Mercedes SLS GT

Mercedes announced a new version of its SLS supercar called the GT, with more focus on performance, sportiness and power.

The GT boasts enhanced driving dynamics and even better race track performance. With a maximum output of 591 hp, the optimised AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7-speed sports transmission and redeveloped AMG RIDE CONTROL Performance suspension, the SLS AMG GT – which is available both as a Coupé and a Roadster – this car sounds a bit more serious and to be honest less fun than the totally bonkers SLS.

The styling has remained more or less the same, only some darken lights and high-gloss accents are added. The interior is also intact, but it gets an optional new trim and upholstery for more sportiness with black Alcantara and red stitching.


Mercedes press release:

Masculine and athletic: with darkened headlamps and tail lights as well as red-painted brake callipers, the new SLS AMG GT also features a unique look. The wing-shaped cross fins and the star recess in the radiator grille also retain a high-gloss finish, as do the exterior mirrors and the fins on the bonnet and wings. The AMG logo on the right of the boot lid also features the additional letters “GT”.

One look at the technical specifications highlights the fact that AMG has succeeded in enhancing the dynamic profile of the SLS AMG GT even further. The maximum output of the AMG 6.3-litre V8 front mid-engine is 591 hp at 6800 rpm, while the maximum torque is 650 Nm at 4750 rpm. The SLS AMG GT accelerates from 0-62 mph in 3.7 seconds, and can reach a speed of 125 mph in 11.2 seconds.

The key data at a glance:

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT
Cylinder arrangement V8
Valves per cylinder 4
Displacement 6208 cc
Bore x stroke 102.2 x 94.6 mm
Compression ratio 11.3:1
Output 591 hp at 6800 rpm
Max. torque 650 Nm at 4750 rpm
Fuel consumption

NEDC combined

21.4 mpg
CO2 emissions 308 g/km
Acceleration 0-62 mph 3.7 s
Top speed 198 mph*

*electronically limited

Mercedes-AMG has achieved the output of 591 hp through in-engine dethrottling measures in conjunction with an increase in peak pressure. The GT version of the front mid-engined AMG 6.3-litre V8 responds with even greater agility to accelerator pedal movements and excites with even sportier performance characteristics. The AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7?speed sports transmission located on the rear axle is more direct and spontaneous in the manual “M” transmission mode: thanks to newly developed gear change functions and optimised transmission control, it has been possible to shorten reaction time significantly. When changing gears manually via the real metal shift paddles on the AMG Performance steering wheel, control commands are executed markedly quicker than previously – all of which is ideal when striving to achieve some ambitious lap times on a closed-off race circuit.

The reaction time experienced by the driver is made even more emotional as a result of more distinct gear changes. The automatic double-declutching function when shifting down is also more pronounced in the SLS AMG GT. Due to an increase in engine torque in manual mode, the shift procedure is even quicker than previously – and is accompanied by some passionate acoustic feedback for the driver. Overall, the optimisation of the dual clutch transmission complements the sporty nature of the SLS AMG GT perfectly.

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