A successor for the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG will not be put into production but the company is planning on offering a new Black Series model.
Mercedes-Benz is playing safe as it is not risking a lot of money with a new supercar but that doesn’t mean that Black Series models will be discontinued. In a recent interview with Tobias Moers, the Mercedes-AMG boss, the guys from Autocar have learned that the car manufacturer is not planning a new hypercar or a V8 mid-engined supercar. The company will continue to supply Pagani with V12 engines so if you want a Mercedes-AMG powered supercar, you’d better turn your head towards the Italian based automaker.
Our source is also stating that the Black Series range hasn’t been terminated so new models wearing these badges on their bodies will continue to be introduced. Rumor has it that the AMG range will increase but if you want a high end model with the 3-pointed star logos on its body, the AMG GT is the choice. As a small reminder, the SLS AMG was produced for four years, between 2010 and 2014, and offered in two body styles, coupe and roadster, both of them getting a front mid-engine and rear-wheel drive layout. Power came from a 6.2 liter V8 engine, rated at 563 HP (420 kW) and 650 Nm (479 lb-ft), while in the AMG GT, the unit was rated at 583 HP (435 kW) and 650 Nm (479 lb-ft) of torque. The SLS AMG Coupe Black Series had 622 HP (464 kW) and 635 Nm (468 lb-ft) of torque.