Evolution of an apex predator: The potent new superlight SL 63 AMG

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  • Superlight: All aluminium bodyshell
  • Striking: Stylish design
  • Fierce: 537 hp/564 hp AMG 5.5-litre V8 'biturbo' engine
  • Supreme: Enhanced driving dynamics

The SL has continued to evolve with every new generation over the 60 years since the original was conceived. The latest creation from Affalterbach proves to be the pinnacle of this evolution, with the high performance division of Mercedes-Benz spawning a superlight, powerful, and furiously nimble new SL 63 AMG that continues to outperform all others in its class. Systematic lightweight construction, a boost in output and driving dynamics, and 30 percent lower fuel consumption and emissions are among the many features in its arsenal. 

An all-aluminium bodyshell similar to that of the iconic SLS AMG super sports car reduces the roadster’s weight by around 125 kilograms, allowing for a kerb weight of 1845 kilograms. Combined with the tectonic plate bothering AMG 5.5-litre V8 'biturbo' (twin-turbocharged) engine - delivering for the first time a choice of 537 hp or 564 hp -the new model has the perfect recipe for unparalleled dynamism and supreme driving experience.

Performance is further boosted courtesy of a winning combination of enhanced AMG sports suspension based on Active Body Control (ABC), new AMG speed-sensitive sports steering, the AMG high-performance compound brake system and the AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed sports transmission. An enticing mix of stylish design, extensive standard equipment and a high safety level.

Frank Bernthaler, Director, Sales and Marketing, Mercedes-Benz Cars, Middle East & Levant 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 from its already class leading predecessor. Following on from the SLS AMG Roadster and the SLK 55 AMG, it now makes our unrivalled roadster family practically complete."

The AMG 5.5-litre V8 'biturbo' (twin-turbocharged) engine delivers 537 hp and 800 Nm of torque. If the AMG Performance package is specified, these figures rise to 564 hp and 900 Nm – more power than any other competitor in this segment.

The result is high-calibre performance, as underlined by the bolt from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.3 or 4.2 seconds, and to 200 km/h in 12.9 or 12.6 seconds respectively. Top speed is 250 km/h (electronically limited), although this rises to 300 km/h (likewise electronically limited) with the AMG Performance package on board.

The eight-cylinder powerplant with the abbreviation M 157 features a combination of innovative high-tech components for high power output,
and it delivers exemplary, low fuel consumption. In addition to spray-guided direct petrol injection, the engine boasts an all-aluminium crankcase, twin turbochargers, four valves per cylinder with camshaft adjustment, air/water intercooling, alternator management and an ECO start/stop function. The weight-optimised AMG sports exhaust system with two chromed twin tailpipes produces a distinctive engine sound.

NEDC combined consumption comes in at 9.9 litres per 100 kilometres for both power outputs – a full 4.2 litres or 30 percent lower than for the outgoing model.

The key data at a glance:

  SL 63 AMG 
Displacement 5461 cc
Bore x stroke 98.0 x 90.5 mm
Compression ratio 10.0 : 1
Output 537 hp at 5500 rpm
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 acc. to EC 1845 kg
Fuel consumption, NEDC combined 9.9 l/100 km
CO2 emissions 231 g/km
Efficiency class F
Acceleration 0-100 km/h  4.3 s  4.2 s*
Top speed 250 km/h**

*With AMG Performance package **Electronically limited


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Ali Kherallah
Public Relations, Daimler Middle East & Levant
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