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2014 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series Gullwing brings fear to the German Autobahn

2014 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series Gullwing brings fear to the German Autobahn

Mercedes-AMG presents the most extreme model of the famous SLS, the 2014 MY SLS AMG Black Series. Encouraged by the SLS AMG GT3 race auto, the fifth Black Series design from Mercedes-AMG boasts an interesting mix of spectacular layout, outstanding driving mechanics and uncompromising light-weight construction in line with the “AMG Lightweight Performance” approach. With a curb weight of 3,417 pounds, the 2014 MY SLS AMG Black Series achieves a power/weight ratio of 5.49 lb/hp. The AMG 6.3-liter V8 engine produces a power outcome of 622 hp at 7,400 rpm and accelerates the most vibrant SLS of perpetuity to 60 miles per hour in 3.5 secs. The SLS AMG Black Series achieves an entire new degree of efficiency with the coil-over AMG Adaptive Performance Suspension, AMG high-performance ceramic two-piece brake system and weight optimized, forged AMG light-alloy tires with brand-new sport tires ready to take on the German Autobahn.

The AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7-speed sports transmission.

The AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7-speed sports transmission.

Additional highlights consist of electronically-controlled AMG rear-axle differential lock and the AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7-speed recreations transmission including incredible change and feedback times. The accessible AMG Aerodynamics plan provides a more enhancement to the vehicle’s handling and characteristics. 2014 MY SLS AMG Black Series goes on-sale in the U.S. in summer season 2013.

Black Series is a label that resonates with vehicle professionals and enthusiasts worldwide. Observing the SLK55 AMG Black Series from 2006 (European design), the 2008 CLK63 AMG Black Series, the 2009 SL65 AMG Black Series and the 2013 C63 AMG Black Series, the 5th in the lineup sees the Black Series enter a whole brand-new dimension with the famous SLS AMG.

We have drawn inspiration from the worldwide success of the SLS AMG GT3 client sport racing vehicle on both a theoretical and a technological degree. The SLS AMG Black Series is the greatest option for fast laps and an extremely psychological experience,” points out Ola Källenius, Chairman of Mercedes-AMG GmbH.

AMG 6.3-liter V8 engine  - 622 hp and 468 lb-ft of torque

AMG 6.3-liter V8 engine – 622 hp and 468 lb-ft of torque

AMG 6.3-liter V8 engine – equivalent with exciting steering characteristics The uprated AMG 6.3-liter V8 engine producing a power output of 622 hp and 468 lb-ft of torque is a synonym for delighting steering dynamics, making the 2014 MY SLS AMG Black Series the most effective AMG high-performance automobile with a burning engine. Just the SLS AMG Electric Drive with an optimal output of 740 hp has more power. The extra 39 hp of power contrasted to the 583 hp provided by the SLS AMG GT is courtesy of the abiding by upgrades:

  • Enhance in optimum engine performance from 7,200 to 8,000 revolutions per minute.
  • Completely modified high-speed valve train with customized camshafts, adapted cam geometry and optimized bucket tappets including an unique finish that is commonly used on race cars.
  • Alteration of the consumption air shaft: de-throttling and adjustment to match the brand-new optimum engine performance.
  • Adjustment of the engine mapping and increase in peak stress.

The engineers at Mercedes-AMG have additional enhanced the crank assembly in the interests of optimal reliability under hard race track problems. The measures feature modified oil bores in the crankshaft, new crankshaft bearings, a new oil pump and high-strength screw fasteners for the connecting rods. The entire water and oil cooling system for the engine and transmission has been enhanced further. The AMG V8 engine in the SLS AMG Black Series also has an added specialized positioning system. A gas-filled strut readies the eight-cylinder engine versus the physique, effectively getting rid of undesirable lots changes throughout highly-dynamic race-track driving. The AMG 6.3-liter V8 engine is hand-built in the AMG manufacturing plant in Affalterbach, according to the philosophy “one man, one engine.” This hand-made quality is confirmed by the black AMG engine badge bearing the signature of the engine contractor, which is a characteristic of the Black Series designs.

Specifications:


SLS AMG Black Series
Displacement 6,208 cc
Bore x stroke 4.02 x 3.72 inches
Compression ratio 11.3 : 1
Output 622 hp at 7,400 rpm
Max. torque 468 lb-ft at 5,500 rpm
Maximum engine speed 8,000 rpm
Engine weight (dry) 452 lbs
Acceleration 0-60 mph 3.5 s
Top speed 196 mph

The eight-cylinder naturally aspirated engine put in with a front mid-engine format behind the front axle, and flaunts competing auto feedbacks and a remarkable degree of high-revving performance. The racetrack credentials of the effective AMG V8 engine are likewise evident from its sound: the freshly created AMG sport exhaust system, created for the first time in titanium, functions distinctive facility and rear mufflers, delivering a more powerful and even much more striking engine sound. The change from steel to titanium has generated considerable weight savings: at just under 37.5 pounds, the new AMG recreations exhaust system is around 28.7 pounds lighter than its precursor. The brand-new system features performance-enhancing, fan-type exhaust manifolds.

