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Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG to Appear in Gran Turismo®5

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FRANKFURT, GERMANY – September 24, 2009: The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG which celebrated its world premiere during the 2009 International Motor Show (IAA), is the highlight in the latest version of the PlayStation®3 video game Gran Turismo®5. And just as with the visitors to the IAA, it is expected to excite gamers worldwide with its breathtaking performance.

Coming out soon, Gran Turismo®5 will continue the success of this popular game series. Fans the world over can look forward to the opportunity to take control of a very special car: The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG.

The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG will be just as impressive in the game as it is in real life, thanks to the extremely realistic rendering techniques used to depict its drivers.

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Drivers of the SLS AMG can look forward to taking part in thrilling high speed races on a variety of different race tracks, including the legendary Nürburgring Nordschleife, while competing against other vehicles from the super sports car segment.

The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG will be displayed at the Tokyo Game Show (24 - 27 September 2009) with latest information on Gran Turismo®5.

With the new interpretation of the legendary gullwing, Mercedes-Benz is presenting a truly exciting super sports car which features an extremely impressive technology package: aluminium spaceframe bodywork with gullwing doors, AMG 6.3-litre V8 front centre engine with a maximum power of 420 kW/571 hp and dry sump lubrication, 7-speed double clutch transmission in a transaxle configuration, and sports suspension with aluminium double wishbone axles.

The ideal weight distribution of 47 to 53 percent between the front and rear axles and the low centre of gravity accentuate the uncompromising sports car design.

The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG will celebrate its Australian market launch mid-2010