Mercedes-Benz SLS-Class AMG

In published reviews,
critics awarded this
vehicle an average
overall score of:

92
Priced From $183,000
MPG 17.0
Styles Reviewed
CoupeCoupe Scores for this style only
ConvertibleConvertible Scores for this style only

MotorAuthority.com

11/03/09
2009-11-03
86
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Marty Padgett Marty Padgett 7.4 out of 10 2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS-Class AMG Coupe

The SLS doesn’t abandon technical refinement, but it does let its hair down with the loopy vintage bellow of that huge, hardly adulterated V-8. It compromises the actual driving experience for the mythic appeal—and the visual impact—of gullwing doors.

Road & Track

11/03/09
2009-11-03
87
100

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Matt DeLorenzo Matt DeLorenzo Score Pending 2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS-Class AMG Coupe

The 2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, with its gullwing doors and guttural-sounding V-8 engine, is more than just a blast from the past, it’s a blast to drive on both road and track.

Car and Driver

05/19/10
2010-05-19
88
100

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Aaron Robinson Aaron Robinson 6.6 out of 10 2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS-Class AMG Coupe

When it’s not being tossed around, the Mercedes-Benz SLS impersonates a luxury liner, with decent visibility, an imperturbable desire to track straight, and an ardent fuel appetite.

MotorWeek

03/24/11
2011-03-24
88
100

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Staff Review MotorWeek 7.2 out of 10 2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS-Class AMG Coupe

Not that you have to be on a race track to enjoy the Mercedes- Benz SLS. Just about any road will do. Ride is solid, but German GT car smooth, making us wish we had more time with the SLS than we did.

MotorWeek

02/25/12
2012-02-25
89
100

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Staff Review MotorWeek 7.2 out of 10 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS-Class AMG Convertible

The 2012 SLS AMG Roadster is indeed a throwback, but one that also throws you back in your seat. It may have traded its gullwing doors for a folding soft top, but it lost nothing in the performance category during the exchange.

Auto123.com

11/12/09
2009-11-12
89
100

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Bertrand Godin Bertrand Godin 6.8 out of 10 2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS-Class AMG Coupe

Granted, it’s a Mercedes, but the SLS AMG is definitely one of the brand’s most impressive products. It’s an exceptional sports car with heavenly driving dynamics on the track and even a forgiving attitude.

Motor Trend

12/01/11
2011-12-01
89
100

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Erick Ayapana Erick Ayapana Score Pending 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS-Class AMG Coupe

The SLS will still reward drivers and casual enthusiasts with a car that’s perfectly fine as a commuter — provided they don’t mind the attention — and is also a capable canyon carver.

Automobile Magazine

09/21/11
2011-09-21
90
100

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Joe DeMatio Joe DeMatio Score Pending 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS-Class AMG Coupe

Aside from some quibbles, the only dilemma the SLS AMG roadster presents is one of haberdashery: what color, what leather, what trim would you like?

Bloomberg News

01/14/10
2010-01-14
90
100

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Jason H. Harper Jason H. Harper 8.3 out of 10 2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS-Class AMG Coupe

The SLS looks best when both doors are open and pointing toward the sky, almost a victory V. Too bad you can’t actually drive with it like that — it would play hell with aerodynamics at the 197 mph top speed.

Edmunds.com

11/16/12
2012-11-16
90
100

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Michael Taylor Michael Taylor 7.2 out of 10 2013 Mercedes-Benz SLS-Class AMG Coupe

Good as the GT can be on a perfect road, it’s far less enjoyable nearly everywhere else. We would call it a track car, but track cars usually have numbers painted on the side and much less leather.

Jalopnik.com

11/04/09
2009-11-04
90
100

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Wes Siler Wes Siler 6.6 out of 10 2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS-Class AMG Coupe

The Mercedes SLS carves a performance-oriented, luxury-capable niche all its own, something that’s aided by the classy, restrained looks and the visual drama of the doors.

National Post

11/11/09
2009-11-11
90
100

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Brian Harper Brian Harper Score Pending 2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS-Class AMG Coupe

At a time of political correctness in the automotive world with burgeoning ecologically friendly hybrids and electric vehicles, the SLS AMG is a throwback to a time when horsepower ruled and what won on Sunday sold on Monday.

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