Mercedes-Benz Shines At Miami International Auto Show From Super Sports Cars To SUVs; SAMA Recognizes SLS AMG Roadster As Florida's Top Convertible Of 2012

MONTVALE, N.J., Nov. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Mercedes-Benz previews four of the brand's newest 2013 models, the SL63 AMG, G63 AMG, GL and GLK and the 2012 SLS AMG Roadster, at the newly named Miami International Auto Show at Miami Beach Convention Center from Friday, November 9th to Sunday, November 18th 2012.  In its 42nd year, the event showcases more than 1,000 new cars, trucks and SUVs from 40 of the world's leading manufacturers with more than 665,000 people visiting each year. 

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With Florida sunshine as the backdrop, perfect for top down driving enthusiasts, Mercedes-Benz showcases two of the three-pointed star's most powerful roadsters.  The all-new 2013 SL63 AMG features show stopping power for South Floridians eager to add excitement to their daily driving time.  Powered by a hand built 5.5 liter direct-injection bi-turbo AMG V8 engine delivering 530-hp and 590 lb-ft of torque, this luxury roadster combines unparalleled performance synonymous with AMG and an extraordinary driving experience.  The 6th generation of the iconic Mercedes-Benz Roadster stays true to its namesake with an all-new aluminum bodyshell, weighing nearly 300 pounds less than its predecessor.  The SL63 AMG is available in showrooms at $145,800 MSRP. 

The SLS AMG Roadster is top gun in a brand new display featuring convertibles that participated in the Southern Automotive Media Association's (SAMA) annual "topless" event which ranks the best new convertibles of the year.  The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster is recognized as the "2012 Convertible of the Year " by SAMA and is displayed alongside 10 other vehicles from manufacturers who entered the contest.  The SLS AMG Roadster is powered by a hand-built 6.3 liter V8 engine delivering 563-hp and can accelerate from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 3.7 seconds.  The soft top can be opened in 11 seconds, making top down driving available at the touch of a button.  This model joins the SLS AMG gullwing coupe, the first-ever cars designed and developed from the ground up by Mercedes-AMG, the company's high performance division.  The SLS AMG Roadster is available in showrooms starting at $196,100 MSRP.

In addition, Mercedes-Benz is featuring its full line-up of all-new 2013 SUVs including the G63 AMG with a V8 bi-turbo engine.  The AMG version of the "G-Wagon" is one of the most highly-recognizable luxury off-road vehicles.  It is crafted with over forty hours of hand labor, evident in the welded steel body frame that creates the upright athletic body and iconic design.  The off-roader features a significantly restyled interior which is characterized by high-quality appointments finished with exquisite materials and an all-new instrument cluster and center console. New standard safety features including Blind Spot Assist, the parking aid PARKTRONIC and the adaptive cruise control system DISTRONIC PLUS, make this SUV, one of the most advanced in its segment.  The G63 AMG is available in showrooms at $134,300 MSRP.

For the whole family, the all-new second-generation seven passenger GL-Class, is the leading luxury full-size SUV, and winner of the 2013 Motor Trend Sport/Utility of the Year award.  Cradling its occupants with the first-class comfort of a luxurious sedan, the all-new GL is perfect for large families with ample space for up to seven passengers, while a host of efficiency measures delivers a substantial improvement in fuel economy. The new GL offers a vast amount of standard safety systems, including the all-new COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST, which pre-charges the brakes and alerts the driver with a warning beep and flashing light on the dash if the system senses a risk of imminent collision, as well as ATTENTION ASSIST, ADAPTIVE BRAKE technology, mbrace2 telematics and Crosswind Stabilization.  Optional safety systems include: ACTIVE CURVE SYSTEM, On/Off-Road Package, Active Parking Assist, Active Lane Keeping Assist, a 360-degree Surround View camera, Panorama Roof and power EASY-ENTRY for third-row passengers.  The new GL model ranges from the fuel-sipping GL350 with a V6 turbodiesel ($62,400 MSRP) to the high-performance GL63 AMG (Price TBD, available in November) that's powered by a hand-built AMG 5.5-liter bi-turbo, direct injection V8, and the popular GL450 ($63,900 MSRP) and GL550 ($86,900 MSRP), both equipped with new direct-injection bi-turbo V8 engines.

The Mercedes-Benz 2013 GLK-Class features a fresh new design, exclusive equipment, pioneering safety assistance systems and efficient engines.  The restyled 2013 GLK-Class reaffirms its leadership in the entry-level SUV segment with a newly designed exterior that provides more dynamic character, combining classic SUV styling with the design language of the current Mercedes-Benz sedans.  The 2013 GLK350 is available now at $37,090 MSRP, and the GLK250 BlueTEC will follow in early 2013. 

Mercedes-Benz is showcasing over 15 models at the Miami International Auto Show which can be viewed at the Mercedes-Benz display at Booth #16.  For more information regarding the Miami International Auto Show, visit http://www.sfliautoshow.com/index.html

About Mercedes-Benz USA
Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA), headquartered in Montvale, New Jersey, is responsible for the distribution, marketing and customer service for all Mercedes-Benz and Maybach products in the United States.  MBUSA offers drivers the most diverse line-up in the luxury segment with 14 model lines ranging from the sporty C-Class to the flagship S-Class sedans and the SLS AMG supercar.  

MBUSA is also responsible for the distribution, marketing and customer service of Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Vans, and smart products in the U.S.  More information on MBUSA and its products can be found at www.mbusa.com, www.mbsprinterusa.com and www.smartusa.com.

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