2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster Long-Term Road Test

2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG: Exhaust Note

February 15, 2013

2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG

A good exhaust note thrills me. Prior to the SLS showing up, the Boss 302 Mustang (red key, of course) and my sportbike (Yamaha R1 with carbon fiber Yoshimura pipes, arrgh, argh, argh) were my favorites.

But this Benz engine and exhaust is something else. It's so good, I created a new word for it: Sexhaust. I should probably trademark "sexhausted" too. Feel free to use it in a sentence today. Click on through to hear for yourself. The recording doesn't do justice to the note in real life, but hey, you still get the growl, rumble and crackles. Sexhaust.

Mark Takahashi, Automotive Editor @ 15,000 miles

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