For the Price of a Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series, You Could Buy a McLaren 720S and a Daily Driver
The AMG GT Black Series costs more than exotic supercars from McLaren and Ferrariby Ciprian Florea, on
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
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
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.
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||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|
|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?
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.