By the time the SLS AMG goes out of production, Mercedes is going to need a bigger museum becasue this car comes in with a ton and a bit of awards and titles and glory! The SLS is relentlessly reaping international awards one after another with the latest being the “Super Sports Car” of the year from AutoBild.
This must be the 20th award SLS has snatched since its introduction, and it deserves every single one of them. It is an unbelievably good car, even though it might not look like it at first. We think the reason this Mercedes has become so successful in such a short time, regardless of being an uncannily good sportscar, is the fact that unlike most of other supercars of this type it has a lot of fun built-in! It will make you happy every time you drive it.
AutoBild has also named the Mercedes E63 AMG as the Production Saloon of the year. Almost 70,000 readers of German car magazine “Auto Bild Sportscars” submitted their votes to make winners of both the SLS AMG and the E 63 AMG.
Here’s some of the most important awards Mercedes SLS has won so far:
“These wins for the SLS AMG and E 63 AMG confirm the popularity of our sports cars’ with customers. Both models embody the very highest level of fascination and performance – and the readers of Auto Bild Sportscars clearly feel the same way, too”, commented Christoph Jung, Strategic Project Manager SLS AMG, who accepted the award on behalf of Mercedes-AMG GmbH.
The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG dazzles with its exciting design and stunning technology. This includes an aluminium spaceframe body shell, AMG 6.3-litre front mid-engine with dry sump lubrication and an output of 420 kW (571 hp) along with 650 newton metres of torque, seven-speed double-clutch transmission in a transaxle arrangement and a responsive sports suspension with aluminium double-wishbone axles. This unique combination of sophisticated technology helps to guarantee the highest level of driving dynamics. An AMG high-performance ceramic composite brake system is available as an option.
Characteristic features of the E 63 AMG include its powerful AMG 6.3-litre V8 engine with an output of 386 kW (525 hp) and 630 newton metres of torque, an AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed sports transmission and AMG RIDE CONTROL sports suspension with electronically controlled damping and independent front axle. An AMG high-performance ceramic composite brake system is available as an option for both Saloon and Estate models of the E 63 AMG.