Did You Know We Have A Mercedes In?

The Mercedes SLS AMG garnered much attention when it was launched at the back end of the last decade. No doubt helped from the huge praise heaped on it by a little-known motor journalist named Jeremy Clarkson. And those large gullwing door probably caught a few stares as well.

This car was a homage to the most famous Mercedes of all, the 1954 Mercedes 300SL, which is where the gullwing doors originate from. Mercedes used the SLS to reinvigorate their brand and it was a success thanks to it being designed and built entirely by Mercedes-AMG, the high-performance division of Mercedes. They were taking no chances with this car. It was destined to be a success.

What lies beneath that long bonnet

One of the first things you notice about the SLS AMG is just how long its bonnet is. That is down to the 6.2-litre V8 petrol engine encased under it. This monster of an engine develops 563 bhp ensuring you have plenty of power to play with. This car sprints from 0-60 mph in a blistering 3.8 seconds and top speed is nothing to worry about either. It is just shy of 200 mph, coming out at 197 mph.

Mercedes-AMG has paired this 6.2-litre V8 monster with a seven-speed dual clutch semi-automatic gearbox, allowing you to accelerate through the gears without any dip in power. The acceleration is smooth and controlled, ensuring that you lose none of the momentum.

This is a car you buy for the power and speed. You love the sound of the roaring V8 under the engine that not only sends a tingle up your spine but also draws envious looks from all those close by. This car delivers on the potential fun you can have with the rear wheel drive system that lets you toss the back end out when you hit a corner. If you want some real fun, head down to a track day and put this car to work. You will be exhilarated, terrified and pumped full of adrenaline for days following.

Inside with those doors

You get two choices when it comes to those doors. You can stick with the brilliant gullwing doors (Our model has gullwings) or you can opt for conventional electric doors, which adds additional weight to the car. Plus if you go with conventional doors, you lose one of the unique features of this car.

Even before you climb in, you notice the swathes of stitched leather and many AMG badges adorning the surfaces. The cockpit is low, putting you very close to the floor, whilst still giving you great visibility all the way around.

Headroom is plentiful and legroom is sufficient for the tallest drivers. The SLS AMG boot offers 176-litres of capacity, which isn’t great when compared with the average car. However, you aren’t buying this car to be an average or practical car. You want this car because of all the extras it can offer you.

What the drive is all about

Mercedes are known for their sophistication when it comes to their cars. However, with the SLS AMG, they went old school. Oh, the car appears to be very sophisticated and it is, but that isn’t the central theme of the SLS AMG. This car is an old school bruiser with a spaceframe chassis and aluminium bodywork with the normally aspirated V8 position up front in a truly classic style.

The first thing you notice about this car’s performance is just how fast it is. The stats can tell you how fast a car is, but you will never understand the feeling this car gives you until you press down on the acceleration pedal.

The ride is firm as is expected in a high-performance supercar and the levels of grip in the corners are phenomenal. The main focus of this car is the speed, but it also handles spectacularly in the corners. If you want a real challenge, this car is not for the faint-hearted.

We have one

We are so happy to have a 2010 Mercedes SLS AMG in stock now. If you want to be the happy owner of our SLS AMG, simply give us a call and our team will work out the best way for you to acquire it. We also have plenty of other prestige cars on our stocklist.

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