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The new Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Coupé Black Series [With Video]

The new Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Coupé Black Series [With Video]

Mercedes-AMG last week Friday released information on the new Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Coupé Black Series, inspired by the SLS AMG GT3 racing version.

“The new SLS AMG Coupé Black Series is a perfect study in the one hundred percent transfer of technology and engineering from motorsport to the road. We have drawn inspiration from the worldwide success of the SLS AMG GT3 customer sport racing car on both a conceptual and a technological level. Boasting numerous lightweight components and fascinating driving dynamics, our fifth Black Series model guarantees pure, unadulterated ‘Driving Performance’. The SLS AMG Coupé Black Series is the ultimate choice for fast laps and highly emotional driving experiences”, says Ola Källenius, Chairman of Mercedes-AMG GmbH.

With a DIN kerb weight of 1550 kilograms (70kgs lighter than the SLS AMG), the SLS AMG Black Series achieves a power/weight ratio of 2.45 kg/hp. The uprated AMG 6.3-litre V8 engine generates a power output of 464 kW at 7400 rpm (additional 44 kW of power in comparison to the 420 kW offered by the SLS AMG) and accelerates the SLS AMG Coupé Black Series to 100 km/h in 3.6 seconds.

The sound of the V8 engine is bolstered by a newly designed AMG sports exhaust system, made from titanium, features a distinctive centre and rear mufflers which provide for a more powerful and even more striking engine sound.

The power to weight ratio of 2.45kg/hp is the highest power to weight ratio of all AMG Black Series vehicles, and this is achieved by the systematic application of the “AMG Lightweight Performance” strategy. This sees the use of numerous weight saving elements such as the; bonnet, rear panel behind the AMG sports bucket seats, the diagonal braces on the underbody and the torque tube between engine and transmission consist entirely of the motorsport material carbon fibre.

Other noteworthy features include the AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7-speed sports transmission installed ten millimetres lower in order to achieve a lower centre of gravity, the newly developed, electronically controlled AMG rear-axle differential lock, updates to the AMG RIDE CONTROL performance suspension and sports tyres, and AMG ceramic high-performance composite brake system

The exterior look of the SLS AMG Coupé Black Series is unmistakenly all business, sporting a rather muscular and menacing look that would get one to quickly get out-of-the-way on the freeway.

The SLS AMG Coupé Black Series sports wide flared wings at the front and the back, darkened headlamps and black surrounds for the rear lights, front and rear apron with diffuser with diffusor along with side sill panels in Black Series-specific design featuring carbon fibre-reinforced plastic front splitter, carbon inserts in the side sills and the rear apron made of carbon fibre.

The enlarged air intakes with carbon-fibre flics additionally ensure an optimum air inflow into the cooling modules at the front.

As on the SLS AMG GT3, the carbon-fibre bonnet features a central air outlet. Apart from effectively discharging the engine heat, this outlet also increases downforce at the front axle and improves the Cd value.

The rear of the SLS AMG Coupé Black Series presents a brawny appearance on a par with that of the front end. The wide wings, the striking rear diffuser, and the two sets of twin chrome tailpipes with a square cross-section provide are the predominant features.

An optional AMG Aerodynamics package will also be available to customers willing to fork out a bit more cash.

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