There are the big victories that make a car not forgotten: 1955 won a Mercedes-Benz 300 SL in the production sports car class, the legendary “Mille Miglia” – one of the most demanding endurance race in the world on public roads. The 60th anniversary of the Renner Corol Mercedes-Benz celebrates now with the Mercedes-Benz SL 417 Mille Miglia, the high level of comfort with racing temperament combined.
At 4:17 clock the Mercedes 300 SL took the # 417 on the race. At the wheel of the American privateer John Fitch, with the assistance of his co-driver Kurt Gessl. After 11 hours, 29 minutes and 21 seconds and Fitch Gessl mastered the over 1597 km long route from Brescia to Rome and back. It was not only the victory in the series sports cars of the Mille Miglia, but even a fifth place overall. Many racing prototype was the 300 SL behind. Also, the second and third rank this production sports car class occupied standard 300 SL.
After 60 years now the eulogy, reminiscent integrated Mercedes-Benz therefore considers the new SL Edition “Mille Miglia 417” on this victory and the car with the number 417. The legendary number “417” in the emblem of the special model.
The design of the special model underscores the sporty temperament stylish red accents. So the makers held the lip on the front apron in red, while a red trim strip sets the contrast to the spoiler in matte carbon on the rear bumper. Red shimmer calipers through the spokes of the black AMG performance wheels that carry subtle red bezels and front have a diameter of 19 inches and 20 inches in the rear.
As standard, the special model “Mille Miglia 417” in “magnetite black metallic” is painted. Upon request, the matt finishes “designo magno night black”, “white Designo Magno Cashmere” or the brilliant “Designo Diamond White Bright” are to be had.
The luxurious yet sporty interior embossed evaluated Mercedes-Benz with fine materials to continue. As a catcher prove the “AMG Line” seats as well as the black center console with contrast inserts and red piping. The headrests in leather wear a carboxylic embossed and embroidered label “SL Mille Miglia”. Red piping also contour the black door inner panels with red arm rests. The grippy steering wheel based the makers with red and black nappa leather, while a carbon imprint sets additional accents. The shimmer trim in matte carbon, black floor mats are edged red and marked with the embroidered label “1000 Miglia”.
The SL Special Edition “Mille Miglia 417” than to have SL 400 and SL 500 as. The six-cylinder engine in the SL 400 with 333 HP provides for a sprint from 0 to 100 km / h in 5.2 seconds, while the SL 500 with 455 hp completed the classic sprint in 4.6 seconds. Both engines are electronically limited to 250 km / h.
Provide a standard curve dynamics Wizard and an adaptive variable damping and, in particular, available as an optional active suspension system “Active Body Control” (ABC) for sporty transverse dynamics with a high level of comfort.
The surcharge for special equipment “Mille Miglia 417” in Germany is 17,612 euros for the Mercedes-Benz SL 400. When Mercedes-Benz SL 500 the package with 15,232 euro accounts for parts. Order can be the special edition from April 7 2015
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