The Mercedes-Benz SL designo Edition (R 231) is tailored towards exclusivity and fine interior design.

SL designo Edition and SLC RedArt Edition.

Twice the exclusive open-air driving fun.

Exclusivity and sporty dynamics.

Exactly six weeks before the start of spring in Europe, Mercedes-Benz is launching its automotive springtime with attractive editions of its SL and SLC Roadsters. Customers can choose from the SLC RedArt Edition as well as the SL designo Edition. While the compact SLC special model emphasises sporty dynamics, the SL is tailored towards exclusivity and fine interior design. Sales release for both Roadster Editions starts on 6 February, market launch is in April.

With attractive editions of its SL (R 231) and SLC (R 172) Roadsters Mercedes-Benz is launching its automotive springtime.
Mercedes-Benz SLC RedArt Edition (R 172): Its exciting design and striking details make the RedArt Edition particularly sporty.

Particularly dynamic: SLC RedArt Edition.

The SLC can be ordered as a particularly dynamic RedArt Edition. Its exciting design and striking details make the RedArt Edition particularly sporty, something that is underlined by the red colour highlights on the exterior and in the interior. The red front splitter, the diamond radiator grille with pins in red and black, red fins in the wings with an exclusive Edition badge and the diffuser with red trim lend the SLC RedArt Edition an eye-catching look. A harmonious contrast is provided for by the striking 18-inch 5-twin-spoke light-alloy wheels painted in tremolite metallic with a high-sheen finish. The performance of the SLC is further enhanced by the large, perforated brake discs and red brake callipers with Mercedes-Benz lettering at the front.

Exclusive upholstery in the interior.

The RedArt Edition interior impresses with exclusive upholstery in black leather with silver pearl nappa leather inserts with red contrasting topstitching and the Edition logo embroidered on the head restraint. Elements in carbon-embossed leather on the head restraints, the sports steering wheel and on the DYNAMIC SELECT selector lever additionally ensure particularly sporty highlights. Further appointments include seat heating, AIRSCARF neck-level heating for driver and front passenger, aluminium trim element with dark carbon grain as well as exclusive floor mats with the Edition logo and red border.

The Mercedes-Benz SLC (R 172) RedArt Edition interior impresses with exclusive upholstery in black leather with silver pearl nappa leather inserts with red contrasting topstitching.
The AMG RedArt Edition for the Mercedes-AMG SLC 43 provides expressive highlights with stylishly placed red elements.

Mercedes-AMG SLC 43: Fuel consumption combined: 7.8 l/100 km; combined CO₂ emissions: 178 g/km.*

Mercedes-AMG SLC 43 RedArt Edition.

The AMG RedArt Edition for the Mercedes-AMG SLC 43 provides expressive highlights with stylishly placed red elements. The exclusive special paint finishes in designo selenite grey magno and designo iridium silver magno make the SLC top model into quite the eye catcher. Red trim elements on the front and rear apron, the red front splitter, red flics in the AMG bumper and the red fins in the wings lend the Roadster an eye-catching look.

Seats are designed in black leather with silver pearl nappa leather inserts with exclusive upholstery and head restraints in carbon-embossed leather. A multifunction sports steering wheel with carbon-embossed leather inserts, the AMG E-SELECT selector lever with nappa leather insert and embossed AMG logo as well as the aluminium trim element with dark carbon grain are also part of the exclusive range of appointments.

The legendary Mercedes-Benz SL Roadster (R 231) gains even more exclusivity with the designo Edition. The special model is characterised by stylish elements and high-quality materials.

Even more exclusivity: SL designo Edition.

The legendary Mercedes-Benz SL Roadster gains even more exclusivity with the new designo Edition. The special model is characterised by stylish elements and high-quality materials on the exterior and interior. The metallic finish in brilliant blue, the 19-inch or 20-inch AMG 10-spoke forged wheels as well as the chrome flics in the front apron ensure a special exterior look. The badges with the designo Edition logo placed laterally between the chrome badges subtly reference the Roadster’s special status.

Even more exclusivity: SL designo Edition.

