Replacing the 2012 SLS AMG Coupe, the 2013 SLS AMG GT will carry a starting price of $202,505, including a destination charge of $905 and a Gas Guzzler Tax of $2,100. That represents a price increase of $10,330, though $400 of that is an increase in the Gas Guzzler Tax and $30 of that is an increase in the destination charge.
If you’d prefer a topless version of the car, the 2013 SLS AMG GT Roadster will begin at $209,005. including the same destination charge and Gas Guzzler Tax applied to the Coupe. That makes the 2013 SLS AMG GT Roadster $10,330 more expensive, same as the Coupe.
Your extra money buys you a bump in horsepower from 563 in 2012 to 583 in 2013, thanks to revised engine management software. The transmission is also recalibrated for faster shifts, particularly in Manual mode. Underneath, a new AMG Adaptive Performance Suspension, stiffer springs and stickier tires ensure added grip in corners.
If your taste in fast runs to SUVs and crossovers, Mercedes-Benz is launching the all-new GL63 AMG for the 2013 model year. Packing AMG’s latest 5.5-liter twin-turbo V-8 beneath its hood, the GL63 AMG is rated at 550 horsepower and 560 pound-feet of torque. That’s good enough to push the grocery-getter from 0-60 mph in a mere 4.9 seconds, on the way to a 155 mph top speed.
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Mercedes-Benz tells us that the 2013 GL63 AMG will be priced from $117,830, including a destination charge of $905.
We’ll bring you live images of the 2013 SLS AMG GT models, the 2013 GL63 AMG crossover and the Mercedes-Benz Ener-G-Force concept as part of our complete coverage of the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show.