The Mercedes Benz AMG GT Black Series has finally been launched in India, and those of you who have been waiting to buy it can now place your orders at dealerships across the country. The flagship of the German automobile manufacturer’s sportscar lineup will be available in four different variants, which will all be powered by AMG’s 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 engine with 550 hp and 700 Nm of torque on tap.
The Mercedes Benz AMG is an exotic sports car made by Mercedes-Benz, a global automobile marque. The AMG series of cars are high performance versions of regular Mercedes models. In 2014, as part of its 50th anniversary celebrations, Daimler launched two new vehicles under its flagship brand –the S-Class and CLA class automobiles. Among them was also the 300 SL which is now being replaced by a modern reinterpretation of that classic supercar—the SLS.
A bit about the car
The Mercedes Benz black AMG GT Black Series is powered by a 4.0L V8 twin-turbo engine that produces 577hp and 550lb-ft of torque. The turbochargers are integrated into the exhaust manifolds to reduce lag, while an electric wastegate actuator provides precise control over boost pressure. For a car designed for ripping corners, it’s impressive that around 80% of its peak torque can be accessed from just 1,600 rpm; it reaches maximum boost pressure at 4,750 rpm and stays there all way up to redline at 7,000 rpm (where top speed lies). That gives you enough energy from 2nd gear until 2nd gear on its own – with enough left to even pull 3rd!
Price, variants and competition
The exterior of any supercar is what makes it stand out from other vehicles on the road. And when you look at how amazingly sporty and well-designed its body is, it’s no wonder that people are so enamored with the Black Series model. The front of the car features a sleek hood while side intakes allow air to flow freely into its engine and allow heat to escape. The rear has been fully redesigned as well; it boasts an aggressive diffuser panel along with a new rear grille design, which gives it an even more aggressive look than ever before. It also sports bold exhaust pipes that help to increase airflow in and out of its engine for optimal performance.
Features and specifications
Like all AMG models, power is drawn from a twin-turbocharged V8 engine. The mercedes benz black series variant of Mercedes-Benz’s sports car gets a 4.0L engine producing 585PS of power and 700Nm of torque. This is an increase of 85PS over its standard counterpart, and allows it to get from 0-100kmph in 3.7 seconds, with a top speed limited to 330kmph. Also available as an option is Merc’s electronically controlled 4WD system which delivers even greater traction on challenging surfaces; not that you’ll need it with so much power on tap!
The exterior is one of my favorite aspects of the car. It’s menacing and sharp, yet clean and sporty at first glance. You don’t realize just how much it sticks out from other cars until you see it on a busy street corner. But, as much as I love that unique aesthetic, I also appreciate how subtle it is. The lines are sharp but not overwhelming—at least when compared to some vehicles in its class—and aren’t overdone for attention or performance.
The interior is a major reason why people buy premium cars and SUVs; for such vehicles, it’s what typically sets them apart from their lower-priced competitors. A luxury car typically has a nicer cabin, better materials and advanced technology features. Luxury car buyers don’t want to spend $50,000 or more on a vehicle just to end up with an outdated dashboard covered in hard plastics. Luckily for them, that’s no longer a concern. Modern luxury automakers have been pouring resources into updating their interiors with nicer materials and technology upgrades galore—all while keeping prices down at lower trim levels.
Engine details, performance and fuel efficiency
The 4.0 litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine of the new mercedes benz black AMG GT delivers a massive 503bhp and 650Nm of torque to all four wheels via an automatic seven-speed dual clutch gearbox with steering wheel mounted paddle shifters and two driving modes (comfort and sport). 0–100kmph comes up in just 3.7 seconds, while top speed is electronically limited to 250kmph. The performance is complemented by a throaty growl that emanates from deep within its exhaust system whenever you bury your foot on one of its five metal pedals. The comfort inside it is next level – with only Japanese supercars like Honda NSX offering equally, if not better levels of comfort at triple digit speeds!