2010 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG previewed

2010 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG previewed

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Complete images and details for the new Mercedes SLS AMG Gullwing have just been released.

In true gullwing style, the 2010 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG features a pair of vertically lifting doors that do resemble wings once fully extended. These are bolted to a new aluminum spaceframe, which provides a near perfect front-to-rear weight distribution of 48-to-52%.

Power comes from a upgraded version of AMG’s 6.2L V-8 mated to an all-new 7-speed dual-clutch transmission mounted on the rear axle. Power output is 571 horsepower and 479 pound-feet of torque. Changes to the engine include a new magnesium intake with eight separate velocity stacks, two electronically controlled throttle plates, a high-flow exhaust and a new dry-sump lubrication system.

The engine is positioned in the vehicles front but is mounted behind the front axle for better weight distribution. The Mercedes SLS AMG Gullwing weighs 1620 kg and is able to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.8 seconds and to keep accelerating until it reaches 317 km/h.

The suspension set-up is advanced, with double wishbones and hub carriers made of lightweight forged aluminum. Stopping power comes from carbon-ceramic discs placed within 19 inch light-alloy wheels.

AMG is also offering several performance modifications including a carbon-fibre bonnet, carbon side mirrors, carbon trim, stiffer suspension settings, forged 10-spoke wheels, sports bucket seats and a performance steering wheel finished in leather and Alcantara.

The Mercedes SLS AMG Gullwing price will be 177,310 Euros when the car goes on sale in the spring of 2010.

Mercedes Benz SLS AMG fq wings

Complete images and details for the new Mercedes SLS AMG Gullwing have just been released.

In true gullwing style, the 2010 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG features a pair of vertically lifting doors that do resemble wings once fully extended. These are bolted to a new aluminum spaceframe, which provides a near perfect front-to-rear weight distribution of 48-to-52%.

Power comes from a upgraded version of AMG’s 6.2L V-8 mated to an all-new 7-speed dual-clutch transmission mounted on the rear axle. Power output is 571 horsepower and 479 pound-feet of torque. Changes to the engine include a new magnesium intake with eight separate velocity stacks, two electronically controlled throttle plates, a high-flow exhaust and a new dry-sump lubrication system.

The engine is positioned in the vehicles front but is mounted behind the front axle for better weight distribution. The Mercedes SLS AMG Gullwing weighs 1620 kg and is able to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.8 seconds and to keep accelerating until it reaches 317 km/h.

The suspension set-up is advanced, with double wishbones and hub carriers made of lightweight forged aluminum. Stopping power comes from carbon-ceramic discs placed within 19 inch light-alloy wheels.

AMG is also offering several performance modifications including a carbon-fibre bonnet, carbon side mirrors, carbon trim, stiffer suspension settings, forged 10-spoke wheels, sports bucket seats and a performance steering wheel finished in leather and Alcantara.

The Mercedes SLS AMG Gullwing price will be 177,310 Euros when the car goes on sale in the spring of 2010.

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