Mercedes SLS Final Edition to Debut at LA Auto Show

Mercedes SLS Final Edition to Debut at LA Auto Show

Mercedes-Benz will be bidding farewell to its SLS sports car, unveiling a Final Edition model at this year’s Los Angeles Auto Show.

Originally debuting at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show, the SLS AMG wasn’t offered in North America until 2010. And after just three years of availability, the German automaker will stop production in mid-2014. For the sports car’s swan song, the German automaker will reveal a Final Edition that is expected to get a slight increase in performance.

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Of course details are light on the SLS AMG Final Edition, but don’t be surprised if Mercedes gives it a minor update in the styling category as well. But what it does mean is that it might be the last time we’ll see AMG’s 6.2-liter V8 engine, as the brand switches its focus to smaller, turbocharged powerplants. The smaller SLC or GT AMG will be replacing the SLS as the brand’s halo model, though it won’t sport the gullwing doors that made the SLS famous.

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[Source: Auto Motor und Sport]

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