The Gull Has Landed! 2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Debuts at Feldmann Imports

Our first 2011 SLS AMG arrived today… it’s real, and it’s spectacular! It sports a naturally aspirated 6.2 liter (AMG rounds up and calls it a 63), 563hp, 479 lb.-ft. of torque… to the layman that’s 197 mph top speed and 0-60 mph in 3.7 seconds.

Supercars don’t always turn me on to be honest, so often they’re insanely expensive and just too wild to really drive for any length of time comfortably. This car is an exception. It’s exclusive, unique and I’d call it a good value. Let me explain…

The window sticker of this particular example is $192,000. Sure, that’s a LOT of money for a car, but not in this class of vehicle. We have 12 cylinder S65 AMG and SL65 AMG cars that I see in for service that cost $10,000 – $20,000 more than this car, they’re more of those around than you think, and they cost more than the SLS.

You can’t buy a used 2008 Ferrari F430 V8 for less than $325,000 and the SLS is a much lower production car, a rarer car, and of course, more reliable and less temperamental. It’s a real contender and the chances of seeing another while your out on a beautiful Summer day are next to nil. 

It looks great, it sounds even better… and it’s genuinley reminiscent of one of the most iconic sports cars of the true golden age of sports cars…  the Mercedes-Benz 300SL ‘Gullwing’ of the 1950s and early 60s. Fly gull fly…

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