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New Mercedes Benz SL 63 AMG launch in May: Germany price tag of €157,675 incl. 19% VAT

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The new Mercedes Benz SL 63 AMG is set to take the auto world by storm. A new version of this high performance Roadster is launched and one can instantaneously see that this is one car that deserves a red carpet treatment. Lightweight due to an all aluminum shell it is similar to the SLS AMG super sports car. Vehicle weight is 1845 kgs.

SL 63 AMG is available in two power output choices, an AMG 5.5 V8 biturbo engine with 395 kW and 800 Nm torque and with an AMG performance package these figures are set to increase to 415 kW and 900 Nm torque which is way ahead than any other vehicle in this segment. Acceleration is from 0 to 100 km per hour in 4.2 seconds or 4.2 seconds and till 200 km per hour in 12.9 seconds of 12.6 seconds respectively. Mercedes Benz SL 63 AMG can reach a maximum speed of 250 km per hour which can be increased to 300 km per hour with an AMG Performance Package. Fuel consumption is at 9.9 liters per 100 kms with both power options which is about 30% less than the outgoing model.

Its interiors are seen with a generous amount of space, high quality materials used and crafted details added to appeal to the aesthetics. Four air vents in the style of jet engines, an AMG drive unit and leather clad E Select selector levels embossed with the AMG badge are also part of its makeup. The new Mercedes-Benz SL 63 AMG will be launched in May 2012. Prices in Germany incl. 19% VAT stand at €157,675, and €14,280 more for an AMG Performance package.

News Release: The new Mercedes-Benz SL 63 AMG: High-performance dream car with efficiency credentials

The stage is set for the new Mercedes-Benz SL 63 AMG. The new version of the high-performance Roadster impresses on several counts: systematic lightweight construction, a boost in output and driving dynamics, and 30 percent lower fuel consumption and emissions. Thanks to an all-aluminium bodyshell, similar to that of the SLS AMG super sports car, the vehicle weight has been reduced by 125 kilograms. With a kerb weight of 1845 kilograms and an output of 395 kW (537 hp) or 415 kW (564 hp), the new model has the perfect recipe for unparalleled dynamism and a superior driving experience. A further boost in performance comes courtesy of a winning combination: 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. The expressive front section is dominated by the new “twin blade” radiator grille and the front apron’s lower cross strut in silver chrome. An enticing mix of stylish design, extensive standard equipment and a high safety level.

Supreme performance and high efficiency: the SL 63 AMG is available with a choice of two power ratings for the first time. The AMG 5.5-litre V8 biturbo engine delivers 395 kW (537 hp) and 800 Nm of torque. If the AMG Performance package is specified, drivers will have 415 kW (564 hp) and 900 Nm at their disposal – more power than any other competitor in this segment. The result is phenomenal performance, as underlined by the acceleration times from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.3 or 4.2 seconds respectively.

A speed of 200 km/h is reached in 12.9 or 12.6 seconds respectively. Top speed is electronically limited to 250 km/h, although this increases to 300 km/h (likewise electronically limited) with the AMG Performance package on board. NEDC combined consumption comes in at 9.9 litres per 100 kilometres for both power ratings – a full 4.2 litres or 30 percent less than for the outgoing model.

The eight-cylinder powerplant with the abbreviation M 157 features a combination of innovative high-tech components – for high power output – and 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.