Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT Final Edition (R 197)
Mercedes-Benz launched the SLS AMG at the International Motor Show (IAA) in September 2009. In addition to its numerous outstanding features, one eye-catching detail was the gullwing doors. They clearly underlined the relationship to the 300 SL Gullwing (W 198), one of the most sought-after classics of all. The abbreviation SLS also had iconic value in the brand’s history: it stood for „Sports–Light–Super“. In the autumn of 2011, Mercedes-Benz also unveiled the AMG SLS roadster at the IAA motor show. The SLS AMG was the first vehicle developed completely independently by AMG. In keeping with the tradition of this performance brand, each engine is completely assembled by one employee and this is documented by an appropriate badge bearing his or her engraved signature.
That sports car is powered by the M 159 engine, a 6,208 cc V8 with an output of 420 kW (571 hp). The whole vehicle has been consistently configured for driving: the ideal weight distribution, for example, is arranged as around 50:50 between the front and rear. The engine’s dry sump lubrication system permits the engine to be fitted very low and it is also mounted behind the front axle as a front mid-engine. The seven-speed AMG Speedshift DCT transaxle transmission is mounted directly on the rear axle. A torque tube made of plastic reinforced with carbon fibre connected the engine and gearbox. The bodywork is built around a lattice frame made of aluminium and the outer skin is also made of aluminium.
In October 2012, the 435 kW (591 hp) AMG SLS GT and AMG SLS GT Roadster supplemented the model range. From June 2013, the coupé was available as the „Black Series“ with an engine that had been upgraded to 464 kW (631 hp). At the same time, Mercedes-Benz presented the SLS Electric Drive. The electric super sports car had four electric motors, one on each wheel, which meant it had all-wheel drive. Its total output was 552 kW (751 hp) and the torque was 1,000 Nm.
The SLS AMG GT3 thoroughbred racing car, which was produced from 2010, was reserved for motorsports. The homologated version was extremely successful in the customer sports programme: it was used in numerous racing series on every continent and achieved more than 100 victories. In 2012, the special SLS AMG GT3 45th Anniversary model, of which only five were built, was presented to celebrate the 45th anniversary of AMG’s founding. From 2010 to 2014, the SLS AMG was also used as a safety car in Formula One races. Production of the SLS AMG with homologation ended in June 2014 with the SLS AMG GT Final Edition, of which only 350 were built, and which were available as coupés and roadsters. The GT3 was produced until 2016.
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT Roadster Final Edition „1 of 350“
Only 6,560 kilometres since first registration in 2014 and highly exclusive: it comes as no surprise that this SLS AMG Roadster is one of the Concours Editions of ALL TIME STARS. This high-performance sports car was the first car in the Final Edition series which signalled the end of production of the SLS AMG in June 2014. This unique status is documented with a plaque on the selector gate that reads „1 of 350“. Technically, the Final Edition is based on the SLS AMG GT. Standard equipment includes the AMG Ride Control performance suspension with adaptive two-stage damping and the AMG Speedshift DCT seven-speed sports gearbox with dynamic shift characteristics.
Visually, the Final Edition featured a number of highlights: the bonnet, for one, was made of visible carbon and had a central air outlet, the front spoiler edge was black and the brake callipers were painted red. Like the Black Series, the rear end was fitted with a fixed, black carbon wing. The special series had forged AMG wheels with a cross-spoke design, high-sheen finish and painted matt black. The front wheels were 19 inches in diameter, the rear wheels were 20 inches.
The interior was also specially designed for the Final Edition. Just a few examples: the exclusive designo black leather in a diamond design is fitted to the seat and door centre panels, the door panels are highlighted with contrasting seams and the safety belt is silver coloured.
The only previous owner, a well-known celebrity, enhanced this SLS AMG GT Roadster Final Edition with an extensive selection of optional equipment. These included the AMG ceramic brake system and the Bang & Olufsen Beosound AMG sound system. For the exterior, he chose Himalayan medium grey metallic, which is combined with a black roof.
