The Mercedes SL65 AMG really is a vehicle that takes excess to excess, a 6.0-litre, twin-turbocharged V12 engine with 621bhp and 737lb ft of torque. That's enough to propel this super-luxurious roadster from 0-60mph in 3.9 seconds, and to a top speed of 155mph or 186mph, if you add the extra AMG Driver's Package.
The V-12 was reworked with new turbochargers featuring an enlarged spiral cross section, new manifolds and wastegate channels to optimize airflow. On the exhaust side of the engine, AMG has modified the pipe layout to reduce backpressure. The engine is mated to an AMG Speedshift Plus 7-speed sequential-shift transmission with a single automated clutch. The gearbox has four individual drive modes selected at the touch of a button: Controlled Efficiency (C), Sport (S), Sport Plus (S+) and Manual (M). The car is equipped with a fuel-saving start/stop mode that is active when the transmission is set to C.
Like the other SL’s in the line, this model takes advantage of the high strength, lightweight aluminium construction, the only steel in the body is found in the windshield surround. The model shares the same retractable glass roof as the other roadsters in the line, which features Magic Sky Control that allows its tint to switch from light to dark at the touch of a button.
The car we have on offer is presented in designo graphite grey with black and anthracite exclusive leather interior. The options fitted to this car include driver’s package, Bang & Oulfson sound system, rear view camera, garage door opener, 19” AMG alloy wheels, air scarf, dynamic seats with heating and cooling functions, keyless go, illuminated door sills, COMAND APS, digital radio and a tracker.