2012 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Coupe Black Series – The 451 horsepower of the regular C63 AMG Coupe not enough for you? Well, luckily the tuning gods at AMG have thought about this because they have worked a more powerful engine into the stylish C-Class Coupe and have slapped their infamous Black Series label on the car. The end result is the new 2012 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Coupe Black Series, which will make its first public outing at this weekend’s 2011 Formula 1 German Grand Prix at the Nurburgring before going on display at the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show in September.
Forgoing the latest twin-turbocharged 5.5-liter V-8 found in the newer AMG models, the C63 AMG Coupe Black Series sticks with the venerable 6.2-liter sledgehammer, which in this application is rated at 510 horsepower and 457 pound-feet of torque.
In case the 451 hp and 443 lb-ft in the standard issue C63 AMG or the 481 and 443 offered by that car’s AMG Development Package aren’t quite cutting it, the C63 AMG BS makes 510 hp at 6800 rpm and 457 lb-ft at 5200. Like cars with the Development Pack, the Black Series borrows its pistons, connecting rods, and crankshaft from the be-gullwinged SLS AMG supercar. (And like previous Black Series cars, the C63 will sound downright nasty. Click on the video at the bottom of this page to hear it rev.) Behind the motor lives the same seven-speed automatic found in the regular C63, packing four shift modes and a launch-control function for when you really don’t want to linger at this stupid party one more split second. We ran a Development Pack sedan to 60 mph in just 3.9 seconds; with wider rear rubber, figure on the Black Series shaving a couple tenths from that and clearing the quarter-mile in around 12 seconds flat.
And so we cooked all day in a fully accoutered C63 Black Series. The fixins’ on our coupe went well beyond the standard model’s race-car-for-the-road spec: Track Package, Aerodynamics Package, AMG Performance Media suite, Exterior Carbon Fiber Package, 19-inch matte black forged light alloy wheels and a fire extinguisher. We’d have preferred if some of these options actually came as standard equipment, but last we checked, we don’t own and run Daimler. Not yet anyway.
Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Coupe Black Series Price :
Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Coupe Black Series Price. – Mercedes-Benz C63 Series Coupe Black Edition will be made are limited and will be distributed throughout the world, this car will only be available 120 units. The car is expected to be sold at a price of $ 100,000.
Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Coupe Black Series Interior :
Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Coupe Black Series Interior. – For the interior design of this car, the Black Series has ever become the first AMG model that can accommodate more than two people. This car offers an optional rear bench, which can carry three passengers. The atmosphere on the track visually reflected in the cabin will adorn the inside of this car. Dual sport front seats, steering wheel and doors microfibers are wrapped in a dynamic which is a new type of synthetic fibers provide the light.
There are a few marquee straights in the racing world, and Laguna Seca has one of the very best. The C63 Black Series’ 6.2-liter naturally aspirated V8 is an already legendary mill, and in this guise, it’s damned close to perfection. All along the slight left-bending straight with its blind crest (just prior to dive-bombing into Turn Two on hammered brake discs), this large-of-lung naturally aspirated V8 belted out its soundtrack like opera. Its 510 horsepower peaking at 6,800 rpm and 457 pound-feet of torque maxing out at 5,200 rpm felt uncommonly flexible and at the ready. At a curb weight of 3,770 pounds, The Black Series isn’t a featherweight, but it feels solid and mostly better for it.
Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Coupe Black Series Exterior :
Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Coupe Black Series Exterior. – 2012 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Black Series Coupe Edition is an amazing vehicle. This just shows the elegance along with the atmosphere of racing from the perspective of each. At the front, the front fenders provide a large black fascia accented by chrome Mercedes-Benz logo. The air intakes on the front end to ensure a reliable flow of air through the cooling module is great. The Black Series improve the use of air vents to reduce downforce and stability to keep the car planted to the ground at high speed. The designers also specially developed titanium painted forged light-alloy wheels that only weighs eleven pounds.
Prodigious grip is also dialed up from a widened track, up 1.57 inches in the front and 3.11 inches in the rear. There’s also a set of C63 AMG Coupe Black Series specific anti-roll bars and speed-sensitive steering wheel. Inside, designers have decided to install a pair of seats in the rear, making this the first Black Series model capable of carrying more than two people, though if you select this option you miss out on the fixed racing bucket seats normally offered on the car. Note, if you’d like to scare an additional passenger, a sedan version capable of carrying five people is also in the works.
Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Coupe Black Series Engine :
Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Coupe Black Series Engine. – he 2012 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Coupe Black Series Edition gets the power from a 6.3 liter aspirated V8 engine producing 517 hp at 6800 rpm with a maximum torque of 457 lb-ft at 5000 rpm. The engine is mated to is an AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed sports transmission with four transmission modes and can shift gears in only 100 milliseconds. The Black Series can launch to 60 mph in only 4-second range, making it the fastest Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG variant.
All Black Series cars to this point have been low-production affairs, the SLK55 AMG, for example, being limited to just 120 units. The CLK63 and SL65 sold in slightly higher numbers, at 700 and 350, respectively. While Mercedes isn’t saying yet how many C63 AMG Black Series it will build, representatives do tell us the number will be capped. Figure on a sticker edging close to $100,000. While that’s awfully steep for a car that shares its basic shape and structure with a coupe starting in the mid-$30,000 range, it is about $40,000 cheaper than the CLK63 Black Series and a whopping $200K less than the SL65 Black Series. So if you’ve got a spot reserved in your garage for what will certainly be the cheapest U.S.-market Black Series car yet, get on the horn to your dealer now. U.S. Source: autoblog.com, caranddriver.com.