2015 Mercedes-Benz SL Mille Miglia 417 Edition review and pictures

Posted on Tuesday, 17 February 2015 , 09:02:29 byEmil

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Mercedes-Benz SL Mille Miglia 417 Edition

Here we have some other news coming from Mercedes-Benz. The German manufacturer has just announced the Mercedes-Benz SL Mille Miglia 417 Edition. This is a tribute for the victory of a 300 SL in the production sports cars class at the 1955 "Mille Miglia". After 11 hours, 29 minutes and 21 seconds this historical car has finished the race distance of 1597 kilometers on public roads from Brescia to Rome and back. This happened 60 years ago.

The special Mercedes-Benz SL Mille Miglia 417 Edition is distinguished by red exterior highlights and fine materials throughout its interior. The anniversary edition will offer maximum comfort and motor racing spirit that traditionally characterizes every SL vehicle.  It features the race number 417 badge as a symbol of motorsport passion. It is also equipped with red highlights on the lip on the front spoiler, and the red trim strip on the rear spoiler contrasts with the matte carbon and the magnetite black metallic paint finish. There are two other colour options available, too.

The Mercedes-Benz SL Mille Miglia 417 Edition powered by either a six-cylinder engine outputting 333 horsepower (245 kW) or an eight-cylinder unit generating 455 hp (335 kW) features ESP Curve Dynamic Assist, an adaptive adjustable damping system and Active Body Control (ABC). The car is equipped with a new set of AMG Performance wheels with red callipers, sized 19 inches at the front and 20 inches at the back.

Stepping inside the Mercedes-Benz SL Mille Miglia 417 Edition we notice AMG Line seats, a black centre console with contrasting inlays and red edging, the leather headrests with an embossed carbon structure and a "SL Mille Miglia" embroidery. Red accents are also available on the black door centre panels, armrests, steering wheel, which is wrapped in red and black nappa leather with sporty embossed carbon structure. The trim elements feature a matte carbon finish and the black floor mats have red edging and an embroidered "1000 Miglia" badge. Take a look at the pictures and dream about it.