SLS joins Black Series stable

Posted on: November 12th, 2012

SLS AMG Coupé Black Series, (C 197), 2012

The Mercedes-Benz SLS has become the latest model to wear the Black Series badge, which is essentially a promise of performance by the German marquee’s in-house tuning division AMG.

For starters, the SLS AMG Black Series’ 6.2-litre powerplant has its output bumped up by a whole 32hp, from 590hp to 622hp. Maximum torque is now rated at 639Nm. The result is a century sprint of 3.5 seconds, 0.3 seconds quicker than the regular SLS, all the way to a top speed of 315km/h.

Apart from the increase in power, the meaner SLS is constructed with more lightweight material, which reduces the kerb weight by a significant 70kg. As with all Black models, it gets a sportier visual treatment as well, wearing carbon fiber side skirts, splitter, rear diffuser and rear wing among others.

For more pictures of the SLS AMG Black Series (ironically finished in white as well as yellow), head on to our Facebook page.

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