2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Consumer Review: Mercedes SLS 2011 Driver Expe

2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG - Consumer Review

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Base Coupe (6.2L V8 7-speed Automated Manual)

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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.

Best Features

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.

Worst Features

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.
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