The new Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG

Mercedes-Benz today used the F1 test session in Barcelona to show off the latest Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG. It is in a splendid two seater sporty roadster that looks extremely sporty.

Revealed alongside Mercedes-Benz’s new F1 car

It will go on sale in the summer here in the UK. June is the expected date for release. It was officially unveiled in front of a number of international press members. The MGP W03 was also unveiled at the same time. This is Mercedes-Benz’s latest F1 car. Michael Schumacher and Nico Rosberg, members of the Mercedes-Benz F1 team were on hand to reveal the cars.

Lightweight frame

The Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG has a new aluminium and magnesium exterior structure. This new lightweight frame helps keep the carbon emissions and fuel efficiency at the most optimum level possible. It is now 125 KG lighter than the current version, which is quite a significant difference. The car is now significantly better in terms of performance according to Mercedes-Benz and is 30 % better off in terms of fuel consumption.

New AMG engine

The car receives AMG’s latest masterpiece, the M157 engine. This is a twin turbocharged 5.5 litre V8 engine which has been utilised within models such as the E63, S63, CLS63 and the ML63. What’s special about this engine is that it is able to achieve 529 BHP.

New design

The new car does have a wonderfully designed body kit which Volker Hellwig, the Chief AMG designer took control of in Affalterbach, Germany. The SL63 AMG looks so aggressive that just by looking at it, anyone would be able to see just how fast the car is. The front bumper will appear to be positioned a lot deeper. The cooling vents have been made larger in order to cater for more air being needed. They also make the car a lot sportier.

The AMG LED daytime running lights make the car look that bit extra special. The V8 BITURBO badges give away just how powerful the car is. The spoiler placed along the boot is subtle yet effective.

New folding roof

The new Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG will have a special aluminium folding hardtop roof. This was also a feature within the Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG and the Mercedes-Benz SL63. In just 20 seconds the roof will contract from the boot. The smaller Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG will have a special new automatic tinting Magic Sky Roof.

 

 

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