Mercedes-Benz Stars at the Festival of Motoring


Kyalami, Midrand – Following the recent onslaught of new model introductions by luxury motor manufacturer Mercedes-Benz, and its sports car and high-performance brand Mercedes-AMG, the brand will be showcasing and demonstrating a number of its fascinating and exciting products to customers and car fanatics who will be in attendance at the Festival of Motoring at the Kyalami Race Track from 31 August through to 04 September.
“The festival provides a wonderful opportunity to not only exhibit our new and exciting products, but to also demonstrate the technological advancements of our products, including our all-new executive sedan, the E-Class, also known as the Masterpiece of Intelligence,”says Selvin Govender, Marketing Director, Mercedes-Benz Cars.
“We are also using this occasion to extend our AMG Performance Tour to our racing fans with a number of our performance models including our Mercedes-AMG GT3, a specialised customer racing car.  The AMG GT3 is fully developed in-house by Mercedes-AMG engineers to comply with the FIA's GT3 race rules to compete in the world's most hotly contested customer race series. Cutting-edge racing technology and spectacular design predestine the AMG GT3 that has a number of victories under its belt since introduction in 2015.  The AMG GT3 is based on the Mercedes-AMG GT, which will also be seen in action on the racetrack at Kyalami,” adds Govender.
Another Mercedes-AMG to join the test drive and display area is the iconic SL 63, a top performer in a wide variety of disciplines: an elegant roadster for relaxed, comfortable cruising or a dynamic coupé for sporty trips on winding roads. The SL is an all-season roadster that is fully suited for everyday use and whatever its owner desires - it fulfils the expectations with technical perfection.
“For more than 60 years the Mercedes-Benz SL has enthralled sports car fans around the world, and will continue to enthral patrons at this year’s festival,” says Govender.
Compact cars from Mercedes-AMG have proven to be extremely successful, and the popular A 45, CLA 45 and GLA 45, the entry-level models from Mercedes-AMG, are the world's most powerful compact sports models. With a peak output of 280 kW and maximum torque of 475 Nm, these models will also be available for test drives, together with their sporty siblings, the A 250
and CLA 250 model variants.