Baku/Affalterbach, Dec 2, 2013 -
The ‘Baku World Challenge’, the invitation race on a street circuit in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, brought further success for the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3. The event, also the season finale of the FIA GT Series, saw Sergei Afanasiev (RUS) and Andreas Simonsen (SWE) secure the FIA GT drivers’ title in the Pro-Am class with their racing gullwing of the HTP Gravity Charouz team with starting number 2.
Affalterbach, Nov 20, 2013 -
The grand finale: the SLS AMG GT FINAL EDITION brings an impressive era to an end in exclusive style. The FINAL EDITION model, built in a limited run of just 350 units, represents the last opportunity for customers to order a SLS AMG – while at the same time reflecting the unrivalled success story and unique scope offered by the first vehicle to be completely built by Mercedes-AMG. The super sports car, with its 435 kW (591 hp) AMG 6.3-litre V8 front-mid engine, offers a fascinating combination of truly exceptional design and equipment features. Exclusively developed Cup tyres enhance its dynamic performance.
Nürburg/Affalterbach, Sep 23, 2013 -
Maximilian Buhk (GER) is the new champion of the Blancpain Endurance Series 2013. The 20-year-old who is a HTP Motorsport driver, won the final race at Nürburgring with a SLS AMG GT3 together with his team colleagues Bernd Schneider and Maximilian Götz (both GER). The two gullwing cars entered by Black Falcon finished eighth and 13th. Preci Spark retired after an accident.
Montmeló/Affalterbach, Sep 9, 2013 -
Today, Swiss AMG customer team, Hofor Racing, won the Barcelona 24-hour race. The SLS AMG GT3 with drivers Michael Kroll, Roland Eggimann (both SUI), Kenneth Heyer (GER) and Christiaan Frankenhout (NED) finished the endurance race with an advantage of ten laps over the second-placed team. With this victory in the Barcelona 24-hour race, the SLS AMG GT3 has managed to win four consecutive endurance racing classics in a row in 2013: Dubai/United Arab Emirates (January), Nürburgring/Germany (May) and Spa-Francorchamps/Belgium (July). Two of the three SLS AMG GT3 that had taken the start also made it to the finish in the Barcelona 24 Hours.
Nürburg/Affalterbach, Jun 7, 2013 -
The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Coupé Electric Drive circled the Nürburgring Nordschleife (“north loop”) in a record time of 7:56.234 minutes. Therefore, the electric AMG super sports car is at the same time the first electrically-powered series production vehicle, which masters the legendary race track in under eight minutes. The record time of the SLS AMG Coupé Electric Drive was notarially certified.
São Paulo (Brazil)/Affalterbach, Oct 22, 2012 -
World premiere for the new SLS AMG GT3 "45th ANNIVERSARY" at the 2012 São Paolo International Motor Show: the exclusively appointed special series is aimed at car collectors with a particular penchant for motor racing. The customer sport racing car is being built by hand in a limited edition of no more than five vehicles in Affalterbach.
Affalterbach, Oct 16, 2012 -
The new SLS AMG GT has now landed in Mercedes-Benz showrooms in both Coupé and Roadster variants. According to Ola Källenius, Chairman of Mercedes-AMG GmbH: "We are continuing with our consistent expansion of the SLS AMG family. With the highly emotional, performance-oriented GT variants, our range has now grown to five models." The SLS AMG GT has also been in use as the Official F1™ Safety Car since the 2012 FORMULA 1 SHELL BELGIAN GRAND PRIX.
Stuttgart, Jun 5, 2012 -
The new Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT boasts enhanced driving dynamics and even better race track performance. With a maximum output of 435 kW (591 hp), the optimised AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7-speed sports transmission and the redeveloped AMG RIDE CONTROL Performance suspension, the SLS AMG GT – which is available both as a Coupé and a Roadster – has raised the bar even higher. As a further highlight, the new high-quality AMG designo Exclusive STYLE leather is now also available as an optional extra for all SLS AMG models.
Stuttgart, Mar 9, 2012 -
With the electric drivetrain system of the SLS AMG E-CELL, Mercedes-AMG GmbH is providing yet another glimpse of its latest development project. The drivetrain has been in development since 2010 as a result of the cooperation between Mercedes-AMG and Mercedes AMG High Performance Powertrains in Brixworth. Four synchronous electric motors located near the wheels, providing a peak output of 392 kW and torque of 880 Nm, help to provide the SLS AMG E-CELL with its exciting driving dynamics.
Affalterbach , Sep 13, 2011 -
The SLS AMG E-CELL body shell being shown by Mercedes-Benz AMG at the IAA 2011 is one trailblazing outcome of its ambitious "AMG Lightweight Performance" design strategy. Its key element is a transmission tunnel made out of lightweight carbon-fibre composite material (CFRP), which is structurally integrated into the aluminium body shell and firmly bonded with it.
Affalterbach, Mar 30, 2011 -
The SLS AMG GT3 will shortly be embarking on its first racing season, when Saturday, 2 April 2011 sees the start of the new VLN season (Nürburgring Endurance Championships). Six customer teams will be competing on the North Loop with the racing version of the gull-wing model. The SLS AMG GT3 is perfectly prepared for use on the racetrack, as its safety concept transfers the exemplary safety level of Mercedes-Benz on road models to the racetrack.
