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Mercedes SL63 AMG 2012: New top V8 roadster model

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This year Mercedes has the s real model generation of the cult roadster SL . The unveiling of the first sporty AMG version of the two-door model with the Mercedes SL63 AMG now follows in Geneva. The top model SL65 AMG with twelve cylinders is to follow later.


Mercedes SL63 AMG with two turbochargers

The current AMG development In the following, the 6.2-liter high-revving V8 of the predecessor in the new Mercedes SL63 AMG will be replaced by a 5.5-liter V8 biturbo engine. In the open sports car for 157,675 euros, the turbocharged eight-cylinder makes 537 hp and 800 Nm. With the optional performance package for 4,280 euros, the output can be increased to 564 hp and 900 Nm. This means that the Mercedes SL63 AMG, which is equipped with a seven-speed automatic sports transmission and launch control, should sprint from zero to 100 km /h in 4.2 seconds instead of 4.3 and the 200 km /h in 12.6 seconds (without Performance Package: 12.9 seconds). The service package also increases the electronic top speed limit from 250 km /h to 300 km /h.

Despite its higher performance, the 1,845 kilogram heavy Mercedes SL63 AMG should consume significantly less than its predecessor. According to the manufacturer, the average consumption of the roadster equipped with the standard start-stop system is less than ten liters per 100 kilometers in both power levels.

Mercedes SL63 AMG costs at least 158,000 euros

The AMG variant differs from the other Mercedes SL models in addition to the 'V8 Biturbo' lettering with a new front apron large cooling air openings and LED daytime running light strips, side skirts, a spoiler lip on the trunk lid, a rear apron with diffuser and a four-pipe sports exhaust system. In the interior, the Mercedes SL63 AMG is characterized by leather sports seats, carbon fiber applications, door sills, a sports steering wheel and AMG instruments.

In addition, the Mercedes SL63 AMG has an active sports suspension, speed-sensitive sports steering and the AMG braking system with 390 discs at the front and 360 discs on the rear axle. The 19-inch series tires have the format 255/35 at the front and 285/30 at the rear. For more sportiness, the AMG Performance Studio offers an even more tightly tuned chassisRear axle locking differential and a ceramic brake system.

The Mercedes SL63 AMG is available from 157,675 euros. The AMG Performance Package costs 4,280 euros extra and, in addition to an increase in output of 27 hp and 100 Nm more maximum torque, also includes the limited-slip differential, the carbon fiber engine cover and spoiler, red brake calipers and the leather sports steering wheel. For the market launch in May 2012, the Mercedes SL63 AMG 'Edition 1' with performance package and lavish equipment is available for 189,268 euros.

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