The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster -
Perfect roadster performance
Stuttgart - AMG, the high-performance
brand within Mercedes-Benz Cars, is presenting a new dream car: the SLS
AMG Roadster. Two years after the sensational launch of the gullwing
model at the 2009 International Motor Show (IAA), the open-top variant
of this super sports car is now set to follow.
The technological highlights of the SLS
AMG Roadster read like an A-B-C of modern sports car engineering: the
combination of an aluminium spaceframe body, an AMG 6.3-litre V8
front-mid engine with dry sump lubrication developing a peak output of
420 kW (571 hp) and 650 newton metres of torque, a seven-speed dual
clutch transmission in a transaxle arrangement and a sports suspension
with aluminium double wishbones is guaranteed to make the hearts of
sports car enthusiasts beat faster – while ensuring outstanding driving
dynamics and roadster motoring pleasure.
The compact fabric soft top of the SLS AMG
Roadster opens and closes in just eleven seconds, and can be operated on
the move at speeds up to 50 km/h.
The new AMG RIDE CONTROL sports suspension with electronically
controlled damping is available as an attractive optional extra. It
enables the damping characteristics to be modified at the touch of a
button. Using the AMG DRIVE UNIT, the driver of the SLS AMG Roadster is
therefore able to choose his own suspension setup. Three modes are
available: "Comfort", "Sport" and "Sport plus".
"AMG Performance Media" is a
unique new feature: this innovative multimedia system inspired
by motorsport offers an unrivalled combination of numerous
telemetric displays such as lateral and linear acceleration,
various engine data and lap times on a racetrack, and also
features high-speed mobile internet access.
Dr Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of the
Board of Management of Daimler AG and CEO of Mercedes-Benz Cars:
"The SLS Roadster is a super sports car, cruiser and highly
desirable dream-car all in one. It its distinctive way, it
continues the succession of iconic and exciting sports cars from
Ola Källenius, Chairman of Mercedes-AMG
GmbH: "Systematic lightweight construction, outstanding performance and
a breathtaking design combined with sensuous open-air driving pleasure –
the new SLS AMG Roadster perfectly embodies the AMG philosophy of German
engineering and craftsmanship. The gullwing model has already thrilled
sports car fans all over the world, and now the open-top version is
bound to cause a sensation."