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  Mercedes SLS AMG Black
2013 - 2014
Mercedes SLS AMG Black
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Mercedes SLS AMG Black Mercedes SLS AMG Black Mercedes SLS AMG Black Mercedes SLS AMG Black

Metric   Imperial
Class Trackfocused
Body 2 Door 2 Seat
Layout Front Engine
Rear Drive
Transmission 7 Speed Dual Clutch
Number Built  
Type Conventional
Details V8
379 in3 
Max Power
622 bhp @7400rpm 
Max Torque
468 lb/ft @5500rpm 
Power to Weight
376 bhp/ton 
Torque to Weight
283 lbft/ton 
Specific Output 100 bhp/litre 
Bore x Stroke
4.02 X 3.72 in 
Fuel Cons
Top Speed
196 mph 
0 - 30 mph
0 - 60 mph
3.4 sec 
0 - 100 mph
0 - 124 mph
10.6 sec 
0 - 186 mph
30 - 70 mph
Standing qtr Mile
11.1sec @130mph 
60 - 0 mph
0 - 100 - 0 mph
Ring Lap Time  
Lateral Accn  
Drag Cd  
182.6 in 
76.3 in 
49.3 in 
3708 lbs 
Wheels (F/R) 10 X 19
12 X 20 
Tyres (F/R) 275/35 R19
325/30 R20 
Fuel Capacity
Pricing (2016)
New Price £n/a
Used Price £375000 - £500000

Inspired by the SLS AMG GT3 race car, the SLS AMG Black series represents Mercedes' hardest ever road car.

Weight is dropped by 70Kg, power increased to 622bhp but torque is actually lower than the standard SLS. Performance is pretty much the same as the SLS, but handling and driving character are improved for better track oriented driving. Suspension is stiffened, track is widened and braking is enhanced by the standard fitment of modified ceramic discs. Bodywork has been made more aggressive by the fitment of wider wheels with flared arches and new front and rear diffusers (and optional carbon wing), while the interior receives bespoke bucket seats plus an alcantara and carbon fibre retrim.

Superb though it is, the Black series commands a hefty 70,000 premium over this base SLS. This pitches it into serious supercar territory, alongside the likes of Lamborghini's Aventador and the Ferrari F12. It will be interesting to see how the three pointed star fairs in such company.

Overall Rating Money No Object Bargain Rating BHP/ (x1000)
74% 80% 1% 1
Ranks 179 of 771 Ranks 100 of 771 Ranks 436 of 771 Ranks 526 of 771

Compare rivals

Ferrari F12

(2012 - 2017)

Lamborghini Aventador LP700

(2012 - 2017)

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