Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG available to order starting November 16

Article by Christian Andrei, on August 27, 2010

Interested customers for the new and much-awaited Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG should mark November 16, 2009 on their calendar. On this day, they will be able to order this gull-winged super sports car from Mercedes-owned sales and service outlets and sales partners in Germany at a starting price of EUR177,310 (gross).

Price includes 19-percent VAT. Of course, there would be buyers who won't be able to resist the SLS AMG, especially its technological elements. For instance, customers would surely love its aluminum spaceframe body with gullwing doors.

Sitting under the hood of this super sports car is the AMG 6.3-liter V8 front-mid-engine – with dry sump lubrication -- that could develop up to 420 kW (571 hp) in output and 650 Nm of torque. This engine is mated to a seven-speed double-declutch transmission in a transaxle configuration. With this amount of power on hand, the Gullwing could sprint from nil to 100 km/h in 3.8 seconds, and could reach an electronically limited top speed of 317 km/h.

Moreover, the SLS AMG features a sports suspension with aluminum double wishbones. Amazingly enough, the Gullwing boasts of a kerb weight of 1620 kg based on the DIN standard. Further contributing to the high-performance nature of this vehicle is its low center of gravity and an ideal front/rear weight distribution of 47 to 53 percent. Moreover, the new Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG consumes just 13.2 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (combined).

Of course Gullwing customers could avail of an array of optional elements to suit their personal preferences. To name a few, options include AMG light-alloy wheels in a five-twin-spoke design at EUR1,130.50 gross (EUR950 net). Available in sizes 9.5 x 19 inches (front) and 11.0 x 20 inches (rear), these wheels are wrapped in tire sizes 265/35 R 19 (front) and 295/30 R 20 (rear). Also available are AMG forged wheels in a 10-spoke design, with sizes of 9.5 x 19 inches (front) and 11.0 x 20 inches (rear).

These wheels – wrapped in tire sizes 265/35 R 19 (front) and 295/30 R 20 (rear) – are available for EUR2,380 gross (EUR2,000 net). Customers could also avail of AMG performance suspension -- with a stiffer setup for optimum lateral dynamics -- at EUR1,428 gross (EUR1,200 net), as well as AMG ceramic composite high-performance braking system at EUR11,305 gross (EUR9,500 net).

Perhaps, drivers may want something special for the interior like AMG performance steering wheel in leather/Alcantara (EUR400 net/EUR476 gross) and AMG sports bucket seats (EUR3,300 net/EUR3,927 gross). They may also want to endow their cars with AMG carbon-fiber trim on front stowage tray and rear stowage compartment, on the AMG DRIVE UNIT surround, surrounds for the center console, shiftgate and rear, as well as trim strips for center console and door armrests.

This option is available at EUR4,165 gross (EUR3,500 net). They may likewise go for the AMG interior carbon package -- carbon-fiber trim, trim on seat backrests and sides, door sill panels -- EUR3,500 net (EUR4,165 gross). Optional luxury elements like leather nappa exclusive single-/two-tone (EUR2,500 net/EUR2,975 gross), six-disc DVD changer (EUR660 net/EUR785.40 gross) and Bang & Olufsen BeoSound AMG surround sound system (EUR5,900 net/ EUR7,021 gross) are also available.

Customers may likewise opt for the Memory package with electric seat, steering column adjustment, and four-way lumbar support for just EUR1,225 net (EUR1457.75 gross). Other exterior options include the AMG carbon-fiber engine compartment cover (EUR4,000 net/EUR4,760 gross), AMG alubeam silver paint finish (EUR10,000 net/EUR11,900 gross) and AMG monza grey magno paint finish: (EUR3,250 net/EUR3,867.50 gross).

Volker Mornhinweg, Chairman of the Management Board at Mercedes-AMG GmbH, remarked that after unveiling the SLS AMG at the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt, they are excited to start selling the super sports car to its customers.

Press Release

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Orderes Begin On November 16th

The new Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, the absolute highlight at this year’s International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt, is now available to order. From Monday, 16 November 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).

"Following a high-profile world premiere at the IAA, we are very excited about the SLS AMG’s commercial release on Monday. There is huge interest in our new super sports car and we are convinced that the SLS AMG will captivate our customers," says Volker Mornhinweg, Chairman of the Management Board at Mercedes-AMG GmbH.

The SLS AMG’s unrivalled 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 kerb weight of 1620 kilograms based on the DIN standard – this superlative combination guarantees driving dynamics of the highest order. The front/rear weight distribution of 47 to 53 percent 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 kilometres (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). Thanks to a diverse range of optional extras, the Gullwing model can be enhanced to suit any personal taste.

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
  • "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
  • 6-disc DVD changer: €660 net/€785.40 gross
  • Bang & Olufsen BeoSound AMG surround sound system: €5900 net/ €7021 gross

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