Mercedes-Benz has announced that in the next few days they will start delivering the 2013 SL 65 AMG and the 45th anniversary edition.
Mercedes-Benz has announced that in the next few days they will start delivering the 2013 SL 65 AMG. At the heart of the roadster is the AMG V12 6.0-liter bi-turbo engine that produces 621 hp (463 kW) and an electronically-limited maximum torque of 737 lb-ft (1000 Nm). This power unit is connected to a new AMG Speedshift Plus 7G-Tronic gearbox that provides four driver-selectable modes: Efficiency, Sport, Sport plus and Manual.
It needs only four seconds to perform the 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) sprint and can reach an electronically-limited top speed of 155 mph (250 km/h). Compared to the model it replaces, the 2013 SL 65 AMG is 17 percent more economical, being able to return 20.2 mpg US (24.3 mpg UK or 11.6 liters / 100 km). One of the reasons why it’s more frugal has to do with the new lightweight construction that has reduced the curb weight by 170 kg (374 pounds).
Clients can order the SL 65 AMG with the optional extras included in the AMG Performance Studio, like the red brake calipers, AMG Performance Media with telemetry function, high performance ceramic composite brakes and the carbon fiber package.
In Germany, the car has a starting price of 236,334 euros (including VAT), while the 45th anniversary edition costs 272,034 euros. The latter will be limited to only 45 units.
Full details are provided in the attached press release.