Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG (2014)
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Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG (2014): 29 facts and highlights

1. faster top speed

The fastest speed that the car can reach.
320km/h
Hennessey Venom GT (2014): 447km/h

2. Has dual-clutch transmission

A dual-clutch transmission (DCT) is an automated manual transmission that allows the driver to control gear-shifts themselves or to let the computer decide. Upshifts are extremely fast, resulting in smooth acceleration, and due to the uninterrupted power flow it also has the benefit of increasing fuel efficiency.
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG (2014)
35% have it

3. larger engine size

This measurement is the total volume of all the engine's cylinders, also known as the engine displacement. This is one of many aspects of an engine that determine its horsepower, but generally speaking a greater size indicates more power.
6.2l
SRT Viper (2014): 8.4l

4. faster acceleration (0-100)

The time it takes for the car to accelerate from 0-100 kilometres per hour.
3.7s
Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport: 2.5s

5. higher maximum torque

Torque is a measurement of an engine’s power, closely related to horsepower. More torque indicates a more powerful car, and is also a good indication of its acceleration.
649Nm
Hennessey Venom GT (2014): 1566Nm

6. shorter length

4.64m
Lotus Elise (2014): 3.82m

7. width

1.94m
Lotus Elise (2014): 1.72m

8. height

1.25m
Gumpert Apollo: 1.11m

9. less CO2 emissions

The CO2 emissions of the car, measured in grams per kilometre. A car with less emissions is better for the environment.
308g/km
BMW i8 (2014): 49g/km

10. more horsepower

Horsepower is the most common unit for measuring the power of an engine.
591hp
Hennessey Venom GT (2014): 1244hp

11. Has rear-wheel drive

Rear-wheel drive benefits from increased traction when accelerating, as the weight of the vehicle shifts to the rear over the drive wheels. The weight of the car is also more evenly distributed, resulting in improved handling.
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG (2014)
75% have it

12. Has vertically-opening doors

Vertically-opening doors are useful for when parking in tight spaces, and are aesthetically pleasing.
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG (2014)
14% have it

13. weight

1.69t
Alfa Romeo 4C: 895kg

14. better fuel economy (combined)

Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A lower fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.
18.8l/100 km
BMW i8 (2014): 2.1l/100 km

15. Has Bluetooth

Bluetooth is a wireless technology that allows you to easily transfer data between different devices, such as smartphones, tablets and computers.
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG (2014)
54% have it

16. greater cargo volume

A larger cargo area is more practical as it allows you to transport more things.
175.5l
Dodge Challenger R/T (2014): 459l

17. more cylinders

Although there are many aspects that determine the power, a higher number of cylinders is generally a good indication of the potential power of the engine.
8
Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport: 16

18. better fuel economy (city)

Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A lower fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.
21.7l/100 km
Lotus Elise (2014): 8.3l/100 km

19. Has a petrol (gasoline) engine

A petrol (gasoline) engine offers several advantages over diesel. For example the engines tend to be lighter and cheaper than their diesel counterparts. Petrol engines also tend to have higher horsepower, and the fuel is more readily available.
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG (2014)
95% have it

20. Has fully independent suspension

This allows all four wheels to move up and down independently, providing a smoother ride when, for example, going over bumps in the road.
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG (2014)
78% have it

21. longer wheelbase

The wheelbase is the distance between the center of the front and rear wheels. A longer wheelbase provides the car with more stability and a smoother ride (although a shorter wheelbase can provide more responsive handling).
2.68m
Ferrari FF (2014): 2.99m

22. larger fuel tank

A larger fuel tank means that you have to stop to refill less often.
85l
Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport: 100l

23. Has height-adjustable seat belts

Height-adjustable seat belts permit passengers of different sizes to move the seat belt up or down for improved comfort. They are also especially useful for increasing the safety of children.
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG (2014)
8% have it

24. longer basic warranty (years)

The basic warranty of a car covers all aspects other than parts which are subject to normal wear and tear, such as windscreen wipers and brake pads. It lasts either a certain number of years or amount of kilometres driven.
4yrs
Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 (2014): 5yrs

25. longer drivetrain warranty (km)

The drivetrain warranty covers parts of the car such as the engine, transmission, driveshaft etc. This is usually longer than the basic warranty. It lasts either a certain number of years or amount of kilometres driven.
80467km
Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 (2014): 160934km

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