Detroit 2010: Mercedes SL550 Night Edition Launches in Matte-Black

Colum Wood
by Colum Wood

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

Official release after the jump:

PRESS RELEASE

Mercedes-Benz unveils new 2011 SL550 Night Edition Limited edition of iconic roadster from Mercedes-Benz

MONTVALE, NJ – Mercedes-Benz USA announced today the limited-edition 2011 SL550 Night Edition. Based on the iconic SL-Class coupe/roadster, the highlight of the SL550 Night Edition is its matte-finish designo magno night black paint and Black premium leather interior. Limited to just 100 units, this exclusive model will be available in U.S. showrooms in early 2010. The special designo magno night black paint finish — specially developed exclusively for the SL550 Night Edition — works particularly well with the dramatic design of the SL-Class. The Night Edition rolls on 19-inch AMG five-spoke light-alloy wheels in a two-tone, high-gloss finish, silver-painted front brake calipers with “Mercedes-Benz” script and darkened headlamps/tail lights help distinguish the exclusive status of the SL550 Night Edition. The interior features a striking contrast of dark Black premium leather and bright chrome trim, with numerous fine details. The newly-designed seats have arrow-shaped seams and silver-colored contrasting features, while the sports steering wheel, shift lever and roof lining are trimmed in black. The trim strip of the wind-deflector has a high-gloss finish complimented by the silver-colored vents of the AIRSCARF® system, which bathes the driver in warm air when the convertible top is down during cooler weather.

Colum Wood
Colum Wood

With AutoGuide from its launch, Colum previously acted as Editor-in-Chief of Modified Luxury & Exotics magazine where he became a certifiable car snob driving supercars like the Koenigsegg CCX and racing down the autobahn in anything over 500 hp. He has won numerous automotive journalism awards including the Best Video Journalism Award in 2014 and 2015 from the Automotive Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC). Colum founded Geared Content Studios, VerticalScope's in-house branded content division and works to find ways to integrate brands organically into content.

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