Launched! Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series

Inspired by the GT3 race car, the Black Series moniker adds venom to an already-potent SLS AMG model. It handles better, is lighter and quicker than the SLS AMG.

Shaving weight was one of the main targets for this super-SLS. The hood, part of the AMG bucket seats, certain structural and mechanical pieces are made from CFRP (carbon-fiber reinforced plastic). The SLS AMG Black Series can be upgraded with an optional AMG Aerodynamics package, which features an adjustable carbon-fiber rear wing that generates downforce on the rear axle.

The Black Series uses AMG’s 6.3-liter V8 engine mounted behind the front axle, generating 39hp more than the standard unit with an output of 622hp and 468lb-ft of torque. The power unit also benefits from an in increase in maximum engine speed from 7,200 to 8,000 rpm. The car accelerates to 100m/h in just 3.5 seconds with a top speed of 315km/h.

The interior sees extensive combined use of designo leather and Alcantara suede trim on items such as the dashboard, door panels and on the AMG bucket seats.

The transmission used in the Black Series is AMG’s SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7-speed unit. In the name of functionality, it has actually been designed to sit lower to aid the car’s center of gravity. This type of detail shows that AMG have put a lot of thought into the smaller details truly distinguishing the Black Series from its normal sibling.

No pricing info as of yet, but we should hear something very soon.

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3 Comments on “Launched! Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series”

  1. Hamoud Says:

    What a sexy looking car !!

  2. ALT Says:

    I am in love !!!

  3. The Mercedes Benz SLS AMG black series is the most sporty version of the SLS series. The exterior is inspired by GT3. It is lighter and looses about 70 kg of weight compared to the standard model.

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