Important fact: the SLS AMG was discontinued in 2015.
The Mercedes-AMG GT is nearing the end of its production life cycle, evidenced by the introduction of the potent AMG GT Black Series. Launched for 2015, the AMG GT is the direct successor to the now-iconic SLS AMG gullwing and roadster. Unlike the AMG GT's twin-turbo V8, the SLS AMG came powered by a naturally aspirated V8 totaling 568 horsepower and 479 lb-ft of torque in base form. The fact that the AMG GT coupe lacks its predecessor's insanely cool gullwing doors is certainly no deal-breaker, but the switch to conventional doors was disappointing nonetheless.
While there are still plenty of SLS AMG used examples on the market, it appears the German automaker still had a couple of unsold ones laying around last year.
As part of its end of 2020 sales report, Mercedes released a sales figure breakdown for each of its models, and, surprisingly, the SLS was listed. It turns out Mercedes-Benz USA sold a total of two new SLS AMGs last year. No other details, such as which US region(s), were made available. Nor did the data indicate whether the two SLSs in question were the standard coupe, roadster, or Black Series.
More than likely, the two Mercedes dealers (or maybe it was only one) that handled these transactions had the supercars in stock for quite some time and simply couldn't find a buyer.
This has been the case for unsold examples of the also now-discontinued Dodge Viper. Last October, we reported dealers managed to sell two new examples of the V10-powered supercar in the third quarter of last year. Up until very recently, there have even been a few unsold examples of the Lexus LFA scattered across the country. In any case, these two SLS AMGs have been sitting in dealership showrooms for at least six years, if not longer.
In case you're wondering, Mercedes reports a total of 3,489 AMG GTs sold in 2020, down slightly from 4,208 in 2019.