Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series debuts in Malaysia - Got RM3 million?

By Gokul, 28 June 2022

Only 13 units were allocated for Malaysia, and all of them have already found their homes

Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series

Mercedes-Benz today previewed the Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series at the Sepang International Circuit at the Mercedes-AMG Track Day.

The new GT Black Series engine is based on the AMG 4.0-litre V8 biturbo engine with dry sump lubrication, but it has been given the new internal code M178 LS2 due to the numerous modifications. 

It achieves 730 hp from 6,700 - 6,900 rpm and delivers a maximum torque of 800 Nm from 2,000 - 6,000 rpm. New camshafts and exhaust manifolds are adapted to the new firing order and improve the gas cycle further.

Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series

Thanks to the engine, the two-door supercar shoots from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.2 seconds, and to 200 km/h in under nine seconds. The top speed is 325 km/h, although only on cordoned-off racetracks.

Power is transmitted to the rear wheels via the seven-speed AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7G dual clutch transmission, which is located on the rear axle in a transaxle arrangement for optimal weight distribution, as is the case for all AMG GT models.

It has been modified for use in the AMG GT Black Series and adapted to the increased torque of 800 Nm. The previous limits governing shift performance and response time have been extended, making them more suitable for racetracks. 

Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series interior

As with the AMG GT R and AMG GT R PRO, aerodynamics experts and designers have worked in close collaboration, as 'form follows function' applies more than ever in the case of the Black Series.

Another direct derivative from motorsport is the new carbon-fibre bonnet, with two large exhaust air outlets made from black-finished carbon surfaces. 

The rear view is characterised by the new rear apron with a large diffuser, two rounded twin tailpipe trims on the outside left and right, side wheel arch ventilation, and the innovative rear aerofoil concept.

Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series

The lightweight carbon-fibre roof, with a sunken centre, as well as the carbon-fibre tailgate with small spoiler lip and larger rear windscreen made from lightweight thin glass, are all key components of the 'intelligent material mix' and 'lightweight construction'.

Inside, nappa leather is combined with sporty Dinamica microfibre in black with orange contrasting topstitching.

The instrument panel and the newly designed lightweight door panels, which are now equipped with loop pull handles instead of conventional handles, are trimmed in black Dinamica microfibre.

The AMG GT Black Series features the fully digital instrument displays from the AMG GT family with an instrument cluster measuring 12.3 inches in front of the driver, and a 10.25-inch multimedia monitor on the centre console. 

Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series

As standard, the AMG steering wheel buttons also have a round controller with an integrated display, as well as two vertically positioned coloured display buttons with switches. 

The AMG drive programs can be activated using the right controller. The selected setting is shown on the colour LCD display directly integrated in the controller.

That being said, the price of the Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series starts from RM3 million. According to Mercedes-Benz Malaysia, all 13 units which were allocated for the Malaysian market have been snapped up by customers even prior to the debut.

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