We are among the massive number of people who don’t like the look of the new 2013 Mercedes SL. But if were forced to pick one to live with, that’s be the recently-revealed SL65 AMG. It features a different front grille and bumpers, and has some nice chrome detailing which make it look luxurious and elegant. We still don’t get why it had to have such big headlights though.
Oh yea, it’s also very fast. Anything with a 630hp – 1000Nm biturbo V2 under the bonnet would be fast.
An important aspect of the new model is the intelligent lightweight construction which also contributes to reducing the fuel consumption. At 11.6 litres per 100 kilometres (NEDC combined) it represents a saving of 2.4 litres or 17 percent compared with the previous SL65 AMG and simultaneously establishes a new benchmark in the twelve-cylinder petrol engine segment.
Despite the significantly reduced fuel consumption, the maximum output of the AMG V12 6-litre biturbo engine is up from 450 kW (612 hp) to 463 kW (630 hp). The maximum torque is 1000 newton metres. The unrivalled performance figures of the new Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG translate into an exceptional driving experience: acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h takes 4 seconds with the 200 km/h mark attained after just 11.8 seconds. The top speed is 250 km/h (electronically limited).