The new Mercedes-Benz SL 63 AMG

The new Mercedes-Benz SL 63 AMG is almost upon us!

This new high-performance version of the SL roadster from Mercedes-Benz should impress on several counts with its systematic lightweight construction, a boost in output, increased driving dynamics and 30 percent lower fuel consumption and emissions.

AMG have reduced the vehicle weight by 125 kilograms thanks to an all-aluminium bodyshell similar to that of the SLS AMG super sports car. The new SL 63 has the perfect recipe for a superior driving experience – a kerb weight of 1845 kilograms and an output of 395 kW (537 hp) or 415 kW (564 hp). Performance gets a further boost with enhanced AMG sports suspension based on Active Body Control (ABC), new AMG speed-sensitive sports steering, the AMG high-performance composite braking system and the AMG SpeedShift MCT 7-speed sports transmission.

Mercedes have continued to use the new SLS “twin blade” look for the SL 63 radiator grille with chrome finishing on the lower apron. The distinctive AMG bodystyling at the front apron has large air dams and AMG-specific LED daytime driving lights. Other new eye-catching features include the side sill panels and the “V8 BITURBO” logos on the vent grilles with fins in silver chrome. At the rear the AMG has a defined spoiler lip, two chromed twin exit tailpipes on the AMG sports exhaust system and a diffuser-style rear apron with body-coloured insert.

As with any AMG Mercedes you are provided with a huge range of equipment and safety features. Standard equipment includes AMG sports seats in nappa leather with their own V8 seat upholstery layout and AMG badges in the seat backrests, a multi-contour function and seat heating, as well as AMG carbon-fibre trim, AMG illuminated door sill panels, ambient lighting and an IWC-design analogue clock.

The sportily designed AMG instrument cluster provides a wealth of information with its TFT colour monitor, AMG start-up display, AMG main menu and RaceTimer (although we’re not sure how often you would use this!).

Quality feel materials and the workmanship you would expect from AMG underline the attention to detail paid by the Mercedes and AMG experts in producing such a roadsters.

 

Further standard equipment for the SL 63 AMG at a glance (selection):

  • ATTENTION ASSIST
  • COMAND Online with 6-disc DVD changer
  • Anti-theft alarm system
  • Frontbass
  • Remote-unlocking boot lid incl. power closing for boot lid
  • Intelligent Light System (ILS)
  • MAGIC VISION CONTROL adaptive windscreen cleaning system
  • NECK-PRO head restraints
  • PRE-SAFE® system
  • Automatic, pop-up roll-over bars for driver and front passenger
  • Draught-stop
In keeping with tradition, the SL 63 AMG has an extensive range of optional extras (selection):
  • AIRSCARF neck-level heating
  • Active Parking Assist incl. PARKTRONIC
  • Bang & Olufsen BeoSound AMG high-end surround sound system
  • Driving Assistance package Plus (DISTRONIC PLUS incl. BAS PLUS, PRE-SAFE® brake, Active Lane Keeping Assist and Active Blind Spot Assist)
  • harman/kardon® Logic 7® surround sound system
  • KEYLESS-GO Convenience package (incl. remote-closing boot lid and HANDS-FREE ACCESS system)
  • Exclusive nappa leather
  • Climatised seats
  • Electric draught-stop
The key data at a glance:

SL 63 AMG
Displacement
5461 cc
Bore x stroke
98.0 × 90.5 mm
Compression ratio
10.0:1
Output
395 kW (537 hp) at 5500 rpm
415 kW (564 hp) at 5500 rpm*
Max. torque
800 Nm at 2000-4500 rpm
900 Nm at 2250-3750 rpm*
Engine weight (dry)
204 kg
Vehicle weight in acc. with EC standard
1845 kg
Fuel consumption, NEDC combined
9.9 l/100 km
CO2 emissions
231 g/km
Acceleration 0-100 km/h
4.3 s 4.2 s*
Top speed
250 km/h**
* with AMG Performance package ** electronically limited
Author: News Editor

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