The Mercedes Benz SLS AMG Coupe Black Series (2013)

Mercedes Benz SLS AMG Coupe Black Series (2013)

Mercedes Benz SLS AMG Coupe Black Series (2013)

Mercedes have released details of the new SLS AMG Coupé Black Series with a launch date set in June 2013.

The SLS AMG Coupé Black Series has been inspired by the SLS AMG GT3 racing version and is the fifth model in Black Series from Mercedes-AMG.

The AMG 6.3-litre V8 engine outputs 631 hp at 7400 rpm (635 Nm at 5500 rpm) which will propel the SLS AMG Coupé Black Series from 0-62 mph in 3.6 seconds with a top speed of 196 mph. Should the CO2 emissions be of interest to you then these are rated at 321 g/km and combined fuel consumption 20.6 mpg.

The SLS AMG Coupé Black Series is fitted with AMG’s SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7-speed sports transmission. The dual clutch system features four driving modes (C, S, S+ and M). "Sport plus" and "Manual" which provides for a markedly sportier performance than with the SLS AMG and SLS AMG GT models. The standard-fit 3-stage ESP system featuring the functions "ESP ON", "ESP SPORT Handling Mode" and "ESP OFF" is precision-tuned to the electronic AMG rear-axle differential lock. The same applies to the RACE START function, which provides for perfect traction when accelerating from a standing start in conjunction with the electronic differential lock.

The SLS Black Series  features AMG’s RIDE CONTROL performance suspension which promises tauter basic tuning and electronically controlled two-stage damping (Sport, Sport +) for individual adjustment to the preferred personal driving style. It even rides of specially designed tyres newly developed Michelin, the Sport Cup 2 sports tyres are 275/35 R 19 at front and 325/30 R 20 at rear.

On the inside the interior features a combination of designo leather and Alcantara with a choice of two colour variants: Alcantara black or Alcantara black/red to suit the owner. As standard COMAND APS multimedia system is missing to reduce weight (6kgs) but you can opt to have it installed as an extra.

Options include the Bang & Olufsen BeoSound AMG surround sound system which requires COMAND APS and comprises of 11 loudspeakers with a 250 W sub-woofer is accommodated in the rear shelf.

You can also opt for the AMG carbon-fibre exterior mirror, AMG carbon-fibre engine cover, AMG Interior Carbon-Fibre package and the AMG infotainment system (incl. COMAND APS, AMG Performance Media and reversing camera). The SLS AMG Coupé Black Series can be upgraded with the optional AMG Aerodynamics package. This package features a static, adjustable carbon-fibre rear aerofoil in the style of the SLS AMG GT3 in place of the standard-fit aerofoil which extends automatically at speeds of over 75 mph.

Currently we do not have prices for the SLS AMG Coupé Black Series, which we expect  to be confirmed nearer the launch date next year.

Published 11 November 2012 Staff

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