The Mercedes AMG SL 65 Black Series: A Legendary Sports Car
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The Mercedes AMG SL 65 Black Series: A Legendary Sports Car

October 23,2023
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Mercedes AMG SL 65



If you're a sports car enthusiast, you probably know about the Mercedes AMG SL 65 Black Series. It's one of the most impressive and exclusive cars ever crafted by the German brand. This isn't your average AMG model, though. The Black Series is a special edition that takes sports performance to a whole new level. It's a collection of six cars that all incorporated the finest driving technologies from AMG at the time of their release.

The Engine of Mercedes AMG SL 65 Black Series

Mercedes described the AMG SL 65 Black Series as one of the most powerful road cars it has ever made, thanks to its 6.0-liter twin-turbo V12 engine that is hand-built to produce 670 horsepower with 1,200 Newton meters of torque. The engine is connected to a five-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission that sends power to the rear-wheel drive system.

To protect the transmission, the torque was reduced to 1,000 Newton meters, but there was no problem with the transmission, as despite having only five speeds, it had a high level of performance, as it provided four different driving modes, including M2 mode dedicated to high performance that provides the possibility of shifting gears manually with a better response by 25% from the basic manual mode M1, in addition to instant response in automatic mode when shifting gears thanks to the sporty dual-clutch.

Thanks to the engine and sporty transmission with a car weight of 1850 kilograms, the AMG SL 65 Black Series achieved an amazing ratio between power and weight, which reached 2.79 horsepower per kg, enabling the car to accelerate from zero to 100 km/h in 3.8 seconds, or up to a speed of 200 km/h in 11 seconds, up to a top speed of 320 km/h electronically limited.

Mercedes AMG SL 65 Engine

The Driving Dynamics of Mercedes AMG SL 65 Black Series

The Mercedes AMG SL 65 Black Series is based on the original AMG SL 65 car. Still, thanks to its advanced sports modifications, the Black Series version featured amazing driving dynamics, as the width of the front axle was increased by 97 mm and the rear axle by 85 mm to enhance steering ability by 8%.

In addition to the previous modifications, the AMG SL 65 Black Series got a fully adjustable sports suspension system so that the driver can adjust the suspension to suit his personal specifications when driving on racing tracks, in addition to getting a limited-slip differential gear that can be controlled with an electronic stability control system at different levels, making the car a perfect beast for racing tracks.


The exterior design of Mercedes AMG SL 65 Black Series

We now come to one of the most prominent points related to the Mercedes AMG SL 65 Black Series: its iconic exterior appearance. It cannot be denied that exterior design can help many cars succeed or cause failure despite their superior sports capabilities. It can be said that the AMG SL 65 Black Series managed to achieve the ideal equation for an unforgettable exterior appearance and a unique driving experience.

The Black Series version differs from the original AMG SL 65 by getting many exterior parts made of carbon fiber-reinforced polymer, such as the hood, lowered roof, and rear luggage cover, which blend easily with the amazing aerodynamic design lines that made the Black Series version look like a completely new car. In addition to this design, the car has an integrated rear wing with a luggage box that rises automatically when exceeding a speed of 120 km/h to enhance the stability of the car.

Mercedes AMG SL 65 Exterior

The interior of Mercedes AMG SL 65 Black Series

Mercedes AMG SL 65 Black Series got an interior full of parts made of carbon fiber, Nappa leather, and Alcantara in black color, in addition to getting sporty seats that help fix the driver when turning at high speed, and Mercedes dispensed with the side airbags integrated with the seats because of the design of the seats, and the interior and exterior parts made of carbon fiber contributed to reducing the weight of the car by about 250 kilograms.

Comprehensive tests to ensure the reliability of Mercedes AMG SL 65 Black Series

To ensure the efficiency of all the previous equipment, Mercedes tested 10 copies of the AMG SL 65 Black Series in all climatic regions around the world to ensure the compatibility of the car with different climates, in addition to testing the car on many racing tracks, including driving the car on the Nürburgring track, which is one of the most difficult in the world for a distance of 15 thousand kilometers.

AMG SL 65 Black Series

The number of copies presented by Mercedes AMG SL 65 Black Series

To increase the value of the flagship models, they should not be offered in large production numbers, so Mercedes produced only 350 exclusive copies of the AMG SL 65 Black Series, which Mercedes began delivering to customers in November 2008.

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