SLS AMG Black Series steals the limelight at the Mercedes stand at the 2012 Los Angeles Motor Show. The super Gullwing coupé is powered by the mighty 6.2-litre V8 M159 that revs at 8,000 rpm. The output produced reaches 631 hp, with outstanding performance figures: acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h is covered in 3.6 seconds and top speed is 315 km / h. The extensive amount of carbon fibre used to build the body enables the car to shed more than 70 Kg and compared to the standard SLS AMG to weight just 1,550 Kg.
There’s another Affalterbach-born vehicle in L.A., the GL 63 AMG, which is powered by a 5.5-litre twin-turbo V8 engine that produces 557 hp and 760 Nm of torque. High the performance: acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h is covered in 4.9 seconds, top speed of 250 km / h (electronically limited) that goes up to 270 km / h with the GL 63 AMG Performance. Mercedes declares an average fuel consumption of 12.3 litres per 100 km (288 g CO2/km).
Also on display the elegant SLS AMG GT, updated version of Mercedes supercar, which now boasts even better handling and greater performance: its 6.2-litre V8 generates 591 hp at 6,800 rpm and 650 Nm of peak torque. Acceleration from 0 to 100 is now estimated at 3.7 seconds, reaching a top speed of 320 km / h.
Last but not least the Ener-G-Force, futuristic reinterpretation of the G-Class: the designers have taken the distinctive features of the 1979 Geländewagen, to create a concept patrol vehicle for the 2025 police force. The off-road is powered an F-Cell Hydrogen propulsion system with an operating range of 800 Km. Four electric motors push the Mercedes Ener-G-Force and the central control system delivers the torque on each wheel depending on the grip of the road surface.