2014 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series  -  $275,925

Vehicle Details

MSRP: $275,925
Base Invoice: $256,675
Destination Charge: $925
Options: $0
Trim: 2dr Cpe SLS AMG Black Series
Doors: 2
Drive train: Rear Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 14 | City: 13 | Hwy: 17
Body Style: SLS AMG Black Series Coupe
Transmission: Transmission: 7-Speed Automatic
Engine: Engine: 6.3L AMG Naturally Aspirated V8


Iconic styling with vintage 300SL looks; gull-wing doors, supercar status from performance-designed chassis; powerful V8 engine; roadster option

Model Highlights

Designed as a replacement for the aging McLaren SLR and as a range-topper for Mercedes-Benz, the SLS AMG GT was designed and honed by the high-performance gurus at AMG. Using the 300SL Gullwing as inspiration gave the car its characteristic shape, and perhaps its most unique and iconic feature -- gull-wing doors. It features a long hood and short rear deck, much like the 300SL.

The SLS AMG GT is an evolution of 2012's SLS AMG. The only available engine is the same 6.2L V8 used in the SL63 and other AMG models, although here it's been tuned slightly with dry-sump oiling, a reworked valvetrain and camshaft design, special tubular headers, a free-flowing intake and an improved exhaust system. The result is 583 hp and 479 ft-lb of torque, which pushes the SLS to 60 mph in an estimated 3.7 seconds and gives a top speed of 199 mph.

A 7-speed dual-clutch electronic transmission is the only available gearbox, featuring aluminum shift paddles mounted on either side of the steering wheel. The driver can select between several modes that offer shift quality tuned for both maximum performance and maximum efficiency -- and several steps in between. Mounted in the rear and connected to the engine via a carbon-fiber driveshaft, it helps give a near-perfect weight balance of 47/53 front-to-rear.

The chassis utilizes 4-wheel independent suspension with double-wishbone designs front and rear. With AMG Ride Control settings of "Sport" and "Sport+", drivers can select just how aggressive they want their SLS GT to be. But with the engine mounted low in the chassis (thanks to dry-sump oiling) and its rear-mounted transaxle, the SLS's center of gravity and overall balance helps provide exceptional handling characteristics no matter the setting. Massive disc brakes help bring the car from 60 mph to a stop in just under 100 feet.

The SLS AMG GT is available as either a coupe or convertible. Both are built on a high-tech aluminum space frame. Standard safety equipment includes stability and traction control, antilock brakes, front, side, knee and curtain airbags for both driver and passenger and Mercedes' "mbrace" emergency telematics system. In the event of a rollover, the coupe's gull-wing doors separate from the car via pyrotechnic devices, allowing easy exit for both driver and passenger.

The roadster SLS comes with a 3-layer fabric top and conventional front-hinged doors instead of the coupe's gull-wings. While Mercedes did have to add additional bracing to keep the chassis rigid, they claim the roadster weighs the same as the coupe, but has a lower center of gravity, so handling will not be affected too much.

Standard equipment includes 19-inch front and 20-inch rear cast aluminum wheels, bi-xenon headlamps with washers, auto-dimming and power-folding mirrors, a backup camera, keyless entry and ignition, leather upholstery, heated seats with memory functions, dual-zone automatic climate control and a premium sound system with satellite radio and iPod connectivity. In addition, Mercedes COMMAND interface is also standard.

Optional features many AMG performance parts, such as performance and adaptive suspension and carbon ceramic brakes. Outside, three types of unique alloy wheels and carbon fiber trim are also available. Inside, quilted leather seating, a leather and suede-wrapped steering wheel, and an 11-speaker Bang & Olufsen stereo system are optional add-ons.

The SLS AMG Black Series comes with an enhanced version of the 6.2L V8, which in the Black Series makes 622 horsepower and 468 lb-feet of torque. It comes with a special electro-mechanical limited slip differential, adjustable spoiler, a wider track, stiffer suspension and an interior that uses a lot of carbon fiber to save weight.

Model News

For 2014, Mercedes-Benz has added a "Black Series." It comes with an even more powerful engine than the ordinary SLS AMG GT as well as other performance enhancements. It will be made in limited numbers.

