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A first for AMG…

January 21, 2012 Leave a comment
2011 SLS AMG

2011 SLS AMG

There is a first for everything. Your first car, your first love, or your first child. This month, we get to take a look at something special, AMG’s first car. See, until now AMG has been the performance division of Mercedes, making already great cars even better. This time around, Mercedes let AMG handle the entire design from paper to production and they have done an incredible job giving us the SLS AMG.

The SLS is a tribute car to the classic Mercedes 300SL Gullwing, but with a more modern interpretation of that classic styling. Just like the 300SL, the SLS features Gullwing doors that make quite a statement to anyone lucky enough to see it. But far beyond the looks, and yes it a gorgeous car, the car is a performance machine born and bred. The SLS features AMG’s 6.3 Liter V8 which is able to produce a smile inducing 563 HP and 480 lb ft of torque. That’s enough power to rocket the 3500 lb coupe to 60 mph in 3.8 seconds – if you can keep traction that is. The SLS sits on 20” wheels in the back and 19’s in the front. The wheelbase is long, and the driver is positioned close to the rear axle. The engine sits way up front and is connected to the rear wheels via AMG’s terrific 7 speed dual clutch automated manual gearbox and a carbon fiber driveshaft.

The car is an absolute riot on the road. From the very instant you push the start button and hear the exhaust growl, you know you are in for something magical. Step on the accelerator just a bit and the roar of the hand built V-8 will let your other senses know it’s time to hold on. Fortunately, AMG included monster 6 piston front brakes and 4 piston rears to quickly bring you back to reality.

Perhaps the only thing missing on the SLS is auto closing doors. But let’s step back, look at the stunning lines, listen to the engine rumble and remember this is a performance car. AMG’s engineers decided not to let the doors close on their own to save 80 pounds. I believe when you are sitting at red light with a clear, open stretch of road ahead, you can forgive this small inconvenience. AMG gave the world an incredible machine only a few will ever experience. Not a bad first try. We can only imagine what their second will be like.

-Lincoln Fantaski
Select Luxury Cars has a pristine example of this Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG. Its black over light brown and is quite a sight to see. Click here to view more info on this car.
Select Luxury Cars, located in Marietta, Ga. on Highway 41, hand “Selects” every vehicle. We specialize in the highest quality automobile made all over the world. Whether you live here in the Atlanta area or anywhere around the world, we will find the exact car you are dreaming of. If you are looking for a Mercedes, BMW, Bentley, Rolls-Royce, Lamborghini, Ferrari or other high end model, begin your search here.

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Featured Vehicle: Used Mercedes-Benz G55 AMG G-Class

Featured Vehicle of the day:  A beautiful used Mercedes-Benz G-class SUV.  This one is a 2009 Mercedes G55 AMG.  Black on charcoal, rugged with an uncommon style.  This one really stands out from the pack of less distinctive but popular sports utility vehicles (or, as some say, “Soccer Utility Vehicles‘). It’s boxy yet luxurious, has less than 7,000 miles, is loaded with features and shines like a black pearl. See for yourself here in this video slide show:  

2009 Pre-Owned Mercedes-Benz G-Class G55 AMG in Atlanta, GA
at the Select Luxury Cars dealership
985 Cobb Parkway South
Marietta, GA 30060

770-421-0070
info@selectluxury.com

* Exterior: Black
* Interior: Charcoal
* Stock #: 10623
* Engine: 5.5L SOHC 24-valve AMG supercharged V8 engine
* Transmission: Automatic
* Mileage: 6,333

2009 Used Mercedes-Benz G-Class G55 AMG Front View

2009 Mercedes-Benz G-Class G55 AMG Front View

*CARFAX CERTIFIED!
*PREMIUM ALCANTARA LEATHER ROOF LINER!
*REAR SEAT ENTERTAINMENT!
*NAVIGATION SYSTEM!
*REAR VIEW CAMERA!
*BRUSH GUARD!
*RUNNING BOARDS!
*XENON HEADLAMPS!
*VENTILATED FRONT SEATS!
*HEATED SEATS FRONT AND REAR!
*HEATED WOOD/LEATHER STEERING WHEEL!
*PREMIUM SOUND SYSTEM!
*6-DISC CD CHANGER!
*SATELLITE RADIO!
*REAR PARK ASSIST!

