2013 Mercedes SL65 AMG to Debut at New York Auto Show

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Not too long ago, Mercedes-Benz released the SL63 AMG, with the roadster proudly displaying its new 5.5-liter twin-turbo V8, but this is not enough for automotive enthusiasts, as car aficionados also want to know if the V12-powered SL65 AMG will get a new generation.
Previous reports indicated that this would be discontinued due to the carmaker’s pursuit of greener cars. Fortunately, it seems that the new R231 SL will get a V12 AMG version, with the vehicle set to make its debut at the New York Auto Show, as Car and Driver writes. The aforementioned source doesn’t say anything about what we’ll find under the hood, but since the previous generation came with 604 hp, we’re expecting something really big.

Since the V12 unit is only used in the SL and CL, it’s not likely that Merc will build an all-new engine, Instead, the carmaker is expected to release an upgraded version of the current twin-turbo 6.0-liter V12 that produces 621 hp. As for those who wonder if such a vehicle would cannibalize the SLS AMG, we have to tell you that a grand tourer and a supercar don’t quite target the same customers.
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