Mercedes Benz SL 65 AMG (2012)
Mercedes Benz SL 65 AMG (2012)

The new Mercedes Benz SL 65 AMG will arrive in the UK in autumn 2012, with prices to be confirmed nearer the launch date.

The Mercedes Benz SL 65 AMG is powered by a 6.0 litre V12 bi-turbo engine, which produces 630 hp at 4800-5400 rpm and a whooping 1000 Nm worth of torque between 2300-4300 rpm. Which will propel the SL 65 AMG from 0-62 mph in 4.0 seconds and then onto an electrically limited top speed of 155 mph. It takes 11.8 seconds to reach the 200 km (125 mph) mark and CO2 emissions are recorded as 270 g/km.

Mercedes figures for fuel consumption are quoted as 24.4 mpg on the combined cycle, an improvement of 17% over the outgoing, lower output SL 65 AMG. The advance can be attributed to the new AMG SPEEDSHIFT PLUS 7G-TRONIC transmission, the ECO start/stop‑function, in-engine measures to optimise efficiency and alternator management. The new SL 65 AMG 170 kilograms lighter than the old model.

The Mercedes Benz SL 65 AMG is mated to SPEEDSHIFT PLUS 7G‑TRONIC transmission for the first time. The seven-speed box has four different driving modes – Controlled Efficiency (C), Sport (S), Sport plus (S+) and Manual (M) – which can be selected at the push of a button on the centre console. In "C" mode the ECO start/stop function is permanently active

The Mercedes Benz SL 65 AMG Equipment highlights include Vario-roof: MAGIC SKY CONTROL as an option

The sixth-generation SL retains the electrohydraulically operated vario-roof which can be retracted to save space, enabling the SL 65 AMG to be transformed into a roadster or a coupé, as the mood takes the driver and depending on the weather, in under 20 seconds. In contrast to the predecessor model, there are two versions to choose from for the new SL: the panoramic vario-roof or the unique panoramic vario-roof with MAGIC SKY CONTROL. The transparency of the latter can be switched to light or dark at the push of a button.

Published : 20/03/12 Author : Staff

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