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2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster

At a Glance

Pricing $196,100
Drive Types RWD
Engines 6.2l V8
Transmissions SM7
Fuel Economy 14 (city), 20 (highway)

Our Ratings

Velocity Index 81

Overview Information

Mercedes' latest super car is the SLS AMG which is available as a gull-wing coupe or roadster. Drawing on their heritage, Mercedes-Benz designers have created an image vehicle that evokes the the classic 300SL of the 50s. The SLS AMG is powered by a hand-built 6.2l V8 engine rated at 563-bhp. A seven-speed dual clutch transmission is the only available transmission. The power-operated convertible top is made of fabric and can be operated at speeds up to 31 mph. With a starting price of under $200,000, the flagship SLS AMG has a modest price tag considering the asking price of other cars in the segment and in Mercedes' own product range.

What Changed:

A roadster version of the SLS joins the lineup for 2012. The roadster has a power-operated cloth top that can be operated at speeds up to 31mph. The 6.2l V8 is rated at 563-bhp.

Official Word:

AMG is presenting a new dream-car: the 2012MY SLS AMG Roadster. This super sports car thrills with a perfect combination of open-top driving pleasure, outstanding driving dynamics and sophisticated lightweight construction. The 2012 SLS AMG Roadster will make its U.S. debut in Fall 2011. The technological highlights of the 2012 SLS AMG Roadster include an aluminum spaceframe body, an AMG 6.3-liter V8 front-mid engine with dry sump lubrication developing a peak output of 563 hp and...Read.

Model/Trim/Package Engine MPG VjI Base Price
SLS AMG Roadster 6.2l V8 (563-bhp) SM7 RWD 14/20/17 81 $196,100