Mercedes SLS information
With its classic sports car proportions and upward-opening doors, the 2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG revives the spirit of the classic 1950s Mercedes 300SL sports car. But in terms of performance and comfort, it’s as modern as it gets. .
Normally, a Mercedes-Benz is not a car that excites you. Sure, it can be impressive and even desirable. But when it comes time to get excited the way young boys get excited about red exotic sports cars from Italy, a Mercedes isn’t usually the first thing that comes to mind. But now there’s the 2011 Mercedes SLS AMG. (Get ready to pump your fist.)
Despite its name, the SLS AMG is not a special version of the current Mercedes-Benz SL hardtop convertible, but rather a unique sports car designed and built by AMG, the high-performance division of Mercedes-Benz.
Inspired by the classic Mercedes 300SL (known as a “Gullwing”) from the 1950s, the new SLS shares the proportions of the iconic SL with its long bonnet and short rear deck, as well as the SL’s unique lift-up doors. The SLS aims to be the ultimate Mercedes-Benz car, but it also aims to be more affordable and practical to drive than the discontinued Mercedes SLR McLaren.