New York auto show: Mercedes sketches exterior SLS details
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The next Mercedes-Benz supercar, the SLS AMG, is slowly being revealed, and the inside and some regular sketches were shown this week in New York.
The SLS draws heavily on the styling cues of the big Mercedeses from the 1950s, with a brave grille, brittle lines and, of course, gullwing doors.
The companionship says it takes an aviation theme--inside and out--and the inside is laid exterior the cockpit of a plane. The dashboard is wing-shaped, there are four vents reminiscent of a jetís engines, and a three-dimensional metal center comfort is aircraft-inspired.
Mercedes has added a new feature, called E-Select, which controls the seven-speed dual-clutch AMG transfer with a lever. The one-touch-by-wire organized entire lets the driver move from the parking, reverse, non-belligerent or push positions quickly.
There is also a leather steering disc with a 14.4-inch edge and move paddles, and hand-stitched leather appears on the dash, seats, inside door panels and armrests.
The silverware dials desire also be eye-catching, with backlighting and red needles.
The SLS is due in leap 2010. Itís the successor to the SLR, which was jointly made with McLaren.
Power comes from a 6.3-liter AMG motor making 571 hp.
To peruse more go the AutoWeek Geneva Motor Show News and Photos section.
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