(photos: Daimler) 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG | from €157,675.00 | www3.mercedes-benz.com
how do you make an already alluring car more tempting? slap it with an even more powerful motor, along with a host of dream equipment and of course, a look to match. that’s exactly what the 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG is. thanks to its mainly aluminum shell construction and inner support crafted from lightweight carbon fiber composite, the AMG-induced SL managed to shed 125 kilograms as compared to its predecessor. it’s 5.5-liter V8 ‘biturbo’ engine offers 537 horsespower (395 kW) and 800 Nm of torque on the tap. however, power-junkies can opt for the AMG Performance package that boost its output to an even more exhilarating 564 horses (415 kW) and an mind-blowing 900 Nm of torque. together with its AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed sports transmission, the SL63 AMG is capable of a century sprint in 4.3 seconds and on its way to an electronically limited top speed of 250 km/h, while the AMG Performance package would make a 0-100 km/h sprint in just 4.2 seconds, rocketing the beast to a 300 km/h top speed (also electronically governed). other performance goodies expected include enhanced AMG sports suspension based on Active Body Control, AMG speed-sensitive sports steering, and AMG high performance compound brake system.
aesthetically, you can expect an AMG bodystyling that encompasses front apron with large air dams, AMG-specific LED daytime running lights, AMG radiator grille, AMG spolier lip, dual tailpipes AMG sports exhaust system, and diffuser-style rear apron, while the interior gets freshened up with jet engine-style air vents, AMG DRIVE UNIT, heated AMG sports seats in a choice of single-tone or dual-tone nappa leather, AMG illuminated door sill panels, ambient lighting and an IWC-design analog clock, just to name a few. the 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG will drop at the dealers in May (supposedly in Europe) with a price tag of €157,675 (about US$211,458) with the AMG Performance package costing an additional €14,280 (about US$19,150), or you could go for the special “Edition 1” (€189,269.50 or about US$253,829) that includes the AMG Performance package, along with a host of creature comfort appointment, which includes AIRSCARF neck-level heater, designo Exclusive leather in a choice of classic red or deep white, accented by contrasting topstitching, designo headliner in black leather, Harman/Kardon Logic 7 surround sound system, MAGIC SKY CONTROL panoramic vario-roof and matt black AMG forged light alloy wheels. roll past the jump a gallery of the SL63 AMG.