Mercedes gives SLS AMG a final send-off

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Bad news! The slightly nutty Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG with its gullwing doors and big 6.2-litre V8 is coming to the end of its life.

Good news! The company wants to give it a good send-off so is introducing a limited run of 350 Final Edition models.

Non-news! It’ll have a few exterior tweaks (note the black bonnet) and the inside should see a bit of a makeover, but the engine won’t be touched. That’s a bit disappointing, Mercedes!

Power will still come from the 6.2-litre V8 engine that produces 591hp and accelerates the SLS to 62mph in 3.7 seconds and on to a top speed of 199mph.

It’s not slow by any means, then, but the sledgehammer that was the Black Edition had 622hp. It wasn’t all that much quicker (in comparison) – reaching 62mph just 0.1 of a second quicker than the standard version – but we’d still like to have seen more from the Final Edition.

If Mercedes-Benz can give its luxury S-Class saloon a V12 with 630hp, why can’t it do more with its bonkers supercar?

The price of the SLS is yet to be revealed, but expect it to be somewhere between the standard model’s £165,030 price tag and the £229,935 Black Series. That’ll be close to the staggeringly fast £176,000 McLaren 12C, then.

See more of the SLS, as well as the V12 S 65 AMG, at the Tokyo and LA Motor Shows.

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