There are nine different exterior color choices for the new SLS AMG Gullwing model, tey fall into four different price tiers, from standard, free colors, all the way up to the wild Alu-Beam color that looks about like mercury. There has been a lot of interest in the new SLS AMG model that started being delivered to customer early this past Summer. The development of a GTS class racing car for American Le Mans racing an FIA competition in Europe has added further mystique to this new Mercedes-Benz / AMG model.
We just got our second allocation from Mercedes-Benz to build another SLS AMG and delvier it to a customer. I went over all the details and specs of that car, custom ordered by its future owner, last week. I thought I’d share the color choices available on the new SLS AMG here for your reference and entertainment as well.
No Charge, standard paint options: There are two of them, both are metallic colors, code 197 Obsidian Black and 775 Iridium Silver. Both of these colors are available on most Mercedes-Benz models, Iridium Silver is bright silver, regular silver some people call it, historically one of the most common Mercedes-Benz colors. Obsidian Black isn’t quite as common, although it is available on everything from the GLK and C class to the S class and SL classes.
Special Paint Options, $2,300: 756 AMG Imola Grey, 048 designo Mystic White II, 950 AMG Daytona Blue, 434 AMG Le Mans Red. The Special paint choices offer a red, blue and regular white to customers, as well as a grey option. I have yet to see a blue SLS AMG anywhere, I haven’t even seen photos of one, but it looks like it could be a good color.
Matte Finish Options, $3,950: 044 designo Magno Alanite Grey and 054 Magno Monza Grey. Flat matte finishes started showing up on a lot of cars at the SEMA (the Specialty Equipment Market Association, the largest industry gathering for automotive after market companies) show about 4 or 5 years ago. Aftermarket accessory companies started painting cars in flat colors, more like stealth fighters than fire engines. It’s a very cool look and a bit understated as well, if that’s possible on an SLS AMG.
Alu-Beam, $12,750: 047 AMG ALUBEAM Silver “Liquid Metal”. This is probably the coolest color I’ve seen on a car in a long time. As I mentioned above, it looke like mercury, super reflective. It looks like an unpainted airplane from World War II, like highly polished aluminum. I can’t imagine the glare a car this color would create for other drivers in traffic… but very, very cool.
What color would you order if you were going to get an SLS AMG? I’m a bit of a tradionalist, so I think silver with red interior, like so many 300 SL Gullwings of the 1950s and 60s, but I’d give it the modern look and order… AMG Alubeam Silver with red leather. Sure, it’s an almost $13,000 upgrade, but come on, how many such cars will you ever get to order and own?