Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG gets optional Ride Control suspension and blind-spot system


Even the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG represents a superb machine, there is always room for improvements. After unveiling the roadster model, Mercedes-Benz continues to add new features to its supercar. The latest equipment is the optional AMG Ride Control suspension featuring electronically controlled damping to improve ride quality in all road conditions, and blind-spot warning system.

The Ride Control suspension has three settings: “Comfort”, “Sport” and “Sport Plus” which the driver can control by pushing the AMG Drive Unit with the newly-added shock absorber symbol and view the selected mode in the AMG main menu. The system is available at about $3,000 as an option over the stock setup.

Another new option for the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG  is the Blind Spot Assist system (costs about $1,053), which uses radar sensors to monitor the area around 11.5 feet on both sides of the car and 9.8 feet on the rear. This system will alert the driver if there is another car in the blind spot with a red triangle flashing and an acoustic warning ( if the driver doesn’t react).

Other upgrades for the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG include matt black-finish AMG 10-spoke forged alloy wheels, red-painted calipers, new “Sepang” metallic brown body paint, a new single- or two-tone “espresso” brown leather interior, and a high-gloss black trim on the center console.