Limited-run Final Edition will be the last version of the SLS before production finishes next year
Darren Moss
20 November 2013

The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT Final Edition has been revealed ahead of its debut at the Tokyo motor show alongside the new S65 AMG.

Set to be built in a limited run of just 350 units, the Final Edition will be the last batch of SLS models to be sold before the car is retired next year. 

The Final Edition is powered by a 6.3-litre V8 engine producing 583bhp, and includes additional bespoke bodywork as well as bespoke AMG wheels. The upgraded interior of the car features new leather trim and bespoke badging marking out the Final Edition.

According to Mercedes-AMG boss Tobias Moers, the SLS Final Edition represents the "ultimate, particularly attractive variant of our super sports car".

The SLS will be replaced next year by a new model, codenamed C190, which will look to take on the Porsche 911 Turbo when it launches in 2015 for around £100,000. Pricing for the Final Edition is yet to be confirmed, but the model will go on sale in March of next year.

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15 November 2013
Never the success was it?

Peter Cavellini.

15 November 2013
[quote=Peter Cavellini]Never the success was it?[/quote] A success in terms of sales or pulling off the overall concept? In most reviews I've read and seen this car has mainly received plaudits viz. for its performance and handling. Even when bearing in mind that it is a fusion of old-school and modern design, to my eyes it hasn't dated at all: it still looks up-to-date. When compared to the similar concept of the BMW Z8 (a beautiful car), I think it's fair to say the SLS is a success; after the murmurings from forums about the SLS's design when it was revealed, I was expecting it to go the way of the Z8, but instead its been quite a revelation. Bring the Audi R8 and Aston Martins into the equation and the conclusion for the SLS remains the same.

15 November 2013
[quote=The Special One][quote=Peter Cavellini]Never the success was it?[/quote] A success in terms of sales or pulling off the overall concept? In most reviews I've read and seen this car has mainly received plaudits viz. for its performance and handling. Even when bearing in mind that it is a fusion of old-school and modern design, to my eyes it hasn't dated at all: it still looks up-to-date. When compared to the similar concept of the BMW Z8 (a beautiful car), I think it's fair to say the SLS is a success; after the murmurings from forums about the SLS's design when it was revealed, I was expecting it to go the way of the Z8, but instead its been quite a revelation. Bring the Audi R8 and Aston Martins into the equation and the conclusion for the SLS remains the same.[/quote] +1 Not much of a SLS fan but I agree with your logic.

15 November 2013
[quote=Peter Cavellini]Never the success was it?[/quote] I think it was a success. It attracted huge attention and received very positive reviews on the whole. And if you're talking about sales success, do you expect to see a £150k supercar as frequently as a £15k family hatch? As £150k supercars go, the SLS has actually sold pretty well. I see them far more frequently than I see 458s and Gallardos.

15 November 2013
A black bonnet on a car, otherwise, a different colour. Long the mark of a car that has had a bodged crash repair, or been mucked about with by a boy-racer.

 

I'm a disillusioned former Citroëniste.

15 November 2013
The SLS has challenging looks as it is without adding ugly alloys and a revolting two tone paint job into the equation.Money cant buy you love.............or taste!!!

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