Mercedes-Benz recently revealed their 2013 SL 63 AMG ahead of its Geneva Motor Show debut, and now the German automaker has released a huge collection of photos and a video of the redesigned hardtop convertible.
The new SL 63 AMG will, for the first time, get two choices of power output, both of which come from an AMG 5.5L V8 biturbo powerplant. The standard option offers 537-hp creating 590 lb-ft of torque, while the alternate is an AMG Performance Package which ups performance to 564-hp and 664 lb-ft of torque.
And as mentioned before, the new SL 63 AMG weighs in over 275 lbs lighter than its predecessor, allowing it to accelerate to 62-mph in just 4.2 seconds in the AMG Performance Package-equipped model. Overall, the new version of the high-performance roadster features a new lightweight all-aluminum bodyshell, more power, and 30-percent lower fuel consumption and emissions. It’s a win-win-win for any automotive enthusiast: lighter, faster, and more efficient.
The SL 63 AMG also features a newly-developed AMG high-performance compound brake system with six-piston calipers in the front and single-piston floating calipers in the rear. The vehicle comes stock with 19-inch wheels, but a staggered 19-inch front, 20-inch rear setup is available from the AMG Performance Studio.
The AMG Performance Package also comes with an AMG engine cover in carbon fiber, AMG rear-axle differential lock, AMG carbon fiber lip spoiler, red-painted calipers, and an AMG performance steering wheel in Nappa leather.
The SL 63 AMG will be launched in May of this year, with only the European pricing having been released by the German automaker so far. Base pricing starts at around $210,000 (€157,675) based on today’s conversion rates, while the AMG Performance Package is set at around $19,000 (€14,280). Those prices include a 19-percent VAT, so we expect the US pricing to be slightly more reasonable.
Watch a promotional video of the 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL 63 AMG below.
GALLERY: 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL 63 AMG
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