Mercedes-Benz has presented the 2014 SLS AMG Black Series, a Black Series model from Mercedes-AMG that is inspired by the SLS AMG GT3. Based on the AMG Lightweight Performance strategy, the car only weighs 3,417 pounds and achieves a power to weight ratio of 5.49 lb/horsepower. With such a brilliant power to weight ratio in hand, the SLS AMG Black Series delivers outstanding driving dynamics.
Powering the 2014MY SLS AMG Black Series is a fine tuned AMG 6.3-liter V8 engine that puts out 622 hp and a peak torque of 468 lb-ft, making it the most powerful AMG-built vehicle with an internal combustion engine, to date. With that much power on tap, the Black Series propels from 0 to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds and can reach a top speed of 196 mph.
Paired to the mighty AMG powerhouse is AMG-built SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7-speed sports automatic transmission that offers four drive modes: C, S, S+ and M. Mercedes-AMG has also introduced a temporary manual mode on the C, S and S+ drive modes, which can be activated by tapping the ‘up’ or ‘down’ shift paddle once. With the temporary M mode, drivers can experience an even more engaging performance on the SLS AMG Black Series.
On the mechanical front, the 2014 SLS AMG Black Series comes with an all new electronically controlled AMG rear-axle differential lock, a new chassis and a new AMG Adaptive Performance Coil-oversuspension system. The new rear-axle differential lock works in sync with the three-stage ESP system that features three different modes: ESP ON, ESP SPORT Handling Mode and ESP OFF. Braking force is provided by an AMG high- performance ceramic two-piece brake system.
While the car is already well equipped with some of the best track-oriented technologies, for performance lovers, there is an optional AMG Aerodynamics package which enhances the performance and appeal of the car. The list of features includes adjustable carbon-fiber rear wing with aluminum elements for more downforce, carbon-fiber flics on the front skirt, exclusive AMG Solar Beam exterior color and more.
The cabin of the performance is wrapped in exclusive leathers and can be ordered in two color options: black designo leather with black/red Alcantara or black designo leather with black Alcantara.