Equipped with an even fiercer engine – and even higher level of interior luxury and technology – than its SL63 AMG counterpart, the SL65 AMG is the most powerful version of Mercedes’ acclaimed roadster and provides more than enough charm, performance and character for the most committed driver.
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.
Despite a weight of 1950kg, the SL65 AMG boasts a notably short stopping distance due to its excellent carbon-ceramic brakes. An Electronic Stability Programme gives the vehicle outstanding cornering capabilities, while active safety features from the Intelligent Light System (whereby five different settings enable the best view of the type of road you are travelling on) to Attention Assist, which detects signs of fatigue and sounds an audible warning. In the event of a road accident, the driver and passenger are well-protected by front and side two-stage airbags, along with quick-deploying anti-roll bars and seatbelt pre-tensioners. After an accident, the vehicle will automatically cut off the engine and central locking, and active the hazard warning lights.
The SL65 AMG differentiates itself from the SL63 by the chrome detailing of the twin tailpipes, radiator grille louvres, and accents on the bonnet and wings, as well as exclusive five-spoke alloy wheels and the spoiler lip above the boot.
Inside, the sense of occasion is heightened further by the circular chrome air vents, flat-bottomed sports steering wheel, nappa leather seating, and detailing in aluminium and carbon fibre.
The electronically-operated roof mechanism encloses the driver and passenger in a warm, quiet and well-insulated space in less than 20 seconds.
Even on chilly days, however, occupants can choose to have the roof raised without encountering discomfort from draughts; the “Airscarf” mechanism in the headrests circulates heated air around the head and neck of the driver and passenger, along with the electric draught-stop between the seats and rear deck.
The huge powerhouse that is the 6.0 litre V12 engine can thrust the SL65 AMG from 0-62mph in four seconds flat, and easily take it to a top speed of 155mph (or 186mph, with the special AMG Drivers’ Package).
The ABC air suspension delivers a firm ride and crisp steering feedback which will draw approval from any sportscar aficionado.
The seven-speed AMG transmission guarantees a quick response, whilst the sheer power of the engine means that it is quiet and refined when travelling at normal motorway speeds.
As one would expect, the SL65 AMG offers an interior that is well-equipped even by Mercedes standards.
A highly exclusive Bang & Olufsen BeoSound surround sound system, especially designed for AMG, can provide any track you want through the Comand Online infotainment system.
Which gives you access to an almost limitless range of multimedia functions.
|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)||1950 kg / 4299 lb|
|Engine / Cylinders||6.0 litre / V12|
|Engine Capacity||5980 cc|
|Max Torque||1000Nm @ 2300-4300 rpm|
|Max Power||463kW @ 4800 rpm|
|Top Speed||155 mph|
|Acceleration||0-62 mph / 4.0 seconds|
|Combined Cycle||24.4 mpg|
|Urban Cycle||16.6 mpg|