SLS AMG Black Series Curb weight of 3,417 pounds - 154 pounds lighter than Previously

SLS AMG Black Series Curb weight of 3,417 pounds – 154 pounds lighter than Previously

Systematic application of the AMG Lightweight Performance method.

With a curb weight of 3,417 pounds, the 2014MY SLS AMG Black Series is not only 154 pounds lighter than the SLS AMG, however also acquires the most effective power/weight proportion by far of all AMG Black Series autos to date. Also among tremendously sports cars, the figure of 5.49 lb/hp is exceptionally competitive and implemented by constant application of the “AMG Lightweight Performance” technique. Many physique factors, such as the bonnet, the rear panel behind the AMG recreations pail seats, the diagonal braces on the underbody and the torque tube in between engine and transmission are made entirely from CFRP (carbonfiber reinforced plastic). Compare to its 58.6-pound counterpart with a sandcast light weight aluminum housing, the carbon-fiber torque tube analyzes merely 29.3 pounds. As before, a CFRP drive shaft considering simply 10.4 pounds manages power transmission between the engine and dual-clutch transmission (transaxle concept), which is flange-mounted on the rear axle. CFRP elements additionally switch out a many parts of the aluminum spaceframe, while a lithium-ion battery takes on the part of the standard starter battery, sparing an additional 17.6 pounds.

2014_SLS_AMG_Black_Series___2_-2+670Dual-clutch transmission for also smoother performance.

The AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7-speed recreations transmission is put up 0.4 inches lower in order to give the car a reduced center of gravity and is readied against the physique by gas-filled struts to prevent worry cycling. “Sport plus” and “Manual” provide even a lot more assertive efficiency compared to in the SLS AMG and SLS AMG GT models.

An also more awesome feature is the automatic rev-matching function throughout downshifting: the throttle blips when changing equipments are a lot more evident and more striking compared to previously due to the AMG titanium recreations exhaust system. In short-term M mode the driver experiences the dynamism and performance of gear-shifting in hand-operated method in all of the automatic driving programs, with automated up and down-shifting.

New digital AMG rear-axle differential lock.

A brand-new electronically regulated AMG rear-axle differential lock with a briefer rear axle proportion replaces the mechanical variant. Integrated into the compact transmission housing, this system runs with an adjustable securing effect under velocity and deceleration. Additionally, the electronic devices are now a lot more receptive, allowing exceptional grip for the rear wheels under all roadway conditions. The digital AMG rear-axle differential lock additionally profits security. By reducing the car’s yaw around its vertical axis, the system provides a stabilizing effect in slaloms or when changing lane at high speeds. The common 3-stage ESP  system including the features “ESP ON”, “ESP SPORT Handling Mode” and “ESP OFF” is precision-tuned to the electronic AMG rearaxle differential lock. The exact same applies to the RACE START function, which partners with the digital differential lock to provide excellent grip when increasing from a score beginning.

AMG Adaptive Performance Suspension and sports tires.

The body and suspension of the 2014 SLS AMG Black Series are likewise brand-new. The standard layout with aluminum dual wishbones at all 4 corners remains the same, yet essentially every single component has actually been improved for significantly improved track performance.

A review of key development details shown below:

  • AMG Adaptive Performance Suspension with tauter base system and digitally regulated two-stage damping (Sport, Sport +) for individual change to match personal steering style.
  • Coil-over spring suspension permits readjusting tire bunches to individual race course setups.
  • Elastokinematics FIFTY / 42 % even more stiff (front/rear axle) for greater stability then.
  • Track width boosted by 0.8 / 0.9 inches (front/rear axle) for included hold.
  • New tire mounts on front axle and brand-new front backing tuning for included grip, decreased physique turn in fast cornering.
  • AMG 10-spoke forged alloy tires, in very light-weight forged design for optimal toughness, decorated matte black with high-gloss appearance, dimensions: 10×19 front; 12×20 rear. Weight conserving: 8.8 pounds.
  • Newly established Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 recreations tires. Dimensions 275/35 R 19 front and 325/30 R 20 rear, for added grip and cornering at the restriction.
  • AMG speed-sensitive guiding with revised power steering features for optimal guiding precision and outstanding control.

Standard AMG high-performance ceramic two-piece brake system.

