2013 Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG review and pictures

Posted on Tuesday, 26 February 2013 , 00:02:45 byDan

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Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG

Germans from Mercedes-Benz have developed a truly incredible car, the 2013 SL65 AMG. So that you know, the new two-seat roadster car receives power from a twin-turbocharged 6.0-liter V12 engine capable of generating 621 horsepower and 738 lb. ft. of torque which is absolutely strange for this type of model, but in the same time it is really amazing. The engine returns with a new internal designation of M279 and a matte carbon-fiber engine cover. The German carmaker has updated the turbochargers of the power plant and improved engine airflow for the 2013 model year. This is actually the true explication for the 17-horsepower improvement and efficiency gains in comparison to its predecessor. The engineers have also replaced the well known 5-speed automatic with the Speedshift 7-speed transmission of the AMG offering electronically controlled Efficiency, Sport, Sport Plus and Manual modes.

The new SL65 AMG now features an engine start-stop function. Despite its size, the Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG is very agile. Cornering is flat thanks to active Body control and it provides both Sport and Comfort settings. The car is capable of accelerating from 0 to 60 mph in 3.9 seconds and it can reach an electronically limited top speed of 186 mph. The carmaker has established a starting price of $213.145 for the ones interested in owning one of these bad boys.

The cabin is the perfect combination between sport and luxury. Where there is no leather, the engineers use woven carbon-fiber or brushed aluminum. The adjustable quilted seats are heated and equipped with the neck-heating Airscarf or the carmaker. The hard top can be raised or lowered in around 20 seconds at the touch of a button. The Mercedes-Benz SL65 is a luxury grand tourer engineered to make miles pass with no effort what so ever. These are all the details available for the moment on the new German model. Source: autoblog