Mercedes SLS AMG Coupe 6.2 V8 571HP automatic vs Hyundai Veloster Coupe 1.6 GDI 140HP manual

Mercedes SLS AMG Coupe 6.2 V8 571HP automatic

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21 reasons for

Mercedes SLS AMG Coupe, model available from 2010.
It has 6.2 V8 571HP ic petrol engine produced from 2010 to 2013.
Drive on the rear axle has automatic, 7 speed gearbox.

11 reasons for

Hyundai Veloster Coupe, model available from 2011.
It has 1.6 GDI 140HP petrol engine produced from 2011.
Drive on the front axle has manual, 6 speed gearbox.

Hyundai Veloster Coupe 1.6 GDI 140HP manual

21 reasons for Mercedes SLS AMG Coupe 6.2 V8 571KM automat in comparison to Hyundai Veloster Coupe 1.6 GDI 140HP manual

Reasons for

Maximal power

571 > 140 hp
The horsepower is a something that majority of drivers attach the greatest attention to. In this comparison, it is the Mercedes SLS AMG Coupe, that has by 431 more horsepower than the Hyundai Veloster Coupe, which makes this car really faster. With more horsepower the Mercedes SLS AMG should as well provide significantly better flexiblility in specific speeds.

Maximal torque

652 > 169 Nm
The difference of 286 percent is really huge because of which the Mercedes SLS AMG has much more better flexibility of the engine, it reaches high speed a way faster and has stronger towing capacity.

Acceleration 0-100 km/h

3.8 > 9.7 s
The Hyundai Veloster accelerates from 0 to 100 Km/h by 5.9 s longer in comparison tohis competitor. The big difference in acceleration being in the Mercedes SLS AMG Coupe’s favour distinctly points out better vehicle.

Top speed

317 > 201 km/h
The Hyundai Veloster Coupe 1.6 GDI 140HP manual has 58 % lower top speed than the Mercedes SLS AMG, thanks to which traveling a long route, for example when it is straight and there is no speed limits, will last much longer. The difference may be perceptible during travelling on highways to the car of Mercedes brand advantage.

Maximal torque RPM

4,745 > 4,850 revolutions/minute
A wider range as well as a lower value of revolutions at which the highest torque is delivered affects an engine’s performance. However, in order to have a full perspective on a car’s engine performance, it is good to see a torque performance graph.


1,939 > 1,792 mm
The width of the vehicle influences directly on passanger's inner room as well as driving stability. The Mercedes SLS AMG is 147 millimeters wider when compared to the Hyundai Veloster. It is clearly perceptible by driver and passenger in front, who have more space for their elbows.


2,683 > 2,643 mm
Mercedes SLS AMG has 40 mm longer wheelbase when compared to the Hyundai Veloster Coupe 1.6 GDI 140HP manual. A longer wheelbase gives more stable and comfortable ride, especially at higher speeds. It also provides more storage space. But, cars having a longer wheelbase are not as maneuverable as those with a shorter wheelbase.


8 > 4

Number of gears

7 > 6 gears
The Mercedes SLS AMG Coupe has only one additional gear compared to the Hyundai Veloster Coupe 1.6 GDI 140HP manual. Generally the additional gear is a very tall one so that the previous speeds can be shorter in order to allow better acceleration in the lower gears. One more gear also have an effect on decreasing fuel consumption and CO2 emission.

Engine capacity

6,208 > 1,592 cc
The engine capacity of the Hyundai Veloster is so much lower ( around 290 percent less in relation to the Hyundai Veloster Coupe, that it is pointless to make the decision which vehicle is worth buying. These cars are so dissimilar that on the basis of information of engine displacement we can only pick between car’s performance and car’s economy.


