2018 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG: What to Expect from the Powerful Sporty Ride


If you take a look at the image of 2018 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, you will see a very attractive and good looking sporty ride with a touch of elegance, luxury, and exclusivity. Naturally, you can expect all the good things from the ride, but what do you have to compromise to have such a deal?

The Good and Bad

Just like the other sporty rides, you should expect some of the positive traits as well as the negative flaws from the company – as well as the vehicle itself. From the matter of design and style, you can definitely expect some improvement and updates. For this 2018 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, you can expect improved performance along with the upgraded handle and control. Style is definitely improved and made better. What about the speed? Naturally, it also improves. In fact, if you dare pushing it to the limit, you are probably getting arrested.

But on the negative note, this new ride may not be too practical.  The visibility on the cockpit isn’t exactly good or planned well because it is not easy to see out. Too bad that Mercy isn’t including manual gearbox in the design – such a thing would make driving and handling more fun. For the GT R, the ride isn’t exactly fun or interesting for road use.

The Basic Facts

When it comes to a sport ride with appealing design and modern use, this 2018 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG will be the perfect option. They have designed the AMG GT line with three different variants: supercars, sport rides, and also racing rides. As if it weren’t enough, the company has decided that they are going to extend further, starting with the AMG GT, designed for touring purpose. And from there, they are going to expand it to GT C, GT S, and also GT R variants designed for the race track.  It is just unfortunate that the GT R isn’t designed as the multifunctional ride that can also be used off track – let’s say on the regular road or urban setting. For this matter, Mercy has prepared the GT C and GT versions with convertibles, designed with improved speed factor.

Engine and Performance

All of the GT lines are coming with V8 twin turbo engine with 4.0 liter capacity that is delivering different hp of power – from 469 hp of power to 585 hp of power. All of them are coming with rear wheel driving system and dual clutch 7 speed transaxle. Because of the powerful engine arrangement, even the slowest one can reach 60 mph in less than 4 seconds, which is kind of impressive.

And let’s not forget that the vehicle comes with all the good stuff, such as improved technologies and additional features. Is it easy to control? Yes, it is. Is it super stylish? You can bet on it! Is it super impressive? Yes, it is. Although you have to make it up by spending extra because the most basic trim costs you around $112,000 – so you can imagine how much you have to spend for the higher 2018 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG trim.