New Cars for 2010: Europe

Mark Bramley Greg Pajo
#BMW, #V-8

We don't know yet how the SLS fares on broken pavement, on twisty autobahn sections, or in stop-and-go traffic, but if its performance at the track is anything to go by, it promises to be one of the true greats.

The SLS makes its public debut at the Frankfurt auto show in September; U.S. sales start next summer, with production capped at 5000 per year. Next in the five-year cycle of the project is the roadster, which is scheduled to go on sale in early 2011. Three and a half years later, we should see a limited-edition farewell Black Series Gullwing. And, believe it or not, there is also a zero-emissions version in the works for 2012.

On Sale: April 2010
Base Price: $200,000 (est.)
Specs: 6.2L V-8, 563 hp, 479 lb-ft; rear-wheel drive

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