Petrol engines. Unparalleled performance

Model Cylinder
and number
Rated output
(kW at rpm)[1]
Fuel consumption,
(l/100 km)[2]
CO2 emissions,
SLS AMG V8 6208 420/6800 317 13.2 308

AMG 6.3 litre V8 front-mounted mid-engine vehicle

You won’t find another engine with these performance figures: The advanced AMG 6.3 litre V8 motor makes the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG one of the most powerful sports cars in its class.
The V8 high-speed engine with 6208 cc displacement is a completely modified version of the AMG 6.3 litre V8 basic engine. The 8-cylinder engine responds to the slightest movement of the accelerator with superb agility across the entire engine speed range and displays the typical features of a high-performance racing car.<br/><br/>Key data at a glance:

  • Command performance: 420 kW at 6800 rpm
  • Outstanding power delivery: Maximum torque rating 650 Nm at 4750 rpm
  • Unparalleled performance: The world's most powerful series-production 8-cylinder aspirated engine.
  • Boost your power with more air: Performance has been enhanced by completely redeveloping the intake system, redesigning the valve assembly and camshafts.
  • Reduced to a minimum: In spite of heightened operating demands, a series of systematic weight optimisation measures have reduced engine weight to 206 kg.
  • Unrivalled performance: When it comes to power/weight ratio, the AMG 6.3-litre V8 engine occupies a leading position compared with series-production sports cars built by competitors.
  • Racing car performance: The Roadster accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.8 seconds and achieves a top speed of 317 km/h.
  • Lower centre of gravity: Lowering the vehicle's centre of gravity allows outstanding lateral acceleration when cornering and generates excitingly dynamic handling.

[1] Figures for rated output and rated torque in accordance with Directive 80/1269/EEC in the currently applicable version.

[2] The figures shown for fuel consumption and CO2 emissions were obtained in accordance with the prescribed measuring process (Directive 80/1268/EEC in its currently applicable version). The figures do not apply to a specific vehicle and do not constitute part of the product offer. They are provided solely for the purposes of comparison between different vehicle models