2013 Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG makes surprise debut in Barcelona

Article by Christian A., on February 21, 2012

Mercedes-Benz decided to unveil the all-new 2013 SL 63 AMG at today’s F1 test session at Barcelona circuit in Spain. The new car will make its debut this summer and as expected it is powered by the twin-turbo 5.5-liter V8 engine delivering 529 hp. With these numbers, the 2013 SL63 AMG can sprint from 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) in just 4.3 seconds, and in just 4.2 seconds when using the AMG Performance Package.

The top speed is limited to 250 km/h or 155 mph. The engine is mated to the AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed Sport Transmission.

The same engine is found on the E63, CLS63, CL63 and ML63 AMG models. The 2013 SL63 AMG promises to return combined fuel consumption savings of up to 30 percent comparing it with the previous model.

Regarding the design, the 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG comes with a completely new design consisting of a new front bumper with integrated daytime running LEDS, new side sills, new fenders with the ‘V8 Biturbo’ badge, a new rear apron with integrated air diffuser and exhaust system.

The design is completed by the well-known AMG wheels. Just like the standard SL-Class, the SL63 AMG can be transformed from a coupe into a cabriolet in just 20 seconds. More details to be revealed when Mercedes-Benz will release the official details!

A top of the line sprinter, the AMG surpasses those who think they can keep up. Now featuring new design technology, the new AMG will not only be the first in the Mercedes line to showcase the new brand face but also play host to the new distinctive style the manufacturers are aiming for. The face of the AMG has been remodelled and an examination reveals the movement of the radiator grille and the lower cooling air intake which has given the face its new look.

This in turn is then modified with the use of the “twin blade” radiator grille in silver chrome. Mercedes iconic star is sandwiched between two blades and would not look out of place on an aircraft. Such is the prominence and finish that has gone into the AMG, giving the vehicle a striking athleticism.

Underneath the Mercedes star and the grille, the signature of the AMG remains but there have been some changes like the improvement in the design of the cooling modules and how they are now constructed so as to allow more air in without sacrificing performance.

Silver chrome has been added to the lower cross struts in the front which adds a note of class to the AMG and will make up the majority of the faces of all future AMG's, so that they increase brand recognition and successfully carry the AMG brand further.

AMG body styling with characteristic features

Standing back to admire the profile of the SL63 AMG reveals its classic sports care heritage. The stretched bonnet, compact yet commodious passenger compartment and exhilarating rear of the vehicle all combine into a powerful presence of the roads. The distinctive stylings which AMG have made their own showcase the large openings for the charge air, engine, oil, transmission oil coolers and the water, the diffuser apron with its black grilles and the rear apron which features a body-coloured insert.

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