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 |  Mar 03 2010, 5:03 AM

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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.

GALLERY: Mercedes SL500 Night Edition

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 |  Jan 11 2010, 6:18 AM

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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 two-tone 19-inch AMG wheels as well as darkened 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.

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

Mercedes is expected to launch the SL550 Night Edition at the Detroit Auto Show today and we’ll be sure to bring you plenty of live photos of the sinister new SL.

GALLERY: 2011 Mercedes-Benz SL550 Night Edition

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Official release after the jump:

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