Lot 267 - 2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS Coupé
|Odometer reading||13,630 miles|
|Estimate||£130,000 - £150,000|
- Righthand drive example
- Will be serviced prior to auction
The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG is a two seater luxury supercar developed by Mercedes-AMG to replace the SLR McLaren and is the first Mercedes-Benz designed in-house by AMG. Described as the spiritual successor to the Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing, clearly the design inspiration also drew on the spectacular 300 SLR Uhlenhaut Coupé from 1955. Unveiled in 2009 with sales starting in mid 2010 for European customers, the SLS gained instant fame with its use as the safety car in the 2010 Formula One season and being the cover car for the widely acclaimed Gran Turismo 5 Playstation 3 computer game.
The engine is a dry sump 6.3 litre AMG V8 with quad camshafts, four valves per cylinder, forged pistons, forged and balanced crankshaft and Bosch fuel injection which produces a colossal 563bhp at 6800rpm. This equates to seriously impressive performance figures with 0 to 62 mph in 3.8 seconds and an electronically limited terminal velocity of 197 mph (317 km/h). Well respected American motoring magazine Car and Driver tested the SLS on the drag strip and recorded a quarter mile time of 11.7 seconds @ 125 mph (201 km/h).
Originally registered in South Africa, this righthand drive Mercedes-Benz SLS is a particularly handsome coupé car with its Gullwing doors reminiscent of the 50’s 300 SL which can achieve figures in excessive of a million pounds. Finished in metallic red with black leather interior, this SLS sounds as good as she looks. The 6208cc engine roared into life when requested and it is blatantly apparent there is an extraordinary amount of horsepower available to your right foot. Imported into the UK in 2016, this Mercedes-Benz is in excellent order and is supplied with a V5C registration document and a current MoT test certificate; we are advised by the vendor she will be serviced by Mercedes-Benz World prior to auction. A superb piece of design and engineering from the German manufacturer with the potential to be a sound future investment
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