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SLS AMG Coupé Black Series unleashed

12 Nov , 2012  

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Today Mercedes-AMG announced the much spied SLS Black Edition. Inspired by the GT3 race car the black series will go on sale June 2013 with no pricing as of yet.

The best of the rest:

  • 631HP at 7400rpm
  • 6.3 litre V8
  • 0-62 in just 3.6 seconds
  • Top speed 196MPH
  • 20.6MPG
  • Power to weight of  2.45 kg/hp
  • Max engine speed increased to 8000rpm from 7200rpm
  • Modified cams with “race car” coating
  • Modfied air intake and de-restriction
  • Coil-over AMG Ride Control Suspension
  • Kerbweight of 1550kg
  • Ceramic brake system (402 x 39 millimetres at the front and 360 x 32 millimetres at the rear)
  • Forged AMG light alloy wheels
  • Newly developed sports tyres (Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2, 275/35 R 19 at front and 325/30 R 20 at rear)
  • AMG rear axle diff lock
  • AMG Speeshift DCT 7-speed sports transmission
  • Optional AMG aerodynamic package
  • Track width increased by 20/24mm front/rear
  • Further options include:
    • AMG carbon-fibre exterior mirror
    • AMG carbon-fibre engine cover
    • AMG Interior Carbon-Fibre package
    • AMG infotainment system (incl. COMAND APS, AMG Performance Media and reversing camera)
    • Media Interface


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