Mercedes Reportedly Sending Off SLS AMG with Final Edition Models at LA Auto Show

Mercedes-Benz will unveil a special edition of its SLS AMG sports car at the LA Auto Show next week. Called the SLS AMG Final Edition, the model leaves no room for interpretation, as it will purportedly mark the end of the SLS AMG line.

According to a report from Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport magazine, the limited edition models will be produced from February 2014 until the middle of the year and will be available for standard SLS AMG Coupe and Roadster, as well as the SLS AMG GT and SLS AMG Black Series.

The magazine report included photographs of SLS AMG prototypes featuring camouflaged front and rear bumpers, suggesting Final Edition models will feature slightly restyled front and rear ends. At the front, the SLS AMG will most likely adopt new air vents, as well as styling updates around the grille and the on the bonnet, while at the rear, the diffuser and exhaust pipes will probably be updated. A light upgrade is expected on the inside as well.

No changes will be made under the long hoods of SLS AMG Final Edition models, with the 6.2-liter V8 engine developing 571PS (563hp) on standard models, 591PS (583hp) on GT models and 631PS (622hp) on the Black Series.

Finally, the SLS AMG will get no direct successor, but Mercedes-Benz will roll out a similar model in 2015 called the SLC AMG. It will be smaller and cheaper than the SLS AMG and compete against the Porsche 911.

By Dan Mihalascu

Note: Regular SLS AMG featured in the photo gallery


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