2014 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series

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Key Specs

of the 2014 Mercedes‑Benz SLS AMG Black Series. Base trim shown.

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Performance potential
  • Stunning appearance

The Bad

  • Gull-wing doors complicate entry, exit

Notable Features of the 2014 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series

  • New high-powered limited-edition Black Series version
  • Coupe with gull-wing doors or roadster with traditional doors
  • Seven-speed dual-clutch transmission
  • AMG adaptive suspension

2014 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

The Mercedes entry in the supercar market is the SLS AMG GT. This two-person sports car has standout features that include gull-wing doors and a 583-horsepower, 6.3-liter V-8 engine. Competitors include the Bentley Continental GT and Lamborghini Gallardo. It is available as a coupe or convertible (roadster). 

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New for 2014
A new SLS AMG Black Series (detailed below) debuts.

Exterior Highlights

  • Gull-wing doors on coupe, traditional doors on roadster
  • Nearly 6-foot-long hood, short rear deck
  • Roadster's top opens and closes in 11 seconds at speeds up to 30 mph, according to Mercedes
  • Smoked headlights and taillights
  • Red brake calipers
  • Black-colored hood/fender vents, front grille trim and side mirrors
  • 19-inch front wheels, 20-inch rear wheels in either black or silver
  • Body and chassis made of aluminum
  • Retractable rear spoiler

Interior Highlights

  • Interior designed to evoke feel of aircraft cockpit
  • Red seat belts and red contrast stitching
  • Alcantara simulated suede upholstery
  • Seat backrests made of magnesium, which is lightweight and strong
  • Airscarf system for roadster
  • Available leather and Alcantara AMG performance steering wheel
  • Available Bang & Olufsen premium stereo
  • Available carbon fiber trim
  • Available AMG Performance Media with real-time vehicle performance monitoring

Under the Hood

  • 583-hp, 6.3-liter V-8 engine
  • Seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission with paddle shifters
  • Zero to 60 mph in 3...
Vehicle Overview

The Mercedes entry in the supercar market is the SLS AMG GT. This two-person sports car has standout features that include gull-wing doors and a 583-horsepower, 6.3-liter V-8 engine. Competitors include the Bentley Continental GT and Lamborghini Gallardo. It is available as a coupe or convertible (roadster). 

(Skip to details on the: SLS AMG Black Series)

New for 2014
A new SLS AMG Black Series (detailed below) debuts.

Exterior Highlights

  • Gull-wing doors on coupe, traditional doors on roadster
  • Nearly 6-foot-long hood, short rear deck
  • Roadster's top opens and closes in 11 seconds at speeds up to 30 mph, according to Mercedes
  • Smoked headlights and taillights
  • Red brake calipers
  • Black-colored hood/fender vents, front grille trim and side mirrors
  • 19-inch front wheels, 20-inch rear wheels in either black or silver
  • Body and chassis made of aluminum
  • Retractable rear spoiler

Interior Highlights

  • Interior designed to evoke feel of aircraft cockpit
  • Red seat belts and red contrast stitching
  • Alcantara simulated suede upholstery
  • Seat backrests made of magnesium, which is lightweight and strong
  • Airscarf system for roadster
  • Available leather and Alcantara AMG performance steering wheel
  • Available Bang & Olufsen premium stereo
  • Available carbon fiber trim
  • Available AMG Performance Media with real-time vehicle performance monitoring

Under the Hood

  • 583-hp, 6.3-liter V-8 engine
  • Seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission with paddle shifters
  • Zero to 60 mph in 3.6 seconds, according to Mercedes
  • Coupe's weight is distributed 47/53 front-to-rear
  • Available carbon fiber engine compartment cover

Safety Features

  • Antilock brakes
  • Available carbon ceramic high-performance brakes
  • Electronic stability system
  • Side-impact airbags integrated into the seats
  • Side curtain airbags that deploy from the doors

SLS AMG Black Series
The SLS AMG Black Series is a limited-production version of the SLS AMG GT coupe that's offered for the 2014 model year, only at a significantly higher price. It takes technology directly from the SLS AMG GT3 race car and is powered by a 622-hp, 6.3-liter V-8 engine.

  • Seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission
  • Zero to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds, according to Mercedes
  • Adjustable adaptive suspension
  • AMG high-performance ceramic brakes
  • Lightweight alloy wheels wrapped with ultra-high-performance tires
  • Electronically controlled rear differential
  • Standard AMG Aerodynamics Package

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Consumer Reviews

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(4.0)
Reliability
(5.0)
Value For The Money
(3.7)

What Drivers Are Saying

(5.0)

A pleasure to drive

by Pat P from Hartford CT on August 22, 2017

One of the most impressive cars that could be driven Extremely powerful unbelievable performance and extremely impressive handling Read full review

(5.0)

sweet tuner

by Randy Butternubs from Maple city ,Mi on December 2, 2013

This car is all out balls and great safety features With the light and strong carbon fiber with all wheel drive with abs meets all my expectations. Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2014 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series currently has 1 recall

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2014 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series has not been tested.

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Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The SLS AMG Black Series received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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