Mercedes-AMG SLS Black Series. Photo: Supplied
Stephen Ottley | Mar, 07 2018 | 0 Comments

The Mercedes-AMG Black Series is coming back.

Mercedes-AMG boss Tobias Moers dropped the bombshell at the 2018 Geneva motor show, confirming the return of the Black Series badge to the performance brand’s GT hero model.

Without questioning Moers revealed exclusively to Australian media in Geneva that a Black Series version of the AMG GT is on the way.

“There is a GT variant still [we need to do],” Moers said. “There’s still a kind of sub-brand of AMG that needs support.

“We’ve started the journey of Black Series.”

The Black Series badge is reserved for AMG’s highest performance models and has only been offered on five previous models, all two doors - the SLK55, CLK63, SL65, C63 Coupe and, most recently, the SLS [main image].

But Moers admits the extreme nature of the current AMG GTR  [pictured above] will make it difficult to improve upon. The current GTR boasts 430kW for its 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 but the new AMG GT63+ 4-door Coupe has a 470kW version of the same engine. However, adding more power to the rear-wheel drive GT may make handling a challenge. Moers, then, is promising a surprise solution to make the new GT Black Series the performance pinnacle of the AMG range.

“Establishing the GTR with outstanding driving dynamics, better than anything before, this must be, and this is what I say always, the next Black Series done out of the GT must be something really surprising. And this is what we’re working on,” he said.

While Moers refused to go into any more detail on the car, when asked when it will launch he said: “2020 is going to be an interesting year.”

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