New SL-Class AMG Roadsters Revealed; Unveiling Set for Geneva

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!

New SL-Class AMG Roadsters Revealed; Unveiling Set for Geneva

New SL-Class AMG Roadsters Revealed; Unveiling Set for Geneva

New SL-Class AMG Roadsters Revealed; Unveiling Set for Geneva

New SL-Class AMG Roadsters Revealed; Unveiling Set for Geneva

New SL-Class AMG Roadsters Revealed; Unveiling Set for Geneva

New SL-Class AMG Roadsters Revealed; Unveiling Set for Geneva

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