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 |  Feb 23 2013, 1:01 PM

As Mercedes-Benz gets ready for its product onslaught over the next few years, the German automaker intends to make a big splash this year to kick things off.

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 |  Nov 29 2012, 4:10 PM

Mercedes released its most powerful combustion engine today at the 2012 LA Auto Show, and it lives under the hood of the SLS AMG Black Series. 

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 |  Nov 28 2012, 3:30 PM

Sometimes the tire-destroying Mercedes-Benz SLS isn’t enough… enter the Black Series.

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 |  Nov 17 2012, 8:02 AM

Earlier this month, Mercedes-Benz unveiled its SLS AMG Black Series model boasting a 6.3-liter V8 powerplant with 622 hp and 468 lb-ft of torque.

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 |  Nov 09 2012, 8:33 AM

Mercedes-Benz’s in house tuning outfit AMG took the sheet off of its latest creation today, the SLS AMG Black Series. 

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 |  Nov 08 2012, 9:35 AM

Mercedes-Benz’s AMG division is teasing us today with some type of new SLS variant, likely to be the SLS AMG Black Series. 

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 |  Jul 11 2012, 5:44 PM

Expected in spring of 2013, the next Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series is dropping much of its camouflage today in the latest spy photos.

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 |  Mar 22 2012, 9:35 AM


If the SLS AMG wasn’t quite enough for you, Mercedes-Benz won’t disappoint with the new SLS AMG Black Series. The Black Series is rumored to hit showrooms sometime next year, and our photographers were lucky enough to snap some spy photos of Mercedes-Benz’s newest flagship. 

The Black Series is going to be an amazingly powerful car, putting out over 600 hp and making roughly 500 ft. lb. of torque. The car will likely make use of a re-tooled version of the 6.2-liter V8 sporting new cams and higher compression pistons to squeeze more juice of the regular SLS motor. In addition the Black Series will lose 110lbs. and receive some aerodynamic tweaks to enhance the cars performance. All of these improvements should take the 0-60 time down to around 3.5 seconds.

The Black Series we see in these photos receives larger wheels, huge front fenders and a serious snarl in the styling on the front end of the car. Larger air intakes are visible as well to feed the beast with a high air flow.

Expect the SLS AMG Black Series to come out next year, and to cost somewhere in the neighborhood of $405,000.

GALLERY: 2013 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series

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 |  Nov 12 2009, 3:32 PM


If the new 563-hp SLS exotic from AMG already sounds like your cup of Red Bull, then you’re absolutely going to love the upcoming Black Series. That’s right, according to recent reports, AMG will offer a limited edition hardest-core version of the new Gullwing exotic.

Total output for the new Mercedes halo car will be in excess of 600-hp, with roughly 500 ft-lbs of torque, thanks to updates to the 6.2-liter V8 engine including new cams and higher compression pistons. Additional modifications will include some aerodynamic tweaks, suspension upgrades and a weight reduction of around 110 lbs. The new 0-60 speed is expected to drop from 3.8 seconds to 3.5 seconds, with a new to speed in excess of 200 mph.

“We’re not at the limit with what’s out there the moment. There’s still a good deal more to come from the engine,” says AMG engine boss Friedrich Eichler. “We’re saving the best until last.”

The new SLS AMG Black Series is also expected to cost a good chunk more than the standard car, with a 50% premium bringing the $270,000 exotic up to a stratospheric $405,000.

In addition t the Black Series model, AMG also has plans to produce a cabriolet version of the SLS, as well as a GT racer.

See AutoGuide’s SL65 AMG Black Series Review Here

[Source: AutoCar]