The Mercedes SL65 AMG has been around the block for quite some time now, but there seems to be no end in sight for aftermarket packages for the German drop-top sports car. Can’t say that we’re surprised at all. The SL65 AMG has always been one of our favorite Mercedes’ cars and after finding out what Inden Design did to it, it just made our itch that much harder to scratch.

The German tuning firm that’s made a name for their impressive programs on Mercedes vehicles has come out with another winner. Inden Design’s aerodynamic program comes with a new wide body kit that takes the appearance – or at least closely resembles the look – of the SL65 AMG Black Series. Complementing the wide body kit are other new features, including new front and rear bumpers, a boot lid spoiler, new side skirts, a carbon fiber roof, wider wheel arches, a new bonnet with two air vents on either side, a new grille, a new exhaust system, and a set of 20” alloy wheels wrapped in 265/30 tires on the front and 325/25 tires at the back. Inside, Inden Design left the changes to a minimum, opting only to dress the steering wheel and some parts of the instrument panel in Alcantara.

Apart from the aerodynamic improvements, Inden Design also remapped the SL65 AMG’s ECU, bumping the output of the car’s 6.0-liter bi-turbocharged V12 engine from 612 horsepower to 680 horsepower while also removing the sports car’s electronic speed limiter.

All told, it’s an impressive work from the folks over at Inden Design, a fact that really doesn’t surprise us anymore. These guys know what they’re doing.

  • 2011 Mercedes SL65 AMG by Inden Design
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    6.0-liter bi-turbocharged V12 engine
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    680 horsepower
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  (474) posted on 09.13.2011

As for me, I don’t find it an impressive car, the style and the platform design seems so ordinary. Sorry to say Mercedes but it is only based on my observation and my opinion.

  (647) posted on 07.4.2011

Yeah, I thought the Mercedes will continue to give us an elegant without a good power output. But then , its a good thing that they have considered to built a high performing vehicle that contains the elegance of their production.

  (368) posted on 07.4.2011

Impressive! I was shocked about the figure performance of this car! They have remove the speed limiter of this car. And also the great thing is that their convertible version have an awesome speed and power!

  (530) posted on 05.20.2011

I am really liking the wheels that they have used for this one. Those offsets really give the impression that the car has large wheels. And the paint job is nice too.

  (531) posted on 05.5.2011

I agree, plus a Mercedes is more for the business man types. do something about the doors, perhaps rotating instead of a convertible. I like the headlights though.

  (334) posted on 05.3.2011

Wow! I love it! Its a good thing that they have made convertible version and the engine performance is extremely incredible. I though the hardtop would give a trouble on this car.

  (518) posted on 05.3.2011

I like convertible for it makes the car more classy. However. for a Mercedes car I think, this thing doesn’t need a this kind of version for its luxurious already.

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