Mercedes has come up with a price for the SLS AMG Black Series in Germany where it will cost a quite large €249,000.
We always knew that the Mercedes SLS AMG Black Series would become a reality, if for no other reason than not having a Black Series of the most potent AMG car in existence would be daft.
But it took Mercedes until the Autumn of 2011 to actually confirm they were going to build the SLS Black, and until November 2012 to actually reveal the SLS Black as a hardcore version of the already fairly hardcore SLS.
The ‘hardcore’ bit means an up in power for the SLS to a fulsome 622 horses (up from 583 on the regular SLS), a drop in weight of 70kg thanks to new carbon fibre bits and the stripping of ‘fripperies’ like the COMAND system, and styling cues from the SLS GT3 like the front splitter, wider track and a rear diffuser with four titanium pipes.
All that adds up to an SLS AMG Black that can get to 62mph in 3.6 seconds – 0.2s quicker than the SLS – and on to 196mph, but what it also means is a big jump in price to get on the dark side of the SLS.
With the SLS Black going on sale this summer, Mercedes has come up with a price in Germany of €249,000, a jump of nearly €70k over the normal SLS. With the SLS costing the best part of £168k in the UK, it seems likely that the SLS AMG Black is going to cost around £230k when Mercedes does get round to putting a UK price in place.
You’d better start saving.