M-B USA sets pricing for 2014 SLS AMG Black Series ($275k) and C63 AMG Edition 507 ($70k)

2014MY SLS AMG Black Series.

2014MY SLS AMG Black Series.

MONTVALE, N.J. – Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) revealed pricing for the 2014 SLS AMG Black Series coupe and the 2014 C63 AMG Edition 507 sedan and coupe. Both models are part of an exclusive lineup of high-performance AMG models available at all U.S. Mercedes-Benz dealers.

The Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Pricing for the MY14 SLS AMG Black Series is $275,000 (plus $1,800 for destination and delivery).

Pricing for the MY14 C63 AMG Edition 507 sedan will begin at $70,000 (plus $925 for destination and delivery) and the C63 Edition 507 coupe is priced at $72,500 (plus $925 for destination and delivery).

2014 SLS AMG Black Series Coupe

Featuring a direct transfer of motorsports technology from the SLS AMG GT3 race car, the fifth Black Series model (fourth in the USA) from Mercedes-AMG boasts a fascinating mix of breathtaking design, outstanding driving dynamics and lightweight construction in line with the “AMG Lightweight Performance” strategy. With a curb weight of 3,616 pounds, the 2014MY SLS AMG Black Series achieves a power/weight ratio of 5.81 lb/hp. The AMG 6.3-liter V8 engine generates a power output of 622 hp at 7,400 rpm and accelerates the most dynamic SLS of all time to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds.

The SLS AMG Black Series achieves a whole new level of performance with an adjustable coilover AMG Adaptive Performance Suspension, AMG high-performance ceramic two-piece brake system and weight-optimized, forged AMG light-alloy wheels with specially developed, ultra high-performance tires. Additional highlights include an electronically-controlled AMG rear-axle differential lock and the AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7-speed sports transmission featuring spectacular shift and response times using dual clutch technology. The standard AMG Aerodynamics package delivers a further boost to the vehicle’s handling and driving dynamics.

2014MY SLS AMG Black Series interior.

2014MY SLS AMG Black Series interior.

Black Series is a name that resonates with automobile experts and enthusiasts worldwide. Following the SLK55 AMG Black Series from 2006 (European model), the 2008 CLK63 AMG Black Series, the 2009 SL65 AMG Black Series and the 2013 C63 AMG Black Series, the fifth in the lineup sees the Black Series enter a whole new dimension with the iconic SLS AMG. ‘The SLS AMG Black Series is the ultimate choice for fast laps and a highly emotional driving experience,” says Ola Källenius, Chairman of Mercedes-AMG GmbH.

The uprated AMG 6.3-liter V8 engine generating a power output of 622 hp and 468 lb-ft of torque is a synonym for thrilling driving dynamics, making the 2014MY SLS AMG Black Series the most powerful AMG high-performance automobile with a combustion engine. Only the SLS AMG Electric Drive with a maximum output of 740 hp has more power.

Key data at a glance:

SLS AMG Black Series
Displacement 6,208 cc
Bore x stroke 4.02 x 3.72 inches
Compression ratio 11.3 : 1
Output 622 hp at 7,400 rpm
Max. torque 468 lb-ft at 5,500 rpm
Maximum engine speed 8,000 rpm
Engine weight (dry) 452 lbs
Acceleration 0-60 mph 3.5 s
Top speed 196 mph
2014 C63 AMG Edition 507

2014 C63 AMG Edition 507

2014 C63 AMG Edition 507
The C63 AMG model line includes the addition of a newly developed Edition 507 model, which replaces the optional AMG Development Package on both sedan and coupe models. The output of the AMG 6.3 liter V8 engine in the C63 Edition 507 has been increased by 56 hp, bringing the output to 507 hp with 450 lb.-ft. of torque. The model year 2014 C63 AMG Edition 507 uses much of the same technology as the SLS AMG: the eight-cylinder naturally aspirated engine features forged pistons, connecting rods and a lightweight crankshaft as seen on the super sports car. AMG high-performance compound braking system with red brake calipers is fitted as standard. The C63 AMG Edition 507 will be available in July 2013 of 2013 and is designed to appeal to performance enthusiasts who demand best-in-class technology, exclusive design and a higher level of driving dynamics.

The C63 AMG Edition 507 coupe and sedan produces 507 hp and accelerates from 0-60 in 4.1 seconds. This new model outperforms the existing 451 hp C63 model by three-tenths of a second, and the former optional AMG Development Package which produce 481 hp by twotenths of a second. Top speed has been electronically raised to 174 mph up from the standard 155 mph.

According to Ola Källenius, Chairman of the Board of Management of Mercedes-AMG GmbH: “The C 63 AMG with the classic AMG 6.3-liter high-revving V8 naturally aspirated engine is one of the most popular AMG high-performance cars in the world. With the new C 63 AMG Edition 507, we are offering our loyal customers an attractive model variant which boasts even higher performance and at the same time is visually exciting.”

Preliminary Technical Data:

Edition 507
Edition 507
Displacement 6208 cc 6208 cc
Power output 507 hp
at 6800 rpm
507 hp
at 6800 rpm
Max. torque 450 lb.-ft
at 5200 rpm
450 lb.-ft
at 5200 rpm
0-60 mph
4.1 s 4.1 s
Top speed 174 mph 174 mph

C63 AMG Edition 507 featuring technology from the SLS AMG
The increase in power output to 507 hp at 6800 rpm comes courtesy of the modified inner workings of the AMG 6.3-liter V8 engine. The forged pistons adopted from the SLS AMG, together with new connecting rods and a lightweight crankshaft, translate into a weight saving of 6.6 lbs. The reduction of rotational mass inertia improves the agility of the eight-cylinder M156 naturally aspirated engine. The maximum torque has also increased by 7 lb.-ft., jumping from 443 lb.-ft. to 450 lb.-ft. at 5200 rpm. The titanium grey-painted variable intake manifold is a characteristic feature of the uprated V8 engine. A new engine control system rounds off the series of implemented powertrain measures.

The exterior of the C63 AMG Edition 507 is characterized by exclusive new design features. Most notable of the features is the hood – it originates from the C63 AMG Coupe Black Series. Two openings in the distinctive aluminium hood help with expelling engine heat. Newly designed AMG light-alloy forged wheels with 235/35 R 19 front tires and 255/30 R 19 rear tires are another exclusive feature of the Edition 507. 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 to round out the exterior highlights of this special model.

Optional extras include:

  • AMG illuminated door rocker panels
  • AMG rear axle locking differential
  • AMG 5-spoke light-alloy forged wheels, painted in matte black with a high-sheen finish rim flange, with tires in sizes 235/40 R 18 (front) and 255/35 R 18 (rear)
  • AMG Performance Media
  • AMG carbon-fiber trim with high gloss high gloss black accents
  • Exterior designo magno platinum matte finish paint; five other exterior paint colors are available from the existing C63 AMG palette.

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