Some 55 Years after the 300SL made its indelible mark on automotive history, Mercedes-Benz is paying tribute to its ground-breaking gullwing coupe with the new SLS AMG — a car packing nearly as many firsts as the original. While the exterior styling recalls the original 300SL with a modern twist, the interior styling is heavily derived from aircraft and features copious amounts of real metal trim and high-quality leather. Standing-start performance is on par with that of the SLR McLaren; the sprint from zero to 60 mph is claimed to take less than 3.8 seconds. Top speed is put at 196 mph. Gamers can also look forward to the sexy new Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, unveiled last month at the Frankfurt Auto Show, to be featured in the latest version of the Gran Turismo5 video game for Playstation 3, due out soon.
Pricing for the 2011 Mercedes SLS AMG is expected to be in the $250,000 range.
To see the Official Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Website: http://slsamg-webspecial.mercedes-benz.com.edgesuite.net/