4,641 > 4,220 mm
The Mercedes SLS AMG Coupe 6.2 V8 571HP automatic is 421 mm longer in comparison to the Hyundai Veloster Coupe 1.6 GDI 140HP manual. Long cars have roomy cabin and usually have more storage space. Although the Mercedes SLS AMG Coupe seems to be better for families or persons who love the idea of comfortable driving, the Hyundai Veloster may appeal to women because it will not cause troubles with parking and will be easier for turning in narrow streets.

Rear track

1,651 > 1,573 mm

Cylinder layout

V-type > inline
An engine in the shape of a V is a improved version of a engine with cylinders arranged in a straight line which as far as we are concerned is a better choice. Engine of V layout inside a the Mercedes SLS AMG Coupe produces more torque at lower RPM ranges because of the power stroke coming from 2 sides of the crankshaft. This type of motor may house high numbers of cylinders without significant growth in its size. A Smooth engine work and pleasant sound is to driving fans to a V engine’s advantage.

Price range

luxury > popular

Tire width

265 > 215 mm


automatic > manual
A manual transmission that is placed in the Hyundai Veloster Coupe is more simpler built and is cheaper in use but it is less comfortable as it requires the driver to work with the clutch and shift speeds and it can be lot of inconvenience in a in rush hour in city traffic where drivers have lots of stop and go situations. An automatic gearbox in the Mercedes SLS AMG Coupe with 7 – speeds transmission is in our opinion better choice.

Front track

1,682 > 1,561 mm


32 > 16

Tire diameter

19 > 17 ″

Tire profile

35 > 45 %

Curb weight

1,700 > 1,259 kg


11 reasons for Hyundai Veloster Coupe 1.6 GDI 140KM manual in comparison to Mercedes SLS AMG Coupe 6.2 V8 571HP automatic

Reasons for

Average consumption

5.9 > 13.2 l
The fuel economy of the Mercedes SLS AMG is quite low compared with the Hyundai Veloster. The difference at the level of 7.3 l makes the Hyundai Veloster Coupe wiser option if you want to save money in times of high prices of fuel at petrol stations.

Urban consumption

7.1 > 19.9 l
The Hyundai burns 64 percent less fuel in city traffic in relation to the Mercedes. The difference at the level of 12.8 l is quite big in daily use of vehicle. Additionally, during long period of time it may give huge savings. Also bear in mind that medium results of the average fuel efficiency might be considerably raised if you drive swiftly. The difference in fuel consumption of the cars selected by you is so huge that you should consider to choose vehicles with similar engines. Only then will the comparision be adequate.

Trunk capacity

320 > 176 l
With more trunk space the Hyundai will have much more room for transporting things and be more functional one compared with the Mercedes. If the capacity of the boot is appeals to you, the Hyundai Veloster will be better choice because it is around 82 % larger than the boot of its contender.

Extra-urban consumption

5.3 > 9.1 l

Number of doors

4 > 2
For drivers who like a comfortable vehicle the four-door Hyundai Veloster Coupe is a way reasonably to own. However, for people that are looking for better look of the vehicle we suggest choosing the two-door Mercedes SLS AMG Coupe 6.2 V8 571HP automatic.

Model release date

2011 > 2010
Given that the Mercedes started to be manufactured only 1 year prior to the Hyundai Veloster Coupe, the gap between technology used in both vehicles is not really huge, however, the Hyundai Veloster Coupe might have slightly more modern solutions used in it.


1,400 > 1,262 mm
The higher a vehicle is, the better is the comfort of getting in to it and greater possibility of putting massive amount of luggage to it. The difference between these two cars that amounts to 11 percent to the advantage of the Hyundai Veloster is insignificant and does not matter much.

Maximal power RPM

6,300 > 6,800 revolutions/minute

Number of seats

5 > 2

Front overhang

828 > 944 mm

Rear overhang

742 > 1,014 mm

Cars specifications

Mercedes SLS AMG Coupe 6.2 V8 571HP automatic Hyundai Veloster Coupe 1.6 GDI 140HP manual
    Price range luxury popular
    Model release date 2010 2011
    Facelifting no no
    Class S S
    Payload 1,935 kg -
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