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Christopher Bruce2013-11-15 13:17:39

Mercedes Saying Farewell to the SLS AMG with the GT Final Edition

It will also reveal the S65 AMG in Tokyo and LA

 
 
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Mercedes will reveal the SLS AMG GT Final Edition and S65 in LA and Tokyo

The Mercedes-BenzMercedes-BenzMercedes-BenzGermany, 1924 > present197 models
9897 photos
33 videos
SLS AMGSLS-ClassMercedes-Benz SLS-ClassGermany, 2009 > present12 versions
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set a milestone for AMGAMGAMGGermany, 1966 > present17 models
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by being the first car that it developed and assembled from start to finish. Shown first in 2009 and on sale in late 2010, the car has been iterated on with the GTSLS AMG GTMercedes-Benz SLS AMG GTGermany, 2012 > present5 photos
, Black SeriesSLS AMG Black SeriesMercedes-Benz SLS AMG Bla...Germany, 2013 > present13 photos
and Electric DriveSLS AMG Coupé Electric DriveMercedes-Benz SLS AMG Cou...Germany, 2013 > present5 photos
versions. But it is time for the model to come to an end with the SLS AMG GT Final Edition that will launch at the Los Angeles Auto Show and the Tokyo Motor Show. AMG is also unveiling the S65 AMGS 65 AMGMercedes-Benz S 65 AMGGermany, 2014 > present6 photos
at both shows.

"The two new AMG high-performance vehicles represent the spectacular next level for our exciting model array. The S65 AMG stands for maximum exclusiveness and the unparalleled dynamism of a V12. With the SLS AMG GT Final Edition we are showing an ultimate, particularly attractive variant of our super sports car,” said Tobias Moers, AMG Chairman.

The SLS AMG GT Final Edition is limited to 350 units and is the final chance for buyers to get an SLS AMG GT. Power is kept at the same 583hp (591ps) and 479lb-ft (650Nm) with a 6.3-liter V8 from the current GT.

It has not revealed what precisely makes the Final Edition better than a standard SLS AMG GT, but it will reveal more at the auto shows on November 20.

The S65 AMG offers a 6.0-liter V12 biturbo engine with 621hp (630ps) and 738lb-ft (1,000Nm) of torque that meets EU6 emissions standards. The massive engine has enough power to get the S65 to 100km/h in 4.3 seconds and emits 279g/km of CO2 and use 11.9l/100km of fuel.  The top speed is electronically limited to 250km/h. It also comes with start/stop. The only available transmission is AMG’s Speedshift Plus 7G-Tronic seven-speed automatic to replace the five-speed in the previous generation.

It also has an AMG-tuned version of Mercedes’ Magic Body Control suspension that scans the road ahead with a camera to adapt the ride to the conditions before the car gets there.

Mercedes' Latest S-Class is the 621hp S65 AMG

Encyclopedia
Mercedes-BenzMercedes-Benz
SLS-ClassSLS-Class
SLS AMG GTSLS AMG GT
Engine
V 8
Displacement
379 cu in
Top Speed
199 mph
Transmission
7, Double Clutch
Maximum power
591 hp @ 6800 rpm
Type
Fixed-head coupé
Fuel
Petrol
Fuel consumption (combined)
17.82 US MPG
price
$ 201.500
annual ownership cost
$ 3.645

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