The brake system on the SLS AMG Black Series boasts superb deceleration efficiency and superior stability. The common AMG high-performance ceramic two-piece brake system steps 15.8 x 1.5 inches at the front and 14.2 x 1.3 inches at the rear end, and attribute boosted hardness for superior thermal security, blended with a weight reduction of around 40 percent over their steel/aluminum counterparts.

Motivated by the SLS AMG GT3 race car, the 5th Black Series design from Mercedes-AMG flaunts an interesting mix of awesome design, outstanding steering dynamics and brick-wall lightweight construction in line with the “AMG Lightweight Performance” strategy. The SLS AMG Black Series attains an entire new degree of performance with the coil-over AMG Adaptive Performance Suspension, AMG high-performance ceramic two-piece brake system and weightoptimized, created AMG light-alloy wheels with brand-new sport tires. AMG 6.3-liter V8 engine – identified with exciting steering dynamics The uprated AMG 6.3-liter V8 engine creating a power outcome of 622 hp and 468 lb-ft of torque is a synonym for exciting driving dynamics, making the 2014MY SLS AMG Black Series the most effective AMG high-performance automobile with a burning engine. With a curb weight of 3,417 pounds, the 2014MY SLS AMG Black Series is not just 154 pounds lighter than the SLS AMG, but likewise attains the finest power/weight proportion by far of all AMG Black Series automobiles to day. “Sport plus” and “Manual” provide even more assertive efficiency compared to in the SLS AMG and SLS AMG GT models.

2014_SLS_AMG_Black_Series___3_+679Design influenced by the SLS AMG GT3 race car

The design of the SLS AMG Black Series takes its cues from the SLS AMG GT3 race auto. In the 2012 motorsport period the SLS AMG GT3 is competing in even more compared to 15 series on 4 continents.

Flared fenders with an added width of 0.5 inches (front) and 1.0 inch (rear) on each side develop the required area for the 12.8-inch and 10.8-inch sports tires. Tinted headlamps and black surrounds for the rear lights provide the SLS AMG Black Series a muscular and vigorous appearance. The car’s aerodynamic harmony is maximized by back, front and side skirts and a rear diffuser, all in a signature Black Series design. The package deal includes considerable use of CFRP on the front splitter, side sills and rear skirt. The enlarged air intakes with carbonfiber flics additionally make sure optimum ventilation into the cooling components at the front. As on the SLS AMG GT3, the carbon-fiber bonnet features a central air conditioning outlet. Other than efficiently dissipating engine warmth, this electrical outlet also boosts down force at the front axle and improves the cd value. The wing-like cross-fin and the celebrity recessed in to the radiator grille are completed in high-gloss black to match the outside mirrors and the fins on the bonnet. The carbon-fiber insert on the edges with air outlet and a black fin is likewise reminiscent of the GT3; this feature aids lower the temperature level in the engine compartment. The result is maximum reliability, even in difficult race track use.

Matte black AMG forged wheels in signature Black Series

Matte black AMG forged wheels in signature Black Series

Matte black AMG created wheels in signature Black Series design

A striking feature along the sides is the eye-catching combination of the side skirts, which blend with the character line for a striking appeal. The carbon elements fitted along the bottom sides hold the line of the carbon-fiber front splitter via to the rear end of the automobile. AMG created wheels in a signature Black

Collection 10-spoke style, coated in matte black with a high-gloss surface supply glances of the AMG ceramic high-performance two-piece brake system. Offered are AMG forged tires in matte black with a sleek flange.

The muscular look of the SLS AMG Black Series executes to the back. The wide fenders and the striking rear diffuser are the dominant components listed here. The diffuser extends past the profile of the rear skirt to create extra downforce at the rear axle. This results in greater driving reliability at broadband. Apparent air openings behind black grilles manage the release of scorching air around the AMG titanium sports exhaust system. The two collections of twin chrome tailpipes with a square cross-section are an aesthetic indication of the extremely sports cars’s power – a perception reinforced by the exhaust note. The special AMG logo with contrasting Black Series lettering in black includes a discreet yet striking touch on top right of the trunk lid.

2014_SLS_AMG_Black_Series___4_-1+670AMG Aerodynamics bundle with carbon-fiber parts

The SLS AMG Black Series can be updated with the optional AMG Aerodynamics package deal. This plan includes an adjustable carbon-fiber rear wing in spot of the common wind deflector. The rear wing is readied by aluminum factors on a special insert on the torso lid that supply also better downforce on the rear axle – especially with the Gurney flap, called for its creator Dan Gurney, a previous auto racing group, vehicle driver and designer owner. This 0.3-inch spoiler lip suited to the rear wing at an angle of 90 degrees provides a further rise in downforce without substantially increasing burden. The rear wing is topped off by additional carbon-fiber flics on the front skirt, which further improve downforce at the front axle, instead of the a lot more inwardlying typical carbon-fiber flics, which maximize airflow into the cooling modules.

