Thursday, 5 April 2012


A special edition Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG 45th Anniversary is to be produced to mark the 45th birthday of AMG. Only 45 units will be produced for the June 2012 celebrations, ensuring they either become collectors’ items or are extremely expensive. Or both. A right-hand-drive version is probably not going to happen, so Mzansi can tick itself off the list.

So what makes this car special? A number of things actually. One, a new exclusive paint finish called design magno graphite was created especially for the car. It is complimented by a matt polish and other features like high-gloss chrome applications, carbon fibre accents on the side mirrors and spoiler lip, chrome-plated twin tailpipes, 19-inch front and 20-inch rear tyres, as well as others.

Interior appointments to make buyers want to pay thousands more include AMG sports seats, special stitching details in an AMG V12 diamond pattern, nappa leather roof lining in ginger beige, a sports steering wheel with a flat bottom.

The same 6.0-litre V12 twin turbo found in the normal new SL 65 AMG is kept intact, meaning 463kW and 1000Nm of torque. Merc says it will do 0 – 100km/h in 4 seconds.

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