Mercedes-Benz Special Models
Special editions of the SL and SLK, with distinctive paint finishes, have been released by Mercedes-Benz. Both the SL Night Edition and the SLK Grand Edition also have special interiors, featuring sophisticated highlights.
The ‘night black’ paint finish, exclusive to the SL Night Edition, is set off by 19in AMG five-spoke light-alloy wheels in a two-tone, high-gloss finish. Silver-painted front brake calipers, with the Mercedes-Benz logo, and darkened headlamps/tail lights accentuate the look. Inside, there’s black nappa leather and chrome plus newly designed seats and a sports steering wheel, shift lever and roof lining, all in black. The AIRSCARF® system keeps occupants warm when the soft top is down.
The SLK Grand Edition, in an elegant graphite-grey paint finish, has exclusive 18in light-alloy wheels with five triple spokes, silver-coloured fins on the bonnet, headlamps matching the paint finish and a third brake light.
Also lavishly equipped with a redesigned interior, the SLK Grand Edition has a restrained, stylish grey finish, complemented by red topstitching on the new seats. Again, the AIRSCARF® system is a standard fitting.
The effect is complemented by the ‘tone-in-tone’, grey seatbelts. Basalt grey nappa leather is also used for the door linings, with a harmonious contrast provided by the pearl leather armrests. Colour-coordinated trim in pearl leather – with the embossed Grand Edition emblem above the glove compartment – rounds off the interior.
The SL Night Edition and SLK Grand Edition can be ordered now. Depending on the engine chosen, the additional cost for these special models is 3700-5200 euros for the SL Night Edition and 2300-3500 euros for the SLK Grand Edition. The special paint finishes cost an additional 3640 euros for ‘designo magno night black' and 1800 euros for ‘designo graphite’ (German prices, inc. VAT).
Text: Charis Whitcombe
Photos: Daimler AG
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