It seems Benz’s Affalterbach division is attempting to bring the execution of its SL derivative in line with the rest of the AMG lineup with the upcoming facelift.
Ever since its decision to differentiate the AMG brand from the rest of their fleet, Mercedes-Benz has introduced many similarities across its performance cars with AMG GT-like headlamps, grille and air-ducts in the new C-Class, E-Class and S-Class variants.
It would therefore make sense for the SL to follow this suit considering that both are two-seater sportscars. Even through the camouflaged body wrap, elements of the AMG GT are distinctively visible.
The facelifted SL marks a departure from its predecessor’s conservative boxy design and now sports a more curvaceous and distinctive front end. Changes seem to be limited to the front, however as things remain the same around the back apart from the taillamps that have been revised with a new graphic.
The twin-turbocharged 5,5-litre V8 is said to be retained in the SL63, which produces 430 kW of power and 900 Nm of torque. Despite having more power than the GT the SL63 will “only” accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 4,2 seconds (0,2 slower than the standard GT) and will be electronically limited to a top speed of 250 km/h.