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Mercedes-Benz Celebrates Formula 1 World Championship with Special SL 63 AMG




To say the 2014 Formula 1 season ended well for the Mercedes AMG team would be a grand understatement. With Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg driving the W05 Hybrid race car, the team captured victory in 16 of season’s 19 events. In qualifying, one of the Mercedes AMG drivers prevailed with the pole position in all but one race (Williams’ Felipe Massa propelled by a customer Mercedes-Benz power unit won the Austrian Grand Prix’s pole). As Lewis Hamilton overcame a mid-season gap to triumph over teammate Rosberg for his second World Drivers’ Championship, Mercedes-Benz captured the honour of proclaiming themselves the toast of the paddock among teams. After five seasons for the Mercedes AMG organization gave glimpses of potential, quick adjustment to new rules for the 2014 Formula 1 vehicles netted the factory-based team the manufacturers’ championship. Since the manufacturers’ trophy in the series was not established until 1958 (three years after Mercedes-Benz pulled out of competition as a constructor), the title was the first for the German auto manufacturer as a team.

When the 2014 Formula 1 season ended, Mercedes-Benz entered into a highly celebratory mood. Along with the driver, team and corporate parties, the German automaker commemorated their successful year with a special product. 38 Mercedes-Benz SL 63 AMG convertibles will be presented as the “World Championship 2014 Collector’s Edition”.





Powered by a 585-horsepower, 5.5-liter biturbo engine, the Mercedes-Benz SL 63 AMG World Championship 2014 Collector’s Edition models are equally divided between two styling themes. Distinctively defined, 19 cars will be feature a designo night black magno body color devoted to World Drivers’ Championship Lewis Hamilton while the other 19 will be finished in designo cashmere white magno dedicated to Nico Rosberg. Each car will represent a specific track on the 2014 Formula 1 tour. Hand-embroidered floor mats and engraved center console badging will identify which track the special edition Mercedes-Benz convertible represents. Essentially, every vehicle produced through the World Championship 2014 Collector’s Edition will be one of a kind. All 38 examples of the Mercedes-Benz SL 63 AMG World Championship 2014 Collector’s Edition will include the AMG Driver’s package, a Bang & Olufsen BeoSound audio system and the Magic Sky Control roof.
 




The SL 63 AMG World Championship 2014 Collector’s Edition vehicles, an already limited production quantity, will be snatched up at quicker paced based on how Mercedes-Benz is selling their unique convertibles. Buyers are offered the opportunity of acquiring the track specific models in both the Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg variation of the World Championship 2014 Collector’s Edition. For instance, a purchaser for the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve models could be bought for €629,510 (equating to over 908,200 Canadian dollars). Buying the Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg edition models together is presented at a discounted price considering Mercedes-Benz charges €320,110 (461,852 in Canadian dollars) for a single vehicle.





Besides the bragging rights of owning the Mercedes-Benz SL 63 AMG World Championship 2014 Collector’s Edition, some additional perks are being provided to purchasers of the special edition convertible. Each buyer will receive an invitation to the opening race of the 2015 Formula 1 season in Melbourne, Australia, an special IWC Ingenieur chronograph watch, signed F1 book and helmet worn by one of the Mercedes AMG team drivers. Mercedes-Benz has also arranged for a ceremonial turnover of the SL 63 AMG World Championship 2014 Collector’s Edition vehicles at next year’s German Grand Prix.


Information and photo source: Daimler AG

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