German magazine vehicle motor und sport has analyzed the new Mercedes-AMG SL 63 4Matic+ and here are their impressions.
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The Mercedes-AMG SL 63 4Matic+ is the leading of the SL range and is run by the M177 V8 bi-turbo motor with 585 HP and 800 Nm. Our colleagues at auto motor und activity were amazed by the outstanding agility of this auto that weighs 1904 kg. In the slalom trial concerning the pylons put 18 m aside and the double lane improve, the Mercedes-AMG SL 63 4Matic+ was as quick as the Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster which is 200 kg lighter, 16 cm shorter and 2 cm broader 68.3 km/h in the slalom demo and 140.4 km/h in the double lane adjust.
This extraordinary consequence was reached by applying all the most up-to-date generate educate technologies now out there from Mercedes: all-wheel push with variable torque distribution, integral steering (the rear wheels steer 2.5 degrees in the reverse way to the entrance wheels at lower speeds and .7 degrees in the same route to the entrance wheels at bigger speeds), and AMG Active Trip Handle suspension with active anti-roll bars operated by hydraulic somewhat than mechanical elements.
With 21-inch wheels shod with Michelin Pilot Activity 4S tires, the Mercedes-AMG SL 63 4Matic+ handles decently on bumps inspite of a firm suspension due to the fact the new SL is not only the successor to the previous SL generation but also has to fill the gap still left by the AMG GT Roadster. Only on shorter bumps does it react a little stiffly.
Only ordinary response of the engine at begin, extremely inexpensive
In distinction, colleagues at vehicle motor und sport were being a tiny let down by the response of the twin-turbo V8 motor that does not profit from any mild hybrid method. The deficiency of electrical assistance at begin and the 800 Nm of peak torque only achieved at 2,500 rpm are the reasons why the V8 engine does not accelerate too frantically. But how does it obtain the exceptional acceleration of only 3.6 seconds from to 100 km/h? With the Race Begin function, which enables the engine to rev ahead, making it possible for it to explode as shortly as you consider your foot off the brake.
Gasoline intake is unbelievably very low for this motor energy and general performance figures. Under 10 l/100 km on the Eco take a look at route employed by car motor und activity and 13.5 l/100 km ordinary use. And speaking of brakes. The optional ceramic disc brakes deliver a deceleration of 11.5 m/s2 which corresponds to very small braking distances: just 33.8 m from 100 km/h and 56.8 m from 130 km/h.
No drift manner
Unusually, there is no drift method like on the AMG E 63. Mercedes-AMG states it does not go well with the SL’s character. But there’s however Racetrack method that disengage the support techniques. The testers at auto motor und sport didn’t obviously fully grasp the positioning of the car or truck possibly. What is the job of the new SL? A pure sports activities automobile? A comfy significant-tech convertible? Mercedes required to shoot two birds with just one stone and this is not so uncomplicated due to the fact the needs of a sporting activities automobile and of a substantial-tech convertible are so various.
At the exact same time, the return to the gentle leading roof suits incredibly properly with tradition but by now from 100 km/h upwards there is a wind sounds in the higher spot of the driver’s window. Well secured by the windscreen, it’s a satisfaction to generate the new SL even devoid of the wind deflector which can be installed manually.
As for the interior, the rear seats give far too very little home which is additional limited if you thrust back the entrance seats. And the rear backrest is in a very upright place, so only young children can journey there. But colleagues at car motor und activity think that space is additional appropriate for baggage storage since the SL is also a very long-selection GT.
The SL is a munch far better athletics auto than ahead of. It is a significantly more agile and the aged technology is not even shut.