Mercedes SLS AMG Black Series priced from £229,985

Mercedes-Benz has announced UK pricing for the new SLS AMG GT that replaces the SLS AMG coupe and roadster with more power and improved specification, as well as pricing for the hot SLS AMG Black Series.

The SLS AMG GT Coupe uses a 583bhp 6.3-litre V8 with 650Nm of torque linked to a seven-speed AMG dual-clutch gearbox with more precise and responsive shifts. Compared to the SLS AMG it replaces the engine has 20 extra horsepower. 0-62mph comes in 3.7 seconds and top speed is 199mph. Prices on the road start from £165,030.

The top of the range SLS AMG Black Series Coupé is priced from £229,985 and the updated 6.3-litre V8 delivers 631bhp and 635Nm of torque, accelerating the hot gullwing supercar from 0-62 mph in 3.6 seconds.

The SLS AMG Black Series is 70kg lighter than the standard model, weighing 1,625 kg.

Main updates besides a more powerful engine compared to the standard model include lightweight carbon fibre bonnet, front splitter, rear aerofoil, diffuser, AMG Ride Control Performance suspension, AMG ceramic high-performance composite brake system, wider flared wings, a new AMG titanium sports exhaust system and 19 and 20-inch AMG five twin-spoke alloy wheels.

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