Mercedes Benz have revealed the all new SL65 AMG, just one day after the Geneva Motor Show closed.
To most enthusiasts’ surprise, the V12 engine still lives on despite reports that Mercedes Benz will phase out production of V12 engines. Speaking of the engine, the new SL65 AMG has a twin-turbo 6.0-litre unit producing 630hp – 18hp more powerful than the previous SL65 – and a monstrous 1,000Nm (737 lb ft) of torque.
The new SL65 AMG also weighs 170kg less than its predecessor, although it is still quite heavy at 1,950kg. The new car also gets a beefed up 7G-Tronic automatic transmission with seven speeds, making the G55 AMG the only AMG car with the trusted old five-speed unit.
The new roadster will accelerate from 0-62 mph in 4 seconds, and is limited to a 250 km/h (155 mph) top speed. Mercedes Benz is also claiming a 17% improvement in fuel consumption, averaging 11.6l/100km (around 20.8mpg in the US), while the CO2 output is quoted at 270g/km.
The new SL65 AMG will go on sale in September this year, with prices starting at 236,334 euros.