Photo Comparison: New BMW M6 Convertible vs. Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG

BMW M6, Featured Posts | February 23rd, 2012 by 20
BMW M6 Cabrio F12 Mercedes SL 63 AMG 2012 Bild Vergleich Front 2 750x500

Days after the official unveiling of the new BMW M6 Convertible, the Stuttgart-based automaker and BMW’s classic competitor, Mercedes-Benz, reveals their own interpretation of a …

Days after the official unveiling of the new BMW M6 Convertible, the Stuttgart-based automaker and BMW’s classic competitor, Mercedes-Benz, reveals their own interpretation of a high-end super sporty cabriolet. The new SL63 AMG Roadster will make its debut next month at the Geneva Motor Show.

Based on the SL-Class that debuted at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show, the SL63 AMG packs a twin-turbo 5.5 liter V8 producing 529 horsepower (557 with AMG Performance Package) and 664 lb-ft of torque. The new SL63 AMG can rocket from 0-62 mph in 4.3 seconds (4.2 with the optional AMG Performance Package) while returning 30 percent better fuel economy. Top speed rises to 186 mph.

BMW M6 Cabrio F12 Mercedes SL 63 AMG 2012 Bild Vergleich Front 655x218BMW M6 Cabrio F12 Mercedes SL 63 AMG 2012 Bild Vergleich Heck 655x217

The new M6 is powered by a 4.4-liter unit with an output of 560 hp at 5,750 – 7,000 rpm, and maximum torque of 500 lb-ft (680 Nm) on tap between 1,500 and 5,750 rpm. 0 to 62 mph is achieved in 4.3 seconds while the spring to 124 mph (200km/h) takes only 13.1 seconds. Top speed is electronically limited to 155 mph (250 km/h). The M Drivers Package will take the top speed to 190 mph.

The SL63 AMG receives a redesigned apron with a large airdam, the typical AMG radiator grille, LED daytime running lights, side sills, rear lip spoiler, diffuser-style rear apron and chromed twin tailpipes.

Inside, Mercedes’s keeps the level of luxuryy at a high level with carbon-fiber trim, illuminated sills, ambient lighting and an IWC analog clock. Single or two-tone Nappa leather further enhances the new interior.

As always, we put together a visual comparison to showcase the two competitors.

[poll id=”103″] [Photos: BimmerToday]

20 responses to “Photo Comparison: New BMW M6 Convertible vs. Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG”

  1. wdq says:

    Roadster vs Cabriolet?

  2. Arslan says:

    I do not understand how convertible with the planting of 2 +2 can compete with the two-seat roadster, these machines are a different class! Rival M6 was the first model of the CLK!

  3. Ricky Calo says:

    The 6 wins hands down in the design and performance dept. MB usually does a great job styling wise with the SL, not sure what happen with this new one. It needs a facelift really bad.

    • Zenon says:

       The Mercedes is 11 years old, what would you expect? In my opinion, the 2012 6 series looks boring and ugly. The front is rather dull, it looks like an old Renault, can’t remember the model. The interior doesn’t look sportier, as somebody mentioned, but more classic and confy. I guess Bangle is still here, no matter what they do, except for the new 3 series (which is the main reason I read this forum frequently), who looks like a a true E46 heir.

  4. Fauzi320 says:

    m6 interior looks more sporty…..

  5. JohnC says:

     I usually like SL’s but this one has such a strange front lights…

  6. kolbasz says:

    Now, that benzy thing is ugly.

  7. Guest says:

    M6, inside and out.

  8. Viper says:

    Id take both , both are very different tho , the mb has done a fine job again with the styling , just a detail the exhaust pipes are star trek compared to bmw’s  1934 the wizard of oz…

    both kick ass

  9. Alm says:

    merc is a folower not a leader , bmw leads strange to see every body now using the idrive from bmw that were so sh*t  in the competitors eyes

  10. Rolitto says:

    OMG what an ugly design for Mercedes-Benz AMG. They are deteriorating further more year by year. 

    Go BMW Go!

  11. masachusats says:

    benz wins!

  12. Qiuyuan Chen says:

    Mercedes just a normal car with a bigger engine. M6 is actually designed carefully considered based on available space. As probably easy to find space in AMG engine bay, but rarely any big hole in M6 Engine Bay.

  13. ///MPOWER Meysam says:

    BMW M6 Cabriolet vs Maserrati Gran Cabrio is true.
    BMW M6 Cabriolet vs Mercedes Benz SL63 is false.
    BMW Z4 Mpower vs Mercedes Benz SL63 is true.

    M6 is cabriolet but SL63 is roadster.

    It is’nt a true compresion.

  14. ///MPOWER Meysam says:

    Sir Masachusats.

    200% BMW wins.

    BMW > Mercedes Benz

  15. ///MPOWER Meysam says:

    Onlyyyyyyyyyyy BMW .
    First & best Germany car is BMW.
    Second Germany car is Porsche, no Benz.
    BMW is best car in the world.

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