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Merc dream cars on show at Jims

2013-10-16 11:42

DREAM CARS ON SHOW: Mercedes-Benz has a stellar line-up at the 2013 Johannesburg motor show as it showcases its “dream cars”.Image: MERCEDES-BENZ

New E-Class coupe and cabriolet, SLK, SLS AMG... Mercedes-Benz will wow petrol heads at the 2013 Johannesburg International Motor Show with its "dream cars" concept.

Mercedes-Benz "dream cars" form part of marketing concept built around the automaker's coupe, cabriolet and roadster models... all of which will be on display at the 2013 Johannesburg International Motor Show.

Gallery: Mercedes-Benz dream cars at Jims

Mercedes-Benz SA's vice-president of sales and marketing, Florian Seidler, said: "The dream cars include the new E-Class coupe and cabrio models, the SLK and SL sports cars, the CL as well as the CLS and the CLS Shooting Brake, together with our SLS AMG Coupe and SLS AMG Roadster."

According to the automaker, 133 000 of these dream cars were sold globally in 2012. 

Seidler said: "In its third generation, the SLK combines a sports character with comfort, a striking design with supreme everyday driving, and top performance with exemplary ecological credentials." The AMG SportLine is now standard in the SLK range.

According to the automaker, the sixth generation SL sports car continues to be a success with three times as many units sold in 2012 as in 2011.  The SL’s history dates back 60 years to the 300 SL racing sports car of 1952.
Fans attending the Johannesburg show will be able to experience the CLS Shooting Brake. According to the automaker: "The CLS and CLS Shooting Brake appeals to customers who seek a design that is creative and that sets them apart from the norm."

Sports car enthusiasts can experience the SLS Coupe and AMG variant, as well as the SLS AMG roadster.

Seidler said: “Mercedes-Benz has always made automotive dreams come true and these models in particular are what make the brand so exciting."

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