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2014 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series [w/video]

The biggest misconception about the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series is that it's simply a higher-performing version of the SLS GT - a closer look, or better yet, a few hot laps on a high-speed racing circuit, reveals that is anything but the case. Launched in the States in mid-2011, the standard SLS GT is a 583-horsepower, all-aluminum, gull-wing coupe with performance that positions it near the top of the exotic segment. While the AMG team at Mercedes-Benz could have left it alone, their experience with the SLS AMG GT3 race car said there was room for improvement, so they devised th... Read More

Vital Stats

Engine:
6.3L V8
Power:
622 HP / 468 LB-FT
Transmission:
7-Speed DCT
Base Price:
$275,000
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    Los Angeles: Mercedes SLS AMG GT Final Edition marks end of AMG's first sports car
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    This is one of those moments when we hate to see it leave, but we love to see it go. The subject at hand is, of course, the brilliantly brutal Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, the first vehicle developed fully by AMG. Last week we learned that Mercedes will cease to produce the company's flagship sportscar and send it off with a limited-edition model, the SLS AMG ...

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    Report: Mercedes SLS Final Edition will say hello, goodbye in LA
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    It is an unjust world we live in. There are a number of cars on sale that we wouldn't be upset to see disappear. The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG is certainly not one of those cars. With its absurd gull-wing doors and its wonderful, ridiculous, powerful 6.2-liter, AMG V8, it remains one of the most exciting cars on sale today, despite having hit the US market ...

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    Los Angeles: The 2014 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series proves that less is more
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    As we learned some time ago, the new Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series is one bad boy. The car boasts 622 total horsepower, a top speed of 196 miles per hour with 0-60 coming up in 3.5 seconds, and has shed 154 pounds when compared with the "base" SLS AMG. Seeing the Black Series in the metal for the first time this morning at the LA Auto Show, we were ...

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    Video: Mercedes unleashes first SLS AMG Black Series trailer
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    A Mercedes-Benz product isn't officially launched until the release of rolling footage set to driving choral strains akin to O Fortuna. We can hereby report that the launch of the SLS AMG Black Series is done and dusted, the minute-long video below providing a soundtrack for the 622-horsepower coupe's recent announcement. The SLS AMG Black Series will ...

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    Official: Mercedes-Benz finally reveals SLS AMG Black Series
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    Just yesterday, Mercedes-Benz released a teaser on its Facebook page showing what we could only guess was the SLS AMG Black Series, and this morning our suspicions proved true as the automaker removed the tight-fitting cover. Preparing for the car's official debut at the 2012 LA Auto Show, the latest addition to the Mercedes-Benz Black Series is by far ...

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    Video: Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Electric Drive laps Ascari
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    A philosophical question from your automotive enthusiast future: does a supercar need to make noise in order to be a supercar? The easy answer might be no. If they're more powerful, do everything faster, attract the opposite sex, cost a gang of money and look better in orange than actual oranges, what more are you looking for? Then watch the blue chrome, ...

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    Paris: Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Electric Drive offers guilt-free, zero-emission supercar fun... for $537K
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    The folks at Mercedes-Benz must have a guilty conscience when it comes to the SLS AMG supercar. Why else would the German automaker follow up the snarling V8-powered debut of the modern gullwing with the SLS AMG E-Cell, and now the SLS AMG Coupe Electric Drive? While the retina-searing E-Cell was a merely prototype, the vehicle you see here is a ...

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    Geneva: Hamann Hawk Roadster is an eyeful
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    So, you find the Mercedes-Benz SLS Roadster a bit too demure for your tastes. You're either high enough to play hopscotch in the clouds or suffering from some sort of psychosis. Maybe both. You're likely also the target demographic for the red sled you see above. Hamann has given the convertible Mercedes-Benz supercar a little more of everything at the ...

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    Official: 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster unveiled
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    After the endless parade of rumors, conjecture, spy shots and even official information, Mercedes-Benz has finally dropped the full batch of details and photos of its latest flagship: the SLS AMG Roadster. The new droptop loses the gullwing doors of its coupe counterpart, but those German engineers have gone to great lengths to ensure it loses nothing ...

