If you’ve been pinching pennies to save for the two newest AMG products, we have good news. Mercedes-Benz took advantage of the Los Angeles auto show to reveal the sticker prices attached to the new SLS AMG GT supercar and the GL63 AMG performance SUV. It turns out horsepower isn’t free, as both these cars wear hefty sticker prices.
The 2013 SLS AMG GT coupe starts at $202,500, a figure that includes a $2100 gas-guzzler tax and a $905 destination charge, while the roadster version commands $209,005. Those represent prices increases of $9900 over the 2012 Mercedes SLS AMG cars. The price increase takes into account that the 2013 car receives numerous upgrades, starting with an additional 20 horsepower (for a total of 583 hp) for the 6.2-liter V-8 engine. The seven-speed dual-clutch transmission has quicker shift times and the suspension is stiffer, and there are various aesthetic tweaks like tinted headlights, red brake calipers, gloss-black mirrors, and new Alcantara interior trim.
The 2013 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT reaches dealerships by the end of this year.
Customers looking for a somewhat more practical AMG car should pay attention to the price tag of the GL63 AMG. The hottest version of Mercedes’ big three-row SUV commands $117,830 after a $905 destination charge, representing a big step up from the next-priciest GL-Class, the $87,805 GL550 4Matic. Buyers enjoy a twin-turbo 5.5-liter V-8 engine good for 550 hp and 560 lb-ft, which is said to propel the GL63 AMG to 60 mph in just 4.9 seconds. Other upgrades include sportier suspension components, 21-inch wheels, massaging AMG sports seats, and enlarged brakes.
The 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL63 AMG reaches U.S. showrooms in the first quarter of 2013.