Dynamism! Dynamism! Dynamism! (Remember that word.) Mercedes' AMG revealed its new, facelifted SL 55 and SL 65 models (for the German market), which have been anointed with more power; upgraded suspensions, steering and brakes; and interior and exterior freshenings. In the SL 55, a faster-spinning supercharger and larger throttle valve boost horsepower of the 5.5-liter V8 to 517 hp (an increase of 17 hp), with torque rising from 516 to 531 lbs-ft, all of which reduces zero-to-62 time from 4.7 seconds to 4.5 seconds. In the SL 65, the 6.0-liter V12 biturbo rocket booster retains its 612 hp and torque of 738 lbs.-ft. and zero-to-62 time of 4.2 seconds. The e-nanny (on both models) still locks the bedroom door at 155mph. The upshot, according to the company? Striking dynamism! Oh and buckets of cash: The German SL 55 starts at the equivalent of $162,000 and the SL 65 at $250,000. The Geneva show is where the wraps come off. Dynamism!
SL Facelift Details [internal]