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2010 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG in Alubeam silver – Click above for high-res image gallery

If you're shopping for a Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG finished in Alubeam silver here in the United States, you're in luck, but you'll have to be patient. A reader dropped us a note to let us know that a Dallas, Texas dealer apparently informed a friend of his that Alubeam had not been released for the American market yet.

We checked with Mercedes-Benz USA spokesman Rob Moran, who tells us that the special finish is indeed available. Alubeam first appeared on the 40th anniversary CL65 AMG several years ago. If you haven't seen it, Alubeam is a stunning metallic finish that looks like molten silver.

According to Moran, the Alubeam bodies are hand-painted at Mercedes-Benz's Sindelfingen factory, while other colors are applied at a Magna Steyr body shop. The more labor intensive process means that only about 2-3 cars a week are available for U.S. market allocation. Hopefully the customer and dealer are just having a miscommunication about the longer wait time, because the special paint is definitely available. A tip of the hat to Ross!


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  • Roots of a legend: Mexico�s Carrera Panamericana with the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
  • Roots of a legend: Mexico�s Carrera Panamericana with the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
  • Roots of a legend: Mexico�s Carrera Panamericana with the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
  • Roots of a legend: Mexico�s Carrera Panamericana with the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
  • Roots of a legend: Mexico�s Carrera Panamericana with the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
  • Roots of a legend: Mexico�s Carrera Panamericana with the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
  • Roots of a legend: Mexico�s Carrera Panamericana with the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
  • Roots of a legend: Mexico�s Carrera Panamericana with the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
  • Roots of a legend: Mexico�s Carrera Panamericana with the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
  • Roots of a legend: Mexico�s Carrera Panamericana with the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
  • Roots of a legend: Mexico�s Carrera Panamericana with the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
  • Roots of a legend: Mexico�s Carrera Panamericana with the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
  • Roots of a legend: Mexico�s Carrera Panamericana with the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
  • Roots of a legend: Mexico�s Carrera Panamericana with the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
  • Roots of a legend: Mexico�s Carrera Panamericana with the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
  • Roots of a legend: Mexico�s Carrera Panamericana with the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
  • Roots of a legend: Mexico�s Carrera Panamericana with the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
  • Roots of a legend: Mexico�s Carrera Panamericana with the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
  • Roots of a legend: Mexico�s Carrera Panamericana with the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
  • Roots of a legend: Mexico�s Carrera Panamericana with the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
  • Roots of a legend: Mexico�s Carrera Panamericana with the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
  • Roots of a legend: Mexico�s Carrera Panamericana with the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
  • Roots of a legend: Mexico�s Carrera Panamericana with the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
  • Roots of a legend: Mexico�s Carrera Panamericana with the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
  • Roots of a legend: Mexico�s Carrera Panamericana with the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
  • Roots of a legend: Mexico�s Carrera Panamericana with the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
  • Roots of a legend: Mexico�s Carrera Panamericana with the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
  • Roots of a legend: Mexico�s Carrera Panamericana with the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
  • Roots of a legend: Mexico�s Carrera Panamericana with the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
  • Roots of a legend: Mexico�s Carrera Panamericana with the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
  • Roots of a legend: Mexico�s Carrera Panamericana with the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
  • Roots of a legend: Mexico�s Carrera Panamericana with the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
  • Roots of a legend: Mexico�s Carrera Panamericana with the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
  • Roots of a legend: Mexico�s Carrera Panamericana with the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
  • Roots of a legend: Mexico�s Carrera Panamericana with the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
  • Roots of a legend: Mexico�s Carrera Panamericana with the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
  • Roots of a legend: Mexico�s Carrera Panamericana with the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
  • Roots of a legend: Mexico�s Carrera Panamericana with the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
  • Roots of a legend: Mexico�s Carrera Panamericana with the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
  • Roots of a legend: Mexico�s Carrera Panamericana with the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
  • Roots of a legend: Mexico�s Carrera Panamericana with the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
  • Roots of a legend: Mexico�s Carrera Panamericana with the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
  • Roots of a legend: Mexico�s Carrera Panamericana with the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
  • Roots of a legend: Mexico�s Carrera Panamericana with the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
  • Roots of a legend: Mexico�s Carrera Panamericana with the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
  • Roots of a legend: Mexico�s Carrera Panamericana with the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
  • Roots of a legend: Mexico�s Carrera Panamericana with the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
  • Roots of a legend: Mexico�s Carrera Panamericana with the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
  • Roots of a legend: Mexico�s Carrera Panamericana with the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
  • Roots of a legend: Mexico�s Carrera Panamericana with the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
  • Roots of a legend: Mexico�s Carrera Panamericana with the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
  • Roots of a legend: Mexico�s Carrera Panamericana with the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
  • Roots of a legend: Mexico�s Carrera Panamericana with the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
  • Roots of a legend: Mexico�s Carrera Panamericana with the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
  • Roots of a legend: Mexico�s Carrera Panamericana with the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
  • Roots of a legend: Mexico�s Carrera Panamericana with the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
  • Roots of a legend: Mexico�s Carrera Panamericana with the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
  • Roots of a legend: Mexico�s Carrera Panamericana with the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
  • Roots of a legend: Mexico�s Carrera Panamericana with the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
  • Roots of a legend: Mexico�s Carrera Panamericana with the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
  • Roots of a legend: Mexico�s Carrera Panamericana with the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG

[Source: Mercedes-Benz]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      Is that Batman driving???
      • 4 Years Ago
      I guess photos don't do it justice, because to me it looks like almost every other silver I've ever seen.

      Still, it DOES look good in silver.
        • 4 Years Ago
        "I guess photos don't do it justice, because to me it looks like almost every other silver I've ever seen."

        I think this is one of those things that photos can't show. Its point is that it doesn't look like a metallic paint, rather finished bare metal.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I agree. I guess the color flops a little at the edges, but the effect isn't exactly eye catching in these pics.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Exactly!
        It is a stunning vehicle, though, and would love to take one on that exact route. The Mexican countryside is beautiful.
      • 4 Years Ago
      The paint cost 12k and we've sold 2 down in Laguna Niguel. We're getting a 3rd in July that isn't accounted for. It's definitely a sweet color but worth 12k? I'd stick to black
        • 4 Years Ago
        There is one not assigned in Riverside, CA, but it is black. They may receive a red one July 1st. In Montclair, CA, they will get one in 15 days already sold and another early July, white.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I wonder if the MB matte finish is available. I saw it on a CLS and it looked stunning. PITA to clean sure, but still visually arresting.
      • 4 Years Ago
      mmm nice, looking forward to seeing it in that color toodling about SD and LA, what a wonderful car!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Some beautiful pictures in here.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Nice.
      • 4 Years Ago
      no, just a really, really short guy.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I always thought that the silver auto color was for lazy people.
      Silver cars look decent when dirty.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Wow, what a beautiful color!

      I may have to reconsider getting black next time...
      • 4 Years Ago
      Clearly more than you can afford.
      • 4 Years Ago
      As competent as SLS can be, I still think it lacks the pure poshness, Veblen stance and subduing presence the SLR came with.

      On the other hand, SLS still has everything to deserve being called a supercar while priced twice lower than the SLR.
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