2014 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT Final Edition breaks cover

2014 Mercedes SLS AMG GT Final Edition
2014 Mercedes SLS AMG GT Final Edition

Limited to 350 units

Following a teaser released earlier this week, Mercedes-Benz has revealed the 2014 SLS AMG GT Final Edition.

The last hurrah for the SLS will be built in a limited series of 350 units which will feature the same V8 6.3-liter engine from the regular SLS AMG GT version outputting 591 HP (435 kW).

This special edition is distinguished by a carbon fiber hood and front splitter, along with a redesigned front bumper and new brakes. We also notice the updated rear wing and carbon side mirror housings, while the light surrounds have been darkened.

A replacement for the SLS has already been announced and will likely come out in 2014 wearing the "SLC" moniker. Codenamed "C190", it will be smaller than the SLS and is expected to receive a newly developed V8 4.0-liter twin-turbo rated at 493 bhp (327 kW) that will also power the next-gen C63 AMG.

Full details about the SLS AMG GT Final Edition will be disclosed next week when the car will get its public outing at the Los Angeles and Tokyo motor shows where it will be showcased alongside the S65 AMG.

Source: Mercedes-Benz

S 65 AMG and SLS AMG GT FINAL EDITION in Tokyo and Los Angeles

Affalterbach/Tokyo/Los Angeles – Two motor shows, two new AMG high-performance vehicles: Mercedes-AMG is presenting the S 65 AMG and the SLS AMG GT FINAL EDITION simultaneously at the Los Angeles Auto Show and the Tokyo Motor Show (both from 20 November to 1 December 2013).

Tobias Moers, Chairman of the Board of Management of Mercedes-AMG GmbH says: "The two new AMG high-performance vehicles represent the spectacular next level for our exciting model array. The S 65 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."

Twelve cylinders, biturbo charging, an output of 630 hp and torque of 1000 Nm – the new Mercedes-Benz S 65 AMG sets new standards. These figures enable the S 65 AMG to outperform all other models in its segment. This superiority is highlighted by the car's performance: the S 65 AMG accelerates from 0 to 62 mph in 4.3 seconds, and reaches a top speed of 155 mph (electronically limited).

With fuel consumption of 23.7 mpg (NEDC combined), the new S 65 AMG is the world's most fuel-efficient V12 high-performance saloon in terms of power and torque. The range-topping 12-cylinder model already meets the requirements of the EU6 emissions standard, which is not due to come into force until 2015.

Key data at a glance:

  S 65 AMG
Displacement 5980 cc
Output 630 hp at 4800-5400 rpm
Max. torque 1000 Nm at 2300-4300 rpm
Fuel consumption, NEDC combined 23.7 mpg
CO2 emissions 279 g/km
Acceleration 0-62 mph 4.3 s
Top speed 155 mph*

* Electronically limited

The AMG SPEEDSHIFT PLUS 7G-TRONIC in the S 65 AMG has three individual transmission modes, which can be selected at the press of a button in the centre console: Controlled Efficiency (C), Sport (S) and Manual (M). The ECO start/stop function is always activated in "C" mode.

Like the S 63 AMG, the S 65 AMG features a lithium-ion battery. This innovative technology offers numerous advantages over a conventional battery concept: with a capacity of 78 Ah, the lithium-ion battery replaces both the starter battery and the backup battery – resulting in a weight saving of over 20 kilograms.

AMG sports suspension with MAGIC BODY CONTROL

The S 65 AMG features as standard the AMG sports suspension based on MAGIC BODY CONTROL. The new S-Class is the first car in the world which is able to recognise road surface undulations in advance. If ROAD SURFACE SCAN detects such undulations with the help of the stereo camera, MAGIC BODY CONTROL adjusts the suspension in advance to suit the situation. The "Comfort" and "Sport" modes are available for a driver-defined suspension setup.

AMG forged wheels, AMG ceramic braking system optionally available

The S 65 AMG is available exclusively with AMG forged light-alloy wheels. In the standard specification, the S 65 AMG is fitted with multi-spoke light-alloy wheels in sizes 8.5 x 20 (front) and 9.5 x 20 (rear), and tyres in sizes 255/40 R 20 and 285/35 R 20 respectively. As an alternative to the AMG high-performance composite braking system, for the first time the S 65 AMG is optionally available with an AMG ceramic high-performance composite braking system.

Design and equipment: dynamic, exclusive and premium quality

Luxurious and stately, powerful and exclusive, dynamic and prestigious – the S 65 AMG is a true eye-catcher with a self-assured presence. High-gloss chrome: on the S 65 AMG this design element makes a real impact, adorning the V12 radiator grille, louvres and flics (aerodynamic elements), the front splitter, the side sill panels, the rear diffuser and the twin tailpipes of the
AMG sports exhaust system. The interior is characterised by an exceptional ambience coupled with exquisite, premium-quality materials – manifested in the exclusive nappa leather upholstery with seat upholstery layout featuring an exclusive diamond design and sophisticated delineated perforations. Further AMG equipment features include a sports steering wheel, the instrument cluster and the high-quality IWC-designed analogue clock.