The SLS AMG GTs from the Final Edition are very seldom found on the open market. ALL TIME STARS is now offering one in outstanding and rare original condition. The car comes with a complete on-board folder with the service record, owner’s manual and vehicle tool kit. Before the car is sold, it will be given extensive maintenance in accordance with the manufacturer’s specifications, carried out by an authorised Mercedes-Benz workshop. In addition, the main TÜV (equivalent of an MOT) and special emissions tests will be renewed. Provided with a 12-month warranty from ALL TIME STARS, the roadster is sure to give the future owner immense driving pleasure.
But the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG is not enough? ALL TIME STARS is also offering an SLS AMG coupé from the same previous owner.
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218 = rear view camera
231 = Garage door opener
234 = Blind Spot Assist
236 = Special lamp switching daytime running lamps
249 = Automatically dipping mirror inside and outside on driver’s side
253B = MB-MOBILO with DSB
256 = Performance Media AMG
275 = Memory Paket seats left and right
31P = AMG Carbon-Paket Interieur
386 = Comfort-Telefonie
403 = AIRSCARF- neck-level heating
429 = AMG Speedshift DVT 7-Gang sport transmission
475 = Tire pressure control
479 = AMG Ride Control Performancef.
500 = Outside rear view mirror left and right electrically folding
512 = Comand APS with DVD
518 = Media Interface incl. Consumer-Kabel Kit
551 = Anti-theft/anti-break-in warning system
581 = Air conditioner
600 = Headlamp wiper/washer
614 = Bi-Xenon-lamp
673 = High capacity battery
682 = Fire extinguisher
699 = AMG tires 19“/20“
740 = Folding top fabric black
733 = AMG Carbon Außenspiegel
811 = Bang & Olufsen BeoSound AMG
81P = Comand with navigation
882 = interior monitoring system
C52 = AMG indoor Car Cover
P66 = Final Edition
The grand finale: the SLS AMG GT FINAL EDITION brings an impressive era to an end in exclusive style. The FINAL EDITION model, built in a limited run of just 350 units, represents the last opportunity for customers to order a SLS AMG – while at the same time reflecting the unrivalled success story and unique scope offered by the first vehicle to be completely built by Mercedes-AMG. The super sports car, with its 435 kW (591 hp) AMG 6.3-litre V8 front-mid engine, offers a fascinating combination of truly exceptional design and equipment features. Exclusively developed Cup tyres enhance its dynamic performance.
The SLS AMG GT FINAL EDITION is celebrating its twin world premiere at the Los Angeles Auto Show and the Tokyo Motor Show (both: 20 November to 1 December 2013). The market launch will begin in March 2014. The super sports car will be available as either a Coupé or a Roadster and, once 350 units have been built, production of the SLS AMG model series will come to an end.
The special design of the SLS AMG GT FINAL EDITION ensures that it stands out in visual terms: the carbon fibre-effect bonnet with central air outlet, the carbon-fibre front splitter on the front apron, the fixed carbon-fibre rear aerofoil that is so reminiscent of the SLS AMG Coupé Black Series and the exclusive AMG forged light-alloy wheels make it a real head-turner. Particularly in conjunction with the designo magno graphite matt paintwork that has been adopted from the collector’s model, the SLS AMG GT3 „45th ANNIVERSARY“ (available as an option), the carbon fibre components and the AMG forged wheels have a distinctly sporty flair. To add to the distinctive visual impression when seen from behind, the struts of the rear apron are finished in high-gloss black.
New aerodynamic components comprising a carbon-fibre bonnet, rear aerofoil and front splitter reduce the lift on both the front and the rear axle. As on the SLS AMG Coupe Black Series and the SLS AMG GT3, the carbon-fibre bonnet of the SLS AMG GT FINAL EDITION features a central air outlet. Apart from effectively dissipating engine heat, this outlet also increases downforce at the front axle and improves the Cd value. The engineers at AMG have utilised the vacuum effect to deliver the double benefit of dissipating the hot air from the engine compartment at the same time as drawing up the cool airflow from the vehicle’s underbody. The optimised aerodynamic balance not only improves the car’s potential on the racing circuit, but also contributes to handling safety.