Mercedes-Benz unleashes C63 AMG Coupe Black Series

Mercedes-Benz has revealed details of the most potent C-Class ever built, the new C63 AMG Coupe Black Series.

The hardcore version of Mercedes’ C63 AMG Coupe shares the models same naturally aspirated 6.2-litre V8 engine but with plenty of mods. There’s forged pistons, conrods and crankshaft a larger oil cooler and a new ECU.  The end result is 380kw of peak power, 22kW more than the C63 AMG with Performance Package and max torque of 620Nm. Acceleration from 0-100km/h is crossed off in 4.2 seconds.

Power is sent to the rear wheels through a seven-speed dual clutch AMG Speedshift transmission. The gearbox has four modes and a gear change time of just 100 milliseconds.

Mercedes has equipped the C63 AMG Coupe with an adjustable AMG coil-over sports suspension and upgraded AMG brakes. Filling the guards are  titanium grey forged 19-inch light-alloy wheels. An available option is the AMG Track Package which includes sports tyres and active rear-axle transmission cooling, plus the AMG Aerodynamics package that includes a specially tuned front splitter and an adjustable carbon-fibre rear aerofoil.

In terms of design this latest Black Series member gets a different front bumper with larger air intakes, pumped out wheel arches, deeper side skirting and a redesigned rear bumper with quad exhaust tips. There’s a body-coloured boot lid spoiler and plenty of “Black Series” badging. All body kit components are made of carbon fibre.

In the cabin there are two AMG sports bucket seats. The Black Series comes in a two-seat layout with the rear seat removed to reduce weight, however two individual rear AMG sport seats are available as an option. The sports steering wheel is wrapped in nappa leather and other special details include red seatbelts, stainless steel sports pedals, and AMG door sills.

Sales of the new C63 AMG Coupe Black Series are expected to begin in January, with a starting price in Germany of €115,430.

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