On the topic of performance, Mercedes-Benz is one of the most iconic names in the automotive industry. The Mercedes-AMG SLS GT was, and still is for many, on the top of everyone's wish lists because of its high-end power, perfect balance, and driving simplicity. The only problem was the price tag. More than $200,000 for something you probably shouldn't live in? We think that is a little too much and we think Mercedes-Benz would probably agree because the SLS is gone and the GT S is here to diffuse the situation. Let's take a closer look at the Mercedes-AMG GT S vs. Mercedes-AMG SLS comparison to see how the new guy stacks up next to a legend.
If you're reading this, then you probably already noticed that these cars look identical. Aside from the extra carbon fiber accents and two-toned racing paint scheme, the SLS and the GT S could be the same car. This is where the similarities end. The GT S is available now for almost half the price of the discontinued SLS. This drop in price was expected, but what is surprising is that Mercedes-Benz and AMG didn't have to sacrifice that much power or performance in general to achieve this feat.
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We can't deny that the 2015 Mercedes-AMG SLS GT was faster than the new 2016 Mercedes-AMG GT S. Thanks to more than 100 horsepower advantage, it is faster in a straight line, but with high-performance vehicles like these, more horsepower doesn't always mean better. The new GT S is lighter, more efficient, less likely to throw you over a bridge railing, and the cherry on top is the price. In fact, if you own an SLS, you may want to consider trading in for the GT S with DYNAMIC SELECT driving modes and COMAND Navigation. If you have any questions regarding the 2016 Mercedes-AMG GT S vs 2015 Mercedes-AMG SLS GT comparison, contact us at Mercedes-Benz of Arrowhead today!