Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG Black Series out in the open

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The Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG Black Series is finally out in the open. And with a $320,000 price tag, a twin-turbocharged 6.0-liter V12 and only 200 units on their way to the U.S., it’s a serious stopgap between the deceased SLR and Mercedes’ 2011 SLC gullwing supercar. The Black is 550 pounds lighter than the stock SL65, coming in at 4,122 pounds. Power is up to 661 hp available at 5,400 rpm, while torque remains the same at 738 lb.-ft. With a five-speed automatic gearbox equipped with AMG’s speedshift software, the Black can hit 60 mph in 3.9 seconds on its way to a gearing-limited top speed of 199 mph. You can expect the SL65 to be selling early next year in the U.S.

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1 Comment

  1. Porsche 911 Fan says:

    I wonder how fast it could go if it wasn’t limited to 199 mph!?
    Great looking car – I particularly like the slightly retro flared wheel arches…

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