New Mercedes-AMG SL 63 S E Performance is the most potent SL ever

Gajanan Kashikar Updated: December 12, 2023, 07:20 PM IST

Mercedes-AMG has unveiled the new SL 63 S E Performance, representing the apex of the SL series, with a blend of power and innovation. Notably, the plug-in hybrid powertrain makes it the most potent SL model to date and marks the fifth series integrating the AMG-specific E Performance hybrid technology.

Mercedes-AMG SL 63 S E Performance: Powertrain

The crux of this SL is a 4.0-litre V8 twin-turbocharged engine combined with the AMG Electric Drive Unit, generating a staggering system output of 816PS and a maximum torque of up to 1,420Nm.

The incorporation of an electric drive unit at the rear axle, alongside the V8 bi-turbo engine at the front axle, results in an acceleration of zero to 100kmph in just 2.9 seconds and a top speed of 317kmph. Systems such as the AMG Active Ride Control suspension with semi-active roll stabilisation, active rear-axle steering, and AMG Performance fully variable all-wheel-drive system are also on offer.

Further, the SL 63's hybrid system incorporates an AMG High-Performance battery, inspired by technologies from Formula 1 hybrid racing cars, offering a capacity of 6.1kWh and enabling approximately 13km of purely electric travel. Mercedes-AMG has given it eight driving modes: Electric, Battery Hold, Comfort, Smoothness, Sport, Sport Plus, Race and Individual.

Mercedes-AMG SL 63 S E Performance: Design

The SL 63 S E Performance looks very similar to regular SL in terms of design. The exterior highlights, such as an integration of a plug-in loading flap, model designation in red, trapezoidal twin tailpipes, carbon-ceramic brakes with bronze callipers, and aero-optimised 20-inch AMG wheels.makes it stand out in the crowd. In terms of aerodynamics, the sports car features an active front splitter and an extendable rear spoiler.

Mercedes-AMG SL 63 S E Performance: Interior

On the inside, the MBUX multimedia system shows displays and functions made especially for the SL 63 S E Performance. What's more? There are powered AMG sports seats while the interior is draped in Nappa leather upholstery. The optional AMG performance seats with integrated headrests and Energising Package Plus further offer various seat functions with lighting moods.

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