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Old 22nd February 2012, 20:04   #1
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Default 2013 Merc SL63 AMG - Revealed!

The AMG tweaked version of the 2013 SL, the SL63 AMG has been revealed.

I think it still looks ugly. SL design seems to be going downhill. Pre-facelift SL55 and old SLs were the best looking.

The Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG features the familiar M157 twin-turbocharged 5.5-liter V8 engine that produces 530bhp (395 kW / 537 PS). Thanks to the all-aluminum bodyshell and assorted magnesium components the SL's body now weighs 242 pounds (110 kg) lighter than its steel bodied predecessor. The result is a vehicle that achieves greater performance running 0-62mph in 4.3 seconds (4.2 seconds with the AMG Performance Pack) and 30 percent combined fuel consumption savings with 28.5mpg and CO2 emissions at 231g/km compared to 328g/km for the previous generation.
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Old 22nd February 2012, 20:19   #2
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I wish they hadn't gone overboard with the DRL. What's the need for two sets?

While its possible that one is DRL and the other comes on with park lamps, the headlamps could have been simpler and classier while retaining the LEDs on the bumper.

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Old 22nd February 2012, 21:56   #3
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@Taseem agree completely. They have certainly gone overboard with the LEDs. Copying Audi is one thing but making it look like a ricer is another!
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I find this SL to be one of the most confused looking sports cars in recent times. That rear might be a nod to the R230 but somehow it doesn't just fit with Merc's new design language. And sometimes it just looks like a bloated SLK.

Now these looks certainly play along with the confused character that the SL has alwyas been.There are better looking GTs out there.
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Is it just me or is Mercedes running out of original ideas. Either they are getting influenced by designs of other manufactures or they are just tweaking the old things again again.

Whatever it maybe, the car looks really ugly.
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Granted the earlier one was better, but I don't mind this at all. But why is Merc putting on Audi's previous LED designs onto their latest launches These look very similar to the Q5s.

Theres just something about AMGs and their exhaust notes. I want one, anyone but it has to be a 63 or a 65. The only exception would be the G55.
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For the benefit of those of us who have forgotten what an SL should look like.

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I have had numerous SLs over the years, in fact the SL was one of the First cars I drove when I turned 17 and got my license.. I LOVE the new SL63. I have seen it already. It was showcased to a few select customers by Merc at a restricted showing in London. The car is superb. MUCH better than the last one. MUCH MUCH better.
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Oh good lord, what have they done to the front!

The headlight assembly is just terrible; it's like they decided to play a prank on the fluidic Verna's HLs.

The lines are just not flowing. Not drool-worthy. They should have made the LED DRLs more subtle.
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Old 23rd February 2012, 16:16   #10
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Some Pictures from my side:
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The official info:

The new Mercedes-Benz SL 63 AMG

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 (fuel consumption, combined cycle: 9.9 l/100km, CO2 emissions, combined 231 g/km, energy efficiency class: F)*.

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 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.

*The figures are provided in accordance with the German PKW-EnVKV and apply only to the German market. They do not concern an individual vehicle and are not part of the offer; they are provided solely for the purposes of comparison between different types of vehicles.

The SL 63 AMG is available with a choice of two power outputs for the first time. The AMG 5.5-litre V8 'biturbo' (twin-turbocharged) engine delivers 395 kW (537 hp) and 800 Nm of torque. If the AMG Performance package is specified, these figures rise to 415 kW (564 hp) and 900 Nm – more power than any other competitor in this segment.
The result is high-calibre performance, as underlined by the acceleration 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. 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 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.

Displacement : 5461 cc
Bore x stroke : 98.0 x 90.5 mm
Compression ratio : 10.0 : 1
Output : 395 kW (537 hp) bei 5500 rpm
415 kW (564 hp) bei 5500 rpm*
Max. torque : 800 Nm at 2000-4500 rpm
900 Nm at 2250-3750 rpm*
Engine weight (dry) : 204 kg
Vehicle weight : 1845 kg
Fuel consumption : 9.9 l/100 km
(NEDC combined)
CO2 emissions : 231 g/km
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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SLS AMG Roadster, SLK 55 AMG and SL 63 AMG – as the latest addition to the AMG Roadster family, the flagship V8 model displays the hallmark styling elements of a superior high-performance car from Affalterbach: the dynamically distinctive AMG bodystyling comprises the front apron with large air dams, AMG-specific LED daytime running lamps and a lower cross strut in silver chrome. Among the particularly eye-catching features are the new AMG radiator grille with a double louvre in silver chrome, the side sill panels and the "V8 BITURBO" logos on the vent grilles with fins in silver chrome. At the rear, the AMG spoiler lip, the two chromed twin tailpipes of the AMG sports exhaust system and the diffuser-style rear apron with body-coloured insert draw the design to a fitting conclusion.

