Flying start from fastest Mercedes
THE new UK line up for the SLS AMG comprises two models – the SLS AMG GT Coupe and the mighty SLS AMG Black Series Coupe.
The naturally aspirated 6.3litre V8 591hp AMG engine of the coupe reaches 62 mph from a standing start in 3.7 seconds before achieving a top speed of 199 mph. The penalty is an average 21.4mpg, with CO2 emissions of 308 g/km. If that is not enough, the Black Series – inspired by the GT3 racing car – is powered by a 6.3litre V8 AMG engine which generates 631hp and 635 Nm of torque, accelerating from 0-62 mph in 3.6 seconds – figures which make it the fastest and most powerful production vehicle ever from Mercedes.
The prices are as breathtaking as the performance. GT Coupe starts at an on-the-road price of £165,030 while the Black Series carries a tag of £229,985. Even a standard spec which includes black leather interior; and a Bang & Olufsen BeoSound system, cannot quite make up for the eye-watering price.