The famous German brand introduced several new models and concepts at the Los Angeles Auto Show, but the star of their exhibit – and possibly the entire show – was undoubtedly the 2014 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series.
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Mercedes rolled a bright yellow SLS AMG Black Series onto the stage, to gasps and smiles from a full crowd. The bulked-up supercar is tuned for the track, and looks the part. Its black accents on the front spoiler, rear wing, hood and side intakes create a sinister look that matches the wide and aggressive stance perfectly. For more details on the SLS AMG Black Series, check out our previous article here.
Also making its first public appearance was the 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL63 AMG, the first AMG-ified version of their large SUV. With a price that could exceed $120,000 (nearly twice as much as the base GL), the GL63 AMG features exclusive new styling befitting its monster bi-turbo 5.5L V8 engine with 550 horsepower and a seven-speed transmission. You can also expect tons of special branding that clearly sets the GL63 AMG apart from its siblings.
Finally, Mercedes took the wraps off its insane Ener-G-Force Concept, which they believe represents an environmentally-friendly police car of the future. Maybe. Of the zombie apocalypse? Definitely. Our own Adam Burpee brought us the details on the Ener-G-Force when its information came out last month, here.
With increased pressure from both BMW and Audi, Mercedes is obviously working hard to establish themselves as a power brand with cars that simply don’t mess around. The SLS AMG Black Series and GL63 AMG are outrageously aggro versions of already impressive luxury cars, while the Ener-G-Force is an exercise in Take No Prisoners. Which might accurately describe the company’s mindset headed into the 2013 sales year.