Mercedes Shows SLS AMG Black Series, Announces Prices for New SLS GT and GL63 AMG in LA

Mercedes-Benz selected the Los Angeles Auto Show for the world premiere of its track-focused, but still street-legal, SLS AMG Black Series that was joined by the refreshed SLS AMG GT and the new GL63 AMG, both of which made their U.S. motor show debuts.

The Black Series badge brings a host of racecar touches to the German firm’s Gullwing-door supercar, including a wide body kit that improves aerodynamics, a weight reduction, modified suspension, brakes and steering, and a slightly more powerful version of the regular model’s 6.2-liter V8 churning out 622hp (631PS).

Series production of the limited run SLS AMG Black Series will begin next summer at an as-of-yet, undisclosed price.

However, just to get an idea of what the BS will cost, Mercedes used the LA Auto Show to announce U.S. pricing for the facelifted 2013 SLS AMG GT, which carries an MSRP of $199,500 in coupe trim, and $206,000 as a Roadster, excluding a $2,100 gas-guzzler tax and destination and delivery fees.

U.S. pricing was also announced for the new GL63 AMG, which is powered by a 550hp (557PS) 5.5-litre twin-turbocharged V8. When it arrives at U.S. Mercedes-Benz dealers in the first quarter of 2013, it will carry an MSRP of $116,925, again not including destination and delivery.



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