Sports week: Mercedes SLS AMG Roadster 2012

Mercedes SLS AMG Roadster

Two years after the release of the coupe, the Mercedes AMG version discoverable SLS was unveiled last weekend. The opportunity to return in more detail on this model promises to be one of the big successes of 2012.

Expected in 2012, the Mercedes AMG roadster SLS is the little sister of the Mercedes AMG SLS. Launched in January 2010, the coupe is a great success that should inspire version discoverable. The Stuttgart firm has indeed unveiled last weekend, in pictures and videos (below), the future model. And we can now say, the result is up to the expectations.

For the roadster, there are obviously the same slim profile and the effects of style of the famous 300 SL. But a direct result of this new architecture, doors and butterfly disappear, of course, the name that goes with Gullwing. Another change: instead of the type CC hardtop, Mercedes opted for a soft top (available in three colors and folding in 11 seconds, up to 50 km / h) combined with a magnesium frame, steel and aluminum. The reason for this is obviously the desire not to increase and decrease the car’s performance.

Mercedes SLS AMG Roadster

Because, under the hood, there’s heavy. As expected, we find the 6.2 L V8 571 hp atmospheric and 650 Nm of torque from the Gullwing, combined with a dual-clutch gearbox AMG Speedshift seven-speed DCT. And, since the upgrade to the model adds is discoverable only 40 kg (1 735 kg in total), the performances are as high as his ancestors. That is to say, among other things, a change from 0 to 100 km / h in 3.9 seconds and a top speed of 320 km / h.

However, we can see some changes such as new suspension led an unprecedented system or optional AMG Performance Media, which provides information such as temperature and oil levels, engine speed or the times of acceleration.

In this cabin, there are also the heating of neck.No impatience. While the photos and video make you want to get comfortable in the Mercedes SLS AMG roadster, it will be presenting at the next Frankfurt Motor Show in September, and its commercialization in 2012. But already, it can be predicted as successful as the Coupe version.

Mercedes SLS AMG Roadster

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