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If AMG’s manic creations simply aren’t enough for you, there are a very small number of models that have been improved to Black Series specification, and the SL 65 joins the ranks in 2009. Starting with the standard SL 65 AMG, already potently endowed with a twin-turbocharged V12, AMG mainly focuses on weight reduction. The folding hardtop and metal fenders, front bumper, and trunk are ditched for units made of carbon fiber composite, saving more than 200 lbs. (a lot of which was in the roof, so the center of gravity is lowered somewhat). Engineers also managed to enhance engine output by almost 60 horsepower, for a total of 661 horsepower (although torque, while still immense, is unchanged at 738 ft-lbs.). Performance is about what you’d expect given the modifications to the SL-Class, with a 0-60 time of well under 4 seconds and a top speed well in excess of 215 mph. It’s not a coupe for the faint-of-heart, but if you’re looking for a DTM-style driving experience without having to wear a fireproof suit every time you drive it, perhaps the SL 65 AMG Black Series is your car.
— Official description [1]

The 2009 Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG Black Series - abbreviated as M-B SL65 - is a RWD super grand tourer by Mercedes-Benz featured in Forza Motorsport 3 and all subsequent main series titles.

It was only available through the Road America Booster Pack in Forza Motorsport 5, and was available as a Rivals reward in Forza Motorsport 7.

Synopsis

Limited to 350 units,[2] the SL 65 AMG Black Series was introduced in 2009 as a high-performance special of the fifth generation SL-Class. Typical for Black Series models, which represent the fastest models of a particular AMG lineup, it sports aggressive styling inspired by DTM race cars and a staggering power output of 661 hp (493 kW), making it the most powerful production car by Mercedes-Benz to date.

The SL 65 AMG Black Series is powered by a six liter (5,980 cc) twin-turbocharged V12 engine, codenamed M275 AMG. Fitted with air-to-liquid intercoolers and operating with a boost pressure of 22.1 psi (1,52 bar), the engine delivers supercar-crushing numbers that include 661 hp (493 kW) at 5400 rpm and 738 ft·lb (1001 N·m) of torque from 2200 to 4200 rpm. A variation of this engine would later be used in the Pagani Huayra.

To shed weight from the heavy SL Class platform, the SL 65 AMG Black Series uses carbon-fibre-reinforced plastics for various body parts, most notably its rollbar-fitted roof that replaces the folding metal roof from standard models. Nevertheless, due to a weight of 4215 lb (1912 kg), it is still one of the heaviest two-door cars in the Forza series.

Other noteworthy performance additions are a full coil-over suspension, an active rear spoiler that deploys at 60 mph (97 km/h) for increased rear traction, 265 mm front tires, 325 mm rear tires, and large diameter compound brake discs.[3]

Performance

Using a rear-driving, five-speed automatic transmission with long ratios, the SL 65 AMG Black Series accelerates from 0 to 60 mph (97 km/h) in 3.9 seconds and 0 to 100 mph (161 km/h) in 7.9 seconds and is officially claimed to top out at 199 mph (320 km/h) with an electronic limiter, although it comes with an unlocked top speed of circa 216 mph (348 km/h) in the Xbox One generation series.

Special Variants

HOR XB1 M-B SL 65 FE

Forza Edition

The Forza Edition is an upgraded variant featuring a Drift Skills boost and an S1 900 upgrade preset. It can be bought from the skill tree of the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Coupé.

Unlock

It is primarily unlockable as a Wheelspin prize, but has also been made available as a seasonal reward:

