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2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG

By luanpa in | April 7, 2011 | (1) Comment

2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster caught completely undisguised while testing, and will be debuted at 2011 New York Auto Show, according to the official it will go on sale shortly thereafter as a 2012 model. 

As these latest spy shots clearly reveal, a soft-top roof like the one seen on the previous SLR Roadster has been picked. This will allow the car to be as light as possible, keeping it nimble around corners and quick on the straights. It hard-top tips the scales at 3,571 pounds, it’s likely the Roadster variant will be nudging the 3,800 pounds mark or possibly even more.

The 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster will be fitted with a new 5.5-liter twin-turbocharged V-8 engine, which develops up to 571 horsepower and 664 pound-feet of torque, there’s chance the new SLS AMG Roadster may pick up this option. So the SLS from 0 to 60 mph in less than 4.0 seconds, and onward to a top speed of nearly 200 mph.

Mercedes-Benz will also add an all-electric version of the car, which you can read about by clicking here. And hopefully there will also be an extreme AMG Black Series edition to really give the likes of Ferrari and Lamborghini a scare. The SLS Roadster will likely weigh slightly more than the coupe, due to necessary structural reinforcements and the extra pounds from the convertible top itself. Yet performance should be only fractionally off the figures posted by the SLS coupe.

The price of the SLS AMG Coupe ringing in at $185,000, we expect the sticker of the SLS Roadster to be in the region of $200,000.

2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG spy front2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG spy rear



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  1. Nice post here. I am been searching for this article for long time. Mercedes is the top most and one of the best automotive deal in the world automotive market.