The powerplant of the SLS AMG is an M159 6.2L V8 engine which is based on the M156 engine. It is the first car that was developed independently by AMG and the chassis and body were the first aluminium construction ever made by Mercedes-Benz.
The car received several variants throughout its lifespan, including a more hardcore Black Series and an all-electric, all-wheel-drive Electric Drive. Production of the SLS ended in 2014 after 350 units of the GT Final Edition variant rolled off the production line. The SLS AMG was succeeded by the Mercedes-AMG GT.
Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit (2010)
The racer vehicle is unlocked upon the player earning a total of 497,500 racer bounty. The SCPD unit is unlocked upon the player earning a total of 317,500 cop bounty.
The car can reach a higher top speed than the Porsche 911 GT3 RS although it doesn't handle as well due to its heavier weight.
The SLS AMG fares well in Pursuits compared to other cars in its category due to its durability.
|Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit (2010) - Statistics|
|Earn 497,500 racer bounty||Super Series||197 mph (317 km/h)||$290,000||RWD|
|Earn 317,500 cop bounty||Rapid Deployment||563 bhp @ 6,800 rpm||3.7 seconds||2010|
Shift 2: Unleashed
The SLS AMG appears in Shift 2: Unleashed as a Modern Road class vehicle with a $183,000 price tag. It has a B 1070 performance rating and a 3.66 handling rating.
The downloadble Speedhunters pack also features a "Speedhunters" variant of the car, which has a A 1500 performance rating and 4.86 handling rating.
Need for Speed: The Run
It has above average acceleration and top speed at the cost of handling which is rated "Challenging."
The SLS AMG is also featured in higher car tiers with improved performance.
The Old Spice Signature Edition is an Old Spice themed variant of the SLS AMG that was only featured in the Old Spice 'Smell Faster' Pack. It appears as a tier 4 car and has identical performance to the standard variant.
Similar to the stock model, this variant is featured with good acceleration and a "Challenging" handling rating. Its best trait is its top speed of 223 mph (359 km/h).
There are also two additional tier 5 cars with identical performance to Garret's car - the Bling Signature Edition and the Need for Speed Edition.
The SLS AMG Bling Signature Edition is unlocked upon the player reaching Driver Level 27 and the Need for Speed Edition is unlocked upon the player beating beating 30 Autolog Recommendations.
Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2012)
The SLS AMG appears in Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2012) as a Grand Tourer class car that can be found at various Jack Spots throughout Fairhaven City. It is unlocked upon reaching SpeedLevel 11 in multiplayer.
It is featured with powerful acceleration that is up on par with the fastest Sports class cars such as the Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Spyder Performante alongside a high top speed comparable to the Bentley Continental Supersports ISR Convertible. The handling of the SLS is prone to oversteer but easy to control, making it suitable for long drifts.
Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2012) (Mobile)
The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG appears in the mobile release of Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2012) in the GT category. It boasts balanced stats with slightly higher acceleration and speed in its category and costs $350,000.
A "NFS Edition" that improves the car in every performance aspect can be purchased for $600,000.