Mercedes-Benz USA announced pricing on the new 2014 Mercedes SLS AMG Black Series coupe, one of the latest addition to the AMG lineup. Although extremelly limited, the highly coveted sorts car will be available at Mercedes dealers across the U.S. starting this August at a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $275,000 (plus an additional $1,800 destination and delivery charge).
2014 SLS AMG Black Series Coupe
The 2014 SLS AMG Black Series coupe features technology directly taken from the SLS AMG GT3 race car. It’s the fifth Black Series model worldwide, fourth Black Series model in the U.S., from Mercedes-AMG, mixing oustanding design, unsurpassed driving dynamics and lightweight construction. Keeping in line with the “AMG Lightweight Performance” strategy, the Black Series Coupe has a a curb weight of 3,616 pounds, giving the 2014 SLS AMG Black Series a power/weight ratio of 5.81 lb/hp. The AMG 6.3-liter V8 engine generates a power output of 622 hp at 7,400 rpm and propels the upgraded SLS to 60 mph in a mere 3.5 seconds.
Fitted with adjustable coilover AMG Adaptive Performance Suspension, AMG high-performance ceramic two-piece brake system, forged AMG light-alloy wheels, and specialized ultra high-performance tires, the SLS AMG Black Sereis reaches an entirely new level of vehicle performance. Not to be overlooked is the electronically-controlled AMG rear-axle differential lock and the AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7-speed sports transmission featuring lightening fast shift and response times thanks to its dual clutch technology.
Following in the footsteps of the SLK55 AMG Black Series from 2006 (European model), the 2008 CLK63 AMG Black Series, the 2009 SL65 AMG Black Series and the 2013 C63 AMG Black Series, the fifth model in the lineup sees the Black Series group enter an entirely new dimension with the iconic SLS AMG. “The new SLS AMG Black Series is a perfect study in the one hundred percent transfer of technology and engineering from motorsport to road. We have drawn inspiration from the worldwide success of the SLS AMG GT3 customer sport racing car on both a conceptual and a technological level. Boasting numerous lightweight components and fascinating dynamics, our fifth Black Series model guarantees pure, unadulterated ‘Driving Performance.’ The SLS AMG Black Series is the ultimate choice for fast laps and a highly emotional driving experience,” says Ola Källenius, Chairman of Mercedes-AMG GmbH.
“Fans of high-performance super sports cars will be fascinated by its high-tech package. The basis for passionate performance and supreme driving dynamics is provided by numerous new developments in the engine, transmission, suspension and aerodynamics – also giving top priority to our ‘AMG Lightweight Performance’ strategy. Outstanding efforts in the field of lightweight design have resulted in a curb weight of 3,616 pounds,” notes Tobias Moers, Head of Total Vehicle Development and Member of the Board of Mercedes-AMG GmbH.
The uprated AMG 6.3-liter V8 engine generating a power output of 622 hp and 468 lb-ft of torque is a synonym for thrilling driving dynamics, making the 2014MY SLS AMG Black Series the most powerful AMG high-performance automobile with a combustion engine. Only the SLS AMG Electric Drive with a maximum output of 740 hp has more power.
SLS AMG Black Series key data at a glance:
- Displacement- 6,208 cc
- Bore x stroke- 4.02 x 3.72 inches
- Compression ratio- 11.3 : 1
- Output- 622 hp at 7,400 rpm
- Max. torque- 468 lb-ft at 5,500 rpm
- Maximum engine speed- 8,000 rpm
- Engine weight (dry)- 452 lbs
- Acceleration- 0-60 mph 3.5 s
- Top speed- 196 mph