Head-up display and touchpad as standard

Two new innovative developments are fitted in the S 65 AMG as standard: the head-up display projects important information, such as vehicle speed, speed limits, navigation information, traffic signs and information from DISTRONIC PLUS onto the windscreen. The new, innovative touchpad makes it significantly easier to operate the radio, telephone and navigation system. The input area is integrated into the handrest with a cover for the keypad. The head-up display and touchpad are standard features.

Saving the best for last: SLS AMG GT FINAL EDITION 

The SLS AMG GT FINAL EDITION brings an impressive era to an end. 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 complete vehicle to be built by Mercedes-AMG. The super sports car, with its 591 hp AMG 6.3-litre V8 front-mid engine, offers an exciting combination of truly exceptional design and equipment features. Ever since it was presented in 2009 the SLS AMG has been an icon of the Mercedes-Benz brand and is highly sought-after around the world.

Thanks to the wide variety of models – from a gullwing model to the roadster, GT, the Black Series, an electric drive and its success in motorsport as the GT3 variant – the SLS AMG has become ever more attractive and is now one of the legendary dream cars from the brand with the star.

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Comments (19)

HommeStar HommeStar
Really not the type of last hurrah of the beautiful SLS that I'd expect from MB/AMG.. This could've have been so much more.
Nov 18th, 2013 3:22pm
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manual-trans manual-trans
I still wonder! What people are seeing in this SLS thing that made it so popular? To me, it is just a lousy sport car.
Nov 17th, 2013 8:00am
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Roken Roken
/yoda-voice: And that, is why you fail.
Nov 25th, 2013 2:34pm
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Dude von Dudenstein Dude von Dudenstein
How awfully disrespectful of Mercedes. Saying goodbye to the SLS by making such a tacky looking car. The SLS deserves better than that.
Nov 16th, 2013 7:26pm
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djcocum djcocum
Agree. The carbon fiber bonnet is awful.
Nov 17th, 2013 2:45am
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trapezius trapezius
Looks like it has been cheaply and garishly modified, like by Hamann or Mansory. Does not look like a factory car. They had the chance to make it look significantly more aggressive with a gaping mouth like the E63 AMG (see render in comments below)... but no, what did they do? LOL, black carbon fiber hood (which is what makes it look tacky) and they say revised front bumper, but you can't tell unless you are looking at both at the same time. So the only change that is basically visible is the non-body color hood making the whole car look tacky :(
Nov 16th, 2013 1:40am
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DionCassius1 DionCassius1
This is the single edition of this car that I do not like.. Somewhere in-between the SLS Black Edition and a regular one.. They got quite confused..
Nov 15th, 2013 8:31pm
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render render
It was about time. Slower than the 458 Italia, and the Nissan GT-R! Just hope the new model will be faster.
Nov 15th, 2013 7:55pm
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Roken Roken
No no no, what the hell happened?! Where is the new front bumper with HUGE air intakes like the E63 that we saw spy shots of?? The new front end should have been something like this render: http://i44.tinypic.com/fbmjbp.png
Nov 15th, 2013 12:40pm
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Roken Roken
Hate it, the Final Edition looks like tacky aftermarket crap... I was dying to get one too, it'll have to be a first generation or GT now.
Nov 15th, 2013 12:42pm
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w0bble w0bble
Poor you, I had similar problems with the veyron super sport so I just got a gold plated mansory veyron instead
Nov 15th, 2013 1:58pm
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adrian.padeanu adrian.padeanu
First world problems.
Nov 15th, 2013 2:07pm
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Roken Roken
Very true, but if we're pointing out the obvious, then this whole website caters to first world problems. :P
Nov 15th, 2013 3:31pm
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adrian.padeanu adrian.padeanu
I have to disagree with you on this one. We cover all automakers, equally.
Nov 15th, 2013 4:25pm
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AvusAndy AvusAndy
Sometimes Design and functionality do not come together
Nov 15th, 2013 7:00pm
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trapezius trapezius
Wow, that render looks amaaaaaaaaaaaaazing!
Nov 15th, 2013 8:45pm
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mc959 mc959
This car is losing all it's class and appeal because of that black hood and stupid spoiler. This look's like a tuners car, which is not what you expect from Mercedes AMG.I would just go for a regular SLS AMG GT. But kids will love it.
Nov 15th, 2013 11:07am
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benzboy benzboy
I so agree. Dont like the black hood and the spoiler is ridiculous. And I would have to buy the roadster cause I cant fit in the gullwing unless I shrink a couple inches and buy a tow truck to get me in and out of it LOL
Nov 16th, 2013 6:09pm
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16000rpm 16000rpm
Words can't express how much I want this car.Damn this car is neat.
Nov 15th, 2013 11:05am
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