2011 Mercedes SLS

Broad Rundown

Among other things, one most lucrative industry that makes a major chunk of Germany’s GDP is the automotive industry. Most commonly known automobile brands are headquartered in Germany like Daimler (Mercedes), BMW, VW, Audi, Porsche, etc. each of these brands has its worldwide known models, and today we are verbalizing the 2011 Mercedes SLS. As with all other German cars, this car is an astonishing product produced between the years 2010 to 2015 with several changes made in the model. This car was designed by Mark Featherstone, a Grand Tourer capable of both high speed and normal drive. SLS stands for “Super Light Sports”, like its spiritual predecessor (Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren) has a powerful engine, a sign of reliability combined with speed and performance, and the first model that was designed from the scratch by the AMG, a division of Mercedes-Benz. For over forty years it was the first car that has the gullwing doors which open upward with the help of gas struts in the Mercedes product line, which provides the car its very distinctive look. This car had a price from $183,000 to $200,000 at launch, depending upon the optional features that one wants to avail.

What’s More?

The 2011 Mercedes SLS AMG is equipped with everything that one desires. Its distinguished elongated hood shape and an aircraft canopy-like roof design are the last love to be in with. The exterior is made sporty with a very balanced design to make the car stand out from the crowd.

Engine and Transmission

The 2011 Mercedes SLS AMG comes with a mid and front-engine layout, and it is a two-seater coupe. With the carbon-fiber driveshaft, it is not just a big engine car. Moreover, it has less weight than the SLR McLaren. This car is powered by a 6.2L V8 engine, which produces 663 horsepower and 479 pounds-feet of torque, with a DOHC valve train. This engine has been modified by Mercedes and given a special code M159 to showcase over 120 modifications that have been done on the original engine. The displacement of this car is around 6,208 cc, and it imparts a compression ratio of 11.3:1. This car has a top speed of 197 miles per hour.

When you are looking for a sports car, one of the most important considerations is the transmission. Mercedes made this easy for the customer by providing Rear Transaxle AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT seven-speed sports transmission with automatic dual-clutch, which is connected to the engine with a driveshaft made of lightweight carbon fiber. The shift control installed in this 2011 SLS AMG consists of an AMG Drive Unit with an E-Select Lever provided with it. To boost up the practicality of the car and to add value for money, Mercedes offered four different driving modes in 2011 SLS AMG. These selectable driving modes include;

  1. Mode C, which is termed “Controlled Efficiency”, provides a comfortable ride and fuel economy.
  2. Mode S is also known as “Sport” it gives the taste of roar and power.
  3. Mode S+ is called “Sports Plus” with more added power and speed than the previous one.
  4. Mode M stands for “Manual” it allows the driver to shift gears manually through steering column pedals mounted on the steering wheel.


The car is 182.6 inches long, 76.3 inches wide, and is 49.3 inches tall. 2011 SLS AMG has a wheelbase of 105.4 inches and ground clearance of 66.2 and 65 inches at front and rear, respectively. The car entails a curb weight of 3,748 pounds which is less than SLR Malaren due to the aluminum space frame chassis. This car is made aerodynamically glassy with rounded corners to provide an aggressive look due to outbound front grills with a large Mercedes logo embedded in the middle. A range of exterior colors is available in the model, with hard-red being the most desirable among the users. The star-shaped wheels add extra grace to the SLS AMG 2011.

Sporty Interior

Moving to inside, this car is fitted with a sporty interior, giving it resemblance with the aircraft cockpit, having the wing-shaped dashboard and chrome vents, with a center console which is made of matte metal. Inside, the car provides 39.1 inches of headroom, 41.7 inches of legroom, and a shoulder room of 58.4 inches for combining both seat occupants. Despite being a coupe and a sports category vehicle, it still provides a cargo volume of 6.2 cubic feet. The car is provided with a push start button that aids in the distinction of the car. Both the seats are leathered, and the interior is available in eight different exotic colors.

2011 Mercedes SLS

Owner Manual

The 2011 Mercedes SLS Owner’s Manual covers the specs, operation, and routine maintenance of the vehicle. Nearly all other years of the Mercedes Owners Manual for all different models are available for purchase on the secondary market if your vehicle’s manual is missing or damaged.

Worth-Mentioning Features

The 2011 SLS AMG has more to offer to its users beyond the above specifications. The car is loaded with features that not mentioning them seem injustice to me. The car comes with an impeccable suspension system composed of front and rear stabilizer bar, AMG 3-stage ESP, speed-sensitive rack –and-opinion steering, aluminum double bone wishbone suspension, anti-dive, coil springs, and gas-filled shock absorber. Besides this, the braking system is compeer with the sport and high-speed driving experience of the car. This car is fitted with adaptive headlights, DRLs, Dusk sensing headlamps, engine immobilizer, traction control, cruise control, tire pressure monitoring system, parking sensors, heated mirrors, spoiler airbrake, tilt, and telescopic steering. To provide high-quality sound, six speakers from Bang & Olufsen Beo Sound System. To be concise, all the features that we see in most cars are installed in the 2011 SLS AMG including; turn signals inside mirrors, dual-zone front climate control, and others. It would be a long list and difficult to incorporate all the features into writing and keep this article interesting to readers at the same time.

Safety Considerations

Having a high-speed car also requires envisaging the safety that is offered by the brand. Mercedes has embodied this car with a rearview camera, turn signal mirrors, front and rear ventilated disc brakes, emergency braking assist, six airbags, ABS in all wheels, post, and pre-collision safety system, and electronic brake-force distribution system.

All in all, this car is a perfect package for those who can afford it. The icon provides the best of all worlds, 2011 SLS AMG is a perfect combo of comfort and sport. The car provides everything to fall in love with it, not only features reliability, resilience, and performance all are up-to-mark and waiting for you to buy the car. However, it is a recommendation that the car be meticulously checked, before making the final decision.