The SL500 was the top-selling version of the SL-Class early in the R230 series. It used a 5.0 L V8 engine, which produced 306 hp (228 kW) and 339 ft•lbf (460 N•m).
A 5.5 L 32-valve V8 engine replaced the 5.0 L found in the SL500 for 2007. The engine is essentially the old SL55 engine without the addition of Supercharger. The 5.5 litre natrually aspirated V8 can also be found in the new SLK 55 AMG. This model will retain the SL500 name in most markets, but will be sold as the SL550 in North America. It now produces 382 hp (285 kW) and 391 ft•lbf (530 N•m). It now accelerates from 0-60 mph in 5.3 seconds and has a limited top speed of 155 mph (249 km/h).
In 2007, Mercedes will create 75 limited-edition 50th Anniversary SL550s. According to another article, Mercedes created 550 of these cars, all pewter in color with burgundy leather, black ash wood trim, 18-inch double five-spoked wheels, and matching 50th Anniversary Edition luggage.
The SL600 is the highest-output version of the non-AMG SL-Class models. It uses a V12 engine which produced 493 hp (368 kW) and 590 ft•lbf (800 N•m) from 2003 through 2006 and was uprated to 510 hp (380 kW) and 612 ft•lbf (830 N•m) for 2007. It accelerates from 0-60 mph in 4.7 seconds, according to Mercedes-Benz. However Car and Driver achieved extremely impressive acceleration test figures with 60 mph (97 km/h) achieved in just 3.6 seconds, 100 mph (160 km/h) in 8.6 seconds and a Quarter Mile run in 11.9 seconds at 120 mph (190 km/h).
The SL55 AMG version was released in 2002 with a supercharged 5.4 Liter, 5439 cc Mercedes-AMG V8 engine. This produced 493 hp (368 kW) at 6,100 rpm and can propel the car to 60 mph (97 km/h) in 4.7 seconds, according to Mercedes-Benz. Car and Driver got 60 and 100 mph (160 km/h) in 4.5 seconds and 10.9 seconds, respectively. The car completed the Quarter Mile in 13 seconds flat at 110 mph (180 km/h).
The SL55 AMG was updated for 2007 with a 510 hp (380 kW), 531 ft•lbf (720 N•m) version of the same engine. With increased power and torque, the car can now, according to the official website, accelerate to 60 mph (97 km/h) in 4.4 seconds, 0.3 seconds quicker than before. The new model has only slight visual differentiators, the most noticeable is the three-slat grille rather than the four-slat version used previously. The top speed is limited to 155 mph (249 km/h), but can be extended to 186 mph (299 km/h) for an additional cost. The 6.3 liter V8 is expected to replace the current engine for the 2009 model year. Upon release in 2002 this was for it's time the fastest automatic car in the world. Of course this was before the SLR Mclaren hit the market in 2003-present.
The SL65 AMG version offers 604 hp (450 kW) from its twin-turbocharged 6.0 liter, 5,980 cc V12 engine at 5500 rpm. It retailed for $179,720 as of 2005. Mercedes-Benz listed a 0-60 mph time of 4.2 seconds on their official website, though several road tests show that it actually takes under 4 seconds to reach 60 mph (97 km/h). Car and Driver achieved 60 mph (97 km/h) from a standstill in 3.8 seconds, 100 mph (160 km/h) in 8.2 seconds and recorded a Quarter Mile-time of 11.9 seconds at 123 mph (198 km/h).
The SL receives a face lift in 2008 featuring a new front end that evokes the classic 300SL with a large grille featuring a prominent 3-pointed star and twin "power domes" on the hood, the car also features new headlights with an optional "Intelligent Light System" and a new speed sensitive steering system. A more signifcant option will be the addition of a new entry-level model, the SL280 with a 228 hp (170 kW) V6. Another breakthrough for the facelift SL is a new 3.5 litre high-revving V6 with an 316 hp and 360Nm torque in the SL350, a improvement of 44 hp and 10Nm over the outgoing model. Also the outgoing SL55 AMG will be replaced by the newer M156 6.2 litre SL63 AMG. This has the new AMG developed 7-speed MCT "Multi Clutch Technology" semi-automatic transmission. This uses a twin clutch design, a first for Mercedes and AMG. It features a compact, wet start-up clutch and double declutching. it's fitted with four drive modes: "C" (Comfort), "S" (Sport), "S+" (Sport plus) and "M" (Manual) and boasts 100 millisecond shifts in "M" mode. The face lifted SL will be debuted at the Geneva Auto Show.
Matte Red SL65 Black Series
This really is a unique Mercedes SL65 AMG Black Series.
The car comes in a great looking matte red color with black rims and carbon parts.Unfortunatly this is just a wrap.The original color of the car is glossy red, wich looks awesome as well.
This car is owned by the same guy that also owns the famous Ferrari Enzo MIG-U 1 by Gemballa and worlds only matte red Ferrari 599 GTO.
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2006 Mercedes Benz SL55 AMG Silver A2342
It would be most beneficial for you to not get upset when people stare. Driving a car as beautiful as this, you're bound to get looks at every stop. In fact, just taking the car out for photographs I had more people checking out the car than I could count! With a sticker price of over $130,000, your new Iridium Silver Metallic 2006 Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG Roadster with heated and cooled seats, panorama roof, Keyless Go, parking sensors, and navigation is one of the truest icons of the sport automotive world! This is the epitome of a luxury sports car! It has captivating power, exhilarating performance, and head turning styling. This heartthrob is powered by a 5.5 liter V8 that produces 493 horsepower and is mated to a 5-speed Automatic Transmission. Listen to the sound of the throaty dual Exhaust. You can't even to begin to imagine the compliments and looks you are going to get driving this sensational automobile! Plus with just 17,240 miles on it, you'll feel like you'll have much of the life of this great car to enjoy. Let's take a more in-depth look at this great marvel of modern machinery.
EXTERIOR: The exterior IRIDIUM SILVER METALLIC paint is in excellent condition. It glistens in the sunlight brilliantly, just like the name implies! Let's talk about the engine. The 5.5L supercharged 24-valve V8 engine is extremely powerful as can be expected of an engine with 493 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque. The sound of the engine singing through the dual Exhaust is certainly a melodious tune. What else would you expect of a vehicle bearing the prestigious AMG badge? One major feature is the two-seater's retractable aluminum hardtop, which lowers in just a few seconds at the touch of a button. It provides top-down convertible driving fun along with the security and quietness of a hardtop. With its excellent body moldings and styling this is truly a beautiful sport coupe. Take a look at the front end of this car. You'll notice it doesn't have the traditional SL 55 front end. Instead, it has the beautiful SL 65 bumper for an even better-looking vehicle. The High Intensity Discharge Xenon Headlamps really illuminate the road for night driving that is crystal clear, and during bad weather conditions they also wash themselves. The turn signals are in working order and feature a one-touch turning feature which will make the signal flash three times with just a tap. The dual heated power mirrors even have built in turn signals. The 19" AMG alloy wheels elegantly compliment the tires, which are in good to average condition. There is no denying that is truly a beautiful car. Also, since it's a 2006 model, it still has the remainder of its 4 year/50,000 mile basic and powertrain warranties.
INTERIOR: The interior cabin is a unique "statement of class and distinction." To say the least, it is exquisite while at the same time, extremely sporty. A well-chosen ASH leather color scheme is found in the seating, carpets and trim work which looks great with the silver exterior. The leather seats have also been upgraded and are both heated and cooled to keep you comfortable in chilly or warm weather. By the way, that was a $1,200 upgrade! These seats adjust to every possible position and to make sure you are as well-positioned and comfortable as possible. They even have a pulse massage feature! You will find the whole interior to be in excellent condition. This is a roadster you can use 365 days of the year! When you're ready to take more control of the car you can use the steering wheel mounted shift buttons to navigate through the gears. No one likes to get lost. You certainly wont with Mercedes-Benz awesome navigation system. To help your car stay free from dings and dents, the parking sensors will be of great service for aid and alerts as you park so you don't bump into hard-to-see objects. You will love the crystal clear sounds of your BOSE AM/FM stereo CD player and rear 6-disc CD changer. This system also features eight speaker cabin surround multi-channel digital sound! One of the extremely nice upgrades to the interior of the automobile is the panorama roof. Even when the top is up, this $1,800 factory addition will still allow you to bring in the outside. You will certainly love the Keyless Go feature which allows you to start the car without even inserting your key. Just depress the brake and push the start button on the shifter and you're ready to roll! Your SL 55 presents the following features to make your ride pleasurable yet thrilling: power driver and passenger seats with memory, power mirrors, cup holders, roll bar, universal integrated garage door opener, auto-dimming rearview mirror, illuminated climate-controlled glovebox, cruise control, leather steering wheel, trip computer, and dual zone climate control. Your Mercedes-Benz also comes with one key, a set of factory books, and floor mats.
Re: SL 65 AMG vs. C6 Z06
this is what people that have driven all super cars say what this Corvette is like. i don't think one gets more qualified than these guys
2013 Range Rover vs. 2013 Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG! - Head 2 Head Episode 32
On this episode of Head 2 Head, Motor Trend's Jonny Lieberman pits the 2013 Range Rover against the 2013 Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG. Several technical & challenging obstacles await as these two SUVs navigate a purpose-built off road course. Did we mention that the course also happens to be the testing grounds for Motor Trend's SUV of the Year? Old school meets new school as tried & true German engineering squares off against cutting edge British gadgetry.
Of course, no comparison between these two status symbols would be complete without a visit to their natural habitat... the mean streets of Beverly Hills, CA. While both of these contenders will get you through the dirt in style, which of these two uber-luxury six figure SUVs is most befitting of high society? Join us as we find out.
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Driving the Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG V12 604 HP
Here's a short tape of me driving this awesome automobile. I wasn't able to get peak performance, most likely due to the extra weight in the car and the fact that I was relying on the auto transmission, rather than the sport shifting. Oh, and the TCS was on.
Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG Black Series - Exterior
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Broad, muscular and ready to pounce - that's the new Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG Black Series. Even when stationary, the coupé's superlative dynamism can arouse great passions. The strikingly broad mudguards, the retractable rear spoiler and the rear apron with diffuser fins point unmistakably to its motorsport origins, part of the Mercedes-AMG corporate philosophy for more than 40 years. One glance at the new SL 65 AMG Black Series and you are reminded of the successful AMG racing sports cars like the present DTM C-Class or the 1997 CLK-GTR from the FIA-GT series.