Ultimate Factories: Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Featured on National Geographic [VIDEO]

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Factory

Last week’s episode of Ultimate Factories on the National Geographic Channel was terrific. We got a great look behind the scenes of the Maserati Gran Turismo Convertible being built and assembled in Torino and Modena, Italy. This week’s show features Mercedes-Benz and the production of their world class SLS AMG supercar. Be sure to tune in on Thursday, February 24rd, at 10PM ET/PT. Check out the video highlights and show details after the jump.

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Factory

Go inside Mercedes’ largest German factory to see what it takes to build the 563-horsepower Mercedes SLS. Computers control everything in a Mercedes with more than a mile of wiring in each car, but to create the fastest Mercedes to date — topping out at 197 mph — it takes some of the best engineers in the world to mold a light yet strong supercar in 15 hours. The spiritual successor of the original 1950s Mercedes 300 S-L, the $183,000 2010 SLS blends modern engineering with classic Mercedes design.

Video “How to Build a Sports Car” – Take a look at how Mercedes Benz creates their newest model.

Video “Finishing Touches” – Find out how carefully Mercedes Benz looks after each car on the line.

Source: National Geographics | Images: Cry Havoc Productions