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Mercedes SLS AMG Black Series (2014)


Back in 2006 Mercedes-Benz introduced us to the SLK55 AMG. A luxury sports car that was the first to be produced by AMG at Mercedes. Since then, there have been five new releases to the Black Series, with the latest being this, the Mercedes SLS AMG.

The SLS AMG Black Series has gotten narrower, gained some power and even been re-fitted with more upgrades and aerodynamic parts from front to back. If you liked the way it looked before, you’ll probably be an even bigger fan of this new one. Check out this video in which Jeremy Clarkson gives his opinion on the cars impressive stats, and deems it “the thinking mans supercar”.

There are a few decent videos of this car floating around online and from what we hear the revs sound like thunder. The Mercedes AMG SLS Black Series cars of the past all typically scream “look at me” so its no wonder that this new release is the latest beast of a vehicle produced over at Mercedes. AMG has stated that the new design has been inspired by the SLS GT3, a racing version of the SLS AMG coupe, except with wider arches, darker lights with black surrounds, new side skirts and front bumper with a carbon splitter.

Some other impressive specifications:

  • 6.2-litre V8 engine
  • 622 bhp
  • 468 lbs ft torque
  • Carbon-ceramic brakes
  • Seven-speed gearbox
  • Dual-clutch
  • & A titanium exhaust!

If you’re thinking of buying one, this stunning Mercedes SLS (Sport Light Super) will set you back about £230,000, making it only fractionally cheaper than a Ferrari F12.

The engine, handling and design have all been rated as excellent at, however, due to the cost, they feel that the car would be very hard to sell to anyone other than a die-hard AMG fan, or as a track day racing special vehicle. The new SLS AMG coupe is far more attainable to the masses and at a slightly better cost of £169,000.

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  1. Agreed it is a stunning car but how many gallons to the mile does it do? My brand new Leon does 74mpg so I would guess this beast does about 10mpg?!

    1. I have been in love with the looks and sounds of the SLS since day one. I nolrmaly am not much of a Mercedes fan, but this car has just shot up towards the top of my list of dream cars. I can’t wait to see this on video. I hope they have one in the next Top Gear season so Jeremy can drool all over that carbon fiber.

  2. Beautiful car , Mercedes seems to be refinding its mojo, not often I agree with Clarkson, but with him on this one !

  3. Would love to own one of these such a great looking car, doesn;t sound very economical though