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The conventional Mercedes SL-Class convertible already offers the most thrilling open-air driving experiences available to motorists anywhere – and the SL63 AMG heightens these experiences still further, delivering even greater pace and dynamism as well as extraordinarily beautiful aesthetics and an unimpeachably luxurious interior.
To sample the gripping experience at the wheel of the SL-Class, contact your nearest Jardine Motors dealership and book a test drive with our professional team.
The strong frame of the SL63 AMG does not only improve driving dynamics and refinement – it also ensures exceptionally good protection for occupants if an impact should occur. The strong shield provided by the structure of the car is reinforced by pre-tensioning seatbelts and multiple two-stage airbags. The SL63 AMG can present an assortment of active safety measures to enhance both the stability of the vehicle and the situational awareness of the driver. In addition to extremely effective carbon ceramic brakes and an Electronic Stability Programme to avoid loss of control when cornering, the car also offers such systems at Attention Assist, which warns you of signs of fatigue or loss of concentration at speeds above 50mph.
Constructed entirely from aluminium, the SL63 AMG has a kerb weight of 1845kg – making it a notably lightweight vehicle for a hard-top convertible with a 6.2 litre V8 engine.
Its performance on the road is enhanced further by its streamlined, aerodynamic shape, which gives it a drag coefficient of 0.32.
Meanwhile the large, characteristically Mercedes front profile and muscular shoulders of the car give it an imposing road presence.
When a driver enters the cabin and settles themselves onto the heated sports seats in Nappa leather, they are faced with a dashboard offering an array of advanced multimedia functions, but which is never overloaded or confusing, and an aluminium-trimmed centre console.
The electronically-folding roof takes less than 20 seconds to open or close, and its compact size allows a relatively impressive rear loadspace of 241 litres.
Options such as a panoramic vario-roof and ambient lighting can add extra light to the cabin when the roof is raised.
A 5.5 litre V8 petrol engine gives the SL63 AMG 585hp and ferocious torque of 900Nm between 2250-3750rpm.
The result is 0-62mph acceleration in 4.2 seconds and a top speed of 155mph, which can be raised to 186mph for buyers of the AMG Drivers’ Package desiring a little extra speed on track days.
The seven-speed Speedshift sports transmission has four modes – Controlled Efficiency, Sport, Sport+, and Manual – enabling you to adjust throttle response and the speed of gear changes.
The highly adaptable sports suspension, meanwhile, delivers crisp, direct steering response as well as a firm but not harsh ride.
An array of advanced driver-convenience technology is standard to this model.
The Comand Online infotainment system is as dependable as ever, and includes a DVD drive, whilst a Harman Kardon Logic 7 surround sound system provides crystal-clear audio quality.
|Vehicle Length||4617 mm / 181.8 in|
|Vehicle Width||2099 mm / 82.6 in|
|Vehicle Height (unladen)||1315 mm / 51.8 in|
|Wheelbase||2585 mm / 101.8 in|
|Unladen Weight (DIN)||1845 kg / 4068 lb|
|Engine / Cylinders||5.5 litre / V8|
|Engine Capacity||5461 cc|
|Max Torque||900Nm @ 2250-3750 rpm|
|Max Power||430kW @ 5500 rpm|
|Top Speed||155 mph|
|Acceleration||0-62 mph / 4.2 seconds|
|Combined Cycle||28.5 mpg|
|Urban Cycle||20.3 mpg|