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Merc SL gets racey upgrades

2013-05-02 13:42

MORE LUXURIOUS: Mercedes claims the SL 350, SL 500 (pictured) and SL 63 AMG are now more luxurious thanks to some upgrades. Image: Newspress

Mercedes claims the SL-Class is now more luxurious, thanks to enhanced equipment and key exterior appointments.

Both the SL 350 and SL 500 now gain AMG Sport status, the exterior upgrades consist of 19” five-spoke alloy rims, sports suspension lowered by 10mm, with revised damper settings among other additions.

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Interior upgrades include leather sports seats, centre console, sports steering wheel with silver gear shift paddles and chequered flag-design instrument cluster.

The paint choices have also been updated to include five metallic paints and one non-metallic. Black leather is standard in the range with trim in brushed aluminium.

The SL 63 AMG gets an electric glass sunroof and park assist technology as additional equipment, worth the equivalent of about R21 000. There are no changes to the SL 65 AMG.

Pricing for The SL 350 AMG Sport the equivalent of about R984 000, SL 500 AMG Sport - R1.1-million, and SL 63 AMG from R1.5-million.

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