Mercedes-Benz at the 2010 New York International Auto Show: Live on Stage
We're in New York City to give you a firsthand look on stage at Mercedes' 2011 R-Class and SLS AMG GT3 launches
by Thomas Philips | 31 March 2010
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As you know, today kicked off the first day of the 2010 New York International Auto Show, and we’re here to give you a firsthand view of the new models making their debut at the show – the race-ready Mercedes SLS AMG GT3 along with the recently unveiled 2011 Mercedes R-Class. I won’t go into model specifics, as we’ve got plenty of technical data coming up that will discuss at length what you can expect from both, so instead we’ll kick things off with a look on-stage during the event. Presenters included Joachim Schmidt, Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Mercedes-Benz; Ernst Lieb, President & CEO Mercedes-Benz USA; and Volker Mornhinweg, currently managing director of Mercedes-AMG GmbH.
There’s a wealth of photos covering the full launch of each vehicle; the main things worth noting that are that the standard Mercedes SLS AMG Gullwing is going to see a U.S. market launch of May 10th, with pricing starting at $183,000. There were general details of given of each model (which we’ll cover in coming press releases), and lastly, you’ll notice that when the 2011 R-Class made its debut on stage, it was accompanied by the U.S. gold-medal winning “Night Train” bobsled team of Curt Tomasevicz, Steve Mesler, Justin Olsen, Steven Holcomb (all of whom are even more cool and bad-ass as they looked in Vancouver).
Aside from the aforementioned details, nothing was revealed that you don’t already know, so check out the photos for a lengthy view of Mercedes’ SLS AMG GT3 and 2011 R-Class premiers. Also, this is just the first round of photos from the 2010 New York International Auto Show – we’ve got a multitude of photos we’re currently processing showing the R-Class and SLS GT3 from every angle we could possibly get, so keep checking back for updates throughout the day.