The SL-Class is a series inspired by racing heritage and known for its history of being a beautiful Teutonic sports car that lets you feel the wind in your hair while enjoying Mercedes-Benz's signature luxury. The model has seen many generations, this specific model being from the latter half of the fifth. The SL 63 AMG received some backlash when it was first introduced, as its weight, going over two tons, was nowhere near what regular sports car territory was. What people forgot was that this was still a Mercedes-Benz, and anyone in doubt was proven wrong once they spent a little bit of time behind the wheel of a perfect example of German engineering. This 2009 Mercedes-Benz SL 63 AMG is currently up for sale with a few modifications that make it competitive even within modern standards.
In 2008, the fifth-generation SL 63 saw a significant facelift. The car was more aggressive, with the peanut-shaped headlights replaced with sleeker, modernized ones. The new SL 63 AMG had much more street presence, and "light-weight" sports car fanatics were getting increasingly worried. This 2009 Mercedes-Benz SL 63 AMG has a beautiful silver exterior, a hardtop that folds in automatically in around 16 seconds, and large five-spoke wheels. Along the side, the facelifted SL 63 shows off its revised air gills and 6.3L badge. Inside, this 2009 Mercedes-Benz SL 63 AMG really shows off its luxurious side. Unlike most other sports cars, Mercedes-Benz decided to stick to what they do best: to offer an absolute driving experience. Remember we mentioned that this car is rather chunky for its segment? There is a reason for that. Upon entering the cockpit draped in plush black leather, you start to see why people daily the SL 63 AMG. First, there are the leather-clad seats, adjustable to fit almost any type of driver, and heating in case your neck gets cold while the top's down. The SL 63 also came with a sophisticated infotainment system with sat-nav, revolutionary during its prime.
Of course, no sports car would be worth its existence if it couldn't drive like one. The 2009 Mercedes-Benz in question summons its power from a 6.2L V8 engine that, when stock, produced 518 horses and around 464lb-ft of torque. This specific engine has had an ECU ME tune combined with long tube headers and a high-flow air filter to make up to 600hp.
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