Mercedes-Benz SLS Production Will End in 2014

2013 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT High Resolution Exterior
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Mercedes unveiled the current SLS supercar in January 2010, and after just four years of production, its production run will come to an end.

According to Mercedes Benz Passion, Mercedes will stop developing the current SLS in June 2014. The base coupe, roadster and GT versions will go out of production in February 2014, and from that point through its complete eliminate ion June, Mercedes will develop a special-edition SLS based on the current GT version.

The SLC — also known as project C190 series — will have the daunting task of filling the SLS’ huge shoes after its elimination. According to the first details we have on the SLC, it will be lighter and smaller than the current SLS, and will Mercedes plans to put it against the Porsche 911.

The SLC will go into production in 2015.

Click past the jump to read more about the current Mercedes SLS.

Mercedes SLS

2013 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT Exterior
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Mercedes unveiled the SLS supercar for the 2011 model year as a spiritual successor for the 1956 Mercedes Benz 300 SL Gullwing. The debut SLS was powered by a 6.2-liter, naturally aspirated V-8 engine that delivered a total of 563 horsepower and 479 pound-feet of torque. The engine mated to a seven-speed, dual-clutch transmission. The SLS sprints to 60 mph in 3.7 seconds and up to a top speed of 197 mph.

For the 2013 model year, Mercedes unveiled the GT version. This variant is powered by the same 6.2-liter V-8 engine, with the power increased to 583 horsepower and 479 pound-feet of torque. As a result, the GT version will sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.7 seconds and up to a top speed of 198 mph.

Source: Mercedes-Benz Passion

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