Under the hood of the 2014 Mercedes SLS AMG Black Series is the same 6.3-liter V8 that powers the regular SLS, which in this case makes 622 hp and 468 lb-ft or torque. That means this car gets a jump of 40 hp and a loss of about 10 lb-ft of torque, though it is still the most powerful combustion engine in AMG’s lineup. A DCT sever-speed automatic transmission is responsible for the power this Mercedes has.
In this being a Black Series treated car, it means that the car lost about 150 lbs., thanks to the extensive use of carbon fiber in some chassis parts, and even in the interior. Other contributing factors to the lightness of this vehicle are a titanium exhaust system and a new lithium-ion starter battery. With all factors included, the 2014 Mercedes SLS AMG Black Series will get ti 62 mph in only 3.6 seconds.
A small spoilers which raises up at 75 mph is standard, although a large fixed carbon-fiber wing is optional for the rear of the car. The wing along with the wide body kit increase the down force, while also increasing drag, which is represented by a loss of 1 mph in top speed, but should also deliver the car better handling on the track. To improve braking performance and save weight, carbon ceramic brakes come as standard equipment with this car.
In an effort to save weight on the inside, Mercedes had removed the COMAND infotainment setup as well as replacing much of the dash with carbon fiber. The whole cabin is fitted with red contrasting stitching, while the steering wheel gets an Alcantara rap to signify that this is indeed a Black Series car. The 2014 Mercedes SLS AMG Black Series will make its official debut at the L.A. Auto Show in two weeks.
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