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Mercedes-Benz unveils SLS AMG Coupe Black Series

Mercedes-Benz unveils SLS AMG Coupe Black Series image

Text: / Photos: Mercedes-Benz Press | posted November 12, 2012 13:39

Mercedes-Benz's fifth Black Series Mercedes-AMG model

Mercedes-AMG presents its latest high-end super sports car version of the racing version inspired gull-wing model of the SLS AMG GT3, the new SLS AMG Coupé Black Series. Following on from the SLK 55 AMG Black Series from 2006, the CLK 63 AMG Black Series (2007), the SL 65 AMG Black Series (2008) and the C 63 AMG Coupé Black Series (2011), the fifth exponent sees the Black Series entering a new dimension with the gull-wing model.

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It boasts a fascinating mix of breath-taking design, outstanding driving dynamics and uncompromising lightweight construction in accordance with the 'AMG Lightweight Performance' strategy resulting to a power to weight ratio of just 2.45 kg/hp. The AMG 6.3-liter V8 engine generates a power output of 631 hp at 7400 rpm and accelerates the most dynamic gull-wing model of all time to 62 mph in 3.6 seconds and has a top speed of 315km/h. The coil-over AMG Ride Control performance suspension, the AMG ceramic high-performance composite brake system and the weight-optimized forged AMG light-alloy wheels with newly developed sports tires combine with the electronically controlled AMG rear-axle differential lock and the AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7-speed sports transmission featuring an uncompromisingly emotional shift and response times to raise the SLS AMG Black Series to a new level. The AMG Aerodynamics package is optionally available to further boost the vehicle's driving dynamics.

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"The new SLS AMG Coupé Black Series is a perfect study in the one hundred percent transfer of technology and engineering from motorsport to the 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. The SLS AMG Coupé Black Series is the ultimate choice for fast laps and highly emotional driving experiences", says Ola Källenius, Chairman of Mercedes-AMG GmbH.

"The most dynamic gull-wing model of all time goes by the name of the SLS AMG Coupé Black Series." notes Tobias Moers, head of overall vehicle development and member of the management board of Mercedes-AMG GmbH.