The Mercedes SLS was unveiled at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show, marking the return of a Gullwing Mercedes once again. Heavily influenced by the original 300SL Gullwing the SLS’s styling captured the long stretching bonnet and rear-set cabin to create a similar but adapted shape for Mercedes 21st century supercar.
Developed entirely in house, this was the first time AMG had been given a clean sheet to build a road car from the ground up, and one with the billing that would make it something altogether more serious than a comfortable Mercedes.
The 6.2 Litre V8 which was designed specifically for Mercedes AMG models, produces a staggering 563 hp at 6,800 rpm, with 650 Nm of torque at 4,750 rpm. The SLS can accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in just 3.7 seconds and can reach with ease a top speed of 197 mph.
Similar to its influencer the SLS’s body was constructed of lightweight aluminium, this time however Mercedes would break the mould by using not only an aluminium body but also an aluminium chassis. This resulted in a significant weight saving, allowing for an overall curb weight of just 1,620kg.
This single owner SLS is offered for sale in the stunning, rare and sought-after combination of AMG Monza Grey Magno (factory satin grey paintwork) over two-tone Red/Black Designo Hide Interior. The exclusive options which were applied from new include, 19"/20" AMG 5 Spoke Design Alloys, Rear-View Camera along with the desirable Exterior Carbon-Fibre Package. Other features include COMAND System with Navigation, Media Interface, DAB Digital Radio, Automatic Climate Control, Electrically Adjustable Seats with Memory functionality, Telephone Pre-Wiring with Hands-Free Facility, Daytime Running Lights, Auto Dimming Rear View Mirror, Bi-Xenon Headlights with Headlamp Wash to name but a few.
The elegantly proportioned long bonnet combined with the short tail of the SLS makes for a design quickly becoming iconic. The factory satin finish is presented in a fantastic and original condition, its sole custodian having covered just 8,850 miles since registration in 2010. We have had the pleasure of dry storing this special AMG for a number of years in our secure facility. We have arranged the most recent services trusting only Mercedes-Benz main dealers to carry out the required maintenance. We will ensure the SLS is inspected, serviced and on the button prior to delivery. This superb example is UK registered and is located in our showrooms just outside London and available to view immediately.