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1 of only 175 delivered to U.S.
Twin Turbo 6.0 liter V12 - 661 hp / 738 lb-ft torque
Carbon Fiber body panels and carbon fiber reinforced polymer fixed roof
551lbs lighter than the regular SL
200mph top speed (One of the fastest Mercedes Benz ever!)
“My absolute favorite AMG ‘Black Series’”- Bruce Canepa
The Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG “Black Series” is the high-performance variant of the SL-Class. The “Black Series” was meant for supreme performance, it was offered as a hardtop. Accompanying the fixed roof was a multitude of improvements to the performance, suspension, brakes, aerodynamics, and drivetrain. The ultimate Mercedes-Benz two passenger high-performance sportscar.
This 2009 Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG “Black Series” is one of 175 examples produced for the US. Finished in “Stealth” Black, over black leather upholstery, it is powered by a massive twin-turbocharged 6.0-liter V12 paired with a paddle-shifted five-speed transmission and limited-slip differential. The hand-assembled 6.0-liter V12 features enlarged twin turbochargers that are unique to “Black Series” cars, and is factory rated at 661 horsepower and 738 lb-ft of torque. A special plaque bearing the signature of the engine’s builder is affixed to the engine cover.
“Black Series” cars exclusively feature wider carbon-fiber bodywork and a fixed carbon-fiber roof, decklid, and side panels. This example is finished in Black and features bi-xenon headlamps with washers and adaptive cornering as well as a speed-sensitive carbon-fiber rear spoiler, a rear diffuser, and polished exhaust outlets. The forged 19″ and 20″ AMG twin-spoke alloy wheels are mounted with Dunlop SP Sport Maxx tires measuring 265/35 up front and 325/30 at the rear. The track is widened by 4.5” at the front and 4.1” at the rear (compared to a standard SL65) and features an active-roll stabilization system and Electronic Stability Control. Stopping power is provided by silver AMG-branded calipers over slotted and oversized cross-drilled rotors at all four corners.
The cabin features power-adjustable multi-contour sport seats trimmed in Exclusive black leather with model-specific contrast stitching along with a matching dashboard, door panels, and carpeting. Carbon-fiber trim accents the center console and doors, and amenities include dual-zone automatic climate control, COMAND infotainment with navigation, Keyless-Go, an Alcantara headliner, and a Harman Kardon LOGIC7 sound system with an in-dash six-disc CD changer. The shift knob denotes the car as one of 175 designated for the US market (only 350 total built worldwide). The leather-wrapped multi-function steering wheel fronts paddle shifters, a 220-mph speedometer, an 8k-rpm tachometer, and gauges for coolant temperature and fuel level.
This specific example is in “like new” condition with only 1800 miles. It was first offered and sold by Euro Motorcars in February, 2009. During its time with the first 2 owners, the SL65 “Black Series” was regularly serviced by Euro Motorcars. The car was purchased by its third owner in June 2012, and driven an average of only 95 miles per year. The car was regularly serviced and maintained by Mercedes dealerships.
Prior to its arrival here at Canepa, the vehicle went through a major service including new tires and complete service of air-conditioning, cooling system, electrical, hydraulic components, and transmission.
This SL65 AMG “Black Series” was treated to the same Canepa Difference process every vehicle that comes to Canepa goes through. It was inspected, tested, serviced as needed, and detailed to a Concours level. This SL65 AMG “Black Series” is one of Bruce’s absolute favorites among all “Black Series” Mercedes Benz.