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Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster R197 is a flagship high-performance convertible supercar in production from 2011 to 2014. It was available with several tunes of naturally-aspirated M159 V8 engine that displaced 6.2 liters paired to a 7-speed DCT.
Compared to the SLR McLaren that preceded it, the SLS AMG Roadster is much more affordable, despite being even more gorgeous and having improved character as well as performance.
Unfortunately, whereas the coupe boasts unique gull-wing doors, the roadster has to do with conventional doors. Even though the car looks great with the top up or down, the loss of gull wings alone is perhaps too high a price.

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What we found**

Neoscore: 92% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Superb performance
  • Gorgeous styling
  • Great drivetrain reliability
  • Good build quality
Cons
  • No gull wing doors
  • High 0.36 drag coefficient
  • Very little cargo space

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Specifications

Variants:
Final Edition GT Roadster
GT Roadster
Roadster

Capacity

Cargo Capacity
173 L / 6.1 cu-ft
Coolant Capacity
14.0 L / 14.8 qt
Engine Oil Capacity
9.5 L / 10.0 qt
Fuel Capacity
85.0 L / 22.5 gal
Passengers
2
RoadsterPayload
300 kg / 661 lbs
Final Edition GT RoadsterPayload
225 kg / 496 lbs
GT RoadsterPayload
300 kg / 661 lbs

Chassis

Brakes | Front
Ventilated discs
Brakes | Rear
Ventilated discs
Power Steering
Electric Steering
Suspension | Front
Double-wishbone
Suspension | Rear
Double-wishbone
RoadsterTire Size
265/35 ZR19, 295/30 ZR20
Final Edition GT RoadsterTire Size
265/35 R19, 295/30 R20
GT RoadsterTire Size
265/35 ZR19, 295/30 ZR20
Turning Circle
11.9 m / 39.0 ft

Construction

Body Style
2-door Convertible

Dimensions

Size | Height
1261 mm / 49.6 in
Size | Length
4638 mm / 182.6 in
RoadsterSize | Width
1939 mm / 76.3 in | 2075 mm / 81.7 in (mirror unfolded)
Final Edition GT RoadsterSize | Width
1939 mm / 76.3 in
GT RoadsterSize | Width
1939 mm / 76.3 in | 2075 mm / 81.7 in (mirror unfolded)
Track Width | Front
1682.0 mm / 66.2 in
RoadsterTrack Width | Rear
1653.0 mm / 65.1 in
Final Edition GT RoadsterTrack Width | Rear
1651.0 mm / 65.0 in
GT RoadsterTrack Width | Rear
1653.0 mm / 65.1 in
RoadsterWeight
1660.0 kg / 3659.7 lbs
Final Edition GT RoadsterWeight
1735.0 kg / 3825.0 lbs
GT RoadsterWeight
1660.0 kg / 3659.7 lbs
Wheel Size
19 in, 20 in
Wheelbase
2680 mm / 105.5 in

Performance

RoadsterAcceleration | 0 - 100 km/h
3.8 sec
Final Edition GT RoadsterAcceleration | 0 - 100 km/h
3.7 sec
GT RoadsterAcceleration | 0 - 100 km/h
3.7 sec
RoadsterAcceleration | 0 - 60 mph
3.6 sec
Final Edition GT RoadsterAcceleration | 0 - 60 mph
3.5 sec
GT RoadsterAcceleration | 0 - 60 mph
3.5 sec
CO2 Emission
308 g/km
Coefficient Of Drag
0.36
Fuel Economy
13.2 L/100km / 17.8 MPG (combined) | 19.9 L/100km / 11.8 MPG (urban) | 9.3 L/100km / 25.3 MPG (highway)
RoadsterTop Speed
317.0 km/h / 197.0 mph
Final Edition GT RoadsterTop Speed
320.0 km/h / 198.8 mph
GT RoadsterTop Speed
320.0 km/h / 198.8 mph

Powertrain

Drivetrain Layout
Front-engine (longitudinal), Rear-wheel drive
Emission Standard
Euro 5
Engine
M 159.980
Engine | Bore
102.2 mm / 4.0 in
Engine | Compression Ratio
11.3:1
Engine | Displacement
6.2 L / 378.8 cu-in / 6208.0 cc
RoadsterEngine | Power
571.0 hp / 425.8 kW @ 6800 rpm
Final Edition GT RoadsterEngine | Power
571.0 hp / 425.8 kW @ 6800 rpm
GT RoadsterEngine | Power
592.0 hp / 441.5 kW @ 6800 rpm
RoadsterEngine | Specific Output
92.0 hp/L / 1.5 hp/cu-in
Final Edition GT RoadsterEngine | Specific Output
92.0 hp/L / 1.5 hp/cu-in
GT RoadsterEngine | Specific Output
95.4 hp/L / 1.6 hp/cu-in
Engine | Stroke
94.6 mm / 3.7 in
Engine | Torque
650 Nm / 479.4 lb-ft @ 4750 rpm
RoadsterEngine | Type
Naturally-aspirated multi-port injected petrol V8 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinder
Final Edition GT RoadsterEngine | Type
Bi-turbocharged direct-injected petrol V8 engine
GT RoadsterEngine | Type
Naturally-aspirated multi-port injected petrol V8 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinder
Transmission | Gears
7-speed
Transmission | Type
Double clutch transmission (DCT)

Production

RoadsterAvailability
2011 ~ 2014
Final Edition GT RoadsterAvailability
2014 ~ 2014
GT RoadsterAvailability
2012 ~ 2014

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