It is an unjust world we live in. There are a number of cars on sale that we wouldn't be upset to see disappear. The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG is certainly not one of those cars. With its absurd gull-wing doors and its wonderful, ridiculous, powerful 6.2-liter, AMG V8, it remains one of the most exciting cars on sale today, despite having hit the US market back in 2010.

But because life isn't fair, Mercedes will be announcing at next week's Los Angeles Auto Show that the SLS AMG will be put out to pasture. As a sort of sendoff, it will launch a limited-edition model called the SLS AMG Final Edition, which it will also show at LA.

SLS production is set to close up shop in the middle of 2014, but before that, it'll turn out a Final Edition that improves on the SLS AMG's 583 horsepower and 479 pound-feet of torque. We should also expect a styling change here and there, while our friends at Car and Driver are expecting an upgraded interior. The team at Auto Motor und Sport have a spy gallery of possible changes for the SLS AMG Final Edition (fair warning, it's in German).

We'll have all the details on the SLS AMG's last hurrah when it arrives at next weeks LA Auto Show.


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      Carhoots
      • 1 Year Ago
      Along with the SLS, that fantastic 6.2liter naturally aspirated V8 will die too... *sheds a tier*
      jonnybimmer
      • 1 Year Ago
      Feels short lived compared to the SLR. Shame though, I always liked the SLS, especially compared to the visually-conflicting SL. The SLR, SLS, can't wait to see what's next!
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      Miguro Takahashi
      • 1 Year Ago
      Wow the SLS had a really short tenure. The SLR had a 7 year run before its production stopped and its parents divorced for good.
        Technoir
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        @Miguro Takahashi
        Yes really short. Maybe sales didn't live up to expectations?
          Floridian
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Technoir
          I highly doubt it. For its price, it isn't really a rare sight on the road actually.
      yo
      • 1 Year Ago
      benz has clearly lost its mo jo...this is UGLY
        breitling65
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        @yo
        why don't you buy Nissan Juke instead, iti pritty troll-mobile for you ...
      The Other Bob
      • 1 Year Ago
      No Chrysler to engineer you a new one Mercedes?
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        Tina Dang
        • 1 Year Ago
        @The Other Bob
        ****Dumba$$ alert****
      sirjaysmith
      • 1 Year Ago
      About time, what a vulgar car.
      Jonathan Wayne
      • 1 Year Ago
      And I don't care, never liked it, always thought it was ugly, give me an SLR any day over this.
      breitling65
      • 1 Year Ago
      Severly over-engineered and overpriced, make it $50k and with twinturbo 3.5L and it will sell as candy. I love this car look, especially old one ... so long!
      Arturo Rios Jr.
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      Car will age well I have no doubt.
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        jaydc1388
        • 1 Year Ago
        Too bad it was originally supposed to be a Dodge Viper, take note that it was an American company http://www.autoblog.com/2010/06/16/report-dodge-originally-developed-sls-amg-to-be-next-gen-viper/
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          was too! stoopid! http://www.benzinsider.com/2010/06/sls-amg-design-originally-developed-for-dodge-viper/ http://blog.caranddriver.com/separated-at-birth-dodge-viper-and-mercedes-benz-sls-amg-gullwing/
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          @jaydc1388
          carguy1701 http://www.caranddriver.com/features/the-man-who-hides-cars Notice all the foreign cars including the AMG, show foreign plates indicating they were tested in Germany/overseas, the Viper camoed Mercedes is in a desert, not many deserts in Stuttgart........
          jaydc1388
          • 1 Year Ago
          @jaydc1388
          The article supposedly refuting it is little more than a biased rant , wrongly described as having an overworked truck engine when it was developed with help from Lamborghini, fiberglass panels. and refers to it as: "The Viper is a Rather Cheap Shed Built Supercar if You Could Call it That" Plus his credentials read basically: he got an entry level position at an automotive publication and joined a blog http://www.autoevolution.com/editors/browse/alex-oagana/ Aside from the obviously similar proportions, roofline as shown in the car and driver article, the fact that they were testing it in the US as opposed to Germany AMG makes the connection pretty obvious. Why would a car built by AMG for Mercedes with no supposed connection to Chrysler/Viper be tested in the US? The reality is they probably took much of the research and developement (keeping in mind they had a joint partnership at the time, so it wasn't like they were stealing, although Chrysler didn't exactly get the best out of the deal) from the next generation Viper , intended to be more refined than the earlier version. Most likely after Chrysler couldn't continue, the engineering and design was just too good to waste, and AMG-Mercedes refined it to a level and price tag above what a Viper would have sold for if it had been made.
      ckm
      • 1 Year Ago
      It's true, while the doors are cool, they are also ridiculous. I bashed my head on one this weekend... Granted, I don't own one of these, so I'd probably get use to it, but still, there are better, more practical exotic door designs out there...
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