You’d think that of all the car companies out there, Mercedes-AMG would be the last one you’d expect to be on the downsizing trend, but that’s exactly what Affalterbach is doing. After moving the 63 line down from a naturally-aspirated 6.2 litre V8 to a twin-turbocharged 5.5 litre mill and finally a 4.0 litre unit, it has now set about discontinuing the V12-powered 65 line as well.

According to MB Passion Blog, the company has already discontinued the G 65 with the advent of the all-new W464 G-Class (it released a Final Edition model in October last year), and the SL 65 will follow suit. The publication said that while folks at Mercedes-AMG have yet to confirm the two cars’ demise outright, they have not denied it.

The top dog luxury roadster is expected to remain in production at the Bremen plant until the end of May before disappearing from the lineup forever. That means that collectors will have just a few more months to snag a proper 12-cylinder droptop, which is still listed at a whopping €240,202 (RM1.1 million).

The 65 line was introduced in 2004 with the S 65, SL 65 and CL 65, and has always traded on four-figure torque outputs – a full 1,000 Nm, to be precise. The latest SL 65 makes that figure at 2,300 to 4,300 rpm (as well as 630 PS at 5,500 rpm) and it will go from zero to 100 km/h in just four seconds flat.

With the G 65 axed and the SL 65 soon to follow, the S 65 sedan, Coupé and Cabriolet will be the only V12-powered AMG models left. So you’d better start saving for one.

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