Merc and BMW take centre stage!

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The new UK line up for the SLS AMG, available to order now, has been unveiled, with two models – the new SLS AMG GT Coupé and the mighty SLS AMG Black Series Coupé – boasting significantly enhanced specification and greater driving dynamics than ever before.

The new UK line up for the SLS AMG, available to order now, has been unveiled, with two models – the new SLS AMG GT Coupé and the mighty SLS AMG Black Series Coupé – boasting significantly enhanced specification and greater driving dynamics than ever before.

The new SLS AMG GT sees power increase to 591 hp (20 hp over standard SLS AMG), coupled with 650 Nm of torque, an optimised AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT seven-speed sports transmission for smoother shifting, and redeveloped AMG Ride Control Performance suspension, allowing even greater agility.

Meanwhile the new BMW Z4 takes to the stage 25 years after the legendary BMW Z1. That Roadster turned heads when it was unveiled at the 1987 International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt. With the BMW Z1 began the latest chapter in the history of BMW Roadsters – a tradition which stretches back to the 1930s and reached the first of many high points with the BMW 328 (winner of the 1940 Mille Miglia) and BMW 507 from 1955. The BMW Z3 and BMW Z8 triggered a fresh wave of excitement for the classical open-top two-seater concept in the 1990s. And they also paved the way for the first-generation BMW Z4 and its successor, the brand’s first Roadster fitted with a retractable hardtop roof.