Friday, 6 July 2012

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG

The Mercedes Benz SLS AMG, is loaded with a powerful 6.3 litre V8 cylinder Mercedes-AMG powertrain that is designed to pump out amazing power of 420 kW/571 hp at 6800 rpm and a mind blowing top torque of 650 Nm at 4750 rpm. By seeing the engine output figures, you can imagine what performance the masterpiece is going to deliver. Can't guess, I will help you out in that case. The distinctive super sports car, Mercedes Benz SLS AMG covers 0-100 kmph sprint in just 3.8 seconds which is smartly achieved with the help of its electronically limited top speed of 317 km/h. The power-to-weight ratio of 2.84 kg/hp comes courtesy of the low vehicle weight. The new entrant in the Indian auto market, Mercedes Benz SLS AMG has been loaded with refreshed M 159 V8 engine with a massive 6208cc displacement. With this powerhouse under its bonnet, the Mercedes Benz SLS AMG is blessed with high performing transmission system, suspension, brakes and light weight body consists of maximum aluminium. The pride of Mercedes Benz innovations, Mercedes Benz SLS AMG comes loaded with AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7-speed sports transmission that is operated by the E-SELECT lever. There are four different driving modes that can be selected conveniently through the rotary control in the AMG DRIVE UNIT including C- Controlled Efficiency, S- Sport, S+- Sport plus and M- Manual. Except controlled efficiency mode the automatic double-declutching function is active. The eye-catching car is equipped with internally ventilated and perforated composite disc brakes at both sides and loaded with electric parking brake at the rear, ABS, Brake Assist and 3-stage ESP. The new age machine sports anti-dive/anti-squat, coil springs, gas-pressure shock absorbers, stabiliser, aluminium double-wishbone suspension at both ends. The Mercedes Benz SLS AMG is regarded the most safest car in the world with sound passive and active safety features. The safety features include up to eight airbags: adaptive front airbags for the driver and passenger, a kneebag for each, two seat-integrated sidebags and two windowbags deploying from the waistlines of the gullwing doors, and three-point seat belts with belt tensioners and belt force limiters. Apart from these super safe features, the car is designed with aluminium spaceframe for the sake of outstanding passive safety. The aviation-inspired sports car, Mercedes Benz SLS AMG, has a long hood with bi-Xenon headlights placed vertically, single radiator grille centrally fitted at larger rectangular spot, wing-shaped cross fins that give it a spectacular front appearance. The vertical stacked headlamps house central bi-xenon low-beam headlamp with its metallic wing section framed at the top of two LED indicators and the LED daytime driving lights at the bottom. The ORVMs and the bumpers are in body match to provide it a uniform image. The best part of the coupe is its gullwings doors, adapted from the 1955 300 SL, that open in an upward arc. You might have seen those crazy things in movies only. The rear view of the Mercedes Bez SLS AMG is very small and consists of classic tail lamp, arched rear hatch and chrome tipped twin exhausts. The super sports car has distinctive 19-inch (front) and 20-inch (rear) light-alloy wheels that fill the wheel arches. The inside of the coupe allows only two people to sit in. The cabin is designed in a way to give cockpit like appearance which is achieved by the stylish speed-sensitive rack-and-pinion steering, steering damper and mounted controls. A/C vents are designed like jet-engine exhaust, funky instrument cluster comprise of speedometer, tachometer etc. Storage includes a small glove box, cupholders, and a compact pouch along the rear bulkhead. The boot capacity is of 176 litres, good enough for carrying two average sized luggage.