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Lot 111

2014 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series

  • Chassis no. WMX1973771A011179

Sold for €470.400

Documents: French Certificat d’Immatriculation


622 bhp, 6,208 cc DOHC V-8 engine, seven-speed AMG Speedshift DCT sports transmission, front and rear independent adjustable coil-over suspension, and four-wheel AMG high-performance ceramic disc brakes. Wheelbase: 2,680 mm

  • Single French ownership from new with only 9,350 kilometres from new
  • Finished in brilliant Solar Beam Yellow over black


Introduced at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 2009, the new SLS AMG elicited a fantastic response from the motoring press and Mercedes-Benz faithful alike. Very much a modern take on the iconic 300 SL of the 1950s, the car quickly proved to be a sales success. Shortly thereafter, Mercedes-Benz developed a racing version for the FIA’s GT3 class of racing that proved to be highly competitive on the track.

Looking to compete directly with the Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Superleggera and the Ferrari 458 Speciale, the SLS AMG Black Series upped the ante in terms of performance. By shedding nearly 70 kilograms of weight and adding roughly 60 horsepower, top speed was increased to 315 km/h with a 0–100 km/h time of 3.6 seconds. This was accomplished through fitting modified camshafts, revised cam geometry, special racing-specification tappets, intake air ducting, and fitting a titanium exhaust system.

Customers could opt for a host of options, including numerous carbon-fibre accessories, and choose from nine standard colours. Furthermore, the SLS AMG Black Series’ navigation and infotainment system could be deleted to save a few extra pounds. Adding to the car’s visual ferocity and available downforce, an adjustable carbon-fibre rear wing, similar to the one fitted to the SLS AMG GT3, was also available.

This particular SLS AMG was delivered new in 2014 to its current owner thanks to a special relationship with Mercedes-Benz, and it has remained with him ever since. Finished in Solar Beam Yellow over a black interior, it was delivered new to France and regularly serviced by Mercedes-Benz of Lyon. It has travelled just 9,350 kilometres from new, and as a result, it remains in exceptional condition throughout. It is ready for further road use and would make a wonderful dual-purpose grand tourer or spirited Sunday driver.





Moteur V8, 6 208 cm3, 2 ACT par banc, 622 ch, transmission AMG Speedshift DCT sport sept rapports, suspension avant et arrière indépendante à combinés ressorts-amortisseurs réglables, freins AMG hautes performances à disque céramique sur les quatre roues. Empattement 2 680 mm.

• Un seul propriétaire depuis l'origine, 9 350 km seulement
• Superbe teinte "Solar Beam Yellow" et intérieur noir

Présentée au Salon de Francfort 2009, la nouvelle SLS AMG recevait un accueil fantastique de la presse automobile et de Mercedes-Benz. Sorte d'interprétation moderne de la légendaire 300 SL des années 1950, la voiture se révélait rapidement un succès commercial. Peu de temps après, Mercedes mettait au point une version compétition qui, engagée en catégorie GT3 FIA, se montrait extrêmement compétitive sur la piste.

Concurrente directe des Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Superleggera et Ferrari 458 Speciale, la SLS AMG Black Series relevait encore le niveau en termes de performances. Avec un poids réduit d'environ 70 kg et une puissance gagnant quelque 60 ch, elle atteignait une vitesse de pointe de 315 km/h et passait de 0 à 1200 km/h en 3,6 s. Pour atteindre un tel niveau, la voiture recevait des arbres à cames et poussoirs spéciaux, un réglage de distribution modifié, un système d'admission amélioré et un échappement en titane.

Les clients pouvaient commander toute une série d'options dont plusieurs accessoires en fibre de carbone, et choisir parmi neuf teintes de carrosserie standard. Par ailleurs, le système de navigation et d'infotainment de la SLS AMG Black Series pouvait être supprimé pour gagner encore quelques kg. Pour compléter l'agressivité visuelle de la voiture et son profilage aérodynamique, un aileron identique à celui équipant la SLS AMG GT3 était disponible.

La présente SLS AMG a été livrée en 2014 à son actuel propriétaire, grâce à une relation spéciale avec Mercedes-Benz. Depuis, il ne s'en est jamais séparé. De teinte "Solar Beam Yellow" avec intérieur noir, elle a été vendue neuve en France et a bénéficié d'un entretien régulier chez Mercedes-Benz Lyon. Elle n'a parcouru que 9 350 km depuis l'origine et, par conséquent, présente un excellent état à tous points de vue. Elle est prête à prendre la route et à offrir sa personnalité multifacette, de la grande routière de grande classe à la sportive radicale.

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