AMG Was Founded As A Racing Engine Forged In 1967 By The Former Mercedes Engineers, Hans Werner Aufrecht And Erhard Melcher, With The Letters "AMG" Standing For Aufrecht, Melcher and Großaspach (Aufrecht's Birth Town). Now Owned By Daimler Mercedes, This Special Brand Is A High Profile Purveyor Of Modified Mercedes Vehicles, Adored By Drivers And Feared By Other Manufacturers. In 2001 The Bremen Factory In German Gave Us The All New R230 Version With This Dramatic New Design To Be Fully Showcased At The Frankfurt Motor Show, Which Ran For Just Over Seven Years Until A Further Face Lift Was Offered To A Global Audience At The 2008 Geneva Motor Show, With This Fresh Looking Example Boasting A Revised More Aggressive Front Nose, A Pair Of Power Domes On The Bonnet, A Varied Selection Of Upgraded Engine Options And More Modern Up To Date Technology, All Of Which Was Greatly Received By Buyers Around The World. Like Many SL Models Of The Past, There Was Always Going To Be The Top Of The Range Mighty AMG Model Included As Part Of The Company`s Line Up, With The Focus And Design Still To Offer Exceptional Luxurious Refinements, Relevant First Class Options And A Monstrous AMG Engine, That Would Offer Drivers The Ultimate Level Of Performance. From Factory The SL63 AMG Was Fitted With The Massive 6.2 Litre V8 Engine, Which Produced A More Than Healthy 525 BHP With 465 Of Torque, Capable Of Accelerating Both The Driver And Passenger From 0-62 MPH In Just 4.7 Seconds And Would Further Climb To An Electrically Limited Top Speed Of 155 MPH.
A mid-cycle facelift was introduced in 2016 for the 2017 model year. Launched early 2016 in California, the revised SL400 featured a 3-litre 362 hp (367 PS) biturbo V6 mated, for the first time in the SL, to Mercedes' own 9G-Tronic PLUS 9-speed automatic transmission.
An SL500, with a 4.7-litre biturbo V8 producing 449 hp (455 PS), was likewise paired with the 9G-tronic PLUS transmission. The Mercedes-AMG SL63 577 BHP and SL65 621 BHP variants continued with virtually unchanged power trains, paired with AMG's SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed sports transmission with claimed improved shift times.