Hot on the heels of the eight-cylinder range-topping SL 63 AMG, the V12 roadster joins the lineup of the Stuttgart automaker – enter the new Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG. Ola Källenius, CEO of Mercedes-AMG: “The new SL 65 AMG combines the fascination of a breathtaking sports roadster and a luxurious high-performance coupe in an utterly unique way. I am certain that both will contribute to the continuation of the AMG success story on the U.S. market, where we were able to increase sales last year significantly.”
The AMG 6.0-liter V12 biturbo generates a peak output of 463 kW (630 hp) and a maximum torque of 1,000 Nm (738 lb-ft). The result – exceptional performance, impressive power delivery and refined dynamics. Ola Källenius: “Our V12 is not only all about muscle flexing. Our V12 customers expect exclusive top performance and refined roadster driving fun at the very highest level.”
The all-aluminum body-in-white and further lightweight design measures deliver a significant weight reduction – the new SL 65 AMG is around 170 kilograms (375 lbs) lighter than its predecessor. The distinctive front end shows the new AMG brand look, which is dominated by the new “twin-blade” grille with two blade-shaped fins and the lower horizontal bar in the front skirt in high-gloss chrome.
4 April 2012