The legendary Mercedes-Benz SL Roadster gains even more exclusivity with the new designo Edition. The special model is characterised by stylish elements and high-quality materials on the exterior and interior. The metallic finish in brilliant blue, the 19-inch or 20-inch AMG 10-spoke forged wheels as well as the chrome flics in the front apron ensure a special exterior look. The badges with the designo Edition logo placed laterally between the chrome badges subtly reference the Roadster’s special status.

The legendary Mercedes-Benz SL Roadster (R 231) gains even more exclusivity with the designo Edition. The special model is characterised by stylish elements and high-quality materials.

High-quality materials in the interior.

Driver and passenger experience the exceptional character of the SL designo Edition with exclusive design elements and high-quality materials in the interior. Seats and door centre panel in porcelain / black designo nappa leather with exclusive designo layout and the roof liner in porcelain designo DINAMICA ensure a particularly exquisite ambience. Further matching appointments include the ambient lighting, the 3-spoke two-tone multifunction sports steering wheel in black / porcelain nappa leather as well as the floor mats with porcelain designo badges and edging.

 

Climatised seats, the AIRSCARF neck-level heating, the Active Multicontour Seat Package as well as the Driving Assistance package Plus with DISTRONIC, Active Brake Assist with cross-traffic function, Active Blind Spot Assist, Active Lane Keeping Assist and PRE-SAFE® PLUS also come as standard to enhance comfort.

The Mercedes-Benz SL (R 231) designo Edition with exclusive design elements and high-quality materials in the interior.

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On 5 February 2017, when the American football final will be held, Mercedes-Benz will once again be present with a film.
Fuel consumption combined: 11.4 l/100 km; combined CO₂ emissions: 259 g/km.*

Homage to a series of legends.

“Easy Driver” pays homage to a series of legends: true to the original of the cult film from 1969, no-one else except its main actor and Mercedes-Benz fan Peter Fonda and the song “Born to be wild” by the band Steppenwolf were eligible. Directed by Oscar-winning duo Joel and Ethan Coen, the film unites the legendary actor with the new Mercedes-AMG GT C Roadster. Together they rediscover the sense of freedom and adventure that Fonda used to experience on his motorbike trips across the vast American plains.

Mercedes-AMG GT C Roadster (R 190): Peter Fonda.
Mercedes-AMG GT C Roadster: Peter Fonda.

#easydriver: Intensive feeling of freedom.

“The film is a really successful media kick-off into our 50th company anniversary. We are delighted that the new Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster is going to be playing a major role at this year’s US-American football final. Freedom and adventure are the perfect fit for a car that provides the most intensive way ever to experience true Driving Performance,” says Tobias Moers, Chairman of the Board of Management of Mercedes-AMG GmbH.

Dr Jens Thiemer, Vice President Marketing Mercedes-Benz Cars, adds: “Times have changed, and not just for Peter Fonda. ‘Easy Driver’ aims to show that that intensive feeling of freedom is absolutely compatible with our GT Roadster, without losing any of the fascination of those earlier days.”

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The C-Class Cabriolet in “Lisbon’s Light”.

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AMG GT Roadster: Fuel consumption combined: 9.4 l/100 km; combined CO₂ emissions: 219 g/km.*
AMG GT C Roadster: Fuel consumption combined: 11.4 l/100 km; combined CO₂ emissions: 259 g/km.*

Product may vary after press date on 15.09.2016.

* The figures are provided in accordance with the German regulation “PKW-EnVKV” and apply to the German market only. Further information on official fuel consumption figures and the official specific CO₂ emissions of new passenger cars can be found in the EU guide “Information on the fuel consumption, CO₂ emissions and energy consumption of new cars”, which is available free of charge at all sales dealerships, from DAT Deutsche Automobil Treuhand GmbH and at www.dat.de.

Open-top driving performance as a twin pack.

