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The new Mercedes-Benz SL sixty three AMG roadster created its 1st look this morning when F1 drivers Michael Schumacher and Nico Rosberg presented the automobile at the German team's official Formula One take a look at in Barcelona, Spain, earlier than its world premiere at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show in early March.
At the guts of the high-performance version of the new SL is AMG's new M157 engine, that is employed on a range of different Mercedes models like the CLS sixty three AMG sports saloon and therefore the ML sixty three AMG SUV.
The 5.5-liter twin-turbo charged V8 unit is nice for 529bhp and 590 lb-ft of torque, propelling the hardtop roadster from standstill to 60mph (96km/h) in four.2 seconds en route to an electronically ruled prime speed of 155mph (250km/h).
There is additionally an optional AMG Performance package that reinforces output to 550bhp and 664 lb-ft, whereas reducing the zero to 60mph time to four.1 seconds and permitting the SL63 AMG to succeed in a most velocity of one86mph (299km/h).
Power is transferred to the rear wheels via a seven-speed AMG Speed shift. automatic transmission.
The new generation SL's light-weight chassis created out of aluminum and magnesium has helped shave 275 pounds off the outgoing model, one thing that not solely improves performance however additionally reduces fuel consumption – by up to thirty % over the previous SL sixty three AMG, says Mercedes.
A beefed up braking system with six-piston calipers up front and single-piston calipers at the rear beside a reworked suspension, 19-inch alloy wheels shod in high-performance tires, and distinctive AMG touches within and out, spherical out the package.