Introducing the Mercedes-AMG SL 63 S E Performance, the pinnacle of the new SL roadster lineup and unquestionably the most formidable convertible ever engineered by Mercedes. This extraordinary vehicle combines the best of luxury and performance, enhanced by cutting-edge electric technology.
Building upon the SL 63 S variant, the Mercedes-AMG SL 63 S E Performance integrates a mighty 200bhp electric motor, elevating the car’s capabilities to that of a true supercar. This innovation is reminiscent of the powertrain featured in the remarkable AMG GT 63 S E Performance and S 63 S E Performance models.
Underneath its sleek exterior, the 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged AMG M177 V8 engine remains unaltered, delivering an impressive 603bhp and a peak torque of 850Nm. With the addition of the rear-axle-mounted electric motor, the output of the SL 63 S E Performance soars to a striking 804bhp, coupled with an earth-shattering peak torque of 1,420Nm.
Equipped with an agile 9-speed automatic gearbox that swiftly engages all four wheels, this roadster leaps from 0 to 100km/h in a mere 2.9 seconds when launch mode is engaged. Imagine the exhilaration of racing down the autobahn or dominating the racetrack as the Mercedes-AMG SL 63 S E Performance effortlessly reaches a top speed of 317 km/h.
However, the electrifying performance of this hybrid SL roadster is available only for fleeting moments, activated either by flooring the accelerator or engaging launch mode. The electric motor draws power from a 6.1kWh battery pack, enabling an electric-only range of 13 kilometres. Thanks to the 400V electrical architecture, the battery charges and discharges rapidly, allowing drivers to harness the car’s full potential whenever the need arises.
For convenient at-home charging, a 3.7kW AC on-board charger is provided, ensuring the power-dense battery pack is always ready for action. Visually, the Mercedes-AMG SL 63 S E Performance showcases a few notable design modifications, including a discreet charging port concealed behind a discrete flap, denoted by distinctive red badging. Additionally, the E Performance variant boasts exclusive 20-inch front and 21-inch rear wheels, paired with impressive carbon-ceramic brakes—420mm in the front and 380mm in the rear—controlled by six-piston and single-piston callipers respectively.
The Mercedes-AMG SL 63 S E Performance isn’t just a powerhouse on wheels; it also incorporates thoughtful aerodynamic additions. A carbon-fibre splitter, capable of extending downward by 40mm, and a deployable ducktail spoiler optimise downforce and stability. These aerodynamic features activate at a speed of 80km/h. Adding to its agility, the top-of-the-line SL model also boasts rear-wheel steering.
In summary, the Mercedes-AMG SL 63 S E Performance pushes the boundaries of drop-top perfection. Its electrifying hybrid powertrain commands attention and exhilarates, making this a dream car that surpasses the expectations of even the most discerning drivers. With its fusion of exceptional luxury, electrifying performance, and striking design, the Mercedes-AMG SL 63 S E Performance stands proudly at the forefront of electric vehicles, setting a new standard for automotive excellence.