The AMG GT Black Series costs more than exotic supercars from McLaren and Ferrari

Mercedes-Benz just unveiled European pricing information for the hot and new AMG GT Black Series and boy, oh boy, it’s expensive! The German sports coupe comes in at an eye-watering €335,715 in Germany, which is notably more than some exotic supercars from Ferrari and McLaren.

The Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series is the most expensive Merc available

For the Price of a Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series, You Could Buy a McLaren 720S and a Daily Driver
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At €335,715, the AMG GT Black Series costs notably more than its AMG GT siblings.

The AMG GT R, for instance, comes in at less than €200,000, so you’re basically paying the cost of an entry-level AMG GT and an AMG GT R for the Black Series. Also, no other model from Mercedes’ current lineup, not even the Mercedes-AMG S63 or the Mercedes-Maybach S650, exceeds €200,000 before options.

The Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series is notably more expensive than the McLaren 720S

For the Price of a Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series, You Could Buy a McLaren 720S and a Daily Driver
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The cool thing about the non-Black Series AMG GT is that it offers solid performance for a decent amount of money. The GT R is a bit more expensive than the rest, but it didn’t go into Ferrari or McLaren territory. The Black Series, on the other hand, trumps supercars like the McLaren 720S or Ferrari F8 Tributo in terms of pricing, and this may become an issue for Mercedes-Benz.

For the Price of a Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series, You Could Buy a McLaren 720S and a Daily Driver
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The McLaren 720S, for instance, starts from €273,000 in Germany. This means that the AMG GT Black Series comes with a massive €60,000 premium.

So for the price of a Black Series, you can buy a 720S and a daily driver.

And not just any daily driver, as €60,000 will allow you to take home a premium vehicle. Let’s say a well-equipped Mercedes-Benz E-Class. Granted, a 720S will become a bit more expensive with a few options, but you’ll still have enough for a decent daily driver priced around €30,000.

Now I’m not saying that the Black Series is a poor car for the price. At 720 horsepower and 590 pound-feet of torque, it’s actually a tad more powerful than the McLaren 720S. It’s also fitted with race-spec technology, loads of carbon-fiber, and that big wing that’ll make it fast on the race track. I’m only saying that for more than €300,000 you can buy a more exotic supercar.

Mercedes-AMG Gt Black Series Performance vs. McLaren 720S
Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series McLaren 720S
Engine 4.0-liter V8 biturbo 4.0-Liter Twin-Turbo V-8
Output 720 hp at 6,700-6,900 rpm 710 hp @ 7,500 rpm
Peak torque 590 lb-ft at 2,000-6,000 rpm 568 LB-FT @ 5,500 rpm
Drive Rear-wheel drive RWD
Transmission AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7-speed 7-speed SSG
Acceleration 0-60 mph 3.1 s 2.8 s
Top speed 202 mph 212 mph

How much will it cost in the United States?

For the Price of a Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series, You Could Buy a McLaren 720S and a Daily Driver
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There’s no info on that right now, but the Black Series will probably cross the pond with a sticker that will exceed $300,000. As of July 2020, the R Coupe is the most expensive version of the Mercedes-AMG GT at $162,900 before options.

Ciprian Florea
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Ciprian's passion for everything with four wheels (and more) started back when he was just a little boy, and the Lamborghini Countach was still the coolest car poster you could hang on your wall. Ciprian's career as a journalist began long before earning a Bachelor's degree, but it was only after graduating that his love for cars became a profession.  Read More
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