Mercedes-Benz has announced the U.S. prices for the 2014 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Coupé Black Series and the 2014 C63 AMG Edition 507 sedan and coupe. The MSRP for the MY14 SLS AMG Coupé Black Series is $275,000 (plus $1,800 for destination and delivery), while the MY14 C63 AMG Edition 507 begins at $70,000 (plus $925 for destination and delivery) and the C63 Edition 507 coupe is priced starting at $72,500 (plus $925 for destination and delivery).
AMG, the wholly owned subsidiary of Daimler AG, is the group’s powerhouse for high-performance cars. The Black Series coupe was introduced at the Los Angeles International Auto Show and will be available at dealerships in August. The car features technology from the SLS AMG GT3 race car and is the fifth Black Series model. The AMG 6.3-liter V-8 engine produces 622 hp at 7,400 rpm and accelerates 0 to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds.
The SLS AMG Coupé Black Series highlights include AMG Adaptive Performance Suspension, AMG high-performance ceramic two-piece brake system and weight-optimized, forged AMG light-alloy wheels with ultra high-performance tires.
“The new SLS AMG Coupé Black Series is a perfect study in the one hundred percent transfer of technology and engineering from motorsport to road,” said Ola Källenius, chairman of Mercedes-AMG GmbH. “We have drawn inspiration from the worldwide success of the SLS AMG GT3 customer sport racing car on both a conceptual and a technological level. Boasting numerous lightweight components and fascinating dynamics, our fifth Black Series model guarantees pure, unadulterated ‘Driving Performance.’ The SLS AMG Coupé Black Series is the ultimate choice for fast laps and a highly emotional driving experience.”
The C63 AMG model line includes the Edition 507, which replaces the optional AMG Development Package on both sedan and coupe models. The AMG 6.3 liter V8 engine in the C63 Edition 507 generates an additional 56 hp, bringing the output to 507 hp with 450 lb.-ft. of torque. The model year 2014 C63 AMG Edition 507 features the same technology as the SLS AMG. A high-performance compound braking system with red brake calipers is fitted as standard. The C63 AMG Edition 507 will be available this month.
The C63 AMG Edition 507 coupe and sedan produces 507 hp and accelerates from 0-60 in 4.1 seconds. Top speed has been electronically raised to 174 mph up from the standard 155 mph. The exterior of the C63 AMG Edition 507 features include a hood taken from C63 AMG Coupe Black Series. The AMG light-alloy wheels are produced using lightweight forging technology and are available in two variants: titanium grey with a high-sheen finish, or matte black with high-sheen rim flanges. An AMG sports stripe applique in matte graphite grey is featured above the rocker panels.
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