Following up from yesterday's media launch the new Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG in Spain, full details and additional photos have been released in addition to the announcement of the special "Edition 1" model.

Following up from yesterday's media launch the new Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG in Spain, full details and additional photos have been released plus the announcement of the special "Edition 1" model.

In addition to yesterday's initial details, the new Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG highlights include an AMG Performance Pack with 564HP (415kW / 556bhp) and 900Nm (664lb-ft) torque, reduced vehicle weight by 125kg (276lbs), improved AMG sports suspension based on Active Body Control (ABC), new AMG speed-sensitive sports steering, AMG high-performance compound brake system and the AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed sports transmission.

The Performance Pack (PP) result is 0 to 100 km/h in 4.2 seconds (4.3 sec non-PP) and to 200 km/h in 12.6 seconds (12.9 sec non-PP). Performance Pack top speed is 300km/h (186mph) unlike the non-PP which is electronically limited to 250km/h (155mph). NEDC combined consumption comes in at 9.9L/100km (28.5 mph UK / 23.8 mpg US) for both power output levels - a full 4.2-liters or 30 percent lower than for the previous generation.

Engine highlights include spray-guided direct injection, all-aluminum crankcase, twin turbochargers, four valves per cylinder with camshaft adjustment, air/water intercooling, alternator management and an ECO start/stop function. The exhaust has also been weight optimised and has two chromed twin tailpipes.

AMG sports suspension utilizes a 4-link front suspension and a multi-link independent rear with almost all components made of aluminum. Slightly more negative camber is dialed in for increased agility. The AMG brake system features 390 x 36mm discs with six-piston red-painted fixed calipers at the front and 360 x 26mm integral discs with single-piston floating calipers at the rear. AMG ceramic compound brake discs from the SLS AMG are available.

Footwear comes in five-twin-spoke AMG light-alloy wheels painted glossy titanium grey with 255/35R-19 front and 285/30R-19 rear tires. AMG Performance Studio multi-spoke forged wheels with 255/35R-19 front and 285/30R-20 rear tires are also available in matt black.

The interior is characterized by AMG sports seats in single- or two-tone nappa leather with AMG badges in the backrests, a multicontour function and heating elements as well as AMG carbon-fiber trim, AMG illuminated door sill panels, ambient lighting and an IWC-design analogue clock. The instrument cluster includes a TFT color monitor, AMG start-up display, AMG main menu and RACETIMER.

Mercedes-Benz is wasting no time with special editions by simultaneously announcing the "Edition 1" to mark the launch of the SL63 AMG. The "Edition 1" includes as standard: Airscarf neck heating, matt black AMG forged light-alloy wheels, AMG Performance package, designo leather in classic red or deep white with contrasting topstitching, designo headliner in black leather, harman/kardon Logic 7 surround sound system and Magic Sky Control panoramic vario-roof.

The new Mercedes-Benz SL 63 AMG will be launched in Germany this May with prices (incl. 19% VAT) starting at €157,675 while the SL 63 AMG "Edition 1" costs €189,269.50 and the AMG Performance package is €4280.

Gallery: Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG makes 564 hp with Performance Pack [video]