Review: Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG (2010 – 2015)

Rating:

Stunning looks complete with gullwing doors. Amazing performance thanks to 6.2-litre V8 AMG engine. 0-62mph in just 3.8 seconds. Excellent grip and handling yet easy to drive.

From £157,500 but extras can soon add £20,000.

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG (2010 – 2015): At A Glance

Reinterpretation of the legendary gullwing was launched in the UK in early Summer 2010 at from £157,500.

Video of a lap of Goodwood in an SLS AMG here

What does a Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG (2010 – 2015) cost?

What's the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG (2010 – 2015) like to drive?

On the track, actually.

Mercedes Benz deemed it far more sensible to confine its cars to a racetrack than to let a bunch of journos loose in them on Britain's crowded, speed-restricted roads.

And what a race track. Glorious Goodwood, no less, with its flowing corners and occasional undulations. 

3 laps with MB DTM Driver Suzy and 3 laps out by myself with MB instructor Austin were enough to convince me.

Given more time, I might have got my head around changing gear too rather than leaving the car to do it for me.

What a fabulous piece of kit for for the super rich, including footballers.

Engine MPG 0-62 CO2
SLS AMG 21 mpg 3.7–3.8 s 308 g/km
SLS AMG Roadster 21 mpg 3.7–3.8 s 308 g/km

Real MPG average for a Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG (2010 – 2015)

Real MPG was created following thousands of readers telling us that their cars could not match the official figures.

Real MPG gives real world data from drivers like you to show how much fuel a vehicle really uses.

Average performance

74%

Real MPG

11–18 mpg

MPGs submitted

5

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What would be a good petrol equivalent to my Land Rover Discovery?

I have a 2015 Land Rover Discovery and wish to change to a petrol equivalent vehicle. It needs to be an automatic with comfortable seats and a raised seating position. What vehicles would you suggest I shortlist?
The Discovery is a 7 seater. There's the Mercedes-Benz G-Wagon G63/G55 AMG and, the GL/GLS 63/55 AMG. I can't think of any other 7-seat petrol equivalents apart from perhaps a Volvo XC90 T8: http://www.honestjohn.co.uk/road-tests/volvo/volvo-xc90-t8-2016-road-test/ You can get supercharged petrol V6 and V8 engines in the Range Rover Sport, V6 petrol turbos in the Porsche Macan, V6s and V8s in the Porsche Cayenne, and, of course, all manner of huge, petrol engine SUVs from the USA.
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