Statistics

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Speed 7.3
Handling 5.6
Acceleration 6.7
Launch 6.5
Braking 5.5
A 548
Unlock Requirements
Car Dealer:
Purchase from the car dealer for 290,000 CR
Performance & Body Style
Body Style:
Coupé
Speed:
Top Speed: missing data
Acceleration:
0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): missing data
0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): missing data
Braking:
60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): missing data
100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): missing data
Lateral Gs:
60 mph (97 km/h): missing data
120 mph (193 km/h): missing data
Icon ForzaMotorsport4 Wide
Speed 8.6
Handling 5.4
Acceleration 8.0
Launch 7.3
Braking 5.2
A 556
Unlock Requirements
Car Dealer:
Purchase from the car dealer for 280,000 CR
Performance & Body Style
Body Style:
Sports Car
Speed:
Top Speed: 202.6 mph  (326 km/h)
Acceleration:
0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 3.900 secs.
0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 7.900 secs.
Braking:
60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): 130.1 ft (39.7 m)
100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): 342.6 ft (104.4 m)
Lateral Gs:
60 mph (97 km/h): 0.89 g
120 mph (193 km/h): 0.91 g
Icon ForzaMotorsport5 Wide
Speed 7.3
Handling 4.6
Acceleration 8.3
Launch 8.0
Braking 4.9
B 581
DLC:
Unlock Requirements
Car Dealer:
Purchase from the car dealer for 210,000 CR
Performance & Body Family
Body Family:
Modern Grand Touring
Speed:
Top Speed: 215.7 mph  (347.1 km/h)
Acceleration:
0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 3.900 secs.
0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 7.900 secs.
Braking:
60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): 113.8 ft (34.7 m)
100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): 293.2 ft (89.4 m)
Lateral Gs:
60 mph (97 km/h): 1.14 g
120 mph (193 km/h): 1.15 g
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Speed 8.0
Handling 5.1
Acceleration 8.6
Braking 5.0
A 674
Unlock Requirements
Car Dealer:
Purchase from the car dealer for 310,000 CR
Performance & Division
Division:
Ultimate Grand Tourer
Speed:
Top Speed: 216.0 mph  (347.5 km/h)
Acceleration:
0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 3.918 secs.
0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 7.918 secs.
Braking:
60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): 122.1 ft (37.2 m)
100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): 307.4 ft (93.7 m)
Lateral Gs:
60 mph (97 km/h): 1.15 g
120 mph (193 km/h): 1.17 g
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Speed 8.0
Handling 5.1
Acceleration 8.6
Braking 5.0
Rare FM7 T3
A 674
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Rivals:
Rivals reward from Forza RC Booster 1
Performance & Division
Division:
Sport GT
Value: ? CR
Collection Tier:
Tier 3 - Rare (+430)
Speed:
Top Speed: 216.0 mph  (347.5 km/h)
1/4 Mile: missing data
Acceleration:
0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 3.900 secs.
0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 7.900 secs.
Braking:
60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): 139.3 ft (42.5 m)
100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): 336.8 ft (102.7 m)
Lateral Gs:
60 mph (97 km/h): 1.15 g
120 mph (193 km/h): 1.17 g
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Speed 8.6
Handling 8.5
Acceleration 7.8
Launch 6.6
Braking 8.1
A 563
Unlock Requirements
Autoshow:
Purchase from the Autoshow for 280,000 CR
Performance & Body Style
Body Style:
missing data
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Speed 8.0
Handling 6.9
Acceleration 8.6
Launch 8.0
Braking 8.2
S1 828
Unlock Requirements
Autoshow:
Purchase from the Autoshow for 195,000 CR
Performance & Championship
Championship:
Super GT
Speed:
Top Speed: 215.3 mph  (346.4 km/h)
Acceleration:
0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 3.900 secs.
0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 7.884 secs.
Braking:
60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): 143.8 ft (43.8 m)
100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): 337.9 ft (103 m)
Lateral Gs:
60 mph (97 km/h): 0.93 g
120 mph (193 km/h): 0.99 g
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Speed 8.0
Handling 7.2
Acceleration 8.7
Launch 8.2
Braking 8.5
S1 828
Unlock Requirements
Autoshow:
Purchase from the Autoshow for 210,000 CR
Performance & Championship
Championship:
Super GT
Speed:
Top Speed: missing data
Acceleration:
0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): missing data
0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): missing data
Braking:
60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): missing data
100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): missing data
Lateral Gs:
60 mph (97 km/h): missing data
120 mph (193 km/h): missing data
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Speed 8.2
Handling 7.0
Acceleration 6.7
Launch 8.3
Braking 7.3
S1 820
Unlock Requirements
Autoshow:
Purchase from the Autoshow for 210,000 CR
Performance & Car Type
Car Type:
Super GT
Rarity:
Epic
Speed:
Top Speed: 214.7 mph  (345.5 km/h)
Acceleration:
0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 3.913 secs.
0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 7.915 secs.
Braking:
60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): 138.9 ft (42.3 m)
100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): 339.3 ft (103.4 m)
Lateral Gs:
60 mph (97 km/h): 0.96 g
120 mph (193 km/h): 1.02 g
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Forza Edition
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Speed 8.2
Handling 7.0
Acceleration 6.7
Launch 8.3
Braking 7.3
S1 820
Unlock Requirements
Skill Tree:
Purchase the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Coupé skill for the ?
Performance & Car Type
Car Type:
Super GT
Value: 460,000 CR
Rarity:
Forza Edition
Boost: Drift Skills
Speed:
Top Speed: missing data
Acceleration:
0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): missing data
0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): missing data
Braking:
60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): missing data
100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): missing data
Lateral Gs:
60 mph (97 km/h): missing data
120 mph (193 km/h): missing data

Conversions

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Trivia

  • Its engine can be swapped into various Mercedes-Benz cars in its Xbox 360 appearances.

Gallery

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References

  1. "Forza Horizon 3 - Cars". forzamotorsport.net. Retrieved 10-28-2018.
  2. "2010 Mercedes Benz SL65 AMG Black Series Test Drive: Can 661-HP Supercar Keep Pace With Ferraris and Lambos?". popularmechanics.com. Retrieved 10-28-2018.
  3. http://media.daimler.com/marsMediaSite/en/instance/ko/Mercedes-Benz-SL-65-AMG-Black-Series-Exclusive-high-performance-coup-for-especially-discerning-customers.xhtml?oid=9361614
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