Special edition SLS AMG launched at the Dubai motor show
16 December 2009

Mercedes has unveiled a special SLS AMG Desert Gold at the Dubai motor show.

The Mercedes SLS AMG Desert Gold gets matte gold silk paintwork and the colour could become an option should there be sufficient demand for it. Mercedes is showing the car in Dubai as the Gulf state is AMG’s fourth largest region from sales after the US, Germany and Japan.

Mercedes SLS AMG Desert Gold pics

The changes on the Desert Gold edition over the standard car are purely cosmetic – as well as the gold paint, it gets a high-gloss black finish on the bonnet fins, flanks, filler cap and alloy wheels.

The exclusive theme runs continues inside as it gets black AMG sports bucket seats and a solid carbonfibre centre console.

Under the bonnet, the SLS's 6.3-litre V8 engine remains, which produces 563bhp and 479lb ft. The standard car goes on sale in the UK in July, with a estimated price tag of around £150,000.

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16 December 2009

Oops hope those black seats are not leather otherwise there will be some bunt bums in Dubai in the 50c summer heat. Leather and black are two options you definitely dont choose here.

16 December 2009

Isn't it great that you have these rich pillocks in the Middle East that are being fleeced for rubbish like this so that the car companies can finance projects for people with taste in Europe?

I'd like my seats in otter skin please and you can replace the paint for swan feathers and I want to pay no less than £1m please.

16 December 2009

I used to have a Fiat Punto in the same colour!

16 December 2009

looks more like mustard -- not a flattering color.

I'm sure some rich shiek will get an SLS painted in chrome or polished gold.

16 December 2009

Looks even more like the first disciple to the 1st gen Corvette

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