Mercedes-AMG will produce a limited number of SL63 Manufaktur Big Sur special editions for 2024.It has Orange Flame Metallic exterior paint and special interior trim.Manufaktur is Mercedes’ customization program that lets buyers select a wider range of exterior and interior color and trim options.
Mercedes-AMG has already confirmed that a new AMG GT coupe will debut this week at Pebble Beach, but the SL convertible on which it’s based isn’t being left out of the festivities entirely. This new 2024 SL63 Big Sur special edition is also being revealed, complete with special appearance tweaks meant to highlight the Manufaktur customization program.
The SL63 Big Sur is finished in a Manufaktur color called Orange Flame Metallic, and this hue is also found in the cabin adorning the center console and other trim pieces. This particular shade of orange is supposedly meant to evoke Big Sur sunsets. Mercedes also added an additional AMG emblem, embroidered AMG logos in the floor mats, and a “Manufaktur” script on the center console storage compartment lid. The black nappa leather upholstery features orange contrasting stitching and a diamond quilted pattern.
There aren’t any mechanical upgrades to the SL63’s 577-hp 4.0-liter twin-turbo V-8 engine, all-wheel-drive system, and nine-speed automatic transmission, but the Big Sur does come fully loaded. Standard equipment includes the front-axle lift system, 21-inch wheels, the Dynamic Plus package, the Active Ride Control suspension, and the Burmester upgraded sound system.
AMG hasn’t said exactly how many Big Sur editions it will build, and we also don’t yet know the price—but figure somewhere around $200,000. And if this color combo isn’t exactly to your liking, the 2024 AMG SL will offer three new Manufaktur paint colors and two new interior leather options.
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