Mercedes-Benz G-Class G55 AMG Standard Equipment
EXTERIOR
* Pwr tilt/slide sunroof
* Stainless-steel running boards
* Bi-xenon light-sensing headlamps w/heated high pressure washers
* Corner-illuminating halogen foglamps
* Single red rear foglamp
* Power heated windshield
* Privacy glass -inc: rear doors & quarters & liftgate
* Pwr heated signal mirrors -inc: auto-dimming driver side, mirror memory, reverse tilt-down
* Rain-sensing intermittent front wipers w/heated washer system
* Intermittent rear wiper w/washer
* Privacy glass-inc: rear doors & quarters & liftgate

INTERIOR
* 10-way pwr heated multi-contour front bucket seats -inc: pwr lumbar 3-position seat memory, adjustable head restraints, pneumatic side bolsters, thigh support
* Heated 60/40-split-folding rear seats w/(3) adjustable head restraints
* Front/rear carpeted floor mats
* Stainless-steel door sill trim
* Multi-function display controls
* Steering wheel audio controls
* 4-way pwr tilt/telescopic steering column -inc: memory, easy-entry & exit feature
* Electronic analog speedometer, tachometer, fuel gauge & coolant temp
* Multi-function displays in speedometer face -inc: trip computer, engine oil level check, digital speedometer, message indicator, driver-programmable settings, navigation system route guidance, exterior temp gauge, audio status, engine coolant temp, phone menu
* Mercedes-Benz Maintenance System display -inc: distance remaining to next maintenance, type of service due, reminders
* SmartKey system -inc: remote central locking system, anti-theft engine immobilizer, driver-programmable user-recognition features, drive away automatic locking
* SmartKey infrared remote -inc: windows open/close, sunroof open/close, panic alarm, fuel filler door, selective unlock
* Integrated 3-button HomeLink compatible garage door control
* Cruise control
* Anti-theft alarm system
* Rear view camera
* Automatic dual-zone climate control -inc: electrostatic dust filter, adjustable rear cabin vents at rear of center console
* Rear window defroster w/auto-shutoff
* Auxiliary pwr outlet
* Auto-dimming rearview mirror
* Dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors
* Night security illumination
* Locator lighting w/path illumination
* Leather-trimmed parking brake lever/boot

MECHANICAL
* 2-speed transfer case
* (3) locking differentials
* Permanent 4-wheel drive
* Front/rear tow hooks
* Rigid front/rear axles -inc: longitudinal & transverse links, coil springs, gas shocks
* Front stabilizer bar
* Recirculating ball steering w/power assist, hydraulic damper

SAFETY
* 4-wheel Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) w/brake assist
* Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD)
* 4-wheel Electronic Traction System (4-ETS+)
* Electronic Stability Program (ESP)
* Programmable daytime running lamps
* Driver & front passenger airbags -inc: dual-stage driver airbag, BabySmart deactivation system
* Front/rear window curtain side airbags
* 3-point front seat belts w/Emergency Tensioning Device (ETD), belt force limiter
* 3-point rear seat belts w/outboard Emergency Tensioning Device (ETD)
* Universal LATCH system (Lower Anchors & Tethers for Children) at rear outboard seating positions
* Child safety rear door locks
* Advanced tire pressure monitoring system

ENTERTAINMENT
* COMMAND cockpit management & data system -inc: 40-GB hard-drive-based navigation system, Bluetooth interface, enhanced voice control, harman/kardon sound system, AM/FM stereo, integrated 6-disc CD/DVD changer, Sirius satellite radio, HD radio, iPod/MP3 media interface, auxiliary audio input, Mercedes-Benz Tele Aid system

http://www.SelectLuxury.com

2008 Mercedes Benz S63 AMG

Here is our fist FULL HD video of the amazing 2008 Mercedes Benz S63 AMG. Please subscribe, rate, and comment!

This videos of a 2008 Mercedes Benz S63 AMG  were photographed in the showroom at the Select Luxury Cars dealership at 985 Cobb Parkway South, Marietta GA 30065.  Select Luxury Cars is a used car dealership near Atlanta that specializes in pre-owned luxury automobiles, performance autos, exotic sports cars and collectible vehicles. You can view current inventory, as well as FAQs or general information via our website, or call 678-622-5587.