2017 Mercedes-Benz SL: First Drive Review

© Mike Meredith, Automotive Content Experience© Mike Meredith, Automotive Content Experience
Mercedes-AMG SL63
Considering the SL predecessors of the 1950s and ‘60s, the performance level of the AMG SL63 is truly astounding, with the twin-turbo 5.5-liter V8 putting out 577 horsepower and 664 lb-ft of torque for a zero to 60 mph time of 4 seconds flat. Driving through twisty mountain roads, the SL63 rockets out of tight turns and blasts down short straights with lightning-quick shifts from the AMG Speedshift MCT 7-speed transmission, while the massive brakes and sport-tuned suspension set up for the next sharp bend. The AMG SL63 is not only the perfect car for cruising the California coast, but also for running canyons with thoroughbred sports cars.

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