You will really feel the wind in your hair with this!

Mercedes-AMG

Headturner with the performance to match... the SL 65 AMG.

YOU know summer is on its way when the car manufacturers bring out their soft-top models… and Mercedes-AMG seems to be making a really big effort this year.
Having recently launched the SL 63 AMG, they are launching the SL 65 AMG, a V12 roadster with a six-litre twin turbocharged engine which pumps out 630hp and huge amounts of torque! This gives the soft top superb performance and smooth power delivery.
Like the SLS AMG super sports car, the SL 65 AMG has an all-aluminium body shell for some light weight, in fact some 170kg lighter than previous models. 
“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 improved fuel efficiency. At 24.4 mpg (NEDC combined), the new car is 17 per cent more efficient than 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 biturbo engine is up from 612hp to 630hp.
The unrivalled performance figures of the new SL 65 AMG translate into an exceptional driving experience: Acceleration from 0 to 62 mph takes four seconds with the 125mph mark attained after just 11.8 seconds. The top speed is 155 mph (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.
A crash-optimised aluminium structure, standard-fit Pre-Safe® system and assistance systems on a par with those of the S-Class make the SL one of the world’s safest roadsters. The rigid aluminium bodyshell forms a robust occupant compartment as well as precisely defined deformation zones at the front and rear. If the vehicle rolls over, A-pillars made from a steel-aluminium material mix and two automatic roll-over bars help to protect the occupants.
The restraint systems, including two-stage driver and passenger airbags, have been further enhanced. A headbag covers much of the side head-impact area. An additional thorax airbag in the backrest can protect the upper body in the event of a side impact. Further new standard features for the SL include the Mercedes-Benz-developed NECK-PRO crash-responsive head restraints. An active bonnet and a front end with a large, yielding impact area help ensure pedestrian protection.
The new Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG will arrive in the UK in Autumn.
UK pricing and specifications are still to be confirmed.

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