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The SL 63 AMG interior is likewise inspired by the SLS AMG and offers a feast for all the senses: the four air vents styled like jet engines, the E-SELECT lever and the AMG DRIVE UNIT are all reminiscent of the super sports car. Standard equipment includes AMG sports seats in single-tone or two-tone nappa leather with a unique V8 seat upholstery layout and AMG badges in the seat backrests, a multicontour function and seat heating as well as AMG carbon-fibre trim, AMG illuminated door sill panels, ambient lighting and an IWC-design analogue clock. One of the stand-out details on the AMG performance steering wheel is the AMG logo in the lower metal insert. The sportily designed AMG instrument cluster provides a wealth of information and includes a TFT colour monitor, AMG start-up display, AMG main menu and RACETIMER. Outstanding material quality and high-calibre workmanship underline the attention to detail paid by the Mercedes and AMG experts.
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Further standard equipment for the SL 63 AMG at a glance (selection):
  • COMAND Online with 6-disc DVD changer
  • Anti-theft alarm system
  • Frontbass
  • Remote-unlocking boot lid incl. power closing for boot lid
  • Intelligent Light System ILS
  • MAGIC VISION CONTROL adaptive windscreen cleaning system
  • NECK-PRO head restraints
  • PRE-SAFE® system
  • Automatic, pop-up roll-over bars for driver and front passenger
  • Draught-stop
In keeping with tradition, the SL 63 AMG has an extensive range of optional extras (selection):
  • AIRSCARF neck-level heating
  • Active Parking Assist incl. PARKTRONIC
  • Bang & Olufsen BeoSound AMG high-end surround sound system
  • Driving Assistance package Plus (DISTRONIC PLUS incl. BAS PLUS, PRE SAFE® brake, Active Lane Keeping Assist and Active Blind Spot Assist)
  • harman/kardon® Logic 7® surround sound system
  • KEYLESS-GO Convenience package (incl. remote-closing boot lid and HANDS-FREE ACCESS system)
  • Exclusive nappa leather
  • Climatised seats
  • Electric draught-stop
"Edition 1" with attractive appointments combination
To mark the launch of the new SL 63 AMG, AMG is also offering the special "Edition 1" model. The "Edition 1" is opulently appointed and includes the following as standard:
  • AIRSCARF neck-level heating
  • AMG forged light-alloy wheels, painted matt black, rim flange with a high-sheen finish
  • AMG Performance package
  • designo Exclusive leather in classic red or deep white with contrasting topstitching
  • designo headliner in black leather
  • harman/kardon® Logic 7® surround sound system
  • MAGIC SKY CONTROL panoramic vario-roof
Edition 1
Features 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 and dashboard. A set of designo velour floor mats with edging in designo classic red leather round off this exceptional package of appointments.

Checkout the Web Special: SL 63 AMG

I want one in this combo. I am sure most of the Middle East sale would be the same.

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Originally Posted by FlyingSpur View Post
For the benefit of those of us who have forgotten what an SL should look like.
Always a beauty. No doubt about it. Love those rims on it

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I want one in this combo. I am sure most of the Middle East sale would be the same.

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Infact this is the one that they featured on Top Gear too. Looks a lot lot better in this iteration.
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Old 24th February 2012, 12:16   #13
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No thank you, I will get the M6 instead.
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fussy almost korean like styling..no like. just too many creases/edges. would have looked way better without those rice -lights
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What an ugly , UGLY piece of metal.
It looks to me like the face of an animated honey-bee or smurf !!
What is wrong with them ??
Why is everyone surprised about Merc incorporating Audi's LED design language ?? If they could do it on the current gen flagship S class by just sticking a strip of DRLs and making it look hideous , what is the SL ?
Started with the SLK and now on the SL. They look so ugly its not even funny.

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