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Special Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG Celebrates F1 World Championship

Motor Trend logo Motor Trend 12/1/2014 Joseph Capparella

The latest special edition of the Mercedes-Benz SL convertible is a sort of victory lap for the brand, as it celebrates the Mercedes-Benz Formula 1 team’s 2014 world championship win. Two versions of this limited-run SL, each said to be created by drivers Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg, will be sold at quite a price premium to an exclusive set of buyers.

Mercedes Benz SL63 AMG World Championship 2014 Edition© Provided by MotorTrend Mercedes Benz SL63 AMG World Championship 2014 Edition

To commemorate each of the 19 Formula 1 race tracks featured in the season, Mercedes-Benz will sell 38 copies total, 19 of Hamilton’s black SL and 19 of Rosberg’s white SL. Both are based on the SL63 AMG and boast a small power boost from the 5.5-liter twin-turbo V-8 to 585 hp, compared to the U.S.-spec model’s 577 hp. There aren’t any other mechanical changes, but all World Championship Edition cars are equipped with the AMG driver’s package, sport seats, and plenty of luxury equipment.

The black Lewis Hamilton Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG special edition comes with the Designo Night Black Magno exterior color, and has a few gold trim pieces for the badges, the wheels, and the side fins. The black and gold theme continues inside, with gold stitching for the black Nappa leather seats and gold trim for the gauge cluster and center console.

Special Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG Celebrates F1 World Championship

The white SL created by Nico Rosberg is trimmed in a white and grey color scheme, with Cashmere White Magno as the exterior color and Himalayas grey accents for the door handles, wheels, badges, and bumper inserts. Titanium grey exclusive leather adorns the seats inside, with white Nappa leather for the lower parts of the console and door panels.

Each of the 19 black and 19 white models correspond with a specific racetrack, and have that track map embroiders onto the floormats and engraved in the center console and key. All of this exclusivity comes at a steep price, as an individual World Championship edition costs €320,110 ($398,780), significantly higher than the standard SL63’s starting price of $148,975. Mercedes-Benz is even offering the black and white models as a pair, for €629,510.

Source: Mercedes-Benz


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