The 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG. Photo courtesy of Mercedes-Benz.

The Mercedes SL63 AMG highlights this week's events at Pebble Beach

When the Tour d’Elegance convenes at Pebble Beach this week, the 2013 Mercedes SL63 AMG will mingle with six significant variations of the SL-class from the early days of the breed in the 1950’s.

The iconic SL, with its six generations spanning as many decades, is among the few models that truly embody the heart and soul of a classic luxury sports car.

Still highly prized among car collectors, the SL models will be displayed at the Mercedes-Benz Star Lounge, on third fairway of the Lodge at Pebble Beach. The vintage examples of the SL lineage will also be joined by the 2013 SLS AMG Coupe and the C63 AMG Black Series – cars that represent the next level of high performance, style and dynamic driving as core characteristics of the brand

The new 2013 SL63 AMG is the crown of creation for six decades of technical excellence and innovation. It is the crisp, clean, no caffeine Mercedes-Benz Super Light roadster, so called for its aluminum body. This same approach dropped over 200 lbs. off the bulk of the 2013 SL550c, mentioned in Torque News reports on the Rocky Mountain Driving Experience last June.

Another indication of the SL’s importance in the lineage of luxury sports cars is the simple fact the new and legendary models will lead the Tour d’Elegance at Pebble Beach when presented by Rolex August 16.

The event’s array of AMG cars salutes the performance brand’s 45th anniversary and its expanding model range, now consisting of 17 high-performance vehicles producing outputs from 415 hp to 621 hp larger. The more diverse group of AMG vehicles is sure to please the iconoclastic desires of passionate AMG enthusiasts. In the U.S., the MY2013 range will include 17 AMG .


Share on Facebook submit to reddit Share on Google+

Sign-up to our email newsletter for daily perspectives on car design, trends, events and news, not found elsewhere.