2009 Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG Black Series to debut in Paris

2009 Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG Black Series to debut in Paris
2009 Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG Black Series

The German car manufacturer has finally revealed to the public some official info on, as well as photos of, its upcoming 2009 Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG Black Series super-coupe. Based on their current SL-Class coupe, the new vehicle not only offers you an aggressive body kit. The special edition vehicle also gives you one of the most powerful engines available for a mass-produced European car, which is coupled with a super-fast gearbox and super-effective brakes. Like a Rolex chronograph, this car is all about superlatives.



Being 550 pounds (249kg) lighter than the standard SL-Class coupe and featuring a powerful twin-turbocharged 6.0-liter V12, the car will sport better acceleration time and top speed numbers than the good old Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 722 Edition.

2009 Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG Black Series

According to the German brand’s press release, the car will take only 3.8 seconds to accelerate from zero to 100 kilometers per hour and just 7.2 seconds more to break the 200 km/h barrier. Even though, for safety reasons, its top speed is limited at pretty much impressive 320 km/h, you will still be able to drive faster than about 99 percent Japanese super-sport bikes that you will encounter on a German Autobahn. Just be ready to use your left turn signal a lot more often than before!

Well, it seems that the SL65 Black Series’ looks may fit into the same love it or hate it category that MB’s archrival BMW loves so much, so let’s just leave it at that.

2009 Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG Black Series (rear view)

I personally love the car’s exterior, although it looks like the guys from AMG a little bit overdid it with those extra wide carbon fiber fenders.

Speaking of carbon, AMG did its best to reduce the SL65’s weight replacing original fenders, fixed roof, trunk and hood with those made of carbon fiber.

As to the engine, it now sports 661hp and 738lb-ft (1000Nm) of torque. Mated to a five speed automatic gearbox with AMG’s speedshift software, the engine takes only 3.8 seconds to shoot to 60mph and reach an electronically limited top speed of 198mph (318 km/h).

2009 Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG Black Series (top view)
2009 Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG Black Series (interior, AMG logo)
2009 Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG Black Series (V12 BITURBO badge)
2009 Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG Black Series (interior, steering wheel)
2009 Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG Black Series (interior)

Photos: Mercedes-Benz/AMG

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