Available for pre-order on November 16th, the SLS AMG starts at €149,000 (€177,310 with 19% VAT) in Germany.

Following the US ordering guide leak, Mercedes has released official pricing information for the highly anticipated SLS AMG Gullwing.

Available for pre-order on November 16th, the SLS AMG starts at €149,000 (€177,310 with 19% VAT) in Germany. Options include a ceramic composite high-performance braking system (€9500), an AMG performance suspension (€1200), light-alloy wheels in a 5-twin-spoke design (€950), and forged wheels in a 10-spoke design (€2000). Other goodies include a carbon-fiber engine cover (€4000) and "alubeam silver" (€10,000) and "monza grey magno" (€3,250) paint schemes.

Inside, the SLS can be outfitted with an AMG performance steering wheel in leather and Alcantara (€400), sport seats (€3300), carbon-fiber trim (€3500), exclusive nappa leather upholstery (€2500), a memory package for the front seats and steering wheel (€1225), a six-disc DVD changer (€660), and a Bang & Olufsen BeoSound audio system (€5900).

While the car won't be launched until spring 2010, prospective buyers can configure their SLS at the AMG website (www.mercedes-amg.com) or go to a local Mercedes dealer for more information.

As you may recall, the SLS AMG is powered by a 6.3-liter (6208cc) V8 engine that produces 420 kW (571 hp) and 650 Nm of torque. Backed up by a seven-speed double-declutch transmission, the SLS accelerates from 0-100 km/h in 3.8 seconds, before hitting an electronically limited top speed of 317 km/h (197 mph).

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Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Pricing Announced - Accepting Orders on Nov 16th