Just like your average higher-end Swiss watch is mostly about the exclusive exterior appointments put around a $100 mass-produced movement caliber, the new special edition 2008 Mercedes-Benz SL 63 AMG IWC is also almost only about the looks.
Limited to only 200 units, the IWC Schaffhausen-styled model sports a charming combination of a standard AMG Performance package with new Kashmir white exterior color and a set of exclusive interior features.
Talking about the interior, it is finished with wonderful Tobago Brown nappa leather with carbon-fiber inserts on both the door panels and center console. Of course, there are also AMG sports seats with multi-contour and memory functions, heating, an AMG-specific perforation pattern, a special design and a whole load of corporate badges.
The list of exclusive interior equipment also includes a set of black floor-mats with Tobago Brown leather piping; AMG door sills with white illuminated logos as well as the IWC logo on the lid of the center console.
The AMG Performance tuning package includes a smaller-diameter steering wheel; silver-finish aluminum gearshift paddles; 19-inch light alloy double spoke wheels; rear-axle, multi-disc limited-slip differential with a lock factor of 40%; and an AMG Performance chassis equipped with Active Body Control.
The limited edition version of the car is a lot more expensive than the base model so Mercedes-Benz sweetens the pill with the new IWC Big Ingenieur watch. Standing extremely high on my Christmas wish-list, this model is made of platinum, sports 7 day power reserve and has a case diameter of 45.5mm. At this time, this automatic beauty sells at whopping $42,000 recommended street price, so getting one for free is quite a bargain, I suppose.
The 2008 Mercedes-Benz SL 63 AMG Limited Edition IWC limited edition super-car may be ordered now with deliveries starting this November.
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