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Mid year launch for new Mercedes-Benz SLS summer stunner

PROOF that you can still find fun in motoring can be seen in this new summer stunner, the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG.

Available from mid-year, this super sports tourer includes amongst its many features a gullwing doors design similar to those first featured in the legendary 300SL from the 1950s.

Its imposing body styling - with its long bonnet, muscular rear end and light alloy wheels - masks innovative cutting edge technology of which its lightweight aluminium spaceframe body with front-mounted mid-engine, and ultra-lightweight carbon-fibre driveshaft are examples.

Other race-bred motor sports features include an AMG Speedshift double-clutch transmission and a transaxle design that ensures outstanding weight distribution between front and rear axles.

Powered by a 6.3-litre, 571bhp V8 engine that delivers 650Nm torque at 4,750 rpm, the SLS has a top speed of 317 km/h and a 0-100km/h time of 3.8 seconds. Price will be announced close to launch date.

 
 
 

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