Mercedes Benz SLS AMG launched in India at price of Rs. 2.5 crores

Posted by on Jul 17, 2010 | Leave a Comment

On 16th July, 2010 a new model, Mercedes Benz SLS AMG was launched by Mercedes Benz in the Indian market, priced between Rs. 2 crore and Rs. 2.5 crore. Mercedes showcased the SLS AMG at 2010 Delhi Auto expo. Mercedes Benz India Managing Director and CEO Wilfried Aulbur told reporters, “We are very excited to come with SLS in India. We have started the production couple of weeks ago in Germany; there is no time lag to launch the vehicle in India”. He added, “There will be a waiting period of 6-8 months to deliver the car after booking”.

The new model SLS AMG comes with excellent features like gull-wing doors and is powered by a 6.2-litre V8 front-mid-engine develops 571 hp and 650 Nm of torque with capacity of maximum speed of 317 km per hour. It is made is of aluminum alloy that aeronautical engineers use in making of an Airbus. The car comes with attractive design, intelligent lightweight construction and superior handling dynamics, and is expected to create a sensation in the super sports car segment.

The car is an archetype of performance, passion, technology and design, according to the CEO of Mercedes-Benz India. Each Mercedes car is perfectly engineered that makes them one of the most exciting аnԁ sought аftеr brand in the world. The Mercedes-Benz India said it already has 10 bookings from Mumbai, Delhi, Ahmadabad and Pune. The SLS AMG is designed to be a modern 300SL gullwing revival. The car has a long bonnet, the passenger compartment is close to the rear axle and the rear of the car is short.

Ola Kaellenius, the CEO of Mercedes-AMG said the strong demand for the SLS AMG shows the esteem that India as a market holds for the company. Commenting on the launch, Ola Kaellenius said, “Today, India joins the elite ranks of the first few right-hand drive markets globally to launch this mean machine.”

The SLS AMG will also adapt the feature of wing doors that will swing open upwards on gas struts, not in a mix of upwards and forward like the SLR. The doors must be closed manually as AMG engineers decided against auto-closing systems because the systems would have added 90 pounds (41 kg) to the car. In case of a roll-over, the doors can be fully detached to allow the occupants to leave the vehicle. The designer is Gordon Wagener whose family once had a 300SL.

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Specifications & Features:


  • Mixture preparation: Microprocessor-controlled fuel injection, HFM
  • Bore x stroke: 102.2 x 94.6 mm
  • Displacement: 6208 cc
  • Rated torque: 650 Nm at 4750 rpm
  • Compression ratio: 11.3: 1
  • No. of cylinders/arrangement: 8/V, 4 valves per cylinder
  • Rated power output: 571 hp (420 kW) at 6800 rpm

Power transmission:

  • Transmissions: AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7-speed sports transmission
  • Drive: Standard drive
  • Ratios
    • Final drive: 3.67
    • 1st gear: 3.40
    • 2nd gear: 2.19
    • 3rd gear: 1.63
    • 4th gear: 1.29
    • 5th gear: 1.03
    • 6th gear: 0.84
    • 7th gear: 0.72
    • Reverse: -2.79

Chassis and suspension:

  • Steering: Rack-and-pinion power steering with parameter function, steering damper
  • Wheels: Front: 9.5 J x 19; rear: 11 J x 20
  • Tyres: Front: 265/35 R 19; rear: 295/30 R 20
  • Rear axle: Aluminium double wishbone suspension, anti-squat and anti-dive systems, coil springs, gas-filled shock absorbers, stabilizer
  • Braking system: Composite disc brakes, internally ventilated and perforated at the front; disc brakes, internally ventilated and perforated at the rear; electric rear parking brake; ABS; Brake Assist; 3-stage ESP®
  • Front axle: Aluminium double wishbone suspension, anti-dive, coil springs, gas-filled shock absorbers, stabilizer

Dimensions and weights:

  • Tread front/rear: 1682/1653 mm
  • Overall height: 1262 mm
  • Turning circle: 11.9 m
  • Wheelbase: 2680 mm
  • Overall length: 4638 mm
  • Overall width: 1939 mm
  • Kerb weight acc. to DIN Kg: 1620 kg
  • Perm. Gross vehicle weight: 1935 kg
  • Tank capacity/incl. reserve: 85/14 l
  • Payload (basis ready-to-drive according to EC): 240 kg
  • Boot capacity: 176 l

Performance and fuel consumption:

  • Top speed: 200 mph / 317 km/h (electronically limited)
  • CO2 emissions: 314 g/km
  • Acceleration 0-62 mph (0-100km/h): 3.8 s
  • Fuel consumption NEDC comb.: 21.4 mpg

Snaps of Mercedes Benz SLS AMG:

Video of the Mercedes Benz SLS AMG from YouTube:

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