A driver’s dream with breath-taking acceleration and exceptional agility
- For more than 60 years, the Mercedes-Benz model range with the “SL” acronym has enthralled sports car fans around the world. The SL is truly a unique icon in its segment
- Outstanding performance, impressive driving characteristics and the expressive, stylishly honed design are the hallmarks of the new Mercedes-AMG SL 63 and SL 65.
- The AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed sports transmission on the SL 63 boasts tailor-made dynamics and high variability.
- • Both roadsters offer more power and torque than their respective competitors in this segment.
- The five different driving programmes that come included in the AMG DYNAMIC SELECT - "Comfort", "Sport", "Sport Plus", "Individual" and "RACE" provide the driver with broad scope for influencing the characteristics of the SL 63 and SL 65.
For more than 60 years, the Mercedes-Benz model range with the “SL” acronym has enthralled sports car fans around the world. Now, Mercedes-AMG is further enhancing its SL 63 and SL 65 high-performance roadsters with updated technology and expressive design, underscoring its determination to make the most of everything, every moment, every meter. The front section features a completely new design, with a radiator grille that broadens out towards the bottom and the A-wing front spoiler. The stylish light signature and the highly comprehensive scope of standard equipment and appointments underscore the high-quality impression. The engines set the benchmark in the high-performance roadster segment with a 5.5-litre V8 biturbo engine on bard the SL 63 and a 6.0-litre V12 biturbo engine in the SL 65.
“A stunning new addition to the Mercedes-AMG range, the SL 63 and SL 65 are a driver’s dream, combining exceptional agility with breath-taking acceleration. Both cars score with fascinating expression and convincing performance, and deliver exactly what our clientele are looking for to express their exclusive lifestyle,” said Lennart Mueller-Teut, Head of Marketing & Communications, Mercedes-Benz Cars Middle East.
Outstanding performance, impressive driving characteristics and the expressive, stylishly honed design are the hallmarks of the new Mercedes-AMG SL 63 and SL 65. The technical highlights include the sports suspension based on Active Body Control, the rear-axle differential lock which now features as standard, the even more responsive AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed sports transmission (SL 63) and the five AMG DYNAMIC SELECT driving programmes. Both roadsters offer more power and torque than their respective competitors in this segment.
Performance is also boosted by the sports suspension based on Active Body Control, the high-performance composite brake system and the redeveloped AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed sports transmission (SL 63) or AMG SPEEDSHIFT PLUS 7G-TRONIC (SL 65).
The intelligent lightweight design is a major contributory factor to the exceptional driving dynamics. On the SL models the light all-aluminium bodyshell provides the basis for high rigidity, safety and comfort combined with the lowest possible weight. The designers have used the even lighter material magnesium for the panel behind the tank. The boot lid contributes to a further reduction in weight. The interior support consists of a light carbon-fibre composite material. The extremely rigid carbon-fibre component benefits from AMG's motorsport expertise and is bonded to the equally very light plastic outer shell. This results in weight savings of five kilograms in comparison to a conventional boot lid.
Sports suspension based on Active Body Control
The steering knuckles and spring links of the 4-link front axle and almost all the wheel control parts of the multi-link rear suspension are also produced in weight-optimised aluminium. The reduction in unsprung masses benefits not only agility, but also the response of the spring-damper elements.
Mercedes-AMG remains faithful to the Active Body Control (ABC) active spring and damper system. For even greater agility and high cornering speeds, the AMG SL models have more negative camber all round and fully revised, substantially stiffer elastokinematics. At the touch of a button, the optional Performance suspension (available for SL 63 only) offers an emphatically sporty characteristic with reduced roll angles and taut body damping at the touch of a button ("Sport") or a more comfort-oriented set-up for a high level of comfort on longer journeys ("Comfort").
In conjunction with the new electromechanical speed-sensitive power steering, the ¬AMG roadsters offer agile cornering and clear feedback to the driver when the car is approaching its critical limits. The steering features a constant and more direct ratio and variable power assistance which adapts according to the selected suspension set-up. The standard scope of equipment also includes 3-stage ESP® with "SPORT Handling" mode for particularly ambitious drivers.
Even more responsive: AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed sports transmission
The AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed sports transmission on the SL 63 boasts tailor-made dynamics and high variability. Whether automatic or initiated by the driver using the steering wheel shift paddles, upshifts and downshifts are executed noticeably faster than on the previous model. Especially in "Sport Plus" and in manual mode, the transmission response is now even more prompt.
Optimum traction: rear-axle differential lock as standard
For improved traction and driving dynamics, SL 63 and SL 65 are equipped with a mechanical rear-axle differential lock as standard. This reduces the slip on the inside wheel when cornering, without any control intervention in the braking system. This allows the driver to accelerate out of corners earlier thanks to the improved traction. The car remains more stable when braking from high speeds, and the limited-slip differential also improves traction when accelerating fast from a standing start.
AMG DYNAMIC SELECT driving modes
The five different driving programmes "Comfort", "Sport", "Sport Plus", "Individual" and "RACE" provide the driver with broad scope for influencing the characteristics of the SL 63 and SL 65. In the "Comfort" programme the driver experiences a gentle transmission characteristic with comfortable and early gear changes. On the SL 63, an automatic double-declutching function when downshifting and the RACE START function also form part of the standard scope of the AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed sports transmission.
Expressive and distinctive: the exterior design
The striking design emphasizes the two high-performance roadsters' self-assured character. The front section is totally new and markedly more expressive. It is characterised by the newly designed twin-blade radiator grille, which is now wider at the bottom. The A-wing front apron, the large cooling air intakes with flics as an additional means of guiding air flows and the front splitter emphasize the vehicle's width. The newly designed bonnet combines design and function in the guise of classic powerdomes and the vents which are required for technical reasons.
The apron in a new diffusor look immediately catches the eye at the rear. All-red tail lights underscore the stylish character. The side skirts also feature a new design and incorporate different inserts according to the model concerned - in silver chrome on the SL 63, while the SL 65 is set apart by applications in high-gloss chrome. The Night package is optionally available for the first time. The Carbon-Fibre package has been extended to include inserts in the rear apron and in the side skirts.
Class materials, comprehensive scope of standard furnishing: the interior
The lavishly appointed interior covers every wish: the standard scope includes sports seats in nappa leather with optimised lateral support and model-specific upholstery layout, multicontour function and seat heating. The driver has a good grip on the AMG SL at all times with the 3-spoke Performance steering wheel in black nappa leather featuring a flattened bottom rim and silver-coloured aluminium shift paddles. Carbon-fibre trim and the analogue clock in IWC design highlight the high-performance roadster's special standing. Optional carbon-grain aluminium trim lends the open-top two-seaters an even more personal touch.
The models at a glance:
|Mercedes-AMG SL 63||Mercedes-AMG SL 65|
|Engine/cylinders||V8 biturbo||V12 biturbo|
|Displacement||5461 cc||5980 cc|
|Output||430 kW (585 hp)
at 5500 rpm
|463 kW (630 hp)
at 5500 rpm
|Peak torque||900 Nm at 2250-3750 rpm||1000 Nm at 2300-4300 rpm|
|Fuel consumption, NEDC combined||10.1-9.8 l/100 km||11.9 l/100 km|
|Acceleration 0-100 km/h||4.1 s||4.0 s|
|Top speed (km/h)||250 km/h*||250 km/h*|
* electronically limited, with AMG Driver's package 300 km/h
Pricing starts from USD 153,450 for the SL 63, USD 215,450 for the SL 65.
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