The captivating AMG Solar Beam outside paint is accessible solely on the SLS AMG Black Series. 6 further exterior paint appearances from the SLS AMG are available, consisting of the matte finish designo magno alanite grey.

2014_SLS_AMG_Black_Series___9_-1+670Functional, performance inside that exudes high quality

The interior of the SLS AMG Black Series features high-grade materials with accuracy craftsmanship and exceptionally designed specifics. There is a selection of 2 shade versions: black designo natural leather with black Alcantara or black designo natural leather with black/red Alcantara. With the two-tone version, the door center panels and the applications on the facility console and above the glove box are finished in red. The AMG Performance driving tire with flattened edge at the bottom is wrapped entirely in Alcantara for great grip. The top section of the wheel features a red 12 o’clock marking. The metal roofing frame has a high-gloss black paint finish to match the high-gloss black surrounds of the air vents. An exclusive Black Series specific is the “3D seam” that runs flat along the dash panel – a great Alcantara strip in anthracite bumping into the
whole width of the leather covering. Red distinguishing stitching provides a striking appearance to the 3D joint, emphasizing the handmade character.

The mix of designer leather and Alcantara functions throughout the interior – under part of the dashboard, on the door center panels and on the AMG sports seats with facility sections upholstered in Alcantara. Embossed AMG company logos on the head obstructions are more exclusive eye-catchers.

2014_SLS_AMG_Black_Series___7_-1+670

For additional weight savings, the consumer might erase the COMAND multimedia system This decreases the auto’s weight by an additional THIRTEEN pounds and more boosts the brick-wall character of the SLS AMG Black Series. In place of the display in between the air vents, a carbon-fiber trim component improves the real racing environment. Vehicle residents will certainly als locate carbon fiber covering the whole center console, which is estate to the AMG DRIVE UNIT. Strong highlights arised from the red seat belts and red distinguishing stitching on the AMG recreations bucket seats, the facility console, the top and reduced part of the door and the control panel paneling. The floor mats also feature red piping.

Bang & Olufsen BeoSound AMG high-end border sound system.

A feature amongst the optional devices is the Bang & Olufsen BeoSound AMG high-end surround sound system, established by Mercedes-Benz and Mercedes-AMG together with distinguished Danish sound expert Bang & Olufsen. The Bang & Olufsen BeoSound AMG high-end surround sound system with Dolby Digital 5.1 delivers an exclusive songs encounter of the very greatest order. The lightened 50-watt lens tweeters on the dash panel are a particular emphasize, while the 250-watt subwoofer is incorporated into the rear shelf.

Additional stand-alone alternatives are additionally offered:

  • AMG carbon fiber exterior mirror.
  • AMG carbon fiber engine cover.
  • AMG Interior Carbon Fiber Package.

Performance/Availability:

  • On-Sale: Summer 2013.
  • 2014 SLS AMG Black Series: 622hp, 468 lb-ft (SLS AMG GT: 583hp, 479 lb-ft).
  • Full blast: 196 miles per hour.
  • 0-60 miles per hour: 3.5 seconds.

New Standard Feature Highlights:

  • Tweaked engine components for additional power, raised rev limitation of 8,000 rpm.
  • Monitor improved 0.8″ (front) / 0.9″ (rear).
  • AMG 10-spoke created alloy tires in matte black, 10 x 19 (front) / 12 x 20 (rear).
  • CFRP hood, torque tube, diagonal underbody braces.
  • Modified AMG speed-sensitive power guiding.
  • AMG Adaptive Performance Suspension.
  • AMG high-performance two-piece ceramic brakes.
  • Matte black created wheels.
  • Electronically-controlled AMG rear end axle differential lock.
  • Tweaked AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7-speed recreations transmission.
  • New engine prepare with gas-filled strut.
  • Titanium exhaust system.

New Equipment Standards Highlighted below:

  • AMG carbon-fiber outside mirror.
  • AMG carbon-fiber engine cover.
  • AMG Interior Carbon Fiber Package.
  • AMG Aerodynamics Package.
  • AMG forged matte black tires with sleek edges.
  • Bang & Olufsen BeoSound AMG high-end surround sound system.
  • COMAND multimedia system delete.

The layout of the SLS AMG Black Series takes its signals from the SLS AMG GT3 race vehicle. Tinted headlamps and black surrounds for the rear lights offer the SLS AMG Black Series a assertive and muscle look. The muscular look of the SLS AMG Black Series carries via to the rear. The unique AMG logo design with distinguishing Black Series lettering in black includes a discreet yet striking touch at the leading right of the torso cover.

Got to have it? The U.S. market launch of the 2014 MY SLS AMG Black Series is set up for summer 2013. Unfortunately, the German Autobahn is not included with delivery.

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