Value Writeup

Designed and built by AMG, Mercedes-Benz's performance division, the SLS AMG GT was inspired by the iconic 300SL Gullwing of the 1950s and built with both performance and usability in mind. In a supercar market full of occasional-use vehicles that see duty only occasionally, like the Lamborghini Gallardo or Ferrari 458, the SLS stands out as a practical performer that'll keep pace, has a great look, and still can be driven regularly. Starting at around $200,000, it's a relative bargain among its peers.

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

EPA Classification

Rear Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
17 MPG

Cruising Range - City
292.50 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
13 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
14 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
382.50 mi

Engine Type
Premium Unleaded V-8

6.2 L/379

Fuel System
Sequential MPI

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
622 @ 7400

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
468 @ 5500

Trans Type

Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

Reverse Ratio (:1)

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

Passenger Capacity

Front Head Room
39 in

Front Leg Room
41.7 in

Front Shoulder Room
58.4 in

Front Hip Room
63.2 in

105.5 in

Length, Overall
182.6 in

Track Width, Front
67 in

Track Width, Rear
65.9 in

Trunk Volume
6.2 ft³

Base Curb Weight
3616 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone

Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Double Wishbone

Front Tire Size

Rear Tire Size

Front Wheel Size
19 X 9.5 in

Rear Wheel Size
20 X 11 in

Front Wheel Material
Forged Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Forged Aluminum

Steering Type

Brake ABS System

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Disc - Rear (Yes or )

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
15.8 in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
14.2 in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
22.5 gal

Basic Years

Basic Miles/km

Drivetrain Years

Drivetrain Miles/km

Corrosion Years

Corrosion Miles/km

Roadside Assistance Years

Roadside Assistance Miles/km


Mfg's Report Date
FEB 10, 2016


Potential Number of Units Affected

Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC. (MBUSA) is recalling certain model year 2009-2010 ML320 BlueTec 4Matic, GL320 BlueTec 4Matic and R320 CDI 4Matic, 2011 E350 Cabriolet and E550 Cabriolet, 2009-2011 ML350, ML350 4Matic, ML550 4Matic, ML63 AMG, and C63 AMG, 2010-2011 ML450 4Matic Hybrid, E350 Coupe, E350 4Matic, E550 Coupe, E550 4Matic, and E63 AMG, 2011-2012 GL350 BlueTec 4Matic and R350 BlueTec 4Matic, 2009-2012 GL450 4Matic, GL550 4Matic and R350 4Matic, 2007-2008 SLK280, SLK350, and SLK55 AMG, 2011-2014 SLS AMG Coupe, 2012 SLS AMG Cabriolet, 2013-2014 SLS AMG GT and SLS AMG GT Cabriolet, 2005 C230 Kompressor and C320, 2006-2007 C230, 2006-2011 C350, 2008-2011 C300 and C300 4Matic, 2010-2012 GLK350 and GLK350 4Matic and 2006-2007 Chrysler Crossfire vehicles. Upon deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to rupture.

In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.

MBUSA will their notify owners, and Fiat Chrysler will notify the affected Chrysler owners. Dealers for the respective brands will replace the driver's frontal air bag module, free of charge. A notification schedule has not yet been provided. Mercedes-Benz owners may contact MBUSA customer service at 1-800-367-6372 and Chrysler owners may contact Fiat Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403.

Dates of Manufacture
DEC 09, 2009 to MAR 21, 2014

Engine: 6.3L AMG Naturally Aspirated V8

Transmission: 7-Speed Automatic -inc: Dual clutch transaxle

Transmission w/Driver Selectable Mode

Rear-Wheel Drive

4.44 Axle Ratio

Engine Oil Cooler

80-Amp/Hr 760CCA Maintenance-Free Battery

180 Amp Alternator

Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers

Front And Rear Anti-Roll Bars

Automatic w/Driver Control Ride Control Sport Tuned Adaptive Suspension

Hydraulic Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering

22.5 Gal. Fuel Tank

Dual Titanium Exhaust w/Polished Tailpipe Finisher

Double Wishbone Front Suspension w/Coil Springs

Double Wishbone Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs

4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front And Rear Vented Discs, Brake Assist, Ceramic Discs and Electric Parking Brake

Electro-Mechanical Limited Slip Differential

Wheels: 19" Fr & 20" Rr Silver -inc: Forged w/matte black inlay and machined polished silver spokes

Tires: 19" Front & 20" Rear

Spare Tire Mobility Kit

Clearcoat Paint

Body-Colored Front Bumper

Body-Colored Rear Bumper

Body-Colored Door Handles

Carbon Fiber Power Heated Side Mirrors w/Driver Auto Dimming, Power Folding and Turn Signal Indicator

