Readers of car magazine “AUTO BILD Sportscars” have voted the Mercedes SLS AMG Coupé Black Series “Sports car of the year 2013”. The SLS AMG Coupe Black Series is the high-end version of the gull-wing model and well deserving of a first place finish in the series production super sports cars category.
There were 143 vehicles spread across 17 categories in the final round of the poll for “Sports cars of the year 2013”. 77,218 AUTO BILD Sportscars readers voted online for their personal favorites. Following first place for the SLS AMG GT in the category of series production super sports cars in 2012, the SLS AMG Coupé Black Series won this year’s poll.
As the high-end super sports car version of the gull-wing model, the SLS AMG Coupé Black Series was inspired by the SLS AMG GT3 racing version. The fifth Black Series model from Mercedes-AMG boasts a fascinating combination of breath-taking design, superlative driving dynamics and uncompromising lightweight construction in accordance with the “AMG Lightweight Performance” strategy. With a DIN kerb weight of 1550 kilograms, the SLS AMG Coupé Black Series achieves a power-to-weight ratio of 2.45 kg/hp. The AMG 6.3-litre V8 engine generates a power output of 464 kW (631 hp) at 7400 rpm and accelerates the most dynamic road-going gull-wing model of all time to 100 km/h in 3.6 seconds.