• Sep 9th 2009 at 12:29PM
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2010 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG - Click above for high-res image gallery

It was only a matter of time. Last night's initial leak of low-res shots and details of the new 2010 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG has been follow with real, honest-to-goodness images in high resolution.

Apart from the new pics, there's not much news to report. The car has 300SL-inspired "Gullwing" doors that look awesome and, more importantly, 563 horsepower and 480 lb-ft of torque funneled to the rear wheels from the front/mid-mounted 6.3-liter AMG V8. Thanks to a lightweight structure molded predominantly from carbon fiber, the SLS AMG will scoot to 60 miles per hour in just 3.7 seconds and on up to a top speed of 197 mph.

Want one? Well, sure you do... so do we. But you'll need to wait at least another year before production begins with sales slated to follow shortly thereafter. We'll be on hand at the Frankfurt Motor Show next week to get live shots of Merc's new beastie, but in the meantime, check out our gallery of high-res images below.

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      • 5 Years Ago
      Why are the gauges metric units but the A/C controls are in Fahrenheit?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Oh god...the crappy Photoshop motion blur is making me sick...I think I'm gonna hurl. Blorch.
        • 5 Years Ago
        that's probably because you're not looking at the big thing in the middle in focus
        • 5 Years Ago
        -1, not photoshop motion blur
      • 5 Years Ago
      Wow! This is the most beautiful car I have ever seen. I love it.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I love this thing, it's different & unique in a good way. I bet it's going to look killer in the metal, look forward to seeing one on the street.
      • 5 Years Ago
      THE NEW VIPER SLS AMG jajajajaja
      When i thougt the 911 its ugly, the Panamera its ugly...then this "thing" apears..pleas kill the person who draw this jajaja
      • 5 Years Ago
      The headlights aren't doing anything for me. The SLR was easily one of the best-looking supercar in its era. I was hoping that this would continue that...

      The interior looks pretty good too...
        • 5 Years Ago
        disagree. this is the best looking car since the Jaguar XKE.

        I love it.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Looks like the body of a BMW Z8 had sex with the new Nissan GT-R
        • 5 Years Ago
        @Patrick: Or perhaps the Italia.
        • 5 Years Ago
        No disrespect intended, but I was really disappointed with the appearance of the SLR, in particular the nose. The headlights simply looked dated to me.

        I find the SLS design hugely appealing, simultaneously muscular and elegant. I really like the broad, pronounced grille and the way the headlights lead the eye up the fenders and along the profile. I could care less about the flashy gullwing doors (heritage piece or not)-- this is the first Mercedes I've genuinely liked in years, and I hope some of these design elements start appearing down the range.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Its not a bad looking car, but calling it the successor to the 300SL is a mistake, it doesn't live up to that moniker.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Autoblog: a bug report.

      Ever since the new galleries were implemented, an old bug has resurfaced. Two instances, but basically the same issue: the gallery also resets to the beginning picture.

      1) Clicking on one of the non-beginning pictures in the gallery preview in article view. No matter what picture you click, you get to the beginning picture in the article, not the one you requested.
      2) Clicking on "high res" while viewing a non-beginning image while in gallery view. This will reset the picture back to the first image in the series, rather than showing you the high-res view of the picture you were currently on. In the past, it did this properly. Now it doesn't.

      Just letting you guys know.
      • 5 Years Ago
        • 5 Years Ago
        @ inv4zn - you beat me to it!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Still love it... especially in the silver.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I don't know if this bothers anyone else, but what's with the ridiculous amount of dead buttons on the center console? I thought this was 250,000+ car...
      • 5 Years Ago
      It's ugly!

      The problem here comes from that, because many carmakers started bringing back to life their old legends - Ford GT, Chevy Camaro, Dodge Challenger, Fiat 500, Citroen DS and 2CV, electrical Trabant and so on.

      That's why from MB decided that they should reborn 300SL Gullwing, but they did one huge mistake. MB designed it by themself. Why MB, why? Why didn't you assign the design to some Italian studio?
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