Amir Khan gifts new wife a Mercedes SL

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Amir Khan gifts new wife a Mercedes SL

Followers of British boxing legend Amir Khan will know that he tied the knot last week in New York.

Now he's back in Blighty, Khan has splashed the cash on a brand new Mercedes SL roadster as a gift for his American bride, 21-year-old student Faryal Makhdoom.

The Olympic gold medallist tweeted an image of the impressive dark blue convertible as soon as it was delivered, with a message to his wife, saying: "A little present for u – and we will teach u to drive on the right side."

Makhdoom is said to have been handed the keys as soon as she landed in Britain on Tuesday.

The couple are set to host a bash in Salford on Sunday. 4,000 guests are expected to attend, including other sporting celebs such as Ricky Hatton and Wayne Rooney.

Worth £72,500, the SL350 is amongst the most expensive and exclusive cars in the Mercedes firmament. Powered by a 3.5-litre V6, it is capable of covering the 0-62mph sprint in 5.9 seconds and will reach an electronically limited top speed of 155mph.

The SL range is topped by a huge 6.0-litre V12 version costing £168,285, though given Makhdoom's lack of driving experience on UK roads it was a perhaps a sensible move on Khan's part to gift her something that was less of a handful.