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    • Mercedes introduces the 2013 SLS AMG GT with 583 horsepower

      Introducing the new higher performance Mercedes SLS AMG GT. This 2013 vehicle will be replacing the standard SLS and will be available in coupe or roadster form. In addition to a boost of 20 horses the car also gets revised dual clutch transmission programming likely to improve driveability as well as improve shifting performance. The suspension also gets a performance update with a revised air suspension system that is now called AMG Ride Control Performance.

      Pricing has not been announced for the United States yet but the vehicle will go on sale in November in the USA. This model should have no impact on the SLS Black Series which is still in the pipeline as well as the all electric SLS.






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      1. SLS AMG's Avatar
        SLS AMG -
        looks like they have done TCU tuning also. But no mechanical upgrades, possibly.
      1. SLS AMG's Avatar
        SLS AMG -
        except for the suspensions. That maybe the only mechanical upgrade.
      1. DBFIU's Avatar
        DBFIU -
        Ill take the hard top gullwing model please.
      1. LZH's Avatar
        LZH -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by SLS AMG Click here to enlarge
        looks like they have done TCU tuning also. But no mechanical upgrades, possibly.
        What do you base this assumption on ?
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        SLS AMG -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LZH Click here to enlarge
        What do you base this assumption on ?
        just an assumption
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        LZH -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by SLS AMG Click here to enlarge
        just an assumption
        why would you make that assumption ?? There's nothing whatsoever to support it.
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        SLS AMG -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LZH Click here to enlarge
        why would you make that assumption ?? There's nothing whatsoever to support it.
        a qoute from Stick "In addition to a boost of 20 horses the car also gets revised dual clutch transmission programming likely to improve driveability as well as improve shifting performance. The suspension also gets a performance update with a revised air suspension system that is now called AMG Ride Control Performance."

        that's all
      1. LZH's Avatar
        LZH -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by SLS AMG Click here to enlarge
        a qoute from Stick "In addition to a boost of 20 horses the car also gets revised dual clutch transmission programming likely to improve driveability as well as improve shifting performance. The suspension also gets a performance update with a revised air suspension system that is now called AMG Ride Control Performance."

        that's all
        Oh ok I can see how you would assume that but I'd like to see the source because everything else I've read doesn't mention transmission changes - the following article states:

        "Torque output remains the same at 479 pound-feet and the same seven-speed AMG Speedshift dual-clutch transmission is on tap as before."

        http://www.autoblog.com/2012/06/05/2...percar-stakes/
      1. Jacob502's Avatar
        Jacob502 -
        Notice how awsome the seat are from the inside
        Attachment 17866

        Sticky-please edit the title..word "additional". thanks
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        SLS AMG -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LZH Click here to enlarge
        Oh ok I can see how you would assume that but I'd like to see the source because everything else I've read doesn't mention transmission changes - the following article states:

        "Torque output remains the same at 479 pound-feet and the same seven-speed AMG Speedshift dual-clutch transmission is on tap as before."

        http://www.autoblog.com/2012/06/05/2...percar-stakes/
        Well I said there is no mechanical change, except for suspension.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LZH Click here to enlarge
        Oh ok I can see how you would assume that but I'd like to see the source because everything else I've read doesn't mention transmission changes - the following article states:

        "Torque output remains the same at 479 pound-feet and the same seven-speed AMG Speedshift dual-clutch transmission is on tap as before."

        http://www.autoblog.com/2012/06/05/2...percar-stakes/
        It's the same model of transmission but the programming has been changed:

        Changes to the transmission programming are said to decrease shift times


        http://blogs.insideline.com/straight...s-comfort.html
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        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Jacob502 Click here to enlarge
        Sticky-please edit the title..word "additional". thanks
        Threads merged and this photo was already posted.