Mercedes SL 65 AMG Black Series by MKB packs over 1000hp

Mercedes SL 65 AMG Black Series by MKB 20.08.2010
Mercedes SL 65 AMG Black Series by MKB 20.08.2010

Conversion priced at €116,800

MKB has unveiled a new performance package for the Mercedes SL65 AMG Black Series.

Dubbed the P 1000, the package includes new air intakes, larger turbochargers, improved cooling systems, a revised ECU, and high performance camshafts. The company also modifies the automatic transmission and offers a variety of limited slip differentials.

Thanks to these modifications, the 6.0-liter V12 engine produces 1,000 bhp (746 kW / 1015 PS) and an electronically limited 1,300 Nm (959 lb-ft) of torque. It enables the car to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 3.6 seconds, 0-200 km/h (124 mph) in 8.9 seconds, and 0-300 km/h (186 mph) in 21.5 seconds. MKB hasn't determined the top speed, but estimates it will be approximately 370 km/h (230 mph).

Priced at €116,800 (including 19% VAT), the engine transformation takes up to three months to perform.

Source: MKB

1,015 PS / 746 kW for the SL 65 Black Series

The highest commitment of MKB's high performance engineering.

Mercedes tuner MKB offers for the most powerful AMG supercar another 345 horsepower. The standard 670 PS are turned into 1.015 PS by the Swabian engineers of the technology tuning company MKB. The engine's torque is limited to 1.300 Nm.

Before any lucky owner can turn the key of his SL 65 Black Series with the MKB P 1000 power train the car has to undergo an enormous engine conversion.

The new engine conversion for the most powerful AMG engine demanded the long term experience of the whole engineering team at MKB. The engineer's basis is well known. Many AMG 65 owners trust MKB performance tuning and so they reach regularly speeds with their luxury coupes and luxury sedans on the Autobahn, speeds at which modern jet fighters had retracted their landing gear already.

The club sports AMG SL 65 Black Series plays a new role in the AMG product range but it must not step out of the classic power performance line at MKB. "Our main goal with the new engine MKB P 1000 isn't a new one. We simply want to give back the top speed performance to this SL with its high downforce-aerosetting. It should be v-max capable just like our other top speed efficient cars. And for this we need more than 800 engine horsepower," points out MKB CEO Panagiotis Avramidis. But even 900 hp are not enough when you are holding the technological key for over 1.000 hp.

In fact the idea behind the SL Black Series is a whole new concept at AMG. The new high performance in both longitudinal and lateral acceleration showed a new principle. A principle that reduces the v-max for a better race track experience. But at MKB the typical AMG club sports pilot is well known so one thing is clear to the MKB engineers: Especially the longitudinal acceleration must not stop to soon and the most merciless push out of any corner reduces the lap time most easily.

So the MKB engine modification is in its depths is absolute outstanding compared to any other tuned 12-cylinder AMG engine. If costs are neglect able then one can work on the power plant with a greater creativity - inside and outside. The MKB package for the AMG SL Black Series covers the whole drive train and offers the demanded reliability for high speed trials at Nardo or several hot laps on the Nürburgring in succession.

The engine conversion MKB P 1000. A new philosophy. The focus on turbo charging.

For the Swabian enterprise MKB and most respected technology tuner for Mercedes and AMG cars the work on high performance power trains is business as usual. Decent exterior design, refinement in the interior but magnificent thrust under the bonnet adjusted brakes and wheels are the MKB key visual in the market.

But this MKB P 1000 marks MKB's step into the future. Even the name shows it clearly. And in Swabian decency it underrates the performance slightly. The new MKB style is the adaption to the vehicle basis: the Mercedes performance product range will be based upon turbocharged engines in the near future. MKB demonstrates with the MKB P 1000 and its over 1.000 PS output the ultimate technology leadership in that business branch.

The 6.0 litre AMG V12 gets in the MKB P 1000 conversion a completely new engine periphery - this means air intakes, turbo charger systems, cooling systems are the visible means. Inside MKB works as consequent too. Apart from MKB camshafts the power ECU has the important job to control the flowing gases in a way that maximum power output, drivability and sustainability will be combined on a high level. The engine pushes significantly forward from 1.500 rpm onwards. Anything like a turbo lag is unknown. The automatic gearbox is converted too to meet the increased engine torque. Additionally MKB offers MBK LSD rear axles with different ratios to reach different end speeds.

The roll-out was in direct competition

MKB technicians demonstrated their full confidence as they made the first roll out at Hockenheim during the international drag race. In front of 8.000 spectators and an astonished announcer the AMG Black series with its MKB P 1000 won his two shoot outs versus specialized drag racing US muscle cars.

„To race the 1⁄4 mile was new to us," tells Panagiotis Avramidis, "and this car had a final drive good for a theoretical 370 km/h. So the car runs only in the first two gears on the drag strip. And as we told the professional competitors that we must use the normal high street tire pressure for safety reasons we have
been laughed at. But in the end it turned out it was not so bad for us."

The first presented Version will use the final drive ratio for 370 km/h at 5.700 rpm. The MKB v-max is not measured yet. The testing at Nardo or Papenburg oval course will be held soon.

The car should be fun to drive not only on the motorway so the engine kept its place low above the front axle. The standard room in the engine compartment of the SL and other Mercedes cars were kept in mind when developing the turbo charging banks and the air intake ducts. The original looks of the car - even when the drive train is massively converted - means a lot to the typical MKB customer.

