We’ve been following Mercedes impressive and updated Gullwing for quite a while here at Autopia. Since Mercedes made it official, calling the reborn Gullwing the AMG-SLS, to the rumors of an electric version, to the stunning revelation that Mercedes will indeed be making one of the best EVs ever announced. But now comes word on official launch dates, and option pricing.
As Mercedes Benz says: The Gullwing is in the starting blocks
November 16th, that’s when you can start placing your orders, assuming you’ve got a checkbook that can handle a car like the Mercedes AMG-SLS. The Gullwing for the new century will have a sale price of 177,310 Euros or around 263,642 U.S. dollars at current exchange rates. Sadly, there’s no word yet from MB on pricing or availability on the EV version of the Gullwing.
“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. Volker is probably right about that, and if you happen to be one of those interested, or just one that likes to browse, then you should check out Mercedes on-line configurator or swing by the Gullwing’s home site.
Mercedes has also released a list of major options, with prices, so if you’re sitting down (or are packing a big wallet), here they are:
AMG ceramic composite high-performance braking system: €11,305
AMG performance suspension with a stiffer setup for optimum lateral dynamics: €1428
AMG light-alloy wheels in a 5-twin-spoke design, size 9.5 x 19 inches (front) and 11.0 x 20 inches (rear), tire sizes 265/35 R 19 (front) and 295/30 R 20 (rear): 1130.50
AMG forged wheels in a 10-spoke design, size 9.5 x 19 inches (front) and 11.0 x 20 inches (rear), with tire size 265/35 R 19 (front) and 295/30 R 20 (rear): €2380
AMG performance steering wheel in leather/Alcantara: €400 net/€476 gross
AMG sports bucket seats: €3927
AMG carbon-fiber engine compartment cover: €4760
“AMG alubeam silver” paint finish: €11,900
“AMG Monza grey magno” paint finish: €3867.50
AMG carbon-fiber trim (front stowage tray and rear stowage compartment including lid, AMG DRIVE UNIT surround, surrounds for the centre console, shift gate and rear, trim strips for centre console and door armrests): €4165
AMG interior carbon package (carbon-fiber trim, trim on seat backrests and sides, door sill panels): €4165
Nappa leather exclusive in single or two-tone: €2975
Memory package with electric seat and steering column adjustment, as well as four-way lumbar support: €1457.75
6-disc DVD changer: €785.40
Bang & Olufsen BeoSound AMG surround sound system: €7021
Yes, it seems that people with this kind of money are still interested in using CDs, which we find quite quaint.