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2017 Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG Review


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Mercedes-AMG is additionally enhancing its SL63 high-performance roadster with modernized technology and communicative design. The front part features an entirely new design, modish light signature and the comprehensive range of standard equipment and appointments, which underline the premium impression. The engine of the 2017 Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG sets the standard in the high-performance roadster sector.

Excellent performance, inspiring driving features and the expressive, elegantly honed design are the trademarks. The new model comes equipped with the sports suspension derived from Active Body Control, the back-axle differential lock now comes as standard. It also comes equipped with the more receptive AMG Speedshift MCT seven-velocity sports transmission and the five diverse driving modes.

2017 Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG front

2017 Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG Roof Down

2017 Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG Changes, Exterior

The striking external design highlights its self-assured character. The front part is entirely new and markedly more communicative. The recently designed double-blade radiator grille is now wider at the bottom. The great cooling air intakes with flicks as an extra means of guiding air flows, the A-wing front apron, and the front splitter highlight the width. The recently designed bonnet mixes the function and design in the look of typical power domes and the vents that are necessary for technical reasons.

Being the religious successor to the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL, the new car brings back some of that super-light quality, the German source of the SL title, to the 2017 SL-Class. The latest adaptation of this roadster comes with an aluminum body, saving 220 lbs (10 kg) over steel. The 2017 model also has a retractable hardtop, which is capable of working at a maximum velocity of 25 mph.
The look of the apron in a novel diffuser instantly catches the eye at the back. The all-red tail lamps highlight the stylish character and the side skirts feature a novel design, as well, and they include different inserts with silver chrome, consistent with the model.

2017 Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG side

The new SL63 AMG comes with the optional Night package, which is available for the first time, whereas the Carbon-Fiber package has been extended to contain inserts in the side skirts and in the back apron.
The 2017 model comes equipped with a set of 10-spoke titanium, gray painted and high-sheen finished light-alloy wheels. It is fitted with 9 J x 19 sized wheels with 255/35 R 19 sized tires in the front and 10 J x 19 sized wheels with 285/30 R 19 sized tires at the back.
The turning knuckles and coil links of the four-link front axle and approximately all the wheel control components of the multi-link back suspension are produced in weight-optimized aluminum, as well. The decrease in unsprung masses gains not only nimbleness but also the reaction of the spring-damper parts.

Mercedes-AMG stays truthful to the Active Body Control active coil and damper setup. For even superior nimbleness and high cornering velocities, the AMG SL63 models contain more negative camber all over and entirely revised considerably firmer ELA Sto kinematics. At the touch of a key, the discretionary performance suspension offers an emphatically athletic characteristic with abridged roll angles and tight body damping at the touch of a key or a more comfort-oriented system for a high echelon of comfort on longer rides.

In combination with the innovative electromechanical velocity-sensitive power steering, the new Mercedes SL63 AMG roadster offers nimble cornering and clear response to the driver when the vehicle is nearing its critical limits. The steering has a steady and more direct ratio and changeable power support that adapts in accordance with the chosen suspension system.

For better grip and driving dynamics, the 2017 SL63 AMG comes equipped with an automatic back-axle differential lock as a standard feature. This lessens the skin on the inside wheel while cornering, without any control interference in the braking system. This allows the vehicle’s driver to go faster in corners earlier due to the enhanced traction. The vehicle remains steadier while braking at high velocities and the limited-skid differential improves traction, as well, while accelerating fast from the start.

2017 Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG side

The next generation Mercedes SL63 AMG will be offered with five diverse driving modes, such as Comfort, Sport Plus, Sport, Race and Individual. These driving modes offer the driver a wide scope for influencing the features of the vehicle. Many parameters can be customized that range from throttle reaction to engine noise, allowing the maximum in individual driving mode. In the Comfort mode, the driver feels a gentle transmission quality with comfortable and quick gear changes. In the Comfort mode, the vehicle starts in second gear at all times.

In the remaining driving modes, the transmission and engine show considerably better agility, including which gear changes are quicker. On the new SL63 AMG, a mechanical double-declutching utility assists while downshifting and the RACE START utility form a part of the standard scope of the AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT seven-velocity sports gearbox, as well.

2017 Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG Interior

In several respects, the interior follows its SL-Class models. The sumptuously appointed interior covers every aspiration, such that the standard scope comprises sports seats upholstered in Nappa leather with the best lateral support and model-precise upholstery design, multi-curve utility and seat heating. The driver gets a better grip with the three-spoke black Nappa leather covered performance steering wheel, featuring an even bottom border and silver-painted aluminum shift paddles.

2017 Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG interior

Carbon-fiber trim and the analog clock in IWC pattern emphasize the high-special standing. The discretionary carbon-grain aluminum trim offers the open-top two-seater roadster an even more individual touch. The infotainment system, inhabiting an amazingly small monitor, sits in the middle of the dashboard, demonstrating standard navigation, acoustic and communication systems.

Engine

The 2017 SL63 AMG comes equipped with a V8 twin-turbocharged engine with the displacement of 5.5 liters. This engine produces the utmost power of 577 ponies and the utmost torque of 664 pounds per foot. The engine is paired with a seven-velocity automated manual gearbox. The transmission and the engine work beautifully jointly to bring power for turn entries and exits.

The performance of the new Benz coupe is also increased through the sports suspension derived from the Active Body Control, the elevated performance composite brake setup, and the tuned AMG Speedshift MCT seven-velocity sports transmission. As a result, the 2017 Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG engine offers better acceleration that makes it attain the velocity of 60 mph from the start in less than 4 seconds.

2017 Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG rear 1

Base price and the release date

The 2017 Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG release date is expected to be spring 2016. The preliminary price of the new vehicle is estimated to be $150,000.

See also: 2017 Mercedes-AMG C43 Coupe, 2017 Lexus LC 500 Coupe, 2017 Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupe

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