Unchanged at the exterior but with a performance far beyond of most super cars and still with the typical Mercedes comfort to reach any High-speed Event without bruises or a stiff neck. With this sentence one can describe the result after a MKB P 1000 conversion of any AMG SL Black Series best. All in all the MKB P 1000 is spot on with his basis in regards of everyday use but it speeds ahead easily if necessary.

MKB offers this conversion as a custom hand built car in the MKB workshop. There is no production number limit for the engine. After the launch with the AMG SL Black Series all other AMG 65 cars can reach over 1.000 hp at the real wheels. The total cost for the engine tuning is 116.800.- EURO in Germany including 19 % VAT. As this tuning can be only done at MKB and takes a lot of efforts the conversion time will take up to 3 month.


Engine MKB P 1000 in the AMG SL Black Series
Basis: AMG 65. 6,0 Liter V12 3V
Power in PS / kW at RPM: 1.015 / 746 at 5.700
Torque in Nm at RPM: 1.300 at 3.300 to 6.000
Track Performance:
0-100 km/h: 3,6 s
0-200 km/h: 8,9 s
0-300 km/h: 21,5 s
¼ mile: 11,1 s
Vmax: not measured yet

MKB means unrestricted acceleration.
MKB vehicles are developed and constructed using state-of-the-art technologies. Instead of sacrificing potential
to the emotionless cost-savings measures used for mass-produced cars, MKB unleashes that potential and
pushes it to the limit with additional MKB technology. At MKB, the main focus is not on maximizing profits.
It's on the sheer joy of enjoying the full potential of modern automobiles - together with our passionate
customers. Optimize the complete drive train - the engine, transmission and differential - is the focus of
everything MKB does. Every MKB product comes from a constant, passionate drive to achieve maximum
power, and from the search for the ideal technical solution.

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Comments (18)

B_M_Gearhead B_M_Gearhead
All I can say is WOW, that was awesome! You had me hooked at "The light has tourqued thou forheads."
Aug 25th, 2010 3:24am
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babajide_osuntokun19 babajide_osuntokun19
The light has tourqued thou forheads. This car is not built perfect but it can do many fast things. The green line power, the blue line tourque and the red line acceleration all need to be one. If this car had an appropriate and effecient rev conducer on the gas pedal with a limited frequency manual transmission with a delayed clutch and an easy swing stick it could vroom time. Vine Job my dreamers. Vat vehichle assistant training would take 19 percent of your life to learn to drive the car and would take 19 percent of your income creators.
Aug 24th, 2010 12:21pm
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mikemikemike mikemikemike
What is one supposed to do with such an obtuse amount of power?
Aug 24th, 2010 12:10am
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johnny232 johnny232
burn rubber 'till you bankrupt
Aug 24th, 2010 10:22am
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amg_to_the_death amg_to_the_death
you'd think with 1000 horses it would do a better 0-100 time than the brabus varnish...
Aug 23rd, 2010 7:14pm
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Shaktiman Shaktiman
you stupid tuners.. leave such cars alone.. all u do is make things worse.. this is suppoesed to a tuned version of the SL Black which in turn is a tuned version of a 'regular' 65AMG which in turn is a tuned version of a stock SL.. madness!!
Aug 22nd, 2010 9:49pm
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chris25 chris25
This car could start a Jumbo Jet!!
Aug 22nd, 2010 7:51pm
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997-GT500-STI 997-GT500-STI
What the hell for!!! One would modify a corvete, mustang, or something cheaper than this... I take it stock thank you!
Aug 22nd, 2010 5:59pm
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DUB wheels on a 1000hp car, I don't think so need some real fat 355 section rear slick tires to put those power on the ground
Aug 22nd, 2010 9:22am
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accousticjama accousticjama
All this power & STILL slower than a stock 911 Turbo PDK. Further proof that Porsche has no competition.
Aug 22nd, 2010 7:22am
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Wickedated Wickedated
Don't want to be a hater, but this car sounds like it's all bark and no bite. 0-100 in 3.6? That's hardly impressive, most supercars do that stock. With 1000hp no self-respecting car should be over 3 secs. I wouldn't brag about any of these figures. Top speed hasn't even been confirmed, so these "estimates" are meaningless. And the biggest joke is the price! 117,000 Euro just for the conversion? FAIL
Aug 22nd, 2010 6:45am
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Does 0-100 all matters to you? Have a look at 0-200 and most importantly 0-300 times.
Aug 22nd, 2010 12:46pm
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jerry05cod4 jerry05cod4
This car is scary enough and uncontrollable enough in its stock format, i don't know who would be stupid enough to do this meaningless conversion.
Aug 22nd, 2010 1:12pm
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Prancing Horse Prancing Horse
Everything looks tacked on or superlued,stock looks and drives 1000x better i bet.
Aug 22nd, 2010 6:33am
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ussoleg ussoleg
I agree.
Aug 22nd, 2010 3:44am
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supercharged supercharged
super ugly wheels
Aug 22nd, 2010 3:06am
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Uhlenhaut Uhlenhaut
11,1s 1/4 mile, a stock 997 GT2 does 11,3s and 997 Turbo-S does 11,2s! I would like to see what specs those 'specialized drag racing US muscle cars' were running. Unless ofcourse the SL spent the first 5 secs scrambling to find traction...
Aug 22nd, 2010 3:00am
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B_M_Gearhead B_M_Gearhead
Not sure what you mean by "specialized drag racing US muscle cars". Just for comparison purposes since we are talking pure acceleration it's hard to compete. You can purchase a stock GT500 , spend less than $1000 and bolt on a smaller supercharger pulley, put on some drag radials and run mid to low 10 second 1/4 mile times. but of course the car won't turn like an Black Series but that's off subject.
Aug 23rd, 2010 2:16am
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