Mercedes-AMG Says It’ll Never Do A Black Series SUV

Mercedes-AMG is dedicated to making ever more powerful and capable performance machines. Those include high-powered versions of Benz’s crossovers and SUVs. But the top rung on the AMG ladder is reserved strictly for two-door models.

This according to AMG boss Tobias Moers, who spoke to AutoGuide on the future of the Black Series at the New York Auto Show last week. Asked if Affalterbach would ever do a Black Series sport-ute, Moers reportedly laughed: “No, no, no, no…never. Black Series is for the racetrack.” And that means two doors only.

For those unacquainted, the AMG Black Series has constituted the most extreme performance Mercedes to date. The stripped-out, amped-up treatment has been applied, one model at a time, to the SLK, CLK, SL, C-Class, and SLS. They’ve all been two-door coupes, with the folding hardtops on the SLK and SL replaced with fixed tops.

The SLS AMG Black Series was the last to be introduced, back in 2013. But that entire model line was discontinued in 2015, and we’ve been waiting for a new one ever since. That’s anticipated to soon take the form of a more focused AMG GT coupe, which could be just around the corner.

Moers says there’d be no reason to make a new C63 AMG Black Series coupe, as it would overlap – in terms of performance and price – with the GT. And we could say the same for the E-Class and S-Class coupes as well – or the SLC and SL, for that matter. If and when the GT is phased out, it could be open season again for the Black Series. But whatever the future may hold, it seems, it won’t be an SUV.

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  • Auf Wiedersehen

    “Mercedes-AMG Says It’ll Never Do A Black Series SUV”

    Which means it’s working on a Black Series SUV.

    • Six_Tymes


    • Сафиуллина-Мохамед Рамазанов

      I came in to say your exact words

  • Adi

    That’s what they say now. Wait 5 years and they will change their mind. There are so many car brands that said they will never ever build an SUV and now they’re making them.

  • Christian Wimmer

    “We’ll never do forced induction!” – BMW M, a few years ago…

  • Six_Tymes


  • Bash

    They are probably testing one right. lol

  • Eagle By Singer

    Tomorrow’s article: New Mercedes-Benz GLC Black Seires scooped.

  • Tumbi Mtika


  • Maybe the striped out Range Rover SVR would change their mind…


    If they aren’t working on one they shouldn’t consider it either. Leave the Black Series for performance cars like the AMG GT and possibly the C63. The AMG models are more than enough for the upper class soccer moms.

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