2008 Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG


2008 Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG

2008 Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG

Feb 08, 2008 Affalterbach – Top of the line in the exclusive 12-cylinder roadster segment is the SL 65 AMG. Its AMG 6.0-litre V12 biturbo engine produces 450 kW/612 hp with maximum torque of 1000 Newtonmetres – unrivalled figures even four years after the market launch. The SL 65 AMG accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.2 seconds, impressive testimony to the outstanding power of the AMG V12 engine; top speed is 250 km/h (electronically limited). Power in the SL 65 AMG is transferred by the AMG SPEEDSHIFT five-speed automatic transmission with three drive modes; a multi-disc limited-slip differential with a lock factor of up to 30 percent also guarantees optimum traction.

Visual features which distinguish the V12 top-of-the-line model from the SL 63 AMG include a lower transverse fin painted matt silver in the front apron, “V12 BITURBO” lettering on the matt-silver-painted trim panels on the front wings and the AMG sports exhaust with two chromed twin tailpipes featuring the V12 styling. The new AMG bodystyling including AMG bonnet and AMG spoiler lip is also part of the standard specification for the V12 top-of-the-line model. 255/35 R 19 (front) and 285/30 R 19 (rear) tyres are fitted to the new 19-inch AMG twin-spoke forged light-alloy wheels painted titanium grey with a mirror finish . In tune with its incomparable driving dynamics the SL 65 AMG comes with a large AMG high-performance braking system using ultra-high-performance composite brakes at the front and rear. The front wheels are equipped with 390 x 36‑millimetre brake discs while 360 x 26-millimetre discs provide the deceleration at the rear.

Nappa leather upholstery in the new AMG V12 diamond-pattern design

The exclusive nappa leather upholstery on the AMG sports seats and door centre panels with its new AMG V12 diamond-pattern design catches the eye in the interior of the SL 65 AMG. “V12 BITURBO” lettering on the rev counter adorns the
new AMG instrument cluster. As with the SL 63 AMG, the new AMG ergonomic sports steering wheel with its three-spoke design and aluminium AMG shift paddles is also included.

Interested customers can now order the SL 63 AMG and SL 65 AMG; the new AMG Roadsters will be launched in April 2008.

In Detail

tags r230, sl65
submitted by Richard Owen
type Series Production Car
price €/td> €221,518.50
engine V12
position Front Longitudinal
aspiration Twin Turbo
block material Aluminum Block & Cylinder Heads
valvetrain DOHC, 3 Valves per Cylinder
fuel feed Fuel Injection
displacement 5980 cc / 364.9 in³
bore 82.6 mm / 3.25 in
stroke 93 mm / 3.66 in
compression 9.0:1
power 492.9 kw / 661 bhp @ 5400 rpm
specific output 110.54 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 346.62 bhp per tonne
torque 1000 nm / 737.6 ft lbs @ 2000 rpm
redline 6200
body / frame Unit Steel Mercedes-Benz R230 Platform
driven wheels RWD w/ESP
wheel type AMG Twin-Spoke Forged Light-Alloy
front tires 255/35R-19 Michelin Pilot Sport PS2
rear tires 275/35R-19 Michelin Pilot Sport PS2
front brakes Composite Discs w/6-Piston Calipers
rear brakes Composite Discs w/6-Piston Calipers
front wheels F 48.3 x 21.6 cm / 19 x 8.5 in
rear wheels R 48.3 x 24.1 cm / 19 x 9.5 in
steering Rack & Pinion w/Speed Sensitive Power Assist
f suspension Multi-Link w/Coil Springs, Elec Adj Mono-Tube Shock Absorbers
r suspension Multi-Link w/Coil Springs, Elec Adj Mono-Tube Shock Absorbers
curb weight 1907 kg / 4200 lbs
weight distro 52 % / 48 %
wheelbase 2560 mm / 100.8 in
length 4533 mm / 178.5 in
width 2032 mm / 80 in
height 1295 mm / 51 in
transmission 5-Speed Auto
gear ratios 3.60:1, 2.19:1, 1.41:1, 1.00:1, 0.83:1
final drive 2.65:1
top speed ~320.19 kph / 199 mph
0 – 60 mph ~3.8 seconds
0 – 100 mph ~8.3 seconds
0 – 1/4 mile ~11.8 seconds
city fuel econ epa 19.60 L/100 km or 12 mpg-us
hwy fuel econ epa 13.07 L/100 km or 18 mpg-us
fuel capacity 80 litres or 21.12 gal.