Monster is back: Mercedes SL 65 AMG

And it is back. Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG! Honestly, I am not fan of this meaninglessly powerful engine.  Because, it is so powerful and makes so hard to control the car. The previous engine was 612 PS with 1000 nm of torque, this one has more power! 630 PS with two turbos and the same torque level. This torque level is very very high and that’s main problem why all 65 family flashes the traction control all the time. Rear wheels cannot cope with this enormous power. Despite this monster engine, the new SL65 AMG achieves to reach 100 kph (62 mph) in 4,0 seconds. In my opinion this engine has to be used only with four-wheel drive, otherwise it is wasting power!
Hopefully, Mercedes got rid of the five-speed auto gearbox and paired this monster with 7G-Tronic automatic gearbox, however it is not double clutch. The main problem is the enormous amount of torque makes gearbox heavy and expensive, therefore Mercedes stick with the traditional automatic gearbox.
Mercedes also produced the boot lid from carbon fibre to save weight, five kg. In overall, this models is not 1950 kg and 170 kg lighter than previous model. But the top speed is still limited to 250 kph.
I still find no point to buy this car, it is better to stick with SL 63 AMG!
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5980 cc
Bore x stroke
82.6 x 93.0 mm
Compression ratio
463 kW(630 hp) at 4800-5400 rpm
Max. torque
1000 Nm
at 2300-4300 rpm*
Vehicle weight acc. to EC
1950 kg
Fuel consumption, NEDC combined
11.6 l/100 km
CO2 emissions
270 g/km
Efficiency class
Acceleration 0-100 km/h
4.0 seconds
Top speed
250 km/h*
* electronically limited

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