The highs and lows of living with the 6.2-litre V8 Mercedes SLS supercar day-to-day for a year. Read the review at http://www.autocar.co.uk/CarReviews/RoadTestsHistory/Mercedes-Benz-SLS-6.2-V8-AMG/250724/
Will it drift? Ariel Atom Mugen
The 270bhp, 550kg, rear-wheel drive Ariel Atom Mugen sounds like the ideal
drifting machine. It isn't. Steve Sutcliffe explains why the gratuitous
powersliding you'll see here wasn't easy. Read the review at
BMW M5 vs Nissan GT-R - www.autocar.co.uk
The BMW M5 and Nissan GT-R are not conventional rivals, but both have
around 550bhp, cost nearly £75k and promise brutal performance. So which
one wins our series of tests?
Lamborghini Aventador vs 911 GT2 RS vs Mercedes SLS
If the Lamborghini Aventador can live up to its performance claims, the
691bhp four-wheel drive supercar should easily beat the much cheaper
Porsche 911 GT2 RS and Mercedes SLS. Clearly, the only way to find out is a
drag race. Read the Lamborghini Aventador review at
German Supercar Shootout! SLS AMG vs R8 V10 vs 911 Turbo
Editor-At-Large Arthur St. Antoine "escapes" to Las Vegas and beyond with
three German supercars - the 2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, the 2010 Audi R8
V10 and the 2010 Porsche 911 turbo - in
search of "the perfect road".
Read the full story here:
Shot by: Mike Suggett, Gordon Green & Terren Lin
Edited by: Mike Suggett
2015 Mercedes-Maybach S600 V12 - Test / Test Drive and In-Depth Review (English)
We have had the chance to testdrive the all new 2015 Mercedes-Maybach S600
during the Mercedes-Benz press driving event in Santa Barbara, California,
USA. We do hope you enjoy watching our In-Depth Review about the 2015
Mercedes-Maybach S600. If you have any questions about the special
Mercedes-Benz S-Class which now sells under the label Mercedes-Maybach,
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Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG--D&M Motorsports Test Drive Review 2012 Chris Moran
An in-depth review of Mercedes' newest world-class supercar, the 2011
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG. Hosted by Chris Moran. SEE OVER 100 IN-DEPTH AUTO
REVIEWS @ www.SUPERCARNETWORK.com.
It's five and a half feet long. It weighs 8.8 pounds. Height of an adult
female, weight of a gallon or so of gas—these are the critical dimensions
of the carbon-fiber driveshaft running between the engine and the
rear-mounted transaxle in the new Mercedes SLS AMG. We note this here
because, despite the car's retro-gullwing looks, the SLS is utterly
bleeding edge—both in terms of its technical attributes and what it
represents for Mercedes' in-house tuner. It is not simply a Mercedes with
bigger wheels and a breathed-upon V-8 or V-12. It is, down to its churning
carbon-fiber core, AMG's first dedicated automobile and the very antithesis
of the overly complex and overweight half-million-dollar Mercedes SLR
"The SLS is a serious super sports car," says AMG chief of development
Tobias Moers before taking a shot at the SLR, a carbon-fiber-bodied car
that still managed to weigh in at 3858 pounds. "Our SLS weighs only 3572
pounds," he says, nearly 300 pounds lighter than the McMerc. Keeping the
182.6-inch-long, two-seat SLS's mass in check is its entirely aluminum
construction (save for that driveshaft and steel A-pillars), a first for
Mercedes-Benz. The aluminum structure weighs just 531 pounds, Mercedes
The most distinctive aspect of the SLS's appearance is, of course, its
roof-hinged gullwing doors, an homage to the iconic 300SL Gullwing. But AMG
personnel took pains to point out that the doors are the only thing the SLS
has in common with the 300SL. "We do not build a retro car at all!" AMG
boss Volker Mornhinweg explains sharply. "In fact, we think it is the most
advanced super sports car you can buy today."
Those gullwing doors look spectacular. Unlike with the original SL, where
one had to slide over a wide sill because of the space-frame structure
underneath, it's easy to access the SLS's cabin. There's only one issue:
Riders need long arms to reach the distant handles at the bottom of each
door to pull them closed.
The interior is simple and uncluttered, much like a current SL roadster's.
While the car's structure is a pure AMG design, most of the parts, except
for the shifter, are from the Mercedes bin. The instrument cluster is clear
and easy to read, and we love the round HVAC vents. The center console has
an aluminum finish, with carbon fiber an option.
Press the starter button on the center console, and the now-familiar,
AMG-designed 6.2-liter V-8 awakens with an angry yelp. The idle is deep,
and the revs rise and fall race-car swiftly. Code-named M159, the engine is
basically a reengineered version of the M156 unit that's fitted to AMG's
"63" models. The M159 comes with an all-new magnesium intake, forged
pistons in place of cast ones, and optimized tubular Exhaust headers. The engineers also switched
from a wet sump to a dry arrangement, allowing the engine to be mounted
lower to benefit the SLS's center of gravity. The maximum output of 563 horsepower is
delivered at 6800 rpm, and peak torque of 479 pound-feet comes at 4750 rpm.
In order to satisfy emissions standards—EU5, LEVII, ULEV—the Bosch ME
9.7 AMG engine management is set up to recharge the battery during
deceleration. It's another way of trying to eke out decent fuel economy,
which, based on Mercedes' European estimates, should equate to roughly 13
mpg city and 20 highway.
-Car and Driver, November 2009
Porsche 911 Carrera S video review
We gave our racing driver and senior road tester Owen Mildenhall two days,
one hefty fuel allowance and a brand-new Porsche 911 Carrera S.
The result is this video, which sees Owen put the new 911 through its paces
on an empty track at Bruntingthorpe, before heading to north Wales to see
how the new 911 copes on wintery B roads.
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2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Start Up, Exhaust, and In Depth Tour
In this video I give a full in depth tour of the mighty 2012 Mercedes-Benz
SLS AMG. I take viewers on a close look through the interior and exterior
of this car while showing details, over viewing of features, and noting
unique styling cues to the vehicle itself. I also show the engine and the
details of it, start it up and see how it sounds under acceleration. A
thorough tour/review of this car designed to give others a greater overall
appreciation of the vehicle.
2013 Mercedes-Benz SL550: Cruise Missile! - Ignition Episode 15
On this episode of Ignition, Carlos Lago digs deep into the concoction of
turbochargers and aluminum that is the
2013 Mercedes-Benz SL550. Does the latest and most powerful version of the
big bad Benz do the SL name justice?
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