Fly­ing start from fastest Mercedes

Yorkshire Post - Motoring - - NEWS -

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.

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