Mercedes-Benz SL 63 AMG 

  • $141k built in Germany
  • 2012
  • 557 HP 5.5L
  • 186 mph
New tech fitted to this SL63 AMG includes electro-mechanical power steering with variable assistance and revised Active Body Control (ABC) sports suspension, with increased negative camber all-round for more responsive handling.
by EVO (May, 2012)
Carbon ceramic brakes are a standalone option, as is the utterly stonking Bang & Olufsen hi-fi.
by EVO (May, 2012)

Road Tests Real world tests of the Mercedes-Benz SL 63 AMG

0-60mph

Mercedes-Benz SL 63 AMG
3.6 s

Top speed

Mercedes-Benz SL 63 AMG
186 mph
M5 (E60)
155 mph

0-100mph

Mercedes-Benz SL 63 AMG
7.9 s
M5 (E60)
9.2 s

1/4 mile

Mercedes-Benz SL 63 AMG
11.8 s
Continental GT
13.89 s
TT RS Coupé
12.6 s

Data points Key details of the Mercedes-Benz SL 63 AMG

Price

Mercedes-Benz SL 63 AMG
$141k

Horsepower

Mercedes-Benz SL 63 AMG
557 HP
TT RS Coupé
335 HP

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Performance

The brakes have also been developed, with 390mm x 36mm front and 360mm x 26mm rear discs gripped by six-piston fixed and single-piston floating calipers respectively.
by EVO (May, 2012)
Thanks to the new SL platform’s weight savings it also promises to rival the performance of the considerably more expensive SLS AMG supercar.
by EVO (May, 2012)
Being an AMG it’ll smoke its tyres ‘til they pop should you find the right corner, but with so much torque on tap it can take some holding onto.
by EVO (May, 2012)

Powertrain

Kerbweight remains hefty at 1845kg, but the 5.5-litre biturbo engine is more than man enough to throw this imposing machine down the road.
by EVO (May, 2012)
The ‘Speedshift’ MCT 7-speed transmission strikes a good balance between refinement and response.
by EVO (May, 2012)
There’s plenty of lateral grip to lean on, impressive traction and the standard brakes (carbon ceramics are an option) are well able to keep things under control, but every now and again a deceptive corner will remind you of the physics at work.
by EVO (May, 2012)

Engine

With greater emphasis on the way it stops, steers and handles it is intended to be a sharper driving tool than the range topping V12-engined SL65 AMG.
by EVO (May, 2012)
All that torque literally hurls you along the road as though you’ve been fired from a cannon, while the crackling, booming from the quad exhausts allays any fears of those turbos muffling AMG’s trademark soundtrack.
by EVO (May, 2012)

Handling

It doesn’t have the purity and agility of a Ferrari California, nor does it have the handsome style and mellow delivery of an Aston Martin Virage Volante.
by EVO (May, 2012)
The weakest aspect of the car is the electro-mechanical power steering.
by EVO (May, 2012)

Torque

The AMG Performance Package increases peak power and torque outputs to 564bhp and 664lb ft..
by EVO (May, 2012)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Brand Mercedes-Benz
Price $141,315
Type of car Production car
Year 2012

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 7.29 lb/hp
Maximum hp 557 HP @ 5,500 RPM
Maximum torque 666 ft-lb @ 2,250 RPM
Engine placement Front
Steering system Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 5,500 cc
Cylinders V8
Air compressor Turbocharger
Fuels Gas
Compression ratio 10:1
Bore/stroke 3.9 in / 3.6 in
Valvetrain DOHC

road tests

Top speed 186 mph
1/4 mile 11.8 s
0-60mph 3.6 s
0-100mph 7.9 s
0-200kph 12.1 s
Hockenheim short lap time 1:13.20

transmission

Drivetrain Rear wheel drive
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 7 gears

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc

physical dimensions

Curb weight 4,059 lb
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