Which Would You Rather – the SL63 AMG or the SL65 AMG
Boasting a twin-turbo 5.5-liter V8 and twin-turbo 6.0-liter V12, there’s really no question that either car is an impressive performer
by Jim Davis | 10 August 2012
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Choice is good and that’s why when it comes to AMG versions of the SL-Class, you have two: the SL63 AMG and the SL65 AMG. But which one would you choose? Do you go with the tail-wagging SL63 and its hand-built biturbo V-8, or is the blunt force of the SL65′s hand-built biturbo V-12 more your style?
Boasting a twin-turbo 5.5-liter V8 and twin-turbo 6.0-liter V12 respectively, there’s really no question that either car is an impressive performer.
The SL63 AMG with the new 5.5-liter direct-injection biturbo AMG V8 (530 hp, 590 lb-ft) with ECO Start/Stop and AMG 7-speed MCT with 4 shift modes and RACESTART function. Standard AMG DRL’s, twin-lamella grille, and trunk spoiler. Optional Performance Package yields 557hp, 664 lb-ft.
Then you have the Mercedes SL65 AMG with the high-performance 6.0-liter V12 model (621hp, 738lb-ft) now features 7-speed automatic transmission.
In the video below we get to see both of the venerable Benzes rocketing around two-lane roads, at times simultaneously. The drivers overtake each other in what could possibly be the world’s classiest game of leap frog before the clip fades away to deliver basic engine specs.