Merc reveals new 415kW SL 63 AMG
24 February 2012, 14:41
Switzerland - Mercedes-Benz has unveiled its new high-performance roadster ahead of
its debut at the Geneva auto show. The new SL 63 AMG has increased
power, improved driving dynamics and 30% lower fuel consumption and
With a kerb weight of 1845kg (reduced by 125 kg) and
powered by AMG's twin-turbo 5.5-litre V8 engine capable of 395 kW or 415
kW (AMG Performance package), the new model hopes to give drivers
unparalleled dynamism and a superior driving experience. The engine is
mated to an MCT seven-speed automatic transmission.
Källenius, CEO at Mercedes-AMG, said: "The new SL 63 AMG is yet another
masterpiece from Mercedes-AMG. Be it driving dynamics, lightweight
construction or efficiency – the SL 63 AMG represents a giant leap
forward. Following on from the SLS AMG Roadster and the SLK 55 AMG, it
now makes our unrivalled roadster family practically complete."
new model is capable of rocketing from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.3 or 4.2
seconds with a top speed of 250 km/h or 300 km/h with the AMG
Performance package on board. The SL 63 has a claimed fuel consuption at
9.9l/100kms, a reduction of 4.2 litres (or 30%) over the outgoing
The new model sports a new grille design and side sill panels.
is remaining faithful to the ABC (Active Body Control) active spring
and damper system as the new SL 63 AMG is equipped with an enhanced
version of the AMG sports suspension based on ABC as standard.
equipment includes three-stage ESP, exclusive to AMG with "SPORT
Handling" mode for particularly keen drivers, while options available
from the AMG Performance Studio include an AMG rear differential lock
and AMG performance suspension.
ROADSTER FAMILY: The SL 63 AMG is the latest addition to the
AMG Roadster family and the flagship model displays the hallmark styling
elements from Affalterbach.
The transmission has four modes to
select from: C (controlled efficiency), S (sport), S+ (sport plus) and M
(manual). In C mode, the ECO start/stop function is active at all times
and switches off the engine when the vehicle is at a standstill. Second
gear is generally used as the starting gear in this mode.
The engine and transmission are far more agile in S, S+ and M mode; in addition, the stop/start function is deactivated.
SL 63 AMG interior, inspired by the SLS AMG, includes AMG sports seats
with badges in the seat backrests, carbon-fibre trim, illuminated door
sill panels, ambient lighting and an IWC-designed analogue clock.
One of the stand-out details on the AMG performance steering wheel is the logo in the lower metal insert. EDITION 1
mark the launch of the new SL 63 AMG, AMG is also offering the special
"Edition 1" model with a host of exterior features. The Edition 1 model
sports Mercedes' Airscarf, special alloy wheels, matt black paint, AMG
Performance package and exclusive leather interior.
exclusive to the "Edition 1" include special designo magno crystal
silver paintwork and, if designo Exclusive leather in classic red is
specified, contrasting red topstitching on the steering wheel, headliner
A set of designo velour floor mats with edging in
designo classic red leather round off this exceptional package of
The new Mercedes-Benz SL 63 AMG will be launched
globally in May 2012.
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