Thursday, November 5, 2009

2010 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG triumphs the ‘Golden Steering Wheel 2009′ award
According to more than a quarter of one million readers, “Bild am Sonntag”, “Auto Bild” along with 25 associated European publications awarded the new 2010 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Gullwing is the world’s best super sports and it has received the “Golden Steering Wheel” one of the most significant automotive awards in Europe.

11 sports cars competed for this award, but it appears that approximately one third of all votes were cast in favour of the new Mercedes SLS AMG. The new German sports car evokes memories of the legendary 300 SL “Gullwing” sports car of the 1950s but excels when it comes to lightweight construction, superior driving dynamics plus exemplary safety.

The Mercedes SLS AMG is powered by the AMG 6.3-litre V8 front-mid-engine with dry sump lubrication able to deliver 420 kW/571 hp and 650 newton metres of torque while it is connected to a seven-speed double-declutch transmission in a t
ransaxle arrangement along with a sports suspension with aluminium double wishbones it can push the car from 0 - 100 km/h in just in 3.8 seconds, and has a top speed of 317 km/h.
The Mercedes SLS AMG can be already ordered and will hit the dealerships from 16 November 2009. The buying price is 177,310 EUR (incl. 19 % VAT); the market launch commences in spring 2010. The new Gullwing model is continuing a excellent tradition in winning the “Golden Steering Wheel” award: by a total of 18 victories to date, Mercedes-Benz is among the most successful car brands in the contest for the “Golden Steering Wheel”.

No comments: