New Car Preview: 2024 Mercedes-AMG SL63 S E Performance w/805 Horsepower

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Mercedes-AMG is set to redefine power and performance with its latest offering, the 2024 SL63 S E Performance. This model boasts a staggering 805 horsepower, making it the most powerful vehicle in the SL lineup to date. To achieve this remarkable power, the automaker has ingeniously combined a twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 engine with AMG’s Electric Drive Unit, resulting in a breathtaking 1,047 pound-feet of torque.

One of the key features of the SL63 S E Performance is its plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) configuration. Equipped with a 400-volt, 6.1-kilowatt-hour battery pack developed by AMG, the car not only ensures optimal power delivery but also offers around 8.0 miles of purely electric driving. The V8 engine itself contributes 603 horsepower, while the electric motor adds an additional 201 horsepower to the mix.

Performance-wise, the roadster can accelerate from 0 to 62 miles per hour in a mere 2.8 seconds, showcasing its prowess on the road. The top speed is an exhilarating 196 mph, underlining the vehicle’s commitment to delivering a thrilling driving experience.

In adapting the SL’s active aerodynamics for the electrified powertrain, AMG has introduced innovative elements, including a hidden underbody component that extends at higher speeds, creating a Venturi effect to enhance stability and reduce lift. The extendable rear spoiler, now featuring five angular positions controlled by upgraded software, further contributes to aerodynamic efficiency.

The SL63 S E Performance comes to a commanding halt thanks to its ceramic composite brakes with bronze calipers, featuring a substantial 16.5-inch diameter at the front and 15 inches at the rear. These high-performance brakes are complemented by 20-inch multi-spoke AMG light-alloy wheels.

Aesthetically, the SL63 E Performance is easily distinguishable by AMG enthusiasts. The addition of a charge port flap on the rear bumper, red-highlighted model name, E Performance fender badges, and grooved trapezoidal twin tailpipes contribute to its unique visual identity.

Inside the electrified SL, occupants are treated to AMG sports seats, with optional performance buckets available. The MBUX infotainment system, tailored to this hybrid model, features specific displays and functions, ensuring a seamless integration of technology and driving experience.

Mercedes’ Manufaktur program offers extensive customization options for the E Performance roadster, allowing buyers to personalize both the exterior and interior. From unique Nappa leather with diamond quilting to various styling choices, this program caters to individual preferences.

Standard features include active rear-axle steering, the AMG Performance 4Matic+ all-wheel-drive system, and the AMG Active Ride Control suspension with semi-active roll stabilization. The regenerative braking system, offering four levels of recoupment, further enhances the car’s efficiency and sustainability, with the option for one-pedal driving.


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