Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong have launched their flagship sports car SLS AMG in the city, making Hong Kong one of the first Asian markets to get the Gullwing super sports car within the first few weeks of its production.
The car is the first Mercedes automobile designed in-house by AMG and is described by Mercedes as a spiritual successor to the 300SL Gullwing.
At the press launch, famous artist, Chi Lam Cheung and celebrity model, Jennifer Tse, led the unveiling ceremony to witness the noteworthy moment alongside with media representatives.
Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong attracted over 1,000 affluent, prestigious guests in town to experience the extravagant and superior SLS AMG at the launch event in the evening.
The launch party highlights were the up-beat unveiling performances, including pyro dance and bungee dance performed by “Circus O”, a well known Canada-based pyrotechnic and stunt show performing group.
Two Gullwing SLS AMG super sports cars then descended from the air and one driving out from the main stage, creating a fascinating picture.
The model enjoyed a great deal of success since it was first introduced thanks to its gullwing doors.
The SLS AMG is equipped with a 6.2 liter V8 engine from AMG, mated with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox, that delivers 571 hp and 650 Nm.
This allows the new Gullwing to sprint from naught to sixty in 3.9 seconds, despite of its 1,620 kg overall weight.
The top speed is electronically limited at 317 km/h and the fuel consumption level shows a combined 13.2 l/100 km figure.
The Gullwing will be offered with a choice of nine exclusive paint finishes highlighted by the AMG ALU-BEAM silver paintwork.
Additional exterior styling cues include LED technology and motor racing/aviation inspired elements.
The SLS AMG is now available in Hong Kong (HK$3,198,000 / US$412,000) and Macau (HK$2,537,000 / $327,000).