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Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG Overview

At the top of the Mercedes-Benz 'pile' sits the SL 65 AMG roadster, the ultimate open-top Mercedes-Benz aimed at sun-worshiping performance hedonists. Slotting above the 'mere' SL 63 AMG, the SL 65 features a 6.0 liter V12 engine that pumps out an astounding 612 horsepower, an eight horsepower bump from before. Even more impressive is the 738 lb-ft. of torque from the motor, a figure usually reserved for big rigs and maybe even tugboats. Because of all this torque and power, the SL 65 makes due to mercedes sl accessories like ultra-stout five-speed automatic transmission, rather than the six or seven-speed transmissions that seem de rigueur in high performance cars today. Still, Mercedes-Benz estimates that the SL 65 will hit 62 miles per hour in a mere 4.2 seconds. The SL 65 features the same new styling that dresses up the rest of the SL roadster lineup for 2009.

Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG Features

MECHANICAL

  • 6.0L SOHC SMPI bi-turbocharged 36-valve V12 AMG engine
  • 5-speed driver-adaptive electronic AMG automatic transmission-inc: touch shift, optimum gear programming, comfort mode, AMG SpeedShift
  • AMG limited slip rear differential
  • 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 & 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 twin 5-spoke forged 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
  • Panorama roof w/sunshade
  • AMG front air dam w/mesh air intakes & side extractors, side skirts, rear apron w/mesh air diffuser
  • AMG rear spoiler
  • 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

  • AMG exclusive 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
  • AMG floor mats
  • AMG door entrance plates
  • 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, active ventilated seats on
  • Keyless-Go
  • Pwr trunk closer
  • 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
  • Airscarf neck-level heating system
  • 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
  • Parktronic
  • 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 65 AMG Specification

VEHICLE
EPA Classification 2 Seater
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 1
ENGINE
Engine Type Bi-Turbocharged Gas V12
Displacement 6.0L/365
Fuel System SMPI
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 604 @ 4800-5100
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 738 @ 2000-4000
TRANSMISSION
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
Trans Type 5
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.60
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.19
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.41
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.83
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.16
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - TBD -
MILEAGE
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 14
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 11
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 18
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) 4555
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