Mercedes-AMG has revealed the much anticipated 2014 SLS AMG Black Series, which will hit select US showrooms in the summer of 2013. Inspired by the SLS AMG GT3 race car, the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series is the fifth Black Series from the brand’s AMG division. Engineered from lightweight construction, the model is in line with the AMG Lightweight Performance strategy and weighs in at 3,417 pounds helping it achieve a power/weight ratio of 5.49 lb/hp. AMG notes power is coming from a 6.3 liter AMG V8 that churns out 622-hp at 7,400 rpm and maximum torque of 468 lb-ft at 5,500 rpm. It’s mated to an AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7-speed sports transmission, which catapults the 2014 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series from 0 to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds with a top speed of 196 mph.
Though we covered the 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster a few weeks back before its official unveiling, here’s a look at the rag-top convertible in all its glory. The 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster is fitted with a 6.3L V8 front-mid engine that dishes out 563-hp and 479 lb-ft of torque and is mated to a 7-speed dual clutch transaxle transmission and a sports suspension with aluminum double wishbones. Utilizing the AMG DRIVE UNIT, the driver is allowed to pick from three different suspension modes including Comfort, Sport and Sport Plus. The fabric soft-top of the 2012 SLS AMG Roadster opens and closes in just 11 seconds and can be operated on the move at speeds of up to 31 mph.
Below, we’ve got some more imagery as well as a video showing the SLS AMG Roadster in action. (via egmCarTech)
Though not a completed project just yet, we’re about six months out from the official unveiling of the 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster at this year’s International Automobile Show in Frankfurt. It will be the second car independently developed by the AMG division of M-Benz and follows some of the same ethos as its Gullwing brethren. The two-seater Roadster will feature a fabric soft top instead of a retractable hard top, which many are expecting. After seeing these shots, we actually dig the soft top.
German carmaker Mercedes-Benz has officially taken the covers off of its electric-powered SLS AMG E-CELL, a powerful luxury sports car that looks to bridge the gap between eco-friendly travel and performance. Powerful traction is provided by four synchronous electric motors with a combined peak output of 392 kW and a maximum torque of 880 Nm. The four compact electric motors each achieve a maximum rpm of 12,000/rpm and placed near the wheels. The results are astounding, with a 0-62mph time of 4 seconds, just narrowly missing the 3.8 time the SLS AMG gets with its 571-hp 6.3L V8 engine.
Being an avid reader of Hodinkee.com, I’ve come across some fine timepieces thanks to Ben and Co. This vintage Paul Newman Daytona Rolex that they got their hands on recently is nothing short of magnificent. Now, put that beauty inside Mercedes’ new AMG SLS Gullwing and you got yourself one hell of a combo. The crew got a chance to push the 563 horsepower beast around the famous Laguna Seca Raceway while sporting the vintage timepiece. The video’s after the jump, but be warned, it may cause excessive drooling. You’ve been warned. (more…)
Our friends over at egmCarTech have blessed the masses with images of the new Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG. It’s suppose to make its debut in the coming days at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show but some people couldn’t keep the goods in their stomach. Although we’ve seen just about everything there is to see of the beauty, the new leaked images just make us want the flagship even more.
Power comes from a 6.2L V8 making 563-hp with a maximum torque of 479 lb-ft of torque. Mated to an E-SELECT system that controls the AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7-speed sports transmission, the SLS AMG can go from 0 to 62 mph in just 3.8 seconds (with the Race Start launch control system) with a top speed of 196 mph.
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Mercedes-Benz has dropped some official shots and details of its latest high-performance beast – the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG (formally known as the SLC Gullwing). The SLS won’t be making an appearance at the Geneva Motor Show that’s currently going on but Mercedes-Benz has released photos of the 3,500 pound prototype going through testing.
The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG is based on the 300SL and will feature the popular gullwing-style doors. It will be smaller than the SLR McLaren and will be powered by 6.2L V8 making a total of 563-hp with a maximum torque of 479 lb-ft. With the help of a “Race Start” launch control, the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG will go from 0 to 62 mph in 3.8 seconds with a top speed of 196 mph.
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