Balancing elegant roadster proportions with the bold styling for which AMG is famous, the Mercedes-AMG SL 65 simply demands to be driven. The delivery of power and exceptional dynamics are outstanding throughout, both visually and within its performance. It is very clear that the SL 65 is a sports car, whether it is being driven or is at a standstill. The exciting performance potential comes alive with the AMG sports suspension which is based on Active Body Control (ABC). The SL 65 is an impressive model which encompasses sportiness and comfort.
The thunderous roar of the Mercedes-AMG SL 65 tells you everything you need to know. This is a roadster with extraordinary power at its disposal, generated by an AMG 6.0 litre V12 biturbo engine that has been extensively re-engineered to enhance performance.
Rated output is a hefty 630 hp and torque is a massive 1,000 Nm, enabling the Mercedes-AMG SL 65 to sprint from 0-62 mph in 4.0 seconds flat. At higher speeds, performance is equally impressive with smooth power delivery and refined, effortless cruising.
Yet for all its power, energy saving measures such as ECO start/stop makes the Mercedes-AMG SL 65 significantly more efficient than its predecessor. Fuel consumption and CO2 emissions have been cut by 21 per cent and 19 per cent respectively.
The signature front section is pure AMG, with its twin-blade radiator grille in high-gloss chrome, large air intakes - also trimmed in high-gloss chrome - and AMG-specific LED daytime running lamps.
A dramatic shoulder line, carved down the side, begins just behind the rear-wheel arches where chrome-finned vents recall the SLS AMG and its illustrious ancestor, the 300 SL Gullwing. The “V12 BITURBO” logo offers a tantalising taste of the power within.
Other striking design features include 19” AMG 5-spoke Alloy wheels with a high-sheen titanium grey finish and dual chromed twin tailpipes in a special V12 design. The roadster also features the panoramic glass vario-roof as standard.
The Mercedes-AMG SL 65 is equipped with an array of pioneering technologies to enhance your driving experience, including the high-end Bang & Olufsen BeoSound AMG audio system with 12 speakers and Frontbass.
A world first for Mercedes-Benz, the Bang & Olufsen BeoSound AMG audio system sees the bass speakers mounted into the vehicle bulkhead rather than the doors, with the footwell spaces acting as acoustic resonance chambers. The result is rich, distortion-free sound even with the roof down and the AMG V12 roaring.
MAGIC VISION CONTROL is another world first, an ingenious wiper / washer system that applies washer fluid directly to the windscreen just in front of the wiper blade – in both directions of wipe. Not only is it efficient and effective, it means there’s no splash of water onto the windscreen to disrupt the driver’s visibility.
Other smart features include the KEYLESS-GO Comfort package as standard, which lets you unlock the SL 65 AMG and start the engine without having to remove the key from your pocket or bag. This latest version also offers hands-free operation of the boot lid – just move your foot near the rear bumper and the boot opens and closes automatically.
Climb inside the Mercedes-AMG SL 65 and you’re immediately struck by the quality of the materials and finishes throughout the cabin.
Inside, there’s an unmistakable air of luxury, thanks to comfort-ventilated multi-contour seats, exclusive nappa leather upholstery with embossed ‘AMG’ backrest badges and diamond pattern stitching and a black designo leather roof lining.
High-sheen chrome AMG door sill panels with white backlighting guarantee an eye-catching welcome, while the Bang & Olufsen BeoSound AMG surround sound system provides a suitably high-end acoustic backdrop.Heated AMG sports seats are upholstered in the finest nappa leather with the AMG emblem embossed in the backrest. The door centre panels also feature the V12 upholstery while the sill panels are finished in high-sheen chrome and illuminated in white.
One of the world’s safest roadsters, the Mercedes-AMG SL 65 is equipped with a raft of advanced technologies to help avoid accidents and protect its occupants and other road users. Key features include the Driving Assistance package, fitted as standard, comprising Active Blind Spot Assist, Active Lane Keeping Assist and DISTRONIC PLUS with PRE-SAFE® Brake.
Though lightweight, the largely aluminium structure is extremely tough, with a robust passenger cell and crash-optimised deformation zones. Reinforced A-pillars and two automatic roll-over bars provide added peace of mind.
When the sun is shining, the Mercedes-AMG SL 65 really comes into its own. At the touch of a button, the retractable vario-roof folds away into the luggage compartment, transforming your sports coupé into an open-top roadster in less than 20 seconds.
The Bang & Olufsen BeoSound AMG audio system with Frontbass delivers quality sound, even with the top down. Leather upholstery with anti-reflective coating keeps seats cool and comfortable.
If temperatures drop, AIRSCARF comes as standard, wrapping warm air around the neck area of both driver and passenger.
What’s more, you can still enjoy the sunlight with the roof raised thanks to the optional panoramic vario-roof with MAGIC SKY CONTROL, which switches from dark to clear at the touch of a button.