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2005 Mercedes SL65 AMG V12 Biturbo

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  • 5-speed auto with Tiptronic function
  • CD stack system
  • Bose sound system
  • Panoramic Roof
  • Keyless Go with push button start
  • Perforated Leather
  • Satellite Navigation
  • Telephone Prep
  • Bi Xenon Headlamps
  • 19′ titanium grey AMG alloy wheels
  • Alcantara roof lining
  • Heated electric memory seats

Carte Blanche are proud to have on offer this extremely rare and beautiful flagship model SL65 AMG Mercedes. This particular example was supplied new in the Channel Island of Jersey and has covered just 33,000 miles at the hands of three local owners, and is finished in a stunning colour combination of Firemist red with contrasting light ash trim.

The service history, books, manuals and two sets of keys are all present. The main dealer Mercedes agents Jacksons supplied the car new and the service history is comprehensive with main dealer and Mercedes specialist throughout its life. The Mercedes still resides in Jersey and is supplied VAT free on Jersey registration. Delivery can be arranged to UK or Europe and we can assist with re registration which is a simple process.

This is undoubtably a great investment opportunity as prices are already rising quite significantly.

12-cylinder AMG biturbo engine, an output of 450 kW/612 hp and a maximum torque of 1000 Nm – the SL 65 AMG in 2004 was the world’s most powerful and highest-torque series-produced roadster. The open-top two-seater not only maintains Mercedes-AMG’s impressive V12 tradition; it also offers a level of performance previously unheard of in this engine size class: the SL 65 AMG accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.9 seconds and passes the 200 km/h mark after just 12.9 seconds; its top speed is 250 km/h (electronically governed).

With its modified AMG sports suspension, mechanical differential lock and newly developed AMG high-performance brake system with composite discs, front and rear, the ultra-powerful high-performance Roadster’s dynamic handling is certainly impressive. And the exclusive standard equipment on-board this open-top dream car underlines the technological ambition behind it. The new AMG V12 flagship model extends the number of SL-Class engine versions to five.

Much of the credit for the AMG 6.0-litre V12 engine’s extraordinary performance must go to the biturbo system, which features larger turbochargers and powerful water-type charge-air cooling.

Speedshift

In the SL 65 AMG power is transmitted by the AMG Speedshft 5-speed automatic transmission with steering-wheel gearshift controls and manual mode. In keeping with the tremendous levels of power and torque available, a number of measures have been taken to optimise key transmission components – including the adoption of newly developed clutch pack discs and modified shift and torque-converter-lockup logic. There are also special drive shafts, larger hub carriers and wheel bearings and special spring links at the rear axle.

Composite Brakes

The SL 65 AMG is fitted as standard with Active Body Control (ABC) and special AMG spring struts with firmer damping. The driver can select an even sportier mode at the touch of a button, reducing pitch and roll still further. Fully reworked dynamic handling control systems such as ABS, Brake Assist, ASR and ESP® (Electronic Stability Program) complete the enhanced chassis setup. In order to cope with the high power output, there is a newly developed, high-performance, composite brake system with 390 x 36 mm brake discs at the front and 360 x 26 mm brake discs at the rear.

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Where looks are concerned, the new AMG V12 flagship model has several key features which set it apart from other SL-Class models. The redesigned front apron, optimised in the wind tunnel, has a striking contour which is based on the look of the Formula 1 Safety Car. The significantly larger air intakes ensure a reliable supply of fresh air for water, engine oil and charge-air cooling; like the rear apron and side skirts, it is part of the powerful AMG bodystyling package, which blends harmoniously with the award-winning design of the Mercedes Roadster. The independent, AMG-specific radiator grille is another feature which sets this model apart.

Contact with the road is taken care of by multi-piece, 19-inch AMG twin-spoke wheels, painted in titanium grey, with size 255/35 R 19 tyres at the front and size 285/30 R 19 tyres at the rear. The chromed V12 Biturbo lettering on the front wings indicates the exceptional dynamic qualities of this vehicle, while highlights at the rear include the dark-tinted tail lights and the AMG sports exhaust with its two oval, chromed twin tail-pipes. The new composition of the typical AMG, V12 sound provides a special acoustic charm, particularly when driving with the vario-roof open.

Inside, the high-quality trim in fine wood or aluminium and the leather appointments, available in three colours, exude an exclusive flair. Electrically adjustable AMG sports seats with AMG-specific seat fluting and perforation pattern, optimised lateral support, multicontour function, memory and seat heating make every journey in the SL 65 AMG more delightful. Further standard equipment in the SL 65 AMG includes the AMG instrument cluster with its Alcantara surround, 360-km/h scale and V12 Biturbo lettering, the AMG ergonomic sports steering wheel with gearshift buttons, the door sill panels in etched and polished aluminium with the AMG logo, the bi-xenon headlamps, COMAND with DVD technology, the CD changer and the sound system.

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