Mercedes-Benz SLS first image leaked
This here is an image of the Mercedes SLS AMG, the replacement for the out-of-production Mercedes-Benz McLaren SLR supercar, with styling cues and gullwing doors inherited from the classic 300 SL. Some claim that this is a real “official” photo, although it could just be a computer-generated rendering.
Designed in-house instead of handing over the work to McLaren, the SLS uses a modified version of AMG’s 6.2-litre normally-aspirated V8 to develop 571 hp and 650 Nm of torque, with a 0-100 kph time of 3.8 seconds and a top speed of 315 kph. The SLS is also expected to be cheaper than the McLaren SLR, at under Dhs 900,000.
Photos of the non-remarkable interior were already released by Mercedes-Benz earlier. But while the first exterior image was “leaked” by the Dutch Autowereld.com website, the British Autocar magazine claims that an SLS eDrive is in the works for a 2015 debut. It will be a plug-in electric car built upon a heavily-modified version of the SLS platform.
According to Autocar, the electric SLS will be powered by 4 electric motors, each spinning one of the wheels and each has 98 kW, or 133 hp. So basically the car is a four-wheel-drive and has a combined power of 392 kW, translating to 532 hp and 880 Nm of torque. They also have to delete the SLS’s front double-wishbone suspension to make enough space to place the motors on the front axle, replaced by horizontally-mounted coilover dampers in the SLS eDrive.
For now, the regular Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG is expected to hit showrooms sometime in early 2010.
Looks like a mix of the slr and the 300 SL….weird!!!
i highly doubt if the new sls is gonna look like this!
they hav js put new headlights and rims on th old 300 sl! looks nice though!
Prefer the old 300sl myself
this new one is ugly!! old is gold 🙂
common this is a futuristic car where all about..i wish it can manage to fly..peace!
for me it doesnt come close to the SLR