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First Drive: 2010 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Page 2

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AMG is also offering several performance modifications including a carbon-fiber bonnet, carbon side mirrors, carbon trim, stiffer suspension settings, forged 10-spoke wheels, sports bucket seats and a performance steering wheel finished in leather and Alcantara.

The starting price in Germany is set at approximately $257,000. First U.S. sales will come in April 2010.

We'll be reporting live beginning Sunday, November 1, from our first drive in California. In the meantime, TheCarConnection.com has more photos at our 2010 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG page, and even more details and video over at MotorAuthority's Benz SLS pages. Stay tuned.

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2010 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG

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Comments (3)
  1. Want some of that Ferrari "luster"? Try designing a megabuck car that is less ugly than a 1970's fiberglass kit car! Ugh!
     
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  2. Red is not a flattering color for this model--not sure why. Turns out the final car isn't that much different from the cladding-covered spy shots we've been seeing. While the performance numbers are supercar-appropriate, this update of the 300SL has lost the sexiness and beauty of the original. Would have liked to see those "eyebrows" over the wheel wells, and maybe more of a Uhlenhaut Coupé SLR shape. For perspective, this new car is only 35mph faster than the original 300SL and 15 mph faster than the SLR--from 50 years ago!
     
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  3. With the Chrysler nightmare banished, Mercedes felt the need to make their own Viper! You know it to be true. LOL.
     
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