After all the spy shots and teasers , Mercedes-Benz has finally released the much-anticipated 2009 Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG Black Series. And now that Mercedes will be ending its relationship with McLaren , and therefore the production of the SLR, the new SL 65 AMG Black Series will be the king of high-performing models from the Stuttgart automaker – well until the SLC arrives.
Based on the 2009 Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG and its 6.0L twin-turbo V12, engineers were able to extract a total of 661-hp (57-hp more than the SL 65 AMG) with a peak torque of 738 lb-ft – enough to throw on the Black Series badge. The engine is mated to a five-speed automatic transmission with the ability to shift in as little as 250 milliseconds. 0-60 comes in at 3.9 seconds with a top speed of 199mph.
The 2009 Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG Black Series will make its debut at the Paris Motor Show in October and will arrive in the U.S. in early 2009 with pricing starting above $300,000.
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