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2010 MercedesBenz SLS AMG

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG is now available to order, starting at 177,310 euros

Mercedes Benz SLS AMG: The gull wing returns.The new Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG is now available to order. From November 16, 2009, company-owned sales and service outlets and sales partners of the Mercedes-Benz brand in Germany will be taking orders for this super car with its characteristic gullwing doors. The sales price is 177,310 euros (including 19 % VAT).



Prospective buyers will now be able to obtain high-quality informational material that provides details of the paint finishes, leather colours, standard equipment and optional extras available for the SLS AMG. It will also be possible to configure your dream vehicle online at www.mercedes-amg.com and www.mercedes-benz.com. To bridge the time until the market launch in spring 2010, it is worth watching the web specials at www.mercedes-benz.com/sls-amg or www.mercedes-amg.com/#/sls. These offer a comprehensive insight into all the top features of the SLS AMG. Both online magazines cover performance, technology, design and equipment in exciting video material, as well as in words and pictures.

As well, Mercedes-Benz and AMG are exploring new ways of communicating with customers on social media platforms; at www.sls-amg-reporter.com fans of AMG will find short video clips and articles by Matthew K., the SLS AMG reporter. This 36-year-old car enthusiast is following the market launch of the SLS AMG and provides information about various events worldwide at which the Gullwing model is presented to the public.

Matthew K. is also active at http://twitter.com/sls_amg , reporting live on his travels with the SLS AMG, as well as about his experiences and thoughts on the super sports car.

Up-to-date information about the SLS AMG is also available from www.facebook.com/MercedesBenz - fans can communicate with other users and even upload their own photos and videos that express their passion for Mercedes-Benz.

The new SLS AMG is the first completely independently developed vehicle by Mercedes-AMG GmbH. The super sports car is the highlight in the company's more than 40-year history. It not only takes AMG, the performance brand within Mercedes-Benz Cars, into a new era, but also demonstrates development expertise of the very highest order.

The SLS AMG's technology package is an alluring proposition: aluminium spaceframe body with gullwing doors, AMG 6.3-litre V8 front-mid-engine developing 420 kW/571 hp peak output, 650 Nm of torque and dry sump lubrication, seven-speed double-declutch transmission in a transaxle configuration, sports suspension with aluminium double wishbones and a curb weight of 1,620 kg based on the DIN standard.

The front/rear weight distribution of 47% to 53% and the vehicle's low centre of gravity are testimony to the uncompromising sports car concept. The 'Gullwing' accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.8 seconds, before going on to a top speed of 317 km/h (electronically limited). Fuel consumption of 13.2 litres per 100 km (combined) makes it one of the best among its competitors.

The SLS AMG sells at 149,000 euros net and 177,310 euros gross (including 19% VAT).

Some of the main options include:

AMG ceramic composite high-performance braking system: 9500 net/ 11,305 gross
AMG performance suspension with a stiffer setup for optimum lateral dynamics: 1200 net/1428 gross
AMG light-alloy wheels in a 5-twin-spoke design, size 9.5 x 19 inches (front) and 11.0 x 20 inches (rear), tyre sizes 265/35 R 19 (front) and 295/30 R 20 (rear): 950 net/1130.50 gross
AMG forged wheels in a 10-spoke design, size 9.5 x 19 inches (front) and 11.0 x 20 inches (rear), with tyre size 265/35 R 19 (front) and 295/30 R 20 (rear): 2000 net/2380 gross
AMG performance steering wheel in leather/Alcantara: 400 net/476 gross
AMG sports bucket seats: 3300 net/3927 gross
AMG carbon-fibre engine compartment cover: 4000 net/4760 gross
"AMG alubeam silver" paint finish: 10,000 net/11,900 gross; or "AMG monza grey magno" paint finish: 3250 net/3867.50 gross
AMG carbon-fibre trim (front stowage tray and rear stowage compartment including lid, AMG Drive Unit surround, surrounds for the centre console, shiftgate and rear, trim strips for centre console and door armrests): 3500 net/4165 gross
AMG interior carbon package (carbon-fibre trim, trim on seat backrests and sides, door sill panels): 3500 net/4165 gross
leather nappa exclusive single-/two-tone: 2500 net/2975 gross
Memory package with electric seat and steering column adjustment, as well as four-way lumbar support: 1225 net/1457.75 gross
Six-disc DVD changer: 660 net/785.40 gross
Bang & Olufsen BeoSound AMG surround sound system: 5900 net/ 7021 gross.

CarTest.ca. Posted Nov. 14, 2009


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