  • 15. September 2016
  • Press Information
  • Source: Daimler AG

Affalterbach. Mercedes-AMG is blowing even more fresh air into the AMG GT family. Shortly after the world premiere of the AMG GT R, the sports car and performance brand from Affalterbach is presenting two exciting roadster variants of the two-seater sports car. Alongside the AMG GT Roadster, the AMG GT C Roadster enhances the portfolio with a completely new model variant. With an output of 410 kW (557 PS) and peak torque of 680 Nm, the AMG GT C is the most powerful new Roadster variant and uses some of the technical refinements of the AMG GT R. These include active rear axle steering and the electronically controlled rear axle locking differential. In combination with the AMG RIDE CONTROL sports suspension, the AMG GT C Roadster guarantees dynamic performance at the highest level. The top Roadster also takes its lead from the top AMG GT R sports car where muscular proportions are concerned: the wider rear wings create space for a wider track and wider wheels at the rear axle, allowing even higher cornering speeds and best traction. The variable performance exhaust system also ensures an authentic V8 sound from the AMG Roadster.

AMG GT R: Fuel consumption combined: 11.4 l/100 km; combined CO₂ emissions: 259 g/km.*
AMG GT Roadster: Fuel consumption combined: 9.4 l/100 km; combined CO₂ emissions: 219 g/km.*
AMG GT C Roadster: Fuel consumption combined: 11.4 l/100 km; combined CO₂ emissions: 259 g/km.*


The new Roadsters make hallmark AMG driving performance an even more intensive experience. 'With our two Roadster models, we are strategically expanding the AMG GT family by two exciting variants. With the AMG GT C Roadster, we are also introducing a new model variant to which we have transferred main performance-related components from our top sports car, the AMG GT R. The result: a highly dynamic driving experience in a very exclusive ambience, coupled with that pure roadster feeling,' says Tobias Moers, Chairman of Mercedes-AMG GmbH.

With the two Roadster variants, the Mercedes-AMG GT family has now increased to five members. The two new sports cars with fabric soft tops likewise have the technical genes for which AMG is famous. These include e.g. the lightweight and torsionally rigid aluminium bodyshell plus powerful and efficient V8 biturbo engines. The entry level into the Roadster world is the AMG GT with an output of 350 kW (476 PS). The GT C Roadster adds a completely new output level. With 410 kW (557 PS) it is the more powerful of the two new open-top sports cars.

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Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster Mercedes-AMG GT C Roadster
Engine 4.0-litre V-8 with twin turbochargers and direct injection 4.0-litre V-8 with twin turbochargers and direct injection
Displacement 3,982 ccm 3,982 ccm
Output 350 kW (476 PS) at 6.000 rpm 410 kW (557 PS) at 5,750–6,750 rpm
Peak torque 630 Nm at 1,700–5,000/min 680 Nm at 1,900–5,750/min
Drive system Rear-wheel drive Rear-wheel drive
Transmission AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7-speed dual-clutch transmission AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7-speed dual-clutch transmission
Acceleration 0–100 km/h 4.0 s 3.7 s
Top speed 302 km/h 316 km/h
Weight (DIN/EC) 1,595* / 1,670 kg** 1,660* / 1,735 kg**
* Kerb weight according to DIN, not including driver; ** Kerb weight according to EC, including driver (75 kg)

The AMG GT C Roadster not only delivers more output and torque, it also impresses with numerous technical highlights from the Mercedes-AMG GT R for even more dynamic performance. Like the AMG GT R, the AMG GT C Roadster is recognisable by its wide, muscular rear end and large wheels. Other technical measures include the wider rear track and active rear axle steering.

The AMG GT C Roadster is also equipped with a lithium-ion battery, and has more exclusive appointments. Standard features include a nappa leather interior, the AMG performance steering wheel in nappa leather/DINAMICA microfibre and the additional transmission mode RACE.

Product may vary after press date on 15.09.2016.

* The figures are provided in accordance with the German regulation “PKW-EnVKV” and apply to the German market only. Further information on official fuel consumption figures and the official specific CO₂ emissions of new passenger cars can be found in the EU guide “Information on the fuel consumption, CO₂ emissions and energy consumption of new cars”, which is available free of charge at all sales dealerships, from DAT Deutsche Automobil Treuhand GmbH and at www.dat.de.