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Thursday, September 28, 2006

Mercedes SLR 722 Edition at Paris Auto Show
Along with the CL 63 AMG, the SLR 722 Edition is celebrating its world premiere. The new Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 722 Edition displays thoroughbred motor-racing attributes. With this new model variant, Mercedes-Benz evokes memories of the unforgettable victory achieved by Sir Stirling Moss at the wheel of a Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR with the start number 722 (indicating a starting time of 07.22 hours ) in the classic Mille Miglia endurance race of 1955. At the heart of this super-sportscar, a limited edition of only 150 examples is a supercharged 5.5-litre V8-engine developing 478 kW/650 hp. With a top speed of 337 km/h the "722 Edition” even betters the SLR, which remains in the model range.

More pictures at Autoblog
posted by Muamer Hodzic @ 9/28/2006 11:55:00 AM    
  • At 10/03/2006 11:28:00 AM, gert123456 said…

    I hope Mr. Dieter doesn't make the brand known for being an old man's car again. He's been noted as saying that they won't try to compete with BMW in terms of sportiness. I think that while Benz should stay true to what makes them the world's #1 in safety, luxury, style, elegance, and 'class', they should allow AMG to craft models that out perform BMW in every aspect that makes BMW so good as a pure driver's car.

  • At 10/03/2006 12:27:28 PM, Muamer Hodzic said…

    You are right in some aspects, but I don't think that they are moving to the "old mans car", I think that they moving in the opposite direction. Young drivers are embracing the new models, especially due to the AMG versions. They should definitely continue with the safety, luxury, style, elegance, and class, but they should also try going for the sport segment, and I believe that they are doing that. Almost every model has an AMG version, and recently they opened the AMG Performance Studio. Not only do they have more sporty models than BMW, but have continually won comparison tests against BMW, Audi and the others.

    You have definitely a good point, Thanks you commenting.

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