Rare, low mileage, well maintained
Perfect balance between sporting behavior and comfort
Bewitching sound, already a "Collectable"
The SLS was inspired by the 300 SL of 1954, in terms of proportions, both as a coupe with gullwing doors and as a roadster. The interior is very refined but also very functional, and uses high quality materials such as aluminum, leather and carbon fiber. Launched at the Frankfurt Motor Show of 2011 as a convertible, it was followed up in 2012 with the GT version. The 6.2-liter V8 developed an additional 20bhp, 591bhp to be exact, which improved performance and allowed the car to reach a top speed of 320 km/h, with a 0 to 100 km/h acceleration time of 3.7 seconds.
Torsional rigidity is as good as that of the coupe and thanks to its almost central engine and its transaxle, the car corners flat. Each engine, as it should be at AMG, is assembled and signed by its mechanic, and mated to a 7-speed Speedshift gearbox, with dis-connectable ESP backed by large 6-piston front brake calipers and 4-piston ones at the rear. Less agile and aggressive than a real sportster, but still very impressive. The hood retracts in 11 seconds up to a speed of 50 km/h, and thanks to its neck heater "Air Scarf" the comfort remains assured. The price of the roadster was higher than that of the gullwing coupe by some € 10000.
The car on offer was sold new in Monaco and had two owners from new. It displays 20,650 km on the odometer, and is still under factory warranty till November 2017. It comes with its logbooks as well as service invoices and features the "Designo" option in white leather and pearly paint. It combines comfort and sportsmanship and is already a highly collectible automobile.