Mercedes Benz Most Expensive Car

By on December 22, 2012
2014-SLS-AMG-Black-Series-Most Expensive Car - Rancho Santa Fe Magazine

Mercedes Benz unleashed its latest menacing machine, the ultra sporty 2014 SLS AMG Black Series.

Being Benz’ exclusive and most expensive car, there is no wonder why, as it is the perfect blend of luxury, technology and engineering from motorsport to the road. Gifting this model with both exclusive sport racing components and yet exceptional driving dynamics that offer an utterly unique and unadulterated driving performance. “The SLS AMG Coupé Black Series is the ultimate choice for wicked fast laps and a highly emotional driving experience,” says Ola Källenius, Chairman of Mercedes-AMG GmbH.

The beast of an engine is an AMG 6.3 litre V8 engine generating an output of 631 hp and 635 Newton metres of torque, making the SLS AMG Coupé Black Series the most powerful AMG high performance automobile with a combustion engine in the entire motorcar world today. The top speed stands at 315 km/h or 195 mph. The eight-cylinder naturally aspirated engine installed as a front mid-engine behind the front axle boasts racing car-style response and livelier than ever revving ability. The powerful AMG V8 engine’s race track aspirations are also apparent in its sound: the newly designed AMG sports exhaust system, produced in titanium for the first time, features distinctive centre and rear mufflers which provide for a more powerful and even more striking engine sound.

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The design of the luxury SLS AMG Coupé Black Series derives a special fascination from its similarity to the SLS AMG GT3 customer sport racing car. Wide flared wings with an added width of 13 mm (front) and 26 mm (rear) on each side create the necessary space for the 275 mm and 325 mm sports tyres. Darkened headlamps and black surrounds for the rear lights provide the SLS AMG Coupé Black Series with a muscular and aggressive look. A striking feature on the sides is the attractive integration of the side skirts, which combine with the side feature line in appealing luxury and sporty fashion. AMG forged wheels in a series-specific 10 spoke design, painted in matt black with a high sheen finish, provide glimpses of the AMG ceramic high-performance composite brake system. AMG forged wheels in matt black with high-sheen rim flange are alternatively available. There is no other way to describe the look and feel of the AMG forged wheels and tire design except as exceptionally bad ass.

To add to this racing beauty, is the rear diffuser which extends beyond the rear apron and produces and additional down force at the rear axle. This results in greater stability at top speeds. There are also the two sets of twin chrome tailpipes with a square cross-section that provide a visual demonstration of the gull-wing super sports car’s exclusive power and dynamism – an impression that is backed up by the sound, or otherwise described as the rumbling roar of the engine.

SLS AMG Coupé Black Series

SLS AMG Coupé Black Series

The interior space is simply majestic. Mercedes Benz has done it again, and yet remained true to their ultra sporty interiors with impeccable stitching and gauge placements, as well as aesthetically appropriate lighting throughout. Embossed AMG emblems on the head restraints are further exclusive eye-catchers. There is a choice of two color variants: Alcantara® black or Alcantara® black/red. Either way, the impeccable workmanship and quality is apparent in every interior detail.

The 2014 Mercedes SLS AMG Black Series will be priced at €249,900 (about $325,000 at the current exchange rates). U.S. prices have yet to be released. Since we fell in love with this one, even as currently the most expensive car in the Mercedes Benz family, we bet it’ll be worth every penny.

Sales will begin in June 2013.

About Jacqueline Maddison

Jacqueline Maddison is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Rancho Santa Fe Magazine. She believes in shining light on the best of the best in life. She welcomes you into the world of the ultimate luxury lifestyle.

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