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Mercedes-Benz To Build SLS AMG Black Series 20
Sep
Posted by Kurt Ernst in Automotive, Black Series, Kurt, Mercedes Benz, Mercedes Benz SLS AMG, News on 09 20th, 2011

Mercedes' 'ordinary' SLS AMG. Image: Mercedes-Benz

I can appreciate Mercedes-Benz automobiles for what they are, but I have to say that I don’t really aspire to own one. Yes, they’re safe, yes, they’re stylish, but most, in my experience, are clinical and without emotion. Driving a fast car that doesn’t feel fast isn’t my idea of a good time, and luxury isn’t high on my list of priorities.

The exception to this rule is Mercedes-Benz’s Black Series, for which I have lusted after every single model. The formula for building a Black Series car is fairly simple: take an AMG-tuned Mercedes coupe, make it lighter, add sport seats and aerodynamic enhancements, then stuff in as much horsepower as you can. Black series cars are usually the most powerful models in the Mercedes lineup, and as you may guess, they’re built in a limited production run and priced accordingly.

Autoevolution tells us that Mercedes-Benz has confirmed the SLS AMG will get the Black Series treatment. Anything else is speculation at this point, but word is the SLS AMG’s 6.2-liter V-8 will get a boost in output from 563 horsepower to 610 horsepower. Torque is said to increase from 480 ft-lb to 499 ft-lb, and we’re guessing the car will shed some of its 3,600 pound curb weight to earn the Black Series designation.

The SLS AMG Black will probably make it to this side of the pond, but only in limited quantities. If you’re lucky enough to have a bank balance in the seven-digit range, now is the time to visit your Mercedes dealer and put a deposit down. Like all of the Black Series cars, supply stops just short of demand.



Mercedes-Benz C 63 AMG Coupe Black Series Detailed 26
Jul
Posted by Alex Ion in Black Series, C 63 AMG Coupe, Mercedes Benz, Uncategorized on 07 26th, 2011

We had a sneak peek of the Mercedes-Benz C 63 AMG Coupe Black Series last week from a handful of leaked photographs. Move over leaks, here come the full official particulars and pictures of certainly the most powerful C-Class from Mercedes.

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Performance specs adhere to what the previous reports had stated. In case you missed them, the new Merc has an AMG 6.3-liter V8 that offers 517 PS (380 kW / 510 bhp), which is 30 PS (22 kW / 30 bhp) higher than a C63 AMG. Also, the car would boast an output of a maximum torque of 620 Nm.

Aided well by the AMG Speedshift MCT 7-speed sports transmission with rear axle differential lock, the automobile can hit 100 km/h from null in just 4.2 seconds.

This will be the fourth edition of Black Series model since 2006. The car maker has brought in the Coupe with an changeable AMG coil-over sports suspension and AMG brake system, surrounded by titanium grey contrived light-alloy wheels sized 9 x 19 (front) and 9.5 x 19 (rear) with 255/35 R 19 and 285/30 R 19 tires.

You can well opt for an AMG Track Package that includes sports tires and active rear-axle transmission cooling too. Also offered are the AMG Aerodynamics package, a functionally tuned front splitter and an adjustable carbon-fiber rear aerofoil.

The new coupe sports an arrow shaped front fascia, a lower splitter in black and a bulging aluminum hood with two air intake vents. Side skirts are restyled with a black molding strip. The rear quarter panels are widened by 42 mm to house the amplified track width of the rear axle.

The interior has been doe up extravagantly, with two AMG sports bucket seats upholstered in black Dinamica microfiber on the center panel. The door panels sport a unique type of synthetic fiber. Weight reduction has been effectively brought in by doing away with the rear bench. However, you can opt for two individual rear AMG sport seats in case you are very particular.

Other details include a Black Series logo on the dashboard, AMG door sills and AMG sports pedals coated in stainless steel, red seat belts and red contrasting topstitching all through.

 







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