Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Coupé Black Series 

  • built in Germany
  • 2013
  • 622 HP 6.2L
  • 195 mph
There’s tons more of course – two stage adjustable dampers, a specifically tuned Sport Handling setting for the stability and traction control, ceramic brakes, new Michelin Pilot Cup 2 tyres, a new active rear locking differential.
by EVO (Mar, 2013)
No matter, the SLS has a new titanium exhaust (saving 13kg), lightweight seats, a carbonfibre bonnet, a lithium-ion battery and various other weight saving measures.
by EVO (Mar, 2013)

Road Tests Real world tests of the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Coupé Black Series

Top speed

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Coupé Black Series
195 mph
LFA N2410
202 mph

Data points Key details of the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Coupé Black Series


Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Coupé Black Series
622 HP
LFA N2410
1 HP


Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Coupé Black Series
468 ft-lb
Camaro HPE650
642 ft-lb

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What People Are Saying Give it to me straight


It’s actually the stability at the rear end that defines the car, allowing you to really use the torque and the revs through any given corner without fear of lurid oversteer.
by EVO (Mar, 2013)
Power is up from 563 to 622bhp at 7400rpm and thanks to redesigned valve gear, modified camshafts and a revised intake system, the 6.2-litre V8 now revs to 8000rpm.
by EVO (Mar, 2013)
Of course it sounds mighty and the V8 revs so freely with the new modifications.
by EVO (Mar, 2013)


Body roll is superbly controlled for a 1550kg car and best of all, the front and rear ends feels really well tied together.
by EVO (Mar, 2013)
If you’re timid the car can feel a bit grabby as it loses and regains grip, but for a car with such mechanical grip and all that power it’s actually pretty well mannered.
by EVO (Mar, 2013)
The Black Series always produces a small amount of lift on the front axle (a ‘pitching moment’) to dampen steering response at very high speeds.
by EVO (Mar, 2013)


That’s backed up by 468lb ft at 5500rpm – a nice number but it’s actually down on the standard car’s 479lb ft at 4750rpm.
by EVO (Mar, 2013)
Sometimes in the standard car the response of the front end can feel at odds with a slightly less precise rear axle.
by EVO (Mar, 2013)


The dual-clutch gearbox has a shorter final drive, new software and promises quicker shifts and most importantly, better response to inputs from the paddles – an area where the SLS has always frustrated.
by EVO (Mar, 2013)


I love its raucous character and the way it controls its mass and power but I suspect it might be too extreme on British roads.
by EVO (Mar, 2013)

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Brand Mercedes-Benz
Type of car Production car
Year 2013

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 5.5 lb/hp
Maximum hp 622 HP @ 7,400 RPM
Maximum torque 468 ft-lb @ 5,500 RPM
Max RPM 8,000 RPM
Weight distribution 46%/54%
Steering system Rack and pinion

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc
Front wheels 483/? 241
Rear wheels 508/? 279

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,418 lb
Width 76.3 in
Height 49.7 in
Length 182.6 in
Front track width 67 in
Wheelbase 105.5 in

road tests

Top speed 195 mph


Drivetrain RWD w/AMG rear-axle differential
Gearing Traditional
Gear ratios
  1. 1: 3.4:1
  2. 2: 2.19:1
  3. 3: 1.63:1
  4. 4: 1.29:1
  5. 5: 1.03:1
  6. 6: 0.84:1
  7. 7: 0.72:1
Axle ratio 3.67:1


Displacement 6,208 cc
Cylinders V8
Air compressor None
Fuels Gas
Compression ratio 11.3:1
Bore/stroke 4.02 in / 3.72 in
Valvetrain DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 valves
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