Mercedes Benz has taken off the covers from the Mercedes Benz SLS AMG Roadster 2 door, 2 seater sports car. The AMG Roadster will be launched in the year 2012 making it available for car enthusiasts to take it on a thrill drive !
The Benz SLS AMG Roadster has a aluminum space frame body which makes it very light in weight as well as strong. To add to the performance, there is a top notch 6.3 Litre V8 front mounted engine with a whooping max power of 563 HP and 650 Nm torque. There is a 7 speed dual clutch automatic transmission to give it precise gear shifts in almost no time at all. It a convertible with soft fabric top which looks stunning with the top open.
The AMG roadster features a a sports suspension with aluminum double wishbones which provides outstanding driving dynamics and driving pleasure. 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”.
The interior of the roadster resembles to an aircraft cockpit: prominent features include the dashboard in the shape of a wing and the air vents with adjustable, cruciform nozzles reminiscent of jet engines. The extended center console of matte, solid metal and the new E-SELECT lever in the shape of an aircraft’s thrust control are also design features adopted from the world of aviation. Another discreet, fine detail is the embossed AMG emblem on the leather-lined selector lever.
The fabric soft top can be opened and closed while on the move at speeds up to 31 mph; the fully automatic opening/closing process takes only eleven seconds. The driver only needs to operate the roof control unit conveniently integrated at the front of the center armrest. When open, the soft top is space-savingly retracted behind the seats in a folded Z-configuration. Three soft top colours – black, red and beige – are available to suit the nine exterior and eight interior colours.
The finest leather, matte-finished solid metal or optional, genuine carbon-fiber trim create an exclusive ambience and correspond with the authentic feel of the cockpit. Precisely executed decorative and contrasting stitching enhances the visual impression, heightens the hand crafted look and reflects the attention to detail which is the hallmark of Mercedes design.
The standard appointments of the SLS AMG Roadster include black designo leather, heated AMG sports seats, a detachable glass windstop, COMAND with Navigation and DVD player, anti-theft alarm system with tow-away protection and interior monitoring, dual-zone automatic climate control and the KEYLESSGO starting function.
In addition to maximum comfort, the key factor for driving pleasure in the new SLS AMG Roadster is the outstanding performance. The basis for this is the innovative body design: the chassis and body are made of aluminum, a design combining intelligent lightweight construction with high strength.
The entire vehicle has been designed to achieve the lowest possible center of gravity. This applies both to the low connection points of the powertrain and axles, as well as to the arrangement of the rigid body-shell structure, which has been kept as low as possible.
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