2013 Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG goes to Nurburgring track

Article by Christian A., on June 15, 2011

The 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class was spotted while testing on the Nurburgring track. After the shape of the model was revealed last month, AMG fans’ next thought was how this vehicle will perform when fitted with the new 5.5-liter V8 engine. The images of this car show that when compared to the regular roadster, it has larger air intakes and its front spoiler is shaped differently.

The car’s nose is inspired by both the SLS and the CLS; however, its overall proportions are the same as the SL. On its side view, we see larger wheels that conceal huge brake rotors and updated calipers. And at the back, there are four trapezoidal exhausts.

The lines of this diffuser are remarkably more angular. Its exhaust has an appearance that’s quite similar to the CLS, making it look more modern. The SL63 AMG is sure to get the new 5.5-liter twin-turbo AMG V-8, which offers about 571 hp, making it marginally more powerful than the next M6 if it uses the M5’s 560 hp 4.4-liter V8 engine.

It isn’t known yet when Mercedes will unveil the AMG version but the regular SL-Class is believed to be shown in Frankfurt within the next months. Mercedes is actually into the practice of not bringing their performance models to auto shows. It’s expected that the SL63 AMG will arrive at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show at the latest.

Just by its appearance, one can tell that the Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG is clearly an exclusive car. The new, more wedge-shaped front apron, black radiator grille, larger air intakes and lower transverse black fin are all congruent design elements of the Mercedes-Benz SL-Class. These provide a more intense masculine appeal. The distinguishing AMG hood seems to tease about the specialised power unit within.

The vehicle’s broad stance is made more apparent by its bi-xenon headlamps with dark surrounds, as well as its big circular and chrome surrounded fog lamps placed well laterally. In the front wheel arch, a new engine oil cooler lets warm air pass outward through the front apron side outlets. Other eye-catching details include the new wing mirrors with striking arrow-shaped LED indicators and the front wing AMG trim panels painted matt silver and with "6.3 AMG" lettering.

The AMG side skirts and AMG rear apron inserted with a sizable black diffusor are also prominent exterior styling details, while the AMG sports exhaust with two twin chrome outlets look and sound impressive. The AMG boot lid spoiler lip improves high speed aerodynamics by decreasing lift.

Interior with new three-spoke AMG sports steering wheel

The elegant cabin of the new Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG features specialised equipment details splendidly and practically combined to create a sporty look. Catching attention is the new AMG ergonomic three-spoke sports steering wheel with AMG aluminium paddle shifters. Perforated leather covers the moulded grip area for comfort, and a silver insert decorates the vertical spoke. The instrument cluster behind it is a new AMG design. The rev counter has a “6.3 V8" inscription. The round gauges have a double-stitched nappa leather trim over them. When the engine is started, the needles of the speedometer and rev counter concurrently rotate to maximum before quickly resuming their initial positions.

The AMG instrument cluster incorporates a main menu displaying the information about the current engaged gear, suggested upshifts, “RACETIMER” with lap times, engine oil temperature, battery voltage and the engaged transmission drive mode with Race Start and the chosen ESP mode. The Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG with AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed sports transmission also features the latest exclusive equipment such as the AMG selector lever finished with leather/carbon-fibre and the elegantly integrated AMG DRIVE UNIT with a four drive mode dial selector and ESP buttons, AMG mode and suspension set-up.

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