Mercedes SLS AMG GT


AMG are marking their 45 years in style with the launch of a new more powerful version of the SLS AMG.  

Luxurious room for two occupants

Although the SLS AMG GT still has its amazing 300 SL characteristics that consist of a long bonnet, stylish side and a short rear-end with an extendable spoiler, there have been some few changes to differentiate it from a normal SLS. It has darkened headlamps, rear lights as well as red-painted brake calipers. The high gloss finish on the radiator grill, bonnet and side fins remain unchanged. However the AMG logo on the right of the boot lid now features the additional letters “GT”.

Rear of the SLS AMG Roadster

Under its long front bonnet is an AMG 6.3-litre V8 front mid-engine with an output of 591 hp, that’s 20hp more than the standard SLS. It can accelerate from 0 to 100km/h in just 3.7 seconds while 200km/h is dealt with in just 11.2 seconds. Married to the engine is AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7‑speed sports transmission located on the rear axle. In manual mode the transmission offers fast, precise and smooth gear changes. The system is operated from real metal shift paddles located on the AMG Performance steering wheel. A new developed AMG RIDE CONTROL performance suspension that consists of a sophisticated suspension layout with twin aluminum wishbones and variable, electronically controlled damping.

SLS AMG coupe

It reacts to any surface with ease. In ‘Sport’ mode, the suspension reduces the overall rolling and pitching of the suspension and hence providing excellent contact with the road when adopting a sporty driving style. In ‘Sport Plus’ the suspension provides an even higher reduction in overall rolling and damping giving the car unmatched handling capabilities. The car rides on standard 19 inch front and 20 inch rear tires fitted on the AMG forged 10-spoke light-alloy wheels. They have been painted matt black and have a high-sheen finish. 

AMG Multifunctional steering wheel

Inside there is the use of high end materials to give the SLS AMG GT a luxury feel. It has a high-gloss black AMG trim on the center console and door panel lining. High-gloss black edging is also visible on the adjustable cross-shaped air vents and the real metal insert on the AMG Performance steering wheel.

Mercedes SLS AMG Roadster and Coupe

The AMG performance steering wheel also has a flattened lower section. The grip area is finished in Alcantara, while the upper part of the steering wheel has a red 12 o’clock marking.

Front Cockpit

The AMG instrument cluster is fitted with a black faceplate and features an upshift indicator with seven LEDs. Other interior design characteristics include a designo leather finish for the entire dashboard, the beltlines, door armrests and the hand rest on the center console.

GT lettering on the AMG logo (Photo Courtesy of AMG facebook page) 

There are also AMG floor mats in black with porcelain leather edging, roof lining with Alcantara and the parcel shelf (on the Coupé) or roll-over bar (on the Roadster). A Bang & Olufsen BoeSound AMG surround sound systems keeps the two occupants entertained. 

SLS AMG GT Roadster

The SLS AMG GT is priced at €204,680 (Kshs. 23 million excl. taxes) while one will pay €213,010 euros (Kshs. 24 million) for the SLS AMG GT Roadster