Mercedes SLS AMG GT 2013: 591 horses and dynamic improvements for the “gullwing”


The Mercedes SLS is renewed and the name GT done by adding your name to face 2013 with the same size as always elegant. The same size but new dynamic changes. The warrior keeps his armor, but has become stronger, more agile: better. One improvement that results in a new configuration of team suspensions, recalibrated transmission, but especially in an extra power.

The Gullwing is updated even though you do not really need, we still like the same as when presented in 2009 and rather than tip over changes to its exterior or its interior, Mercedes have turned to the dynamics of your best silver arrow, leaving us with the new Mercedes SLS AMG GT 2013.Mercedes_SLS_GT_2013_3

Under the long nose of the Mercedes SLS AMG GT we find the familiar 6.3-liter V8 engine with 11.3:1 compression and a bore x stroke of 102.2 mm x 94.6 mm. Now the 571 horses delivered to gullwing now to become 6,800 rpm 591 hp, 20 hp extra, also delivered at 6,800 rpm. The increase in power does not come accompanied by an increase in torque remaining at the 650 Nm at 4,750 rpm.

With the increased power the Mercedes SLS AMG recorded an acceleration in the 0 to 100 km / h in 3.7 seconds, a tenth of a second below the figure marked by the previous SLS. Its top speed is electronically limited 320 km / h. For those concerned about the consumption, the Mercedes SLS with these 20 extra horses still consuming the same, 13.2 l/100 km with CO2 emissions of 308 g / km.

Mercedes_SLS_GT_2013_5Mercedes_SLS_GT_2013_6Besides the increase in the 20 horsepower and improved acceleration, the Mercedes engineers have put their attention on the transmission of SLS GT. The gearbox AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7-speed, located on the rear axle is now faster due to increased change control optimization. Reductions are also now more aggressive, and according to Mercedes with better sound.

Completing the changes, with more power and faster change, we find a new configuration of the adaptive AMG Performance suspension. The suspension changes leave us with a Mercedes SLS AMG GT compared to the previous generation has stiffer spring rates, with a more aggressive, sportier, allowing us to adjust the settings from the AMG Drive Unit.

Mercedes_SLS_GT_2013-interiorAlcantara, finished in glossy black, leather finished in diamond, red seat belts … The interior maintains the same balance between elegance and sportiness, as its exterior. The SLS AMG GT 2013 strategy is available from October this year with a price of 204,680 euros 213,010 euros or if we chose the roadster version. Prices at which we must add, if we want, some of the juicy extras, such as carbon fiber mirrors, the interior package of carbon fiber ceramic brakes.

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