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Mercedes-Benz SL 63 AMG Overview

At the Geneva auto show, Mercedes-Benz officials were stressing the company's green aspirations ad nauseam and then rolled out the latest AMG model, the 518-hp SL63 AMG. With a 6.2-liter V-8 engine underhood, this car is about as green as your average logging company. The new car features face-lifted styling and interior mercedes sl accessories, plus a modified version of the company's seven-speed transmission. The SL63 certainly looks the part. The exterior changes that have been applied to all SL models make the car look more contemporary. The SL63 adds an aggressive front fascia and side skirts to signal its more sporting mien, plus standard 19-inch wheels and tires. Inside, there's a special AMG steering wheel, gauge cluster, and shift lever to accompany other SL revisions that include an iPod interface and a Bluetooth phone hookup that both work pretty seamlessly.

Mercedes-Benz SL 63 AMG Features

MECHANICAL

  • 6.3L DOHC SMPI naturally-aspirated 32-valve V8 AMG engine
  • 7-speed driver-adaptive electronic AMG automatic transmission-inc: touch shift, optimum gear programming, comfort mode, AMG SpeedShift
  • Rear wheel drive
  • Independent 4-link front suspension
  • Independent 5-arm multi-link rear suspension
  • AMG modified Active Body Control (ABC)-inc: coil spring & electronically controlled hydraulic cylinder w/gas-pressurized shock absorber at each wheel, automatic all-wheel level control, driver-selectable ride-height control, automatic speed-sensitive lowering
  • Vehicle-speed-sensitive pwr rack & pinion steering w/integrated hydraulic damper
  • Pwr AMG 6-piston front & 4-piston rear perforated & internally vented disc brakes
  • Electro-hydraulic braking system w/automatic brake drying & predictive brake priming
  • (4) polished chrome exhaust tips

EXTERIOR

  • 19" x 8.5" front/19" x 9.5" rear AMG triple 5-spoke aluminum wheels
  • P255/35ZR19 high performance front tires
  • P285/30ZR19 high performance rear tires
  • Collapsible compact spare tire w/portable electric air compressor
  • Electro-hydraulic retractable aluminum hardtop w/easy-pack system
  • AMG front air dam w/mesh air intakes, side skirts, rear apron w/mesh air diffuser
  • Bi-xenon high-intensity discharge headlamps-inc: polycarbonate lenses, automatic level control, heated headlamp washers, selectable light-sensing auto-on headlamps
  • Halogen front foglamps
  • Single rear red foglamp
  • Dual-intensity LED brake lamps & taillamps
  • Dual pwr heated mirrors w/driver memory/auto-dimming
  • Variable intermittent rain sensing windshield wipers w/heated washer nozzles

INTERIOR

  • Premium leather seat trim
  • 12-way pwr heated & ventilated front AMG sport seats-inc: 3-position memory, pneumatic triple lumbar support w/massage feature, easy-access courtesy feature, automatic height-adjusting front head restraints, multi-contour seatbacks, pneumatic side bolsters & shoulder supports
  • Aluminum door sills w/AMG insignia
  • Floor mats
  • AMG leather-trimmed pwr 4-way tilt/telescopic sport steering wheel-inc: aluminum shift paddles, memory, audio & multi-function display controls, programmable easy-exit feature
  • Electronic analog tachometer & gauges for fuel level & coolant temp
  • AMG instrument cluster w/AMG racetimer & gear position displays
  • Dual multi-function displays in speedometer & tachometer faces-inc: trip computer, exterior temp gauge, maintenance system, oil level check, digital speedometer, reminder & malfunction messages, driver-programmable settings, cruise control, touch shift gear & shift mode selection, audio status, navigation route guidance
  • Mercedes-Benz Maintenance System display-inc: distance remaining to next maintenance, type of service due, reminders
  • Pwr windows w/1-touch express up/down front & 1-touch express down rear windows
  • SmartKey system-inc: remote central locking system, anti-theft engine immobilizer, drive away automatic locking
  • SmartKey infrared remote -inc: trunk open, windows open/close, panic alarm, fuel filler door, selective unlock all, hard top raise/lower doors or drivers
  • Hard drive GPS navigation system
  • Integrated HomeLink compatible (3) button garage door opener
  • Cruise control
  • Enhanced voice control for audio, telephone & navigation
  • Alarm system
  • In-dash SD memory card reader
  • Automatic dual-zone climate control-inc: dust & pollen filters, active charcoal filters, smog sensor, sun sensor, humidity sensor, dew point sensor, REST mode w/engine heat recirculation feature or cabin ventilation, seat belt usage sensors
  • Rear window defroster w/auto shut-off based on time, exterior temp
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors
  • Carbon fiber trim
  • Locator lighting
  • Attachable fine-mesh wind deflector
  • Removable trunk separator
  • Shelf behind seats w/retractable luggage straps, locking dual enclosed storage compartments beneath luggage shelf

SAFETY

  • Anti-lock braking system (ABS) w/brake assist system
  • Electronic stability program (ESP)
  • Programmable daytime running lamps
  • Dual-stage front airbags w/front passenger adaptive feature, occupant classification system
  • Door-mounted side-impact head & thorax airbags
  • Drivers knee airbag
  • Tele Aid global positioning system (GPS) satellite system-inc: stolen vehicle recovery, remote door unlock service, automatic alarm & collision notification
  • Night security illumination
  • 3-point seat belts-inc: emergency tensioning device, passenger selectable seat belt retractor, shoulder belts automatic height-adjusters
  • Tire pressure monitoring system
  • Illuminated emergency interior trunk release
  • Pop-up roll bar

Mercedes-Benz SL 63 AMG Specification

VEHICLE
EPA Classification 2 Seater
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 1
ENGINE
Engine Type Gas V8
Displacement 6.3L/379
Fuel System SMPI
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 518 @ 6800
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 465 @ 5200
TRANSMISSION
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
Trans Type 7
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.38
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.86
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.92
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.37
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.82
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.42 (R2 2.23)
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - TBD -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.73
MILEAGE
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 14
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 12
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 19
ELECTRICAL
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD -
COOLING SYSTEM
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD -
WEIGHT INFORMATION
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4274
TRAILERING
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD -
SUSPENSION
Suspension Type - Front Independent
Suspension Type - Rear Independent
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) 4-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) 5-Arm Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD -
BRAKES
Brake Type Power
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 14.2 x 1.4
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.0 x 1.0
TIRES
Front Tire Size P255/35ZR19
Rear Tire Size P285/30ZR19
Spare Tire Size Compact
WHEELS
Front Wheel Size (in) 19 x 8.5
Rear Wheel Size (in) 19 x 9.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Aluminum
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD -
STEERING
Steering Type Power Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD -
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.2
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD -
FUEL TANK
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.1
EXTERIOR DIMENSIONS
Wheelbase (in) 100.8
Length, Overall (in) 180.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 51.1
Tread Width, Front (in) 61.8
Tread Width, Rear (in) 61.4
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD -
Liftover Height (in) - TBD -
CARGO AREA DIMENSIONS
Trunk Volume (ft3) 15.9 (7.2 w/top down)
INTERIOR DIMENSIONS
Passenger Capacity 2
Passenger Volume (ft3) 50.0
Front Head Room (in) 37.7
Front Leg Room (in) 42.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.0
Front Hip Room (in) 56.9