Mercedes and AMG are introducing new technology options for the SLS supercar. The cherry at the top is the new AMG Ride Control.
How this new ride control system with adaptive dampers work is incredibly boring, but here’s what it means in brief: Depending on the driving situation, speed and road surface conditions, this optional system almost instantly varies the damping characteristics and automatically reduces the body roll angles. For the driver this means immediate and variable adaptation between the greatest possible agility and the best possible ride comfort – for any driving style and route.
This system comes with a cool new shock absorber symbol in the AMG DRIVE UNIT next to the E-SELECT lever. It has three programs for comfort, sport and sport plus.
“Comfort” is recommended for cruising at moderate speeds
In “Sport” mode the shock absorbers have a tauter response
“Sport plus” is recommended for fast lap times on a race circuit
Other new options you can order for your SLS include Blind Spot Assist that improves active safety, AMG 10-spoke forged wheels painted in matt black, red-painted brake callipers or AMG high-gloss black trim make for even more exclusivity. Single-tone or two-tone designo leather in espresso brown is available as a new interior colour – this dark shade of brown perfectly matches the new metallic paint finish AMG Sepang brown.
Pricing for the new options in Germany:
AMG RIDE CONTROL sport suspension with adaptive damping: € 2320.50
AMG 10-spoke forged wheels with matt black paint finish and high-sheen rim flange: € 3272.50
Red-painted brake callipers: € 714.20
Blind Spot Assist: € 773.50
AMG Sepang brown metallic: € 2439.50
AMG high-gloss black trim: € 2320