By Otsile Kadiege
Mercedes-AMG is marking the end of the 2022 Formula 1 season with a limited edition model in the form of the automaker’s most potent SL model – the SL 63 4Matic+. The Mercedes-AMG SL 63 4Matic+ Motorsport Collectors Edition reflects the look of the Mercedes-AMG F1 W12 E Performance racing car.
Outside, the colour graduation from high-tech silver metallic to obsidian black metallic is inspired by the model from the top class of motorsport. The same is true of the star pattern on the vehicle flanks and the Petronas-coloured contrasts: these can be found on the front apron, side sill panels and rear diffuser. Added to this are 21-inch AMG 10-twin-spoke forged wheels in a matte black finish with PETRONAS-coloured rim flanges. The electric soft top is in black. It’s also fitted with the AMG Aerodynamics package which includes larger flics on the front and rear apron, the larger rear diffuser and the active profile in the underbody improve the aerodynamic properties.
Other packages fitted to the limited edition model is the AMG Night package and the AMG Night package II. These packages include high-gloss black finishes on the front splitter, side sill panels, mirror caps and the decorative trim in the rear diffuser. Added to this are darkened exhaust tailpipes. The AMG Night package II adds further features in black chrome, including the radiator grille, typography and Mercedes star at the rear. In addition, the interior components of the headlamps and rear lights are darkened. The brake callipers of the AMG high-performance composite brake system are also painted black. The AMG fuel filler cap in silver chrome with “AMG” lettering also emphasises the special status of the edition.
Inside, the Motorsport Collectors Edition is fitted as standard with AMG Performance seats which are available with two upholsteries: black nappa leather/Microcut microfibre with red top-stitching and embossed AMG emblem in the head restraints, or in black nappa leather/Microcut microfibre with yellow top-stitching and embossed AMG emblem in the head restraints. The AMG carbon-fibre trim harmonises with the heated AMG Performance steering wheel with carbon-fibre rim.
As standard, the extensively equipped model is also fitted with the high end Burmester 3D surround sound system, ambient lighting, the MBUX Interior Assistant, the Driving Assistance package and head-up display.
Mercedes-Benz South Africa is yet to confirm whether any units will be reserved for SA.
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