2013 Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG Officially Unveiled

Mercedes-Benz has taken the wraps off the 2013 SL63 AMG, which has more power, but is also lighter and approximately 30 percent more fuel efficient.

The weight of the SL63 AMG has been dropped 275 pounds thanks to a new aluminum bodyshell. It now weighs 4,059 pounds. The SL 63 AMG is powered by a 5.5L twin-turbocharged V8 that puts out 530 horsepower and 590 lb-ft. of torque. With the optional AMG Performance Package, these figures rise to 557 hp and 664 lb-ft respectively. It reaches 0-60 mph in 4.2 seconds and a top speed of 155 mph. With the Performance Package the 0-60 mph time drops to 4.1 seconds and its top speed rises to 186 mph.

Other additions are the AMG active suspension, new AMG speed-sensitive sports steering, the AMG high-performance compound brake system and the AMG Speedshift MCT 7-speed sports transmission. The 7-speed transmission includes four drive modes: : “C” (Controlled Efficiency), “S” (Sport), “S+” (Sport plus) and “M” (Manual).

The SL63 AMG stands out from the SL lineup with its AMG bodykit, LED daytime running lights and V8 Biturbo logos on the vent grilles.

The interior gets AMG sports seats in single-tone or two-tone nappa leather with a unique seat upholstery design and AMG badges in the seat backrests, a multicontour function and seat heating as well as AMG carbon-fiber trim, AMG illuminated door sill panels, ambient lighting and an IWC-design analog clock.

The 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG will officially debut next month at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show.

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