Mercedes-AMG has revealed its latest pinnacle in innovation and power — the SL 63 S E PERFORMANCE, proudly hailed as the most advanced and potent SL in the marque’s history. This latest iteration of the iconic SL introduces a meticulously crafted AMG 4.0L V8 Biturbo engine, complemented by an AMG Electric Drive Unit, culminating in an impressive power output of 805 horsepower and a peak torque of up to 1,047 pound-feet.
While raw potency takes center stage in the SL 63 S E PERFORMANCE, the vehicle also boasts an array of sophisticated features. Active roll stabilization, fully adaptable all-wheel drive, rear-axle steering, and a standard ceramic high-performance composite brake system all contribute to its exceptional performance.
Thanks to its instantaneous response via the electric drive on the rear axle, the car rockets from 0 to 60 mph in a mere 2.8 seconds. Moreover, the SL is furnished with the standard AMG ACTIVE RIDE CONTROL suspension, offering a broad spectrum of driving dynamics, from comfort to high-level agility.
“The SL has always been a standout in the Mercedes-Benz lineup,” remarked Michael Schiebe, CEO of Mercedes-AMG GmbH, affirming, “The new SL 63 S E PERFORMANCE, with its cutting-edge technology, stands as the most commanding SL, carrying forward this legendary legacy into the future.”
Noteworthy is the AMG high-performance battery, drawing inspiration from Formula 1, symbolizing the brand’s racing heritage. Delivering high power density and rapid energy extraction, it elevates the roadster’s overall performance. The battery’s direct cooling system ensures consistent temperatures, vital for optimal power output and durability.
The vehicle’s operational strategy, derived from the hybrid power unit of Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula 1 race cars, ensures an always-available surge of power. Enhanced by the eight AMG DYNAMIC SELECT drive programs, spanning from “Electric” to “RACE,” these modes can be tailored to diverse driving parameters, accommodating driver preferences.
In terms of design, the SL features distinctive exterior elements, including a unique charging port door, a crimson-highlighted “SL 63 S” model badge, and distinct twin tailpipe trims. The MANUFAKTUR program offers extensive customization options, empowering owners to further personalize their vehicles.
Internally, the roadster boasts a driver-centric cockpit, merging dynamic support with comfort. The MBUX infotainment system offers hybrid-specific displays and functionalities, ensuring seamless interaction between the driver and the vehicle’s advanced systems.
Details on price and availability are yet to be disclosed; however, the Mercedes-AMG SL 63 S E PERFORMANCE is anticipated to hit dealerships in 2024, with further information to be disseminated through official channels.