Mercedes Benz SL63 AMG More Lighter. More than a month and a half after the presentation of its new SL Mercedes benefits from Geneva to reveal the extreme version of its roadster. The 536 horsepower of the new SL63 AMG is ready to go on the heels of the latest BMW M6.
Barely unveiled, the BMW M6 has a rival in size in the person of any new Mercedes SL63 AMG. The Stuttgart firm has indeed lifted the veil on its supercharged roadster.
125 kg lighter than its ancestor, the new version of the famous decked AMG badge under the hood receives the famous 5.5 V8 biturbo (M157), already seen on the E63, CLS63, S63, CL63 and ML63. Except that in this latest version, it develops 537 horsepower and 800 Nm of torque against 525 foals for the old V8 6.2. It’s not all, the AMG Performance Package provides a power of 564 horses and 900 Nm of torque!
As compared to the previous generation, this 2012 SL63 AMG boasts consume 30% less fuel while maintaining performance even more special thanks to its 7-speed automatic transmission Speedshift MCT. 0 to 100 km/h engulfed in 4.3 seconds (4.2 s for the performance pack) for a maximum speed of 250 km/h and CO2 emissions of 231g/km against 328g/km .
If the overall appearance of the sixth generation of the SL is preserved, there are of course all the famous aerodynamic AMG pack. With the addition of new bumpers front/rear air intakes are more generous, a rear spoiler and rear diffuser with a four trapezoidal tailpipes, the SL63 shows muscles.
The large 10-spoke wheels, the small bar in the LED headlights and writing the famous “twin-turbo V8” between the two chrome bars on the sides complete this physical bodybuilder.
As for the old SL55 and SL63 AMG, the new roadster is extreme to the Star team an aluminum hardtop, retractable in only 20 seconds. The Magic Sky Roof option is also present.
Equipment level, the new SL63 AMG is the least rich. Attention Assist, multimedia system COMAND Online, Magic Vision Control or Xenon headlights THEY are part of the endowment that the customer can fill in the AMG Performance Studio.
The interior is perfectly in tune with the exterior, sports and neat. The four air vents, gear lever and the E-SELECT AMG DRIVE UNIT have very eccentric style. They accompany the AMG sports seats in nappa leather and small plates or AMG carbon and the analog clock by IWC.
To launch its model, Mercedes will offer a limited version called an SL63 AMG Edition with all the most interesting options of the model, ie the AMG Performance Package or the Magic Sky Control. The price of this special series and the series model has not yet been disclosed.