 300 seemed a bit later than the original 300 SL Gullwing, but unlike SL AMG two dream cars are available at the same time.

indoor air as an airplane cockpit

The interior design is still impressive from the outside language, and evokes associations with an airplane cockpit: Key features include the board and the air vents and adjustable wing, cross recalls the jet engine nozzle. The center console mast extended, solid metal and leverage the new e-SELECT in the form of thrust control of an aircraft are also design features adopted by the aviation world. Another detail discreet finer the AMG emblem engraved on the shifter leather-wrapped.

The AMG unit - which, like many other features of the interior is available in real carbon fiber - is the central control unit in the center console, allows the driver to select settings for personal vehicles, including adaptive adjustment of the option AMG sports suspension. AMG performance steering wheel with leather lining top quality, high-quality flat bottom edge section enables perfect control of the vehicle. The gearshift paddles and the bottom of the front wheel is solid metal.

Fully automatic, weight-optimized soft

Sensual experience in the 2012MY Roadster SLS increases when the hood is open, and powerful, naturally aspirated eight-cylinder 563 hp and 479 lb-ft of torque states and makes the heart beat faster with quirks AMG eight cylinders. The soft fabric top can be opened and closed when traveling at speeds of up to 31 mph (50 km / h), fully automatic opening / closing process takes only eleven seconds. The pilot must use the equipment properly integrated into the ceiling at the front of the armrest. When open, the hood is large retracted behind the seats in a Z-fold configuration The three soft colors - black, red and beige - are available to meet out of nine and eight interior color.

The hood with three layers of tissue magnesium is a weight-optimized / structural steel / aluminum, and contributes significantly to low center of gravity of the car. The hood has a perfect fit heated rear glass single layer of security. A flush, gap-free transition between the outer skin of the roof and keeps the wind noise is low rear window. A coherent, flexible water pockets running under the hood catch rainwater and direct it towards the frame with two openings on each side. Trunk capacity is 6.1 cubic feet with the roof open or closed, and therefore almost equal to the SLS Cup AMG (6.2 cubic feet).

Excellent material and finish

metal of the finest leather, matte finish strong or voluntary genuine carbon fiber trim to create an exclusive atmosphere and corresponds with the authentic feeling of the cockpit. Precisely executed and decorative contrast stitching enhances the visual impact of increases hand eye and demonstrates the attention to detail that are hallmarks of the Mercedes design.

Standard names Mercedes-Benz AMG Roadster SLS are in designo black leather, heated AMG sport seats, a removable glass windbreak, COMAND navigation with DVD player, alarm system with tow and internal control, dual-zone automatic climate control and begins to KEYLESSGO work. AIRSCARF ® Standard System Exclusive Mercedes-Benz works as an invisible scarf, heating regions of the head and neck of the population. It is integrated in the backrests of the AMG sports seats, and blows warm air from vents headrest. The airflow can be adjusted to sizes of passengers using various adjustable blades, and the heat level can be selected in three stages of a button.

Leather-lined with roll bars integrated into a mesh "Silver Shadow" look is available in combination with designo leather sole to reduce turbulence in the cabin. Ambient lighting is built into the side folding electric mirrors.

Single-tone designo leather or two shades of brown espresso is available as a new interior color - dark brown that is perfectly adapted to the new metallic paint finishes Sepang brown AMG.