Mercedes-Benz preparing SLS AMG ‘Final Edition’ for L.A. auto show

Like all good things that must come to an end, Mercedes-Benz will reportedly take to the Los Angeles Auto Show next week to showcase swan song of the SLS AMG.

According to German magazine Auto Motor und Sport, Mercedes will mark the end of the SLS AMG’s three-year run with the aptly named Final Edition.

Production of the SLS AMG Final Edition will run from February 2014 to the middle of the year. Based on the spy photos from Auto Motor und Sport, Final Edition models could gain reworked front and rear bumpers, including new air vents, a restyled grille and hood, and new exhaust tips. We can also expect exclusive interior trimmings.

The Final Edition will reportedly be available on all of the members in the SLS AMG family. Mercedes will keep things more or less identical under the hood, meaning the 6.2-litre V8 will still pump out 563, 583 and 622 horsepower on the standard SLS AMG, GT and Black Series, respectively.

No direct replacement is planned, which could spell the unfortunate end for Mercedes’ iconic gullwing doors. Rumors suggest, however, that we could see an SLC AMG take over as Mercedes’ halo car, targeted at the Porsche 911 and with a twin-turbo V8 under the hood.

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