It wasn't a joke, but it turns out that when Autoblog discovered the patent filing for a four-door SLS AMG, we stumbled on drawings that were merely part of the development process and not a car intended for production. In February, when we came across the schematic, it was wondered if Mercedes-Benz had another platform utilizing experiment planned – and frankly, based on the sales of the SLS AMG, the idea that such a car was being considered wasn't nearly as outrageous as the look of the four-door car itself.

But AMG chief Ola Källenius has reportedly told Belgian outlet Autovisie "absolutely not" when asked about the possibility or production, and he expressed surprise that the story made such a splash. On the other hand, perhaps the SLS AMG sedan simply needs time to percolate; we're sure that at one time the idea of AMG producing an all-wheel drive subcompact hatchback with 370 horsepower and 300 pound-feet of torque would have been likewise dismissed.


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      Drakkon
      • 2 Years Ago
      Thank GOD! Look at the terrible proportions of that thing. Just because you can doesn't mean you should
      zizixx89
      • 2 Years Ago
      i cant see this being four doors but i can see the Nissan GT-R 2013 being four doors and snatching the worlds quickest sedan title away from the porche panamera turbo s but nissan did snatch up the worlds quickest hybrid (infiniti) i know im off subject
      lthrnck68
      • 2 Years Ago
      I'd still prefer having the 1950s 300SL. That or an old MG-TC.
      ironcyde
      • 2 Years Ago
      Glad they didn't do it.... the current version is all they needed...l that & to keep making the C 63 & E 63 & SL 63 bulletproof..... ahhh, if only i could afford a 12' SL65 !
      Ernie Mccracken
      • 2 Years Ago
      If only he would have said no to building a car with those stupid bird doors in the first place.
        Yoni Aparicio
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Ernie Mccracken
        Respect a classic
          wrxfrk16
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Yoni Aparicio
          Respect it by letting it stay a classic. The 300SL is a great car, let it stay a 300SL, build the SLS for the sake of being an SLS.
      Rob J
      • 2 Years Ago
      Merc looke at the Rapide and said "me too".
      Matt Frawley
      • 2 Years Ago
      I agree official AMG boss. SLS id no way for four doors. it is dangerous.
      sparrk
      • 2 Years Ago
      So it's going to be a five-door SLS then ?
      wrxfrk16
      • 2 Years Ago
      Who asked for one? That would look awful with four doors, and it totally defeats the idea behind the car. It's a powerful, slightly disturbed GT car, it's supposed to be a spacious two seater.
      Bernie
      • 2 Years Ago
      Thank God!!!!!!! The utter stupidity of Porshe making a 4 Door Let alone an SUV?????? The Europeans are laughing at us.....they say "What the Americans can't afford 2 cars.......buy your Porshe & An Audi or a Land Rover
        wrxfrk16
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Bernie
        Laughing yet the Cayenne has been wildly succesful, helping to bankroll the halo editions of the 911 like the psychotic GT2 and sublime GT3 RS. Laugh it up.
      Camaroman101
      • 2 Years Ago
      thats nasty
      whdlsn
      • 2 Years Ago
      Looks like putting whipped cream on a road apple!
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