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2013 Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG [w/video]

Affalterbach Additions Transform Benz's Heavy-Hitting Droptop Saint-Tropez is a charming town in southeastern France nestled along the Mediterranean Sea. Internationally recognized as a summer playground for the wealthy and famous, it is also famed for its "clothing optional" beaches where more than just noses and shoulders get burned in hot weather. While still a couple months shy of warm weather and the influx of tourists, Mercedes-Benz chose to get an early start on the topless party by flying us to the Côte d'Azur for some seat time in its newest high-performance droptop, the... Read More

Vital Stats

Engine:
5.5L Biturbo V8
Power:
557 HP / 664 LB-FT
Transmission:
7-Speed MCT Auto
MSRP:
$146,695 base
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    Video: Evo pits Jaguar XKR-S vs. Mercedes SL63 AMG in heavyweight droptop fight
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    We recently received the sad news that the Jaguar XK is ceasing production by the end of the year, but what better way to bid it farewell than with some big, smoky powerslides? The retirement of the sporty GT isn't actually the topic of the latest video from Evo – it's on hand to compete against the Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG to see which is faster ...

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    Recalls: Mercedes recalls 2013 SL models over airbag fault
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    Mercedes-Benz is recalling 130 SL-Class roadsters built between January 16, 2013 and April 30, 2013 over concerns that the vehicle's airbags won't fire if a very light person is in the passenger seat. The issue rests with what's called the Occupant Classification System. The OCS is a system that figures out if there's an occupant in a seat based on the ...

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    First Drive: 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG [w/video]
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    Geneva: 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG is big and beastly, not so beautiful
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    We'll come right out and say it: The 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL isn't exactly pretty. And while this new SL63 adds all of the go-fast appearance bits befitting any AMG model, it doesn't exactly help the big roadster's appearance. And by the way, when we say big, we mean big. The photos don't quite do it justice – this is one seriously large ...

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    Official: More photos and info on the Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG [w/video]
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    If you like lighter, faster, and more powerful then you have at least two things to like about the new Mercedes-Benz SL 63 AMG. It gets a 537-horsepower, 590-pound-foot version of the M571 twin-turbo V8 making the rounds in AMG vehicles, but that can be bumped to 564 hp and 664 lb-ft with the AMG Performance Package. All of that thrust works on a car ...

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    Official: Mercedes AMG launches new SL63 with W03 F1 car in Barcelona [w/videos]
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    Any outfit with the cash can buy a Formula One team. Integrating it into an existing automaker, however, isn't an overnight proposition. Both Lotus and Caterham are currently undergoing that process, but so is Mercedes-Benz. The German automaker bought out what was then the World Champion Brawn GP team (previously known as Honda and before that, as ...

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    Official: First Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG in America to be auctioned off at Boca concours
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    Report: Class action lawsuit to be filed against Mercedes alleges AMG V8 defects
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    Mercedes-Benz is reportedly facing a class-action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court of New Jersey for alleged defects in the company's M156 V8. According to the plaintiffs, premature internal wear occurs because the engine uses cast nodular iron camshafts and 9310-grade steel valves. Something about that combination causes early failure, either due to ...

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    Well, take a look-see at what our intrepid band of spy photographers have just netted. Apparently, the go-fast gurus at AMG have been hard at work on a bevy of new Mercedes-Benz goodies, including the car you see above. Underneath all of that cladding lurks the next-generation SL63 AMG. Even with all of the plastic obscuring its bodywork, it's clear that ...

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    Drop the Hammer: Getting schooled with AMG Driving Academy at Lime Rock
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    Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG returns as F1 safety car for 2009
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    AMG has been involved in Formula 1 for well over a decade now, starting with a Mercedes-Benz C36 AMG serving as the safety car back in 1996. Most recently, the SL63 AMG earned the spot last year, and it is returning for 2009 to set the pace at each F1 race this year. To ensure that it's capable of performing its duties in any situation, the car has been ...

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    Tuner Tuesdays: Carlsson takes on the Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG
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