SLS AMG Gullwing is the new attraction at the Mercedes-Benz Museum

Article by Christian A., on August 27, 2010

Between the 6th and 16th of October 2009 the Mercedes-Benz Museum will have another attraction to show: the new Gullwing, which had its world premiere just recently at the Frankfurt International Motor Show, will land 42 metres up on the museum's roof terrace. For a few days visitors then can take in the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG in an open-air setting.

"This will be a very emotional experience for our visitors," says Michael Bock, Managing Director of Mercedes-Benz Museum GmbH. "This super sports car stands for excitement, passion and high-tech. As museum for the past. present and future of the automobile we provide an ideal setting for the exclusive presentation of the new Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG."

A unique vehicle calls for exceptional surroundings: the roof terrace of the Mercedes-Benz Museum normally is not open to visitors. The 465 square metre outdoor area can be accessed through Legend Room 1 on level 8. At a dizzy height one has a grandstand view of the surrounding vineyards and the Mercedes-Benz Unterturkheim plant.

To place the SLS on the stage set for it, a 120-ton hydraulic crane will let the car float down onto the roof terrace -- an ultra-precision job.

The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG has an exciting technology package to offer: aluminium spaceframe body with gullwing doors, AMG 6.3-litre V8 front-mid engine with a maximum output of 420 kW/571 hp, 650 Newton metres of torque and dry sump lubrication, seven-speed dual-clutch transmission in transaxle configuration, sports suspension with aluminium double wishbones, and a DIN kerb weight of 1620 kilograms -- this combination guarantees driving dynamics on the highest level.

The Gullwing accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in 3.8 seconds. The top speed is electronically governed 317 km/h.

The fuel consumption of 13.2 litres per 100 kilometres (combined) ranks it at the top of the competitive field (all figures provisional). The Mercedes-Benz Museum can be quickly and conveniently reached by public conveyance.

Apart from the No. 56 bus line, which plies between the Bad Cannstatt train station and the "Mercedes-Benz Welt" bus stop, it is also possible to use the "Neckarpark (Mercedes-Benz)" suburban railway station. The multi-storey car park of the Mercedes-Benz Museum and the P4 car park are open to guests of the Mercedes-Benz Museum arriving by private car."

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