2010 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG – Click above for high-res image gallery

After initially announcing the project back in 2006, Mercedes-Benz finally lived up to anticipation when it unveiled its new top-of-the-line SLS AMG at the Frankfurt Motor Show. But despite the supercar's superlative performance figures, the stock SLS is emerging as only the tip of the proverbial iceberg. In addition to an upcoming all-electric version and anticipated roadster, reports are popping up again to confirm that the German automaker is indeed working on a Black Series version that will take the car's performance to the edge of the envelope.

The report in Autocar equates the difference between the existing SLS and the upcoming Black edition to the distance bridged from the Corvette Z06 to the ZR1. That's some standard to live up to, but if reports prove accurate, the SLS AMG Black Series should be up to the task. Whereas the stock SLS offers 563 horsepower and 479 lb-ft of torque from its 6.2-liter V8, the Black version is tipped to produce upwards of 600 hp and more than 500 lb-ft of twist from the same engine, tweaked with a larger air manifold, higher compression, new camshafts, a mechanical locking diff and more.

Driving through the same 7-speed dual-clutch transmission and coupled to a revised aerodynamics package and aggressive weight-reduction program, the SLS Black is tipped to drop the stock 0-62 time down from 3.8 seconds to below 3.5 seconds and boost the top speed from 195 to 208 miles per hour. A commensurate 50% price hike to around £155k (~$250k) would put the SLS AMG Black Series on par with the Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano with the HGTE handling package, set to hit the scene some time around 2013.


mb-sls-amg-gullwing-large_06
  • mb-sls-amg-gullwing-large_06
mb-sls-amg-gullwing-large_03
  • mb-sls-amg-gullwing-large_03
mb-sls-amg-gullwing-large_05
  • mb-sls-amg-gullwing-large_05
mb-sls-amg-gullwing-large_02
  • mb-sls-amg-gullwing-large_02
slsamgofficial001
  • slsamgofficial001
slsamgofficial006
  • slsamgofficial006
slsamgofficial007
  • slsamgofficial007
mb-sls-amg-gullwing-large_16
  • mb-sls-amg-gullwing-large_16
mb-sls-amg-gullwing-large_17
  • mb-sls-amg-gullwing-large_17
mb-sls-amg-gullwing-large_18
  • mb-sls-amg-gullwing-large_18
slsamgofficial004
  • slsamgofficial004
slsamgofficial003
  • slsamgofficial003
slsamgofficial005
  • slsamgofficial005
mb-sls-amg-gullwing-large_10
  • mb-sls-amg-gullwing-large_10
mb-sls-amg-gullwing-large_08
  • mb-sls-amg-gullwing-large_08
mb-sls-amg-gullwing-large_07
  • mb-sls-amg-gullwing-large_07
mb-sls-amg-gullwing-large_12
  • mb-sls-amg-gullwing-large_12
mb-sls-amg-gullwing-large_09
  • mb-sls-amg-gullwing-large_09
mb-sls-amg-gullwing-large_11
  • mb-sls-amg-gullwing-large_11
mb-sls-amg-gullwing-large_19
  • mb-sls-amg-gullwing-large_19
mb-sls-amg-gullwing-large_13
  • mb-sls-amg-gullwing-large_13
mb-sls-amg-gullwing-large_14
  • mb-sls-amg-gullwing-large_14
mb-sls-amg-gullwing-large_01
  • mb-sls-amg-gullwing-large_01
slsamgofficial002
  • slsamgofficial002
mb-sls-amg-gullwing-large_15
  • mb-sls-amg-gullwing-large_15
mb-sls-amg-gullwing-large_20
  • mb-sls-amg-gullwing-large_20
slsamgofficial000
  • slsamgofficial000
mb-sls-amg-gullwing-large_22
  • mb-sls-amg-gullwing-large_22
mb-sls-amg-gullwing-large_24
  • mb-sls-amg-gullwing-large_24
mb-sls-amg-gullwing-large_23
  • mb-sls-amg-gullwing-large_23
mb-sls-amg-gullwing-large_21
  • mb-sls-amg-gullwing-large_21

[Source: Autocar]


I'm reporting this comment as:

Reported comments and users are reviewed by Autoblog staff 24 hours a day, seven days a week to determine whether they violate Community Guideline. Accounts are penalized for Community Guidelines violations and serious or repeated violations can lead to account termination.


    • 1 Second Ago
  • From Our Partners

    Share This Photo X