2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG - Edmunds Ratings

2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Base (6.2L V8 7-speed Automated Manual)
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Performance Extremely quick, and the 6.2-liter V8 engine produces a very satisfying no-nonsense exhaust note.
Driving Dynamics The SLS AMG has very good grip and handles extremely well, but physics conspires with it's larger size to hold it back a bit.
Ride Comfort The SLS's ride is well sorted and it isn't overly nervous, but there's no way you could call it plush.
Quietness It's not terribly quiet inside the SLS AMG, but it's not really supposed to be.
Ergonomics The controls are logically placed, but the broad central tunnel and the beautiful gull-wing doors do lead to unavoidable compromises.
Visibility The hood is long, very long, and the rearward seating position makes it hard to judge the corners. The view out the back is fine.
Seat Access and Space The gull-wing doors allow decent access and don't need as much adjacent space to open as regular doors, but anyone over 6-feet tall will wish for more legroom.
Cargo and Storage There aren't any pockets in those gull-wing doors (think about it) and the trunk is small. Pack light.
Build Quality The SLS AMS is put together like a fine watch - a watch that has 563 horsepower.

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