This is the 2013 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series live at the Los Angeles Auto Show 2012. The Black Series family member made its public debut today and we have a closer look at the track-biased sports car.
The technical improvements for the engine included in the new Black Series package include custom-build camshafts, new air intakes, and improved oil and water cooling. The 6.2 liter V8 engine offers a performance 635hp and 635Nm of maximum torque. Its redline has been moved from 7,200rpm to 8,000rpm. Thanks to the extra performance and faster gear shift times the Black Series goes from zero to 100km/h in 3.6 seconds, and the top speed is 315km/h.
Thanks to the extra performance and faster gear shift times the Black Series goes from zero to 100km/h in 3.6 seconds, which is two tenths faster than its 571hp-strong brother. In terms of top speed, the SLS AMG BS reaches 315, instead of 317km/h for the SLS AMG GT. This is mainly due to the newly fitted rear wing and changed aero package.
The Black Series weighs 70kg less due to the use of carbon fiber. The total dry weight is 1,550kg. The splitter, side skirts and diffuser are made of carbon fiber, and the exhaust system is titanium. With a weight of 17kg, this saves a substantial 13 kilos over the stock system on the SLS AMG GT.
For more information on the new 2013 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series check out our official story!
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