2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG  -  $192,175


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $192,175
Base Invoice: $178,903
Destination Charge: $875
Options: $1,700
Trim: 2dr Cpe SLS AMG
Doors: 2
Drive train: Rear Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 16 | City: 14 | Hwy: 20
Body Style: SLS AMG Coupe
Transmission: 7-speed AMG SPEEDSHIFT automatic transmission w/dual clutch transaxle
Engine: AMG 6.3L DOHC 32-valve V8 naturally aspirated engine

Pros

Iconic styling with vintage 300SL looks; gull-wing doors, supercar status from performance-designed chassis; powerful V8 engine; roadster bodystyle available for 2012.


Model News

The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG was introduced as a new model for 2011. The only change seen for 2012 is the addition of a convertible version.


Value Writeup

Designed and built by AMG--Mercedes-Benz' performance division, the SLS AMG was inspired by the iconic 300SL Gullwing of the 1950s and built with both performance and usability in mind. In a supercar market full of occasional-use vehicles that see duty only occasionally, like the Lamborghini Gallardo or Ferrari 458, the SLS stands out as a practical performer that'll keep pace, has a great look, and still can be driven regularly. Starting at under $200k, it's a relative bargain among its peers.


Model Highlights

Designed as a replacement for the aging McLaren SLR and as a new range-topper for Mercedes-Benz, the SLS AMG is a completely new platform designed and honed by the high-performance gurus at AMG. Using the 300SL Gullwing as inspiration gave the car its characteristic shape, and perhaps its most unique and iconic feature--gull-wing doors. It features a long hood and short rear deck, much like the 300SL. Performance has been ramped up considerably, both in terms of raw power and chassis design.

The only available engine in the SLS AMG is the same 6.2L V8 used in the SL63 and other AMG models, although here it's been tuned slightly with dry-sump oiling, a reworked valvetrain and camshaft design, special tubular headers, a free-flowing intake and an improved exhaust system. The result is 563 hp and 479 lb-ft of torque, which pushes the SLS to 60 in just 3.7 seconds and gives a top speed of 197 mph.

A 7-speed dual-clutch electronic transmission is the only available gearbox, featuring aluminum shift paddles mounted on either side of the steering wheel. The driver can select between several modes that offer shift quality tuned for both maximum performance and maximum efficiency--and several steps in between. Mounted in the rear and connected to the engine via a carbon-fiber driveshaft, it helps give a near-perfect weight balance of 47/53 front-to-rear.

The chassis utilizes 4-wheel independent suspension with double-wishbone designs front and rear, and with the engine mounted low in the chassis (thanks to dry-sump oiling) and its rear-mounted transaxle, the SLS's center of gravity and overall balance helps provide exceptional handling characteristics. Massive disc brakes help bring the car from 60 mph to a stop in just under 100 feet.

The SLS AMG started out as a coupe, but a new convertible is available in 2012. Both are built on a high-tech aluminum space frame. Standard safety equipment includes stability and traction control, antilock brakes, front, side, knee and curtain airbags for both driver and passenger and Mercedes-Benz' "mbrace" emergency telematics system. In the event of a rollover, the coupe's gull-wing doors separate from the car via pyrotechnic devices, allowing easy exit for both driver and passenger.

The roadster SLS AMG comes with a three-layer fabric top and conventional front-hinged doors instead of the coupe's gull-wings. While Mercedes-Benz did have to add additional bracing to keep the chassis rigid, they claim the roadster weighs the same as the coupe, but has a lower center of gravity, so handling will not be affected too much.

Standard equipment includes 19-inch front and 20-inch rear cast aluminum wheels, bi-xenon headlamps with washers, auto-dimming and power-folding mirrors, a backup camera, keyless entry and ignition, leather upholstery, heated seats with memory functions, dual-zone automatic climate control and a premium sound system with satellite radio and iPod connectivity. In addition, Mercedes-Benz COMMAND interface is also standard.

Optional features many AMG performance parts, such as performance and adaptive suspension and carbon ceramic brakes. Outside, three types of unique alloy wheels and carbon fiber trim are also available. Inside, a leather and suede-wrapped steering wheel, and an 11-speaker Bang & Olufsen stereo system are optional add-ons.


Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
11.6

EPA Classification
Two Seater

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
1

Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
20 MPG

Cruising Range - City
366.80 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
14 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
16 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
524.00 mi

Engine Type
Gas V8

Displacement
6.3L/379

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
563 @ 6800

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
479 @ 4750

Trans Type
7

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.40

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.19

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.63

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.29

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84

Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.79

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.67

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.72

Passenger Capacity
2

Front Head Room
39.1 in

Front Leg Room
41.7 in

Front Shoulder Room
58.4 in

Wheelbase
105.5 in

Length, Overall
182.6 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
76.3 in

Height, Overall
49.3 in

Track Width, Front
66.2 in

Track Width, Rear
65.0 in

Trunk Volume
6.2 ft³

Base Curb Weight
3573 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone

Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs

Front Tire Size
P265/35YR19

Rear Tire Size
P295/30YR20

Front Wheel Size
19 x 9.5 in

Rear Wheel Size
20 x 11.0 in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
13.1

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
39.0 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
4-wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
15.4 x 1.4 in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
14.2 x 1.0 in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
26.2 gal

Basic Years
4

Basic Miles/km
50,000

Drivetrain Years
4

Drivetrain Miles/km
50,000

Corrosion Years
4

Corrosion Miles/km
50,000

Roadside Assistance Years
Unlimited

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
Unlimited

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
17V017000

Mfg's Report Date
January 10, 2017

Component
AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected
103,406

Summary
Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC (MBUSA) is recalling certain 2012 C300 4Matic, C250, C250 Coupe, C350, C350 Coupe 4Matic, C350 Coupe, C63 AMG, C63 AMG Coupe, E350 Coupe 4Matic, E350 Cabrio, E350 Coupe, E550 Cabrio, E550 Coupe, GLK350 4Matic, GLK350, SLS AMG Cabrio, and SLS AMG Coupe vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan), and the U.S. Virgin Islands, or "Zone A." Additionally, unless included in "Zone A" above MBUSA is recalling certain 2009 C300 4Matic, C300, C350 and C63 AMG vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia, or "Zone B." Additionally, unless included in "Zone A" or "...

Consequence
An inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants resulting in serious injury or death.

MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front passenger air bag modules, free of charge. Parts are not currently available. Owners will be sent an interim notification starting in February 2017. A second notice will be mailed when remedy parts are available. Owners may contact MBUSA customer service at 1-877-496-3691

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
16V081000

Mfg's Report Date
FEB 11, 2016

Component
AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected
711,266

Summary
Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC. (MBUSA) is recalling certain model year 2009-2010 ML320 BlueTec 4Matic, GL320 BlueTec 4Matic and R320 CDI 4Matic, 2011 E350 Cabriolet and E550 Cabriolet, 2009-2011 ML350, ML350 4Matic, ML550 4Matic, ML63 AMG, and C63 AMG, 2010-2011 ML450 4Matic Hybrid, E350 Coupe, E350 4Matic, E550 Coupe, E550 4Matic, and E63 AMG, 2011-2012 GL350 BlueTec 4Matic and R350 BlueTec 4Matic, 2009-2012 GL450 4Matic, GL550 4Matic and R350 4Matic, 2007-2008 SLK280, SLK350, and SLK55 AMG, 2011-2014 SLS AMG Coupe, 2012 SLS AMG Cabriolet, 2013-2014 SLS AMG GT and SLS AMG GT Cabriolet, 2005 C230 Kompressor and C320, 2006-2007 C230, 2006-2011 C350, 2008-2011 C300 and C300 4Matic, 2010-2012 GLK350 and GLK350 4Matic and 2006-2007 Chrysler Crossfire vehicles. Upon deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to rupture.

Consequence
In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.

MBUSA will their notify owners, and Fiat Chrysler will notify the affected Chrysler owners. Dealers for the respective brands will replace the driver's frontal air bag module, free of charge. A notification schedule has not yet been provided. Mercedes-Benz owners may contact MBUSA customer service at 1-800-367-6372 and Chrysler owners may contact Fiat Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

AMG 6.3L DOHC 32-valve V8 naturally aspirated engine

Dry sump engine lubrication w/external oil reservoir

7-speed AMG SPEEDSHIFT automatic transmission w/dual clutch transaxle

Carbon fiber driveshaft

Rear limited slip differential

Rear wheel drive

Aluminium space frame

Front/rear forged dual wishbone suspension

Speed-sensitive pwr steering

4-wheel compound disc brakes -inc: 6-piston front calipers & 4-piston fixed rear calipers

Twin exhaust

19" front & 20" rear AMG twin 5-spoke alloy wheels

P265/35YR19 front & P295/30YR20 rear performance tires

Auto on/off bi-xenon headlamps w/headlamps washing system

Privacy glass

Pwr folding pwr mirrors w/LED turn signals -inc: auto-dimming driver side mirror

Rain-sensing windshield wipers

Gullwing doors

COMAND cockpit management & data system -inc: 7" color display, AM/FM stereo w/6-disc CD/DVD changer, integrated RDS/TMP tuner, (6) speakers, 40GB HDD-based navigation system, LINGUATRONIC voice control system, Bluetooth hands-free communication system, 4GB Music Register HDD, PCMCIA adapter slot, iPod/MP3 interface

