The Mercedes SL-Class roadster was unveiled at the 2012 Detroit auto show, two months after that, Mercedes showcases the 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG variant. The new 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG follows the same basic pattern as every other AMG offering: a more potent engine, firmer suspension, and extra visual flair. The new 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG is a lighter and faster version of the brand’s iconic drop-top.

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The new 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG is yet another masterpiece from Mercedes-AMG; be it driving dynamics, lightweight construction or efficiency – the Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG represents a giant leap forward. The 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG is unveiled to the public at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show before reaching U.S. showrooms this summer.

Like the SL550 upon which the 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG is based, a new aluminum body shell has trimmed weight and improved everything from performance to fuel economy. Tipping the scales at 4,059 lbs, Mercedes estimates the weight of the new 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG has been reduced by 275 lbs. Compared to the outgoing model, the 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG design not only delivers a significant weight saving, it also greatly enhances rigidity, safety and comfort.

Intelligent lightweight construction also means that the components have been optimized in line with their specific purpose. Meanwhile, the 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG interior is likewise inspired by the SLS AMG and offers a feast for all the senses: the four air vents styled like jet engines, the E-SELECT lever and the AMG DRIVE UNIT are all reminiscent of the super sports car.

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There are now two choices when it comes to the 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG engine specification. An AMG-tuned twin-turbo 5.5-liter V-8 is nestled under the 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG hood and delivers 530 bhp in standard form; however, opting for the AMG Performance Package nudges output to 557 bhp and 664 lb.-ft. of torque. Equipped with the AMG Performance Package, the 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG 0-60 mph sprints in only 4.1 seconds and reaches a top speed of 186 mph.

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The 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG engine and transmission are far more agile in “S”, “S+” and “M” mode; in addition, the stop/start function is deactivated. Power transmission in the 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG can likewise be adapted to specific requirements, as the AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed sports transmission has four modes to select from: “C” (Controlled Efficiency), “S” (Sport), “S+” (Sport plus) and “M” (Manual).

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Competitors 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG

The 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG will meet one of its competitors during its debut: the Aston Martin Vantage V8 which has also been updated for the 2013 model year with a series of technical improvements. That being said, the V8 delivers less power than the 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG: 420 HP in the standard version and 430 HP in the S version.

There’s also the Jaguar XK-R Convertible for the 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG to contend with. Its 5.0-liter supercharged V8 engine delivers 510 HP and 461 lb/ft of torque – a bit closer to the 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG. The new 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG will reaches showrooms in the U.S. market in mid-July 2012, about two months after the regular SL550 goes on sale here. The 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG price is started at $208,477 while the AMG Performance package tacks on another $5659.

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