Mecedes-Benz C63 AMG Coupe Black Series unveiled; releasing early 2012
The C-Class Coupe was forged in Mercedes’ skunk works division, with AMG upping the 6.2-litre V8’s power from 457bhp to a staggering 517bhp and 457lb ft of torque, by stealing oily stuff from the SLS AMG. All this power is channeled to the 19-inch rear wheels via a seven-speed dual-clutch AMG Speedshift transmission. AMG has also fitted a new coil-over sports suspension with a rear axle differential lock, allowing the driver to create his or her own personal setup.
The gearbox has four modes and its fastest gear change time, in Sport or Manual, is just 100 milliseconds. Performance is, of course, exceptional: the C63 AMG Black Series accelerates from a standstill to 62 mph (100 km/h) in just 4.2 seconds. The track has been widened by 40mm up front and 79mm at the rear, and AMG reckons the whole thing has a low roll angle and lots of grip. The braking system comprises of 390 mm front and 360 mm rear discs, with six and four-piston calipers respectively.
When it comes to inside, the C63 AMG Black Series comes with a two-seat configuration, though Mercedes does offers a four-seat layout as an option. The car also gets red seat belts, a sport steering wheel covered in nappa leather and high-gloss black piano inserts on the dashboard along with the Black Series logo. The TFT colour display sits alongside the ‘Black Series’ logo in the dashboard, and you get the obligatory stainless steel AMG door sills, sports pedals, a huge audio setup (you’ll want to turn it off to better enjoy that AMG exhaust) and of course, climate control.
Mercedes-Benz will offer two optional packages with self-explanatory names: the Track package, which features special Dunlop tires and a differential cooler, and the Aerodynamic package with carbonfibre aerodynamic aids on the front bumper and a carbonfibre rear spoiler. The new C6 AMG Coupe Black Series are expected to go on sale in January, with a starting price in Germany of €115,430 ($165,722). Check out the images below and drope you comment in the box.