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 |  Mar 06 2012, 12:04 PM

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The 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL 63 AMG roadster debuted today at the 2012 Geneva Auto Show, though it failed to steal attention from most of the crowd.

The group favorite was the 2013 A Class lineup, but that didn’t stop us from having a little fan-time next to the brand’s new-and-improved SL 63 AMG, which is a lot cooler than any A Class could dream of being.

Those new improvements include 30 percent greater fuel efficiency over its predecessor, boosted output and an almost 309-lb lighter curb weight thanks to generously distributed aluminum throughout the body.

For the first time, the SL63 AMG is available with both a  537- and 564-hp rating from the 5.5-liter biturbo V8 making 590- and 664 ft-lbs of torque respectively.

Customers may pick from 19-inch stock aluminum wheels or optional 20-inch upgrades. Inside those wheels, the car gets 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 car is laden with carbon fiber, on the exterior, interior and even the engine cover.

U.S. pricing has yet to be announced but the car is expected to launch in May.

Watch the Mercedes-Benz SL 63 first look video below.

GALLERY: 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG Roadster

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GALLERY: 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG Roadster

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  • hjs3

    Oh heart be still!