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Mercedes SLS 2011 Driver Experience
By Jim F on
2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG 2dr Coupe (6.2L 8cyl 7AM)
I have been fortunate to have owned a 2008 Porsche 911 Turbo for 3 years before trading this car for the SLS Mercedes. The Porsche 911 Turbo was a great car with very few problems, but the Mercedes SLS is a little quieter than the 911 at highway speed and it is smoother than the 911 Turbo. The SLS has great style despite being a little long in the nose. People love to see this car, and it always draws a crowd when you stop. The doors just amaze people and comments of the 50's gullwing are often brought up. Fit and finish are great, and I dont have to worry as much about lack of ground clearance with dips in the pavement. This car is truly an easy everyday driver.
The styling is really modern with a hint of the old 1950's gullwing car. The SLS is smooth and fairly quiet at speed except when accelerating when the exhaust growl is like a pack of lions.
A drive at slow speed causes some lack of transmission engagement. There is a little lag that is not a big problem, but noticeable. Mercedes should be able to fix this for future SLS models.