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2012 Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG

     

2012 Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG

The AMG 6.0-litre V12 "biturbo" (twin-turbocharged) engine develops a maximum output of 463 kW (630 hp) and maximum torque of 1000 newton metres. (more below)

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2012 Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG

The New Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG: Effortlessly Superior and Stylish Performance

Source: Mercedes-Benz | Published: Tue Oct 23, 2012 by Andrew D.

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Mercedes-AMG is embarking on the 2012 roadster season in inimitably dynamic style: following on from the recent launch of the SL 63 AMG, the top eight-cylinder model, there now comes the presentation of the new Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG, the V12 roadster in the line-up from the Stuttgart-based manufacturer. The AMG 6.0-litre V12 "biturbo" (twin-turbocharged) engine develops a maximum output of 463 kW (630 hp) and maximum torque of 1000 newton metres. The result: exceptional performance, impressive power delivery and effortlessly superior dynamics. As with the SLS AMG super sports car, the use of an all-aluminium bodyshell results in a drastic reduction in weight. The new SL 65 AMG is some 170 kilograms lighter than before. The expressive front section is dominated by the new "twin blade" radiator grille and the front apron's lower cross strut in high-sheen chrome.

"The combination of exclusive V12 dynamic performance and a refined roadster driving experience was already the defining attribute of the predecessor model. We are convinced that, with the new SL 65 AMG, we have developed an incomparably exciting high-performance vehicle for the small, but loyal community of fans", says Ola Källenius, CEO of Mercedes-AMG GmbH.

An important aspect of the new model is the intelligent lightweight construction which also contributes to reducing the fuel consumption. At 11.6 litres per 100 kilometres (NEDC combined) it represents a saving of 2.4 litres or 17 percent compared with the previous SL 65 AMG and simultaneously establishes a new benchmark in the twelve-cylinder petrol engine segment. A major role in the reduced fuel consumption figures is played by the AMG SPEEDSHIFT PLUS 7G-TRONIC transmission, the ECO start/stop-function, in-engine measures to optimise efficiency and alternator management. Despite the significantly reduced fuel consumption, the maximum output of the AMG V12 6-litre biturbo engine is up from 450 kW (612 hp) to 463 kW (630 hp). The maximum torque is 1000 newton metres.

The unrivalled performance figures of the new SL 65 AMG translate into an exceptional driving experience: acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h takes 4 seconds with the 200 km/h mark attained after just 11.8 seconds. The top speed is 250 km/h (electronically limited). As well as offering stunning acceleration, the AMG twelve-cylinder biturbo engine impresses with its smooth running characteristics and its distinctive AMG V12 sound. It is a performance that reconciles effortless superiority and stylishness to perfection.
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AMG 6-litre V12 biturbo engine with new technology

The AMG 6-litre V12 biturbo engine with the designation M 279 is based on the M 275 engine used previously and has been comprehensively revised for the new SL 65 AMG. New exhaust gas turbochargers with an increased spiral cross-section, new manifolds and wastegate ducts with optimised flow characteristics increase the engine output by 13 kW (18 hp). The multi-spark ignition with twelve double ignition coils not only results in smoother running, but also enables even more effective combustion in combination with a new engine management system with higher performance and optimised cylinder heads. The resulting reduction in exhaust emissions is also due to a large extent to the optimised catalytic converter system. The newly developed AMG sports exhaust system, which has a pipe layout with enhanced flow characteristics, is 3.2 kilograms lighter as a result of a reduction in the wall thickness.

But it is not just the inner qualities of the AMG 6-litre V12 biturbo engine that impress. The powerplant's looks are as inspiring as its performance: the high-quality carbon-fibre and aluminium engine cover reflects the exceptional character of the powerful twelve-cylinder unit.

Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG: Review (2/2)

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Specs
AT (automatic transmission), MT (manual transmission)
Powertrain
Type V12
Displacement 365 cu in (5980 cc)
Power 630 hp (463 kW) @ 4800-5400 rpm
Torque 737,6 lb-ft (1000 Nm) @ 2300-4300 rpm
Redline n/a
Driveline Rear Wheel Drive
Transmission 7 Speed Automatic
Brakes & Tires
Brakes Front - Rear Ventilated Discs - Ventilated DIscs
Tire Size Front - Rear 255/35 R19 - 285/30 R20
Exterior Dimensions & Weight
Length 182,4 in (4633 mm)
Width 73,9 in (1877 mm)
Height 51,2 in (1300 mm)
Curb Weight 4300 lbs (1950 kg)
Performance
0-60 mph 4.0 s
1/4 Mile n/a
60-0 mph Braking n/a
Top Speed 155 mph (250 km/h)
Fuel Economy
EPA Fuel Mileage - City/Highway n/a
Origin & Price
Manufacturer's Origin Germany
Where Built Germany
Base Retail Price (MSRP) n/a

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