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2011-14 Mercedes-Benz SLS added to Takata recall

Mercedes-Benz Australia has expanded its Takata driver-side airbag recall to include the 2011-14 model-year SLS AMG supercar. Joining older-generation A-Class, GL, ML and SLK model lines, the notice involves driver airbags that wear the less-serious ‘beta’ rating. A total of 121 SLS vehicles are affected by this recall – you can access the VIN list here...

Mercedes-AMG EV prototype spied

A mystery prototype wearing the body of a Mercedes-Benz SLS Electric Drive has been spied around the Nurburgring in Germany, raising questions as to what the company is developing. The SLS Electric Drive was an all-electric version of the SLS AMG supercar, featuring combined outputs of 552kW and 1000Nm from its four electric motors...

2015 Bathurst 12 Hour: swan song for Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3

Last weekend's Bathurst 12 Hour was the 13th since the endurance race began in 1991. And while it will forever go down as one of the best finishes on record for Mercedes-Benz, it marked the end of an era… This year’s gruelling Mount Panorama event comprised 269 laps of the 6.213km circuit, for over 1670km and a record 20 safety car disruptions...

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT Final Edition revealed

The first complete images and official specifications of the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT Final Edition have been released ahead of its simultaneous debuts at this week's Los Angeles and Tokyo motor shows. The swan song for Mercedes' flagship two-door sports car, the Final Edition represents the last opportunity for customers to order an SLS AMG before the four-year-old model line is retired from the line-up...

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Final Edition to send off supercar

The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Final Edition will make its world debut at next week's Los Angeles auto show, signalling the impending end of the German supercar's production run. Mercedes-Benz Australia senior corporate communications manager David McCarthy told CarAdvice the two teaser images uploaded to Mercedes-Benz AMG's official Facebook page (pictured top and middle) provided a sneak peek at the SLS AMG Final Edition, and confirmed its planned LA unveiling...

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG successor hits the streets

Mercedes-Benz has released 'official spy photos' of its SLS AMG successor, giving us our first look at its upcoming sports car. The images were distributed by Mercedes-Benz to build anticipation for its next-generation flagship sports coupe, which is due to replace the SLS AMG by mid-decade...

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG successor test mule spied

An engineering mule of the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG successor has been spied undergoing testing in Europe. While from the outside the test car could be easily mistaken for a mild facelift, there is far more to this silver Roadster prototype than meets the eye. Larger front bumper intakes facilitate improved engine cooling, suggesting turbocharging will have a role to play in the next-generation sports car’s new propulsion system...

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Electric Drive breaks Nurburgring EV record

The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Electric Drive has lapped Germany's Nurburgring in 7min 56.234sec, making it the first electrically powered series production vehicle to complete the legendary circuit in under eight minutes. The world’s most powerful all-electric vehicle, the 552kW/1000Nm Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Electric Drive, covered the 20...

AMG rules out hypercar and hybrids

Mercedes-Benz AMG has confirmed a successor to the SLS Gullwing and roadster exists, but it has ruled out building a more expensive hypercar to rival the LaFerrari, Porsche 918 and McLaren P1. Rumours persist that Mercedes-Benz will replace the three-year-old SLS in 2015 with two separate models – a smaller coupe to fill the void between C63 coupe and SLS, and a larger, more expensive hyper-car...

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series a near sell-out at $639,000

Pricing for the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series has been announced, but the $639,000 supercar is already a near sell-out. Eight out of the 10 cars allocated to Australia have been snapped up ahead of their official arrival on our shores in July. Mercedes-Benz Australia has ordered two ‘AMG Solarbeam’ SLS AMG Black Series models, the bright yellow paint uniquely adding a further $15,000 to the price...

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Electric Drive inspires 1656kW powerboat

The world's fastest and most powerful electric motor boat has been launched at the Miami international boat show, taking technology, performance and design cues from the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Electric Drive, a vehicle that will become the world's most powerful electric production car when it launches later this year. The 38 foot (11...