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Along with the new Mercedes-Benz SL450 and SL550 comes this Mercedes-AMG SL63, a powerful variant with improved handling.
The new SL-Class benefits from weight-reducing aluminum body panels.
Much of the styling between the standard SLs and the AMG SL is similar, although these fender vents get the V8 Biturbo logo.
The SL63 gets a split-grille crossbar inset with the AMG logo, as opposed to the single crossbar in the standard SL-Class.
The SL63's AMG-built V-8 engine displaces 5.5 liters and uses twin turbochargers to make 577 horsepower.
With the retractable hard top up, the SL63 assumes a Gran Turismo profile.
The retractable hard top can be operated at speeds up to 25 mph.
The SL63's adaptive suspension is well-tuned for light, nimble handling.
Carbon fiber supports for the trunk lid help reduce weight.
Quad rectangular exhaust tips are a nice touch for a performance look.
The top retracts into the trunk, allowing enough room for a couple of backpacks, or a couple of small roller bags.
Although a bona fide performance car, the SL63 shows off luxury appointments in the cabin.
The SL63's electric power steering allows for quick, precise steering.
You can quickly choose different drive modes and suspension settings with these console controls.
The SL63 shares its infotainment system with its SL-Class siblings.