Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG – Black Series

By - November 9th, 2012

Mercedes Benz SLS AMG   Black Series

The latest addition to the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series has extensive performance upgrades to match its striking good looks. Underneath the hood, the 6.2-liter V8 produces 622 horsepower and 468 lb-ft of torque, an improvement of nearly 40 horsepower over the SLS AMG G. The redline has been raised to 8,000 RPM, with a zero to 60 acceleration time rated at 3.5 seconds and a top speed of 196 mph. Additional tweaks include a revised valve-train, intake air ducting modifications, and a modified ECU. Improved handling comes courtesy of a wide range of upgrades, including ceramic brakes with two-piece rotors (measuring 15.8-inches in the front and 14.2-inches at the rear wheels), adjustable coil over suspension, electronically controlled rear differential and a track widened by almost an entire inch.

Curb weight is down to 3,417 pounds, 154 pounds below the SLS AMG. It’s a figure achieved through the use of those aforementioned ceramic brakes, saving 35.3 pounds, plus an additional 29.3 pounds by substituting a CFRP engine-to-transmission torque tube instead aluminum, and 28.7 pounds from the titanium exhaust system. Additionally, the car’s conventional battery is replaced with a lithium-ion battery for another 17.6-pound reduction in weight. Forged 10-spoke wheels — 1019 inches in front and 1220 inches in the rear — shave another 8.8-pounds of weight. The matte-black wheels are wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires, 275/35 R19 in front and 325/30 R20 in the rear. Check out more looks in the gallery below, and expect the 2014 SLS AMG Black Series to go on sale next summer.

Mercedes Benz SLS AMG   Black Series

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