SIRIUS satellite radio

Heated pwr seats w/memory

designo exclusive Nappa leather upholstery

AMG Floor mats

Center armrest w/storage compartment

Leather-wrapped AMG sport multi-function steering wheel w/aluminum shift paddles

Pwr tilt/telescoping steering column

Outside temp display

Pwr windows w/express up/down

Pwr locks

SmartKey w/panic button

KEYLESS-GO

Cruise control

Universal garage door opener

Anti-theft alarm system

Dual-zone automatic climate control

Aluminum interior trim

Auto-dimming rearview mirror

Alcantara headliner & door trim

Anti-lock braking system (ABS)

Brake assist system (BAS)

AMG 3-stage electronic stability program (ESP)

Acceleration skid control (ASR)

LED daytime running lamps

Dual stage driver/front passenger airbags

Driver/front passenger head/body curtain airbags

Driver/front passenger side airbags

Driver/front passenger knee airbags

mbrace in-vehicle services

Rearview camera

Blind spot monitoring system

Seatbelt tensioners w/belt force limiters

Brake pad wear indicator

Tire pressure monitoring system

 
GAS GUZZLER TAX
$1,700

 
OBSIDIAN BLACK METALLIC
$0

 
IRIDIUM SILVER METALLIC
$0

 
DESIGNO MYSTIC WHITE II
$2,300

 
AMG LE MANS RED
$2,300

 
AMG SEPANG BROWN
$2,300

 
AMG IMOLA GREY
$2,300

 
DESIGNO MAGNO ALANITE GREY
$3,950

 
DESIGNO MAGNO MONZA GREY
$3,950

 
AMG ALU-BEAM SILVER
$12,750

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
BLACK, DESIGNO EXCLUSIVE NAPPA LEATHER UPHOLSTERY
$0

 
ESPRESSO, DESIGNO EXCLUSIVE NAPPA LEATHER UPHOLSTERY
$0

 
SAND, DESIGNO EXCLUSIVE NAPPA LEATHER UPHOLSTERY
$0

 
CLASSIC RED, DESIGNO EXCLUSIVE NAPPA LEATHER UPHOLSTERY
$0

 
PORCELAIN, DESIGNO EXCLUSIVE NAPPA LEATHER UPHOLSTERY
$0

 
ESPRESSO/BLACK, DESIGNO EXCLUSIVE NAPPA LEATHER UPHOLSTERY
$750

 
BLACK/SAND, DESIGNO EXCLUSIVE NAPPA LEATHER UPHOLSTERY
$750

 
BLACK/CLASSIC RED, DESIGNO EXCLUSIVE NAPPA LEATHER UPHOLSTERY
$750

 
BLACK/PORCELAIN, DESIGNO EXCLUSIVE NAPPA LEATHER UPHOLSTERY
$750

 
LIGHT BROWN, DESIGNO EXCLUSIVE NATURAL WOVEN LEATHER UPHOLSTERY
$1,750

 
AMG CARBON FIBER ENGINE COMPARTMENT COVER
$5,400

 
AMG ADAPTIVE SUSPENSION
$2,500

 
AMG PERFORMANCE SUSPENSION
$1,500

 
AMG CARBON CERAMIC BRAKING SYSTEM
$12,500

 
AMG RED BRAKE CALIPERS
$1,000

 
INDOOR CAR COVER
$370

 
19" FRONT & 20" REAR AMG 7-SPOKE ALLOY WHEELS
$0

 
19" FRONT & 20" REAR AMG 10-SPOKE FORGED ALLOY WHEELS
$2,400

 
19" FRONT & 20" REAR AMG 10-SPOKE FORGED BLACK ALLOY WHEELS
$3,400

 
AMG CARBON FIBER EXTERIOR MIRROR CAPS
$1,900

 
BANG & OLUFSEN PERFORMANCE SURROUND SOUND SYSTEM
$6,400

 
AMG LEATHER & ALCANTARA-FINISHED STEERING WHEEL
$500

 
AMG PERFORMANCE MEDIA
$2,500

 
BLACK PIANO LACQUER INTERIOR TRIM
$2,500

 
INTERIOR CARBON FIBER TRIM
$4,500

 
EXTENDED INTERIOR CARBON FIBER TRIM
$4,500


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