One Reason AMG Cars Are Special - 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster Long-Term Road Test
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2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster Long-Term Road Test

2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster: One Reason AMG Cars Are Special

February 11, 2012

2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster

This is the mark of a true AMG model. It's the engine plaque that is "signed" by the man responsible for building it. Since every AMG engine is hand built by one person, it's a legitimate register of who secured every nut and bolt on the engine.

I can say without hesitation that Philipp did a fine job with this one. As others before have said, this is truly one of the best engines available today. The way it sounds, the way it delivers power, the way it looks. It has it all.

The 6.2-liter V8 in our SLS may have been eclipsed in terms of horsepower by various engines since its introduction, but few have its personality. It makes driving this roadster a one-of-a-kind experience. Thanks Philipp.

Ed Hellwig, Executive Editor @ 16,056 miles


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