Today we bring you news from German as Mercedes-Benz has announced that the current SLS AMG will be replaced towards the end of this year with the hotter SLS AMG GT which brings various performance upgrades, a mild design refresh and also a few modifications inside the cabin. It will be available for both Roadster and Coupe versions, bringing more power, a better suspension, improved transmission and a new look for the interior.
By reprogramming the ECU of the impressive AMG V8 6.3-liter engine, the power will be increased by 20 hp to 591 hp (435 kW) which will be enough to allow the car to do the 0-100 km/h sprint in only 3.7 seconds, while the 0-200 km/h sprint will be done in just 11.2 seconds. The car’s seven-speed AMG Speedshift DCT gearbox will be optimized in order to lower gear shift reaction time, especially when the car is driven in M mode, with the changing of the gears being done from the paddle shifters mounted on the steering wheel. In addition, we should also mention that the automatic double declutching function is going to be more pronounced in this SLS AMG GT.
Other improvements will be brought to the electronically-controlled AMG Ride Control Performance Suspension as it will get stiffer damper and spring tuning, along with double aluminum control arms for all corners. The current Comfort mode will not be available on the SLS AMG GT, while the Sport mode will be suitable for day-to-day driving thanks to the increased suspension travel. As for Sport plus, this will provide the car with the stiffest settings available which are suitable only for level and smooth road surface, such as on a race track.
Regarding the exterior design of the SLS AMG GT, not much will change except for the fact that the headlights and the taillights have been darkened, while the brake calipers are now red. Mercedes used a high gloss black finish for the exterior mirrors, radiator grille frame and also for the fin blades on the hood.
As far as the interior is concerned, the cabin has been entirely reupholstered with Alcantara and black leather with red stitching, red center console and read seat belts, along with a glossy black AMG trim. Clients will be able to get the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT with an AMG designo Exclusive STYLE leather that has a diamond design and comes along with contrasting stitching.
The car is scheduled to go on sale in Germany this October while in the United States dealerships it will arrive in the middle of November. In Germany, the car will cost 204,680 Euro (19% VAT included) for the Coupe version while the Roadster is a bit more expensive, being priced at 213,010 Euro. That leather package wild 5,771 Euro to the car’s price tag.
No word at the moment about the price list of the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT in the United States. We’ll keep you posted once the German automaker releases the pricing info for the U.S. version so stay tuned.
Source: Mercedes-Benz via WCF