While production of the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG coupe and SLS AMG Roadster is inevitably coming to an end in place of a Porsche 911 fighter currently dubbed the 2016 Mercedes GT, the German automaker has one final upgrade for the outgoing model.
A prototype of what’s believed to be a slightly facelifted 2015 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster was recently spied sporting some minor camouflage on the front bumper as well as the hood. Because the camouflage is so minimal, only minor visual changes are expected to feature on the facelifted Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster.
According to recent reports, production of the standard Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT coupe and SLS AMG Roadster will end in January next year. Following on from that, production will cease of the range-topping Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series 6 months later in June, 2014.
If that is the case, then this Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster will only be on the market for a few months before the car is officially axed just like the short lived 2013 Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4.
2016 Mercedes-Benz GT
When production does end, whenever that is, the production facility will be reworked to make way for the Mercedes-Benz GT. Speaking of the Mercedes-Benz GT, it’s pinned to compete with the Porsche 911. In order for the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GT to truly compete with the Porsche 911 line-up, a selection of variants will be offered with the base model to feature a 485hp engine and the aforementioned price tag of 109,000 euros. Mercedes-Benz will then offer a 2016 Mercedes-Benz GT S variant featuring 550hp predicted to cost around 145,000 euros. Topping out the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GT range will be an eventual Black Series variant with around 585hp.
[Via Motor Authority]