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Autotrader Find: 2009 Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG Black Series

Here’s one of the most impressive — and forgotten — high-performance Mercedes-Benz models manufactured in the last decade. It’s the SL65 AMG Black Series, and Mercedes reportedly built just 350 of these things for the world, with 200 coming to the United States. It also has one of the most assertive, aggressive designs in car history. It looks like it’s about to maul me, even when it’s just sitting there. On my computer screen. See the 2009 Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG models for sale near you

This SL65 Black Series is for sale at CNC Motors in Southern California, and it’s offered with just 7,000 miles for just under $250,000. That may seem like a lot of money for an 8-year-old Mercedes-Benz SL-Class, but the Black Series is (obviously) not your typical SL. Obviously, there’s the wide-body design, and the fixed roof, and the unique wheels, and the huge wing, but there’s also another interesting feature: This is a coupe.

That’s right: Although the standard SL-Class is a convertible with a folding hardtop, the SL65 Black Series is a fixed-roof coupe. The intent was to improve rigidity and make the car faster, which, of course, a full coupe will do. Undoubtedly also benefiting the SL65 Black is the engine situation: While the "normal" SL65 had a mere 604 horsepower, the Black Series had larger turbochargers for a massive 661 horses — though torque stayed the same at 738 lb-ft. Zero to 60 came in 3.6 seconds, and the top speed was (supposedly) electronically limited to 199 mph.

Naturally, there aren’t very many of these out there in the world, and there are especially not that many for sale; this is one of just a few on Autotrader. The Carfax report says it was sold new in Bakersfield, California, with a second owner in Chino — two places you wouldn’t expect to find a car like this — and now it’s awaiting a new owner with a penchant for crazy cars. Find a 2009 Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG for sale

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