Fixed Rear Window w/Defroster

Light Tinted Glass

Rain Detecting Variable Intermittent Wipers w/Heated Jets And Wiper Park

Composite/Aluminum Panels

Power Spoiler

Grille w/Chrome Bar

Trunk Rear Cargo Access

Fully Automatic Projector Beam High Intensity Low/High Beam Daytime Running Auto-Leveling Headlamps w/Washer and Delay-Off

Rear Fog Lamps

Cornering Lights

Perimeter/Approach Lights

LED Brakelights

Radio: COMAND APS w/Navigation & SIRIUS Satellite -inc: 40GB hard-drive GPS navigation, enhanced voice control system, in-dash 6 disc CD/DVD changer and iPod/MP3 media interface

Radio w/Seek-Scan, Clock, Speed Compensated Volume Control, Steering Wheel Controls, Radio Data System, Weatherband and 6 Gb Internal Memory

6 Speakers

Automatic Equalizer

Audio Theft Deterrent

Wireless Streaming

Concealed Diversity Antenna

Bluetooth Wireless Phone Connectivity

1 LCD Monitor In The Front

Turn-By-Turn Navigation Directions

Real-Time Traffic Display

Front Bucket Seats -inc: adjustable lumbar support and AMG crest in headrests

10-Way Power Driver Seat -inc: Power Recline, Height Adjustment, Seatback Side Bolster Support, Fore/Aft Movement and Cushion Tilt

10-Way Power Passenger Seat -inc: Power Recline, Height Adjustment, Seatback Side Bolster Support, Fore/Aft Movement and Cushion Tilt

Power Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column

Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Engine Coolant Temp, Tachometer, Oil Temperature, Transmission Fluid Temp, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer

Send2Benz Selective Service Internet Access

2 Person Seating Capacity

AMG Sport Steering Wheel w/Auto Tilt-Away

Front Cupholder

Front Cigar Lighter(s)


Proximity Key For Doors And Push Button Start

Valet Function

Power Fuel Flap Locking Type

Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, Illuminated Entry and Panic Button

Remote Releases -Inc: Power Cargo Access

Garage Door Transmitter

Cruise Control

Voice Activated Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning

HVAC -inc: Residual Heat Recirculation

Illuminated Locking Glove Box

Driver Foot Rest

designo Leather Upholstery -inc: alcantara door panels, seat inserts, lower dashboard, steering wheel and headliner

Interior Trim -inc: Carbon Fiber Door Panel Insert, Carbon Fiber Console Insert, Piano Black And Aluminum Interior Accents and Leather Upholstered Dashboard


Leather/Aluminum Gear Shift Knob

Day-Night Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror

Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors w/Driver And Passenger Illumination

Full Floor Console w/Locking Storage, Mini Overhead Console and 2 12V DC Power Outlets

Front Map Lights

Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting

Full Carpet Floor Covering -inc: Carpet Front Floor Mats

Carpet Floor Trim and Carpet Trunk Lid/Rear Cargo Door Trim

Trunk/Hatch Auto-Latch

Cargo Net

Rigid Cargo Cover

Cargo Features -inc: Spare Tire Mobility Kit

Cargo Space Lights

Memory Settings -inc: Driver And Passenger Seats, Door Mirrors, Steering Wheel and HVAC

FOB Controls -inc: Trunk/Hatch/Tailgate and Windows

Tracker System

Smart Device Integration

Locking Interior Concealed Storage and 1st Row Underseat Storage

Power 1st Row Windows w/Driver And Passenger 1-Touch Up/Down

Delayed Accessory Power

Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature

Systems Monitor

Trip Computer

Outside Temp Gauge

Analog Display

Seats w/Carbon Fiber Back Material

Fixed Front Head Restraints

Front Center Armrest

Perimeter Alarm

Engine Immobilizer

2 12V DC Power Outlets

Air Filtration

Electronic Stability Control (ESC)

ABS And Driveline Traction Control

Side Impact Beams

Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags

mbrace Emergency S.O.S

PARKTRONIC Front And Rear Parking Sensors

Blind Spot Assist Blind Spot Sensor

Tire Specific Low Tire Pressure Warning

Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags

Curtain 1st Row Airbags

Airbag Occupancy Sensor

Driver And Passenger Knee Airbag

First Aid Kit

Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Height Adjusters and Pretensioners

Back-Up Camera

















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