Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series

BY Joel Tam

Mercedes-AMG presents the SLS AMG GT3 race car-inspired high-end gullwing supercar, the new Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series. This is the fifth Black Series model from Mercedes-AMG.

Boasting a power to weight ratio of 2.45 kg/hp, the AMG 6.3-litre V8 engine generates a power output of 631 hp at 7400 rpm and accelerates the gull-wing model from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.6 seconds.

The coilover AMG RIDE CONTROL performance suspension, the AMG ceramic high-performance composite brake system and the weight-optimised forged AMG light-alloy wheels with newly developed sports tyres, combined with the electronically controlled AMG rear-axle differential lock and the AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7-speed sports transmission, raise the SLS AMG Black Series to a new level.

Increase in maximum engine speed from 7200 to 8000 rpm is poosible with fully revised high-speed valve train with modified camshafts, adapted cam geometry and optimised bucket tappets featuring a special coating which is otherwise exclusive to racing vehicles, and modification of the intake air ducting with derestriction.

The AMG Aerodynamics package is optionally available to further boost the vehicle's driving dynamics.