• Mercedes to launch 2013 R231 SL65 AMG at New York Auto Show - M275 twin turbo V12 motor to be used in another SL generation?

      There was little word from Mercedes on whether they would produce another SL65 AMG or not. The current SL63 with the performance package easily exceeds the previous generation SL600 and is likely more than a match for the previous generation SL65 AMG (Black Series excluded). So it appears the V12 twin turbo M275 will be making another appearance but will it get any significant upgrades? If not, it almost seems redundant with the existence of the new twin turbo V8 with the performance package especially considering it will be more expensive.

      Car and Driver states that Mercedes feels V12 buyers are different from V8 buyers. It seems the main difference is that they are willing to spend more for a badge. We will know more when the car is revealed in New York in April.


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      1. SLS AMG's Avatar
        SLS AMG -
        I dont think the V12 engine will be released for the new generation. AMG are pretty much happy with the new 5.5TT M157 engine
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by SLS AMG Click here to enlarge
        I dont think the V12 engine will be released for the new generation. AMG are pretty much happy with the new 5.5TT M157 engine
        So you are saying this report is incorrect?
      1. blkclk550's Avatar
        blkclk550 -
        it will be fitted with 5.5TT just like the SL550 just with more goodies.
      1. Kbahl21's Avatar
        Kbahl21 -
        the 65amg will still be a V12. The 600's are gone. It wouldnt be a 65 unless there was a big V12 in it.
      1. Kbahl21's Avatar
        Kbahl21 -
        anyway ill be there and take pictures of it for you guys
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by blkclk550 Click here to enlarge
        it will be fitted with 5.5TT just like the SL550 just with more goodies.
        Based on what?
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        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Kbahl21 Click here to enlarge
        the 65amg will still be a V12. The 600's are gone. It wouldnt be a 65 unless there was a big V12 in it.
        Exactly.
      1. SLS AMG's Avatar
        SLS AMG -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        So you are saying this report is incorrect?

        I really dont know. Just posted what I thought. If I were a CEO in AMG, I wouldnt put the V12 in production. the new M157 cars are faster than the previous SL65's and they produce less emmision and have better fuel efficiency.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by SLS AMG Click here to enlarge
        I really dont know. Just posted what I thought. If I were a CEO in AMG, I wouldnt put the V12 in production. the new M157 cars are faster than the previous SL65's and they produce less emmision and have better fuel efficiency.
        The M157 already has a software package so the M275 makes sense especially considering a G65 is coming.
      1. SLS AMG's Avatar
        SLS AMG -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        The M157 already has a software package so the M275 makes sense especially considering a G65 is coming.
        Yes indeed. The G65 has been available in Dubai for a while now. first batch were given all to the crown prince of Dubai
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        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by SLS AMG Click here to enlarge
        Yes indeed. The G65 has been available in Dubai for a while now. first batch were given all to the crown prince of Dubai
        Man this is hilarious.
      1. Sorena's Avatar
        Sorena -
        @SLS AMG where are you located?
      1. SLS AMG's Avatar
        SLS AMG -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Man this is hilarious.
        what is that exactley?
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        SLS AMG -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sorena Click here to enlarge
        @SLS AMG where are you located?
        Qatar, why?
      1. wtfmateim65's Avatar
        wtfmateim65 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Man this is hilarious.
        The crown prince got the whole first batch? Too many jokes, and you ask why is that hilarious? haha. Some things will never change, at least not in my lifetime!
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by SLS AMG Click here to enlarge
        what is that exactley?
        Just the absurdity of it.
      1. SLS AMG's Avatar
        SLS AMG -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Just the absurdity of it.

        They are all used by the crown prince's security team. They do need powerful four wheelers at hand, especially in the UAEClick here to enlarge
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        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by SLS AMG Click here to enlarge
        They are all used by the crown prince's security team. They do need powerful four wheelers at hand, especially in the UAEClick here to enlarge
        I'm not doubting it just think its kind of funny these cars are already available and have been for certain people.
      1. DavidV's Avatar
        DavidV -
        Pictures of the new SL65 AMG

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      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Damn it, SL65 already leaked?