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  Mercedes SL65 AMG
2005 - 2012
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Specification
Metric   Imperial
 
General
Class Supercar
Body 2 Door 2 Seat
Convertible
Layout Front Engine
Rear Drive
Transmission 5 Speed Automatic
5 Speed Semi Auto
Number Built  
Engine
Type Conventional
Details Twin Turbo V12
Capacity
365 in3 
Max Power
604 bhp @4800rpm 
Max Torque
738 lb/ft @2000rpm 
Power to Weight
303 bhp/ton 
Torque to Weight
370 lbft/ton 
Specific Output 101 bhp/litre 
Compression  
Bore x Stroke
3.25 X 3.66 in 
Fuel Cons
20 mpg 
Emissions 333 g/Km Co2 
Performance
Top Speed
155 mph 
0 - 30 mph
2.2 sec 
0 - 60 mph
3.9 sec 
0 - 100 mph
8.2 sec 
0 - 124 mph
12.7 sec 
0 - 186 mph
 
30 - 70 mph
 
Standing qtr Mile
11.8sec @122mph 
60 - 0 mph
115 ft 
0 - 100 - 0 mph
 
Ring Lap Time  
Lateral Accn 0.90 g 
Drag Cd  
Dimensions
Length
 
Width
 
Height
 
Weight
4471 lbs 
Wheels (F/R) ? X 19
? X 19 
Tyres (F/R) 245/40 19
275/35 19 
Fuel Capacity
 
Pricing (2016)
New Price £n/a
Used Price £50000 - £70000
 
Profile

Many thought that it was a step too far when Mercedes announced the leviathan 612bhp SL65. Surely that power wouldn't be useable. Surely the SL55 was already more than enough? They were wrong. Performance is accessible and also astronomical. 1000Nm of torque shoves the SL from rest to 200kmh in a scant 12.8 seconds, on it's way to a near 210mph max (de-restricted of course)!

The 65 is crammed full of goodies such as active body control, speedshift auto box and 8-pot disks, but with a 50,000 premium over the already superb SL55, is it value for money? Depends how you look at it. Is it an over expensive alternative to the SL55 or an equally fast, bargain priced SLR?
Restyling took place in 2008.


Ratings
 
Overall Rating Money No Object Bargain Rating BHP/ (x1000)
75% 76% 6% 10
Ranks 138 of 771 Ranks 206 of 771 Ranks 204 of 771 Ranks 188 of 771

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Variants
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SL55 AMG

(510 bhp)


SL65 AMG

(604 bhp)


SL65 AMG Black

(670 bhp)
 

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