Published on September 30th, 2017 | by Subhash Nair0
Dream Cars in Containers by Mercedes-Benz Malaysia
At Mercedes-Benz Malaysia’s F1 Party on Wednesday, the decor was pretty interesting. They put some cars from their Dream Car range in shipping containers. Have a look for yourself:
First off, the SLC 43 Roadster. 2-door drop tops are a difficult market, but if you want something with prestige and power, this is the way to go. Prices start at RM570,888 for this AMG 43 model. Standard models come in at under RM400,000.
Sometimes, road tax payments can be a big headache. So, if you want an extreme 2-door C-Class but aren’t willing to fork out RM6,600 a year for the 4-litre road tax on the C63 S coupe (RM773,888), you now have the C43 (RM548,888). 3-litre V6 with a little less power, but a lot easier to justify as the annual road tax costs about a third as much.
Of course, if you really want the best or nothing, the C63 Coupe is still available.
Then you have the GLA 45. To many, this is a great way into the AMG brand. SUV looks, AMG performance, Mercedes prestige. Just over RM400,000 with a 475Nm of torque 2-litre engine to have.
And then we have the E-Coupe. It was the only non-AMG model to be put on display, but man is it special. It’s the first true E-Class-based E-Coupe since the W124 back in the late ’80s/early ’90s. Since then we’ve had CLKs and a generation of E-Coupes based on the C-Class chassis. Finally, a big return. We get the space, comfort, dynamics and prestige of a true E-Class but with 2 doors and loads of cooler styling. Prices start at RM435,888. Not too bad, considering it’s CBU and very special indeed.
Finally, there’s the AMG GT S. It won Vehicle of the Year 2017 in the supercar category for good reasons. Yes, it’s a million ringgit car, but you have to ask yourself how many supercars come in at this price, and have a dealer and parts network as well established as this? And of course, there’s no denying its performance.