Monday, January 1, 2018

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series

A big V8 displaces 6.2 litres and revs to 8000 rpm and delivers 622bhp and 468 lb-ft @ 5500 rpm. AMGs have always been about big V8s but the Black Series features special dampers for the engine and gearbox meaning the torque-tube linked transaxle powertrain doesn’t twist and wobble on its bushings at maximum attack.

The Black Series has the intent and track poise of a GT3 race car while keeping all the Mercedes creature comforts.
A 7-speed sports transmission is installed. The transmission's "Sport plus" and "Manual" modes feature faster shifting speed. Other features include electronically controlled AMG rear-axle differential lock with a shorter rear-axle ratio, and new AMG RIDE CONTROL performance suspension. Zero to 60 mph‎ is ‎3.2 sec on the way to a top speed‎ of ‎196 mph.
The vehicle was unveiled in 2012 LA Auto Show, with a market launch in June 2013. 132 of the 2014 SLS Black Series Coupes were sold in the USA. Starting price is around $275,000.