2014 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series unveiled, goes on sale summer 2013

Mercedes-AMG today revealed the much anticipated 2014 SLS AMG Black Series, which will go on sale in the United States in summer 2013. Inspired by the SLS AMG GT3 race car, the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series is the fifth Black Series from the brand’s AMG division.

Engineered from lightweight construction, the model is in line with the AMG Lightweight Performance strategy and weighs in at 3,417 pounds helping itĀ achieve a power/weight ratio of 5.49 lb/hp.

Power comes from a 6.3 liter AMG V8 making 622-hp at 7,400 rpm with a maximum torque of 468 lb-ft at 5,500 rpm. Mated to an AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7-speed sports transmission the 2014 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series goes from 0 to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds with a top speed of 196 mph.

“The new SLS AMG Black Series is a perfect study in the one hundred percent transfer of technology and engineering from motorsport to road,” said Ola Kallenius, Chairman of Mercedes-AMG GmbH. “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 experience.”

Mercedes-Benz out that the SLS AMG Electric Drive with a maximum output of 740 hp has more power, which is pretty interesting.

The key data at a glance:

SLS AMG Black Series
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

New Standard Feature Highlights:

  • Modified engine components for more power, increased rev limit of 8,000 rpm
  • Track increased 0.8″ (front) / 0.9″ (rear)
  • AMG 10-spoke forged alloy wheels in matte black, 10 x 19 (front)/12 x 20 (rear)
  • CFRP hood, torque tube, diagonal underbody braces
  • Revised AMG speed-sensitive power steering
  • AMG Adaptive Performance Suspension
  • AMG high-performance two-piece ceramic brakes
  • Matte black forged wheels
  • Electronically-controlled AMG rear axle differential lock
  • Modified AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7-speed sports transmission
  • New engine brace with gas-filled strut
  • Titanium exhaust system

New Optional Equipment Highlights:

  • AMG carbon-fiber exterior mirror
  • AMG carbon-fiber engine cover
  • AMG Interior Carbon Fiber Package
  • AMG Aerodynamics Package
  • AMG forged matte black wheels with polished rims
  • Bang & Olufsen BeoSound AMG high-end surround sound system
  • COMAND multimedia system delete

– By: Omar Rana