What does Mercedes-Benz have to challenge the new Porsche 911? The answer is none – for now. But rumor has it that the three-pointed German automaker is working on the baby SLS sportscar and keeps everything in a complete hush-hush. The rumor might be caused by the Jaguar which introduced the C-X16 Concept and because so many socialite that ready to spend their cash to have a smaller version of SLS AMG supercar that reaches 500 units so far. So, how will the Mercedes-Benz SLS look like?
We scooped some online forums and found out that the mysterious baby Mercedes-Benz SLS sportscar still be in the form of coupe. Just like its other SLS siblings, the sportscar will be offered in cabriolet model too – but both will stick as a two-seater vehicle. Okay, we get the overall look for the baby SLS, but what engine will it have?
The baby Mercedes-Benz SLS might be powered by the new engine courtesy of AMG in the form of 5.5L twin-turbocharged V8. That engine probably will be coupled to a twin-clutch 7–speed transmission which means that the total power output can be as much as 500 horsepower.
Other engine option will be the naturally aspirated version of the V8 which also powered the 2012 SLK 55 AMG just to draw the line between the SLK and SLS. With 500 horsepower, the baby Mercedes-Benz SLS has top speed 184 mph (300km/h) and able to sprint from 0 to 62 mph in about 4 seconds.