Affalterbach/Le Castellet (France), Mar 24, 2011 -
Following the successful conclusion of the development and test programme, deliveries of the SLS AMG GT3 to customer teams are commencing as planned. A total of 31 orders have been received for the 2011 racing season, and all the vehicles will be in the hands of the customers by early July. During configuration runs on the Circuit Paul Ricard in Le Castellet (France), the teams and racing drivers were able to familiarise themselves with the racing version of the gull-wing model and commence their setup work for the 2011 motor sport season.
Dubai (VAE), Jan 17, 2011 -
Competing as part of its final development and testing programme, the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 claimed third place at its first attempt in the 24H Dubai race (13 to 15 January 2011). The gull-winged model vehicle entered by the private Black Falcon team with the starting number 7 was driven by Thomas Jäger (Munich/Germany, age 34) Jan Seyffarth (Querfurth/Germany, 24), Kenneth Heyer (Wegberg/Germany, 31) and Sean Paul Breslin (London/Great Britain, 31).
Affalterbach, Dec 21, 2010 -
Three Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3s will be at the starting line for the 24-hour race in Dubai (UAE) on 14 January 2011. This first test event in 2011 also marks the completion of the development programme for the racing version of the gullwing model. The three cars are being entered by the customer teams Black Falcon and Heico Motorsport. The 24-hour race in Dubai will serve to accumulate test kilometres and fine-tune the SLS AMG GT3 before deliveries begin at the end of February 2011
Nürburgring, Nov 2, 2010 -
Bernd Schneider (46) and Christian Mamerow (25) took third place with a Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 entered by the private team Mamerow Racing during the tenth and last race of the VLN long-distance championship at the Nürburgring on Saturday. Thomas Jäger (34) and Christopher Haase (23) with an SLS AMG GT3 entered by the private team Black Falcon withdrew after eight of the 27 laps owing to a defect in the power transmission. The 4-hour race was the third test outing, and also the last race of the season for the gull-wing.
Nürburgring, Oct 18, 2010 -
At the wheel of a Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 raced by the private team Black Falcon, Thomas Jäger (33) and Christopher Haase (23) were victorious in the ninth race of the VLN long-distance championship on Saturday at the Nürburgring. Bernd Schneider (46) and Christian Mamerow (25), having started from pole position in a gull-wing model fielded by Mamerow-Racing, were forced to drop out on the fifth lap after a collision while lying second.
Affalterbach, Oct 14, 2010 -
The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 will once again be lining up on the starting grid at the next two races of the VLN Nürburgring endurance championship. The four-hour races on 16 and 30 October 2010 will prove helpful with clocking up additional test miles as well as the scheduled further development of the gullwing model.
Affalterbach, Sep 24, 2010 -
On Saturday, 25th September 2010 the new SLS AMG GT3 will join the starting lineup on the racetrack for the first time. Bernd Schneider and Thomas Jäger will be taking part in the four-hour race for the VLN Nürburgring endurance championship. Training for the 42nd ADAC Barbarossa Cup begins at 8.30 a.m. and the race starts at 12.00 noon.
Affalterbach, Aug 11, 2010 -
Interested teams can now order the new Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3. The gullwing model for the racetrack is being delivered on time for the coming motorsport season, starting in February 2011. The sales price is €334,000 (net)/€397,460 (incl. 19% VAT). Developed in accordance with the GT3 regulations of the FIA (Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile), the SLS AMG GT3 is designed as a customer sports car for sprint and endurance races.
Kristiansund (Norway), Jul 5, 2010 -
Mercedes-AMG is accepting the challenges of motoring of the future: the SLS AMG E-CELL is evidence of the state-of-the-art development of an exciting super sports car featuring a zero-emission high-tech drive. Boasting a power output of 392 kW and 880 Nm of torque, the technology vehicle from AMG is able to offer exceptional performance. The gullwing with electric drive is part of the company strategy entitled "AMG Performance 2015" which aims to continually reduce fuel consumption and emissions.
Dubai (VAE) , Dec 15, 2009 -
The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, the highlight of this year's International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt/Main, is on display in a stunning gold paint finish at the Dubai International Motor Show. This matt silk finish with the designation "AMG Desert Gold" lends an extraordinary aura to the new super sports car. The show in Dubai is also the premiere of the special G 55 AMG KOMPRESSOR "Edition 79" model. The Dubai International Motor Show is regarded as the most important motor show in the Middle East, and takes place every two years.
Stuttgart, Dec 3, 2009 -
The new Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate is the best business class car, while the Gullwing Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG is the best newcomer in the "luxury" category - this is according to a top-class panel of international motoring journalists which has voted both Mercedes-Benz models the top cars of 2010 in their respective categories.
Affalterbach, Nov 13, 2009 -
The new Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, the absolute highlight at this year's International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt, is now available to order. From Monday, 16 November 2009, company-owned sales and service outlets and sales partners of the Mercedes-Benz brand in Germany will be taking orders for this super car with its characteristic gullwing doors. The sales price is 177,310 euros (including 19 % VAT).