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    Official: Mercedes-Benz showcases SLS AMG ambulance concept at emergency vehicle expo
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    Retasking a supercar as a pace car for a racing series has almost become standard fare. We've even seen the odd exotic commissioned to serve as a police car. But as an ambulance? Of all the vehicles that could fit the task, the supercar might seem the least likely, but Mercedes-Benz is evidently out to prove this notion wrong this year at the RETTmobil ...

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    New York 2011: Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG springs forward with Gulf's iconic blue and orange
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    If you watched auto racing in the 1960s and 70s, your eyes likely caught sight of baby blue and orange streaks roaring to victory on tracks around the world. Gulf livery has since become an iconic paint scheme for everything from the ratty street cars of wide-eyed boy racers to expensive watches and clothing for those looking to embrace their inner ...

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    Rumormill: Mercedes-Benz planning slew of debuts for New York
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    Word is that Mercedes-Benz is planning a whole mess of debuts for the upcoming New York Auto Show. Among them, according to reports, are three worldwide first we've yet to see, along with three North American debuts. The models being unveiled for the first time on this side of the Atlantic includes the new SLK, C-Class sedan and C-Class Coupe. As for ...

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    Geneva 2011: Hamann Hawk is Barbie's First Supercar
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    The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG is certainly enjoying an interesting run at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show. It's had its ups and downs... and right now, it's going through another low point courtesy of Hamann. To be fair, the styling of the Hamann Hawk is almost kind of cool. But the matte pink pearl paint job does this car no favors. Hamann calls the color ...

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    Geneva 2011: Brabus 700 Biturbo is SLS AMG turned up to 11
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    It's become quite clear that Mansory and Fab Design should leave SLS-tuning to the experts. Brabus has pulled back the wraps on its 700 Biturbo, and the results are pants-tightening impressive. Brabus has taken the 6.2-liter SLS AMG V8 and attached a pair of turbochargers to the already-excellent mill. Output has gone from 563 horsepower and 479 ...

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    Geneva 2011: Mansory Cormeum is remarkable for being not ugly
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    Is Mansory going soft on us? The Germany-based customizer of high-end exotics has arrived in Geneva with its take on the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG. It's called the Mansory Cormeum... and it's remarkable for not being eye-searingly ugly. The Cormeum is certainly no beauty queen, but Mansory has produced some truly questionable designs in its history. Besides ...

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    Geneva 2011: Fab Design SLS AMG is anything but
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    We find it a bit ironic that a car this hideous came from a company called Fab Design. It's hard to imagine that a car as pretty as the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG could be turned into something so offensive. We're fine with the matte blue paint finish, but the added aero treatment, massive rear air vents below the taillamps and blue-trimmed wheels are all ...

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    Detroit 2011: Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG E-Cell is the color of electric hotness
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    Mercedes-Benz brought along a fleet of green-leaning vehicles to this year's Detroit Auto Show. While the German automaker displayed its hydrogen B-Class F-Cell alongside a flotilla of BlueTec diesels, the SLS AMG E-Cell stole the stage. Aside from wearing the world's most eye-searing matte-yellow paint, the electrified supercar boasts 525 horsepower and ...

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    Detroit 2011: Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG E-Cell is the color of electric hotness
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    Mercedes-Benz brought along a fleet of green-leaning vehicles to this year's Detroit Auto Show. While the German automaker displayed its hydrogen B-Class F-Cell alongside a flotilla of BlueTec diesels, the SLS AMG E-Cell stole the stage. Aside from wearing the world's most eye-searing matte-yellow paint, the electrified supercar boasts 525 horsepower and ...

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    Spy Shots: Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster caught winter testing ahead of mooted Frankfurt debut
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    What do you call a gullwing without the gullwing doors? A roadster, of course, and according to the latest reports, that's precisely what Mercedes-Benz has in store for us at the Frankfurt Motor Show next year. The reports stem from an interview given by AMG boss Ola Kallenius in Auto Motor und Sport, outlining what the Silver Star performance studio ...

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    SEMA 2010: Savini Wheels booth is full of superhero movie bad-guy cars
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    This is what happens at SEMA: you're strolling the aisles minding your own business, you turn your head and then a cluster of mighty malicious metal rocks you like a pow! straight out of vintage Batman. Holy Toledo! In this case it was the Savini Wheels booth, loaded up with a sedan and four coupes that should be parked outside the Legion of Doom. A ...

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