Little-known Facts about the Mercedes Benz SL65
- The "65" at the end of this Mercedes Benz model's name means that the vehicle is displaced by 650 liters. Other models by AMG adopt the same naming scheme, with the two digits at the end of each model's label indicating the number of liters of displacement, multiplied by 10. Mercedes Benz models use a similar method, but they use three digits instead of two.
- The letters "S" and "L" in the alphanumeric nomenclature of this Benz unit stand for "Sport Leicht" in German, which, when tranSLated to English, means "Sports Lightweight." Mercedes Benz has been known to adopt such naming scheme since its first models. In the earlier coding system, "S" meant "Sonderklasse" or "special class," while "L" stood for two things: "Leicht" or "lightweight" for sporting models or "Lang" or "long-wheelbase" for sedan models.
- Dubbed as the Mercedes Benz's mighty roadster, the SL65 model featured a special V-12 engine. Standing out among other Mercedes Benz SL65 parts, this powerful component puts the sports vehicle in limited-production. Road-lovers need not fret though, for AMG and Mercedes Benz, the manufacturers of SL65, are determined to keep the lineage alive by updating the breed each year, although this is still in limited production.
- This mighty roadster is also a very speedy one. The most recent of its lineup was timed to reach 60 MPH in just 3.8 seconds. With a new model coming up, Mercedes Benz even promises interested takers an increased speed in the SL65's driving performance.
- Ever seen an SL63 unit and had that urge to look again? That's pretty normal and expected. The SL63 shares the same features with almost all SL65 parts, including the Mercedes Benz SL65 accessories. The only pieces that differentiate the two-aside from the improved power and performance of the SL65, of course-are the SL65's conjoined quad tailpipe design (versus the SL63's individual pipes) and the "V12 Biturbo" badge that is commonly found behind the SL65's front wheels.
- Priced at a little over $200,000, the SL65 is surely one of the most expensive cars in the market today, but it definitely fills all the limitations of its predecessors. Armed with 12 cylinders that can deliver up to 621 horsepower and a whooping 738 lb-ft of torque, it is one pricey model that definitely deserves all the high costs. It also has a seven-gear Speedshift transmission, which is two gears better than the five gears of the SL63.