2012 Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG "45th ANNIVERSARY" edition is a model wich will mark the 45th birthday of Mercedes-Benz's high-performance AMG brand. This exceptional vehicle is a V12 roadster and was exclusively developed for this special anniversary. It is being produced in a limited edition of 45 examples only.

What is visible at first sight is that the designers have created a new paint finish: designo magno graphite. This is exclusive grey colour with satin look, which in my opinion further emphasize the V12 roadster's powerful character. The matt finish brings out the contours of the aluminium body in particularly striking guise. An interesting contrast is added from the highlights in the form of high-gloss chrome applications.

The Exterior of the anniversary model is equipeed with Carbon-Fiber package in matt finish. Genuine carbon fiber with satin finish is applied to the cross strut in the front apron, the exterior mirrors and the spoiler lip. In addition the 6.0-litre V12 biturbo engine includes the same approach: the high-quality engine cover consists of matt carbon fibre and aluminium.

Next, the AMG sports exhaust system delivers unmistakable engine sound from the outer surround of the twin tailpipe, which comes in black with chrome plating. The inner insert is finished in high-gloss chrome.

The perfect look of the vehicle is completed thank to the AMG multi-spoke forged wheels painted in titanium grey with high-sheen rim flange and matt finish.  The car sits on 255/35 R 19 tires at the front and 285/30 R 20 at the rear.

2012 Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG 45th ANNIVERSARY Edition

We can see the same styling approach in the interior as well. What I mean is that the interior design was carefully coordinated with the special designo magno graphite paint finish. In addition, there has been only used exquisite materials and applied exceptional workmanship combined with a comprehensive scope of standard-fit appointments.

Furthremore, the upholstery is in designo Exclusive STYLE leather in titanium grey pearl/ginger beige. It includes the AMG-specific V12 layout with a diamond pattern, which adorns both the electrically adjustable AMG sports seats and the door centre panels. Embossed AMG emblems on the seat backrests exude the same class as the designo nappa leather roof lining in ginger beige featuring special stitching details in AMG V12 diamond pattern.

Next, one can see the exquisite AMG Performance steering wheel with an AMG logo in its bottom bezel. It is being offered in a two-tone rim in titanium grey/ginger beige. In addition, the AMG trim elements are also finished in matt carbon fibre to match the matt finish of the Exterior Carbon-Fibre package.

2012 Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG 45th ANNIVERSARY Edition (Interior)

2012 Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG "45th ANNIVERSARY" key data:

SL 65 AMG

"45th ANNIVERSARY"

Displacement 5980 cc
Bore x stroke 82.6 x 93.0 mm
Compression ratio 9.0 : 1
Output 463 kW (630 hp)

at 4800 - 5400 rpm

Max. torque 1000 Nm

at 2300 - 4300 rpm*

Vehicle weight in acc. with EC standard 1950 kg
Fuel consumption, NEDC combined 11.6 l/100 km
CO2 emissions 270 g/km
Efficiency class G
Acceleration 0-100 km/h 4.0 s
Top speed 250 km/h*

Moreover, the SL 65 AMG "45th ANNIVERSARY" features an exclusive and extensive range of standard-fit appointments: AIRSCARF, Active Parking Assist including PARKTRONIC, Active Multicontour Seat package, AMG ceramic high-performance compound brake system, Bang & Olufsen BeoSound AMG high-end surround sound system, COMAND Online with 6-disc DVD changer, Driving Assistance package Plus with DISTRONIC PLUS including BAS PLUS, PRE-SAFE® Brake, Active Lane Keeping Assist and Active Blind Spot Assist, Frontbass, Intelligent Light System (ILS), Media interface, KEYLESS-GO Convenience package (including remote-closing boot lid and HANDS-FREE ACCESS system), MAGIC VISION CONTROL, NECK-PRO head restraints, Panoramic vario roof with MAGIC SKY CONTROL, PRE-SAFE® system , Door power closing, Automatic, pop-up roll-over bars for driver and front passenger, Electric draught-stop, AMG Performance Media with telemetry function is additionally available from the AMG Performance Studio as an optional extra.

2012 Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG "45th ANNIVERSARY" will be available on the market in September 2012.

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Source: Mercedes-Benz