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 |  Mar 03 2010, 5:03 AM


Announced just before the Detroit Auto Show earlier this year, we expected to catch up with the latest special edition Merc there, but it took a trip to Switzerland for the Geneva Auto Show before we were able to gaze on this black beauty.

The latest in a string of limited edition Mercedes-Benz SL models, the SL550 Nigh Edition is clearly distinguished by it’s sinister matte-black “designo magno black ” paint scheme. Additional exterior highlights include special 19-inch AMG wheels as well as dark-tinted headlights and taillights. Inside, the cockpit of the SL Night Edition gets dark black leather contrasted with plenty of chrome. Newly designed seats are also a art of the package and feature arrow-shaped seams with silver contrasted features.

No modifications have been made to the 5.5-liter V8 engine, which continues to deliver a robust 382-hp.

Just 100 SL550 Night Edition models will be offered in the U.S. starting in early 2010.

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