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It's big, bold and bulging with muscles, but is the AMG SL63 the ultimate Mercedes?

Mercedes-Benz logo24 Apr 2009

By LUCIANO PAOLINO

THE SL roadster is the range-topping convertible of the Mercedes-Benz stable. It comes in several flavours, including V6, V8 and AMG V8, a V12 and an AMG twin-turbo V12. The SL63 AMG uses the naturally-aspirated 6.2-litre AMG V8 producing 368kW and 720Nm, with a revised seven-speed automatic with a wet clutch instead of a torque converter for faster shifts. No SL is cheap, but the SL63 is one of the more expensive models. Since the luxury car tax was increased its price has soared to $401,235. As you would expect from a car that costs this much, the big Merc comes with all the luxury gear, including leather seats, carbon fibre trim, satellite navigation, heated and ventilated seats and a TV and DVD player.
Model release date: 1 June 2008 to 1 June 2012

Previous model

SL55 AMG

Released: September 2002
Ended: May 2008
Family Tree: SL-class

THE R129 SL went on sale in Australia in 2002 first as a 500 with a 5.0-litre V8 and then as a 55 AMG with a supercharged 5.4-litre V8. A true two-seater, it featured a large folding metal roof – a relative rarity at that stage. The 55 AMG V8 produced a whopping 368kW and 700Nm of torque which was sent through a five speed automatic. It was upgraded in 2006 to produce an incredible 380kW and 720Nm.

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