Mercedes SLS AMG May Get a True Successor After All
When Mercedes puts the brakes on the production of the SLS AMG in June 2014, its place will be taken by the new SLC, also known as the AMG GT or C190. However, the new AMG GT is not a true successor for the current SLS AMG.
According to former AMG CEO Ola Källenius, the SLS AMG will eventually receive a successor, but this won’t happen anytime soon. This is mostly because a car as unique as the SLS simple cannot be seceded by just any car.
Källenius said that the SLS AMG enjoyed huge success and requires its own "chapter in the automotive history." No matter when the successor arrives, it will be a true flagship supercar.
Until the day the SLS’ successor arrives, Mercedes will develop "another true AMG in an interesting sports car segment" — aka the C190 project that will arrive on the market in 2015.
Click past the jump to read more about the Mercedes SLS AMG.
Mercedes added the SLS AMG to its lineup back in 2011 and for the 2013 model year it was updated with a more powerful engine and a "GT" badge added to its nomenclature.
The model launched in 2011 came with a 6.2 liter, V-8 engine that delivered a total of 563 horsepower and 479 pound-feet of torque. The base SLS AMG could sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.7 seconds, and went up to a top speed of 197 mph.
For the 2013 model year, the new GT version kept the same 6.2-liter, V-8 engine, but with the output increased to 591 horsepower and 479 pound-feet of torque. This version could sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 3.7 seconds and up to a top speed of 198 mph.