At Mercedes-AMG, the Black Series has been synonymous with a very special type of car since 2006: uncompromisingly sporty, with an expressive design and the most consistent technology transfer from motorsport to series production. Black Series models are exclusive automotive rarities. They have not been developed to gather dust in collectors’ garages, but for high-speed use on racetracks, despite being approved for roads. The AMG GT Black Series represents a new highlight in this tradition: It is the most powerful Mercedes-AMG with a V8 series engine.
In order to emphasise the redefinition of the super sports car, the engine specialists in Affalterbach have once again extensively further developed the tried-and-tested 4.0-litre biturbo unit – despite it already being renowned for excellent driveability, power delivery and torque progression. The specifications were clear: Significantly more power than the previous flagship model of the AMG GT family, an even more agile throttle response, maximum torque – all of which meant that a radical change was needed in the form of a new, ‘flat’ crankshaft.
“The new GT Black Series is our latest automotive highlight and continues a tradition established in 2006. The sixth version of its kind is another AMG milestone and impressive proof of the incredible development expertise in Affalterbach. I am proud of the team who have created a unique super sports car, which now represents the absolute peak of our successful GT family. The performance, looks and driving dynamics of the GT Black Series are second to none. This project was a fantastic end to my work at AMG, for which I am truly thankful,” says Tobias Moers, Chairman of the Board at Mercedes-AMG GmbH.
Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series fact sheet
Drive and driving performances
- 4.0 litre V8 biturbo motor with dry sump lubrication, identification code M178 LS2
- 537 kW/730 hp max. output at 6700-6900 rpm
- 800 Nm max. torque at 2000-6000 rpm
- 0-100 km/h 3.2 s
- 0-200 km/h in under 9.0 s
- New camshafts and exhaust manifolds
- Reinforced AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7G dual clutch transmission for higher torque
- Technical data at a glance
Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series Engine 4.0 litre V8 biturbo Displacement 3982 cc Output 537 kW (730 hp) at 6700-6900 rpm Peak torque 800 Nm at 2000-6000 rpm Drive Rear-wheel drive Transmission AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7G Acceleration 0-100 km/h 3.2 s Top speed 325 km/h