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Mercedes SLS AMG Black Series (2014)

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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 sideskirts 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 carmagazine.co.uk, 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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Hayley

Hayley is a fully fledged pistonhead. She regularly writes about motoring across a variety of niches, including vehicle servicing, road safety and auto reviews. She specialises in Mercedes-Benz.

8 Comments

  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?!

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