Based on the classic 300SL “Gullwing”, the SLS packs an AMG standard front/mid-mounted version of MB's visceral 6.3-liter V8, paired with a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission putting those 563 hp and 480 lb-ft of torque to work through the rear wheels. The SLS weighs in at 3,500 lbs and makes the sprint to 60 in 3.7 seconds. The new AMG is electronically limited at 197 mph. The optional carbon ceramic stoppies should be more than sufficient to bring your $258k Merc to a standstill. The SLS is absolutely gorgeous with its design cues paying homage to the iconic 300SL but with a modern MB twist. The rear end paired with the elongated hood, headlamps and exclusive ten-spoke forged AMG wheels make the SLS a modern day Mercedes-Benz.
Available color choices will be Alubeam Silver, Syvanite Grey, Alanite Grey and red. Inside you will find all the goodies you can expect from Mercedes-Benz including a full leather interior and Alcantara headliner. Production is expected to be underway by late 2010 with sales beginning in 2011. More details will be revealed next week when the Frankfurt Autoshow offically kicks off.