Mercedes-Benz has announced the most powerful and brutal C-class, ever. The C 63 AMG Coupe Black Series boasts 517PS (380 kW) and 620Nm (460lb–ft) of torque. This is a 29PS more than a C 63 AMG equipped with performance package.

The performance is breath-taking: 0 to 100 km/h in 4.2 seconds and top speed somewhere beyond 300 km/h (without speed limiter). Furthermore, the 6.2 liter naturally aspirated V8 need just 12.2 litres per 100 km on combined cycle and emits 286 g/km of CO2. So, you can have an economical super sports car. Great!

The engine is mated to the well-known AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed sports transmission, which has four modes. The double-declutching function and RACE START promise maximum motoring pleasure and a high degree of variability.

"AMG has its roots in international motorsport. The new C 63 AMG Coupé Black Series is the best proof there is for the permanent transfer of technology from the race track to the road. The numerous successes in the DTM, the customer sports range featuring the SLS AMG GT3 and our commitment to Formula 1, where we have been providing the Official F1TM Safety Car and the Official F1TM Medical Car for the past 15 years, continuously spur on our engineers and technicians. The C 63 AMG Coupé Black Series embodies the new AMG brand claim, Driving Performance, like no other AMG model," said Ola Källenius, the CEO of Mercedes-AMG GmbH.

Mercedes-Benz C 63 AMG Coupe Black Series Front

The C 63 AMG Black Series comes with a greater track width and with enormous tires - 255/35 R 19 and 285/30 R 19 mounted on 9.0J x 19" and 9.5J x 19" wheels, respectively. The alloys are finished in titanium grey.

The 3-stage ESP offers the ideal solution for all driving situations: via the ESP button the driver can choose from the "ESP ON", "Sport Handling Mode" and "ESP OFF" stages.

The ABS system has been completely retuned and the AMG high-performance braking system has also been redeveloped. At the front axle you'll get 390 x 36 millimetres brake rotors and integral discs at the rear axle 360 x 26 mm. Red-painted 6-piston fixed callipers at the front and 4-piston fixed callipers at the rear reliably decelerate the perforated, fade-resistant brake discs, which are ventilated all round.

The interior matches to the exterior - black with red highlight elements, displaying the functional atmosphere of a true racing vehicle, whilst at the same time positively glowing with high quality and lovingly crafted details. The steering wheel is wrapped in Nappa leather and features aluminium shift paddles for manual gear changes. There are also red seat belts and red contrasting topstitching on the steering wheel, on the seats, door centre panels, armrests on the doors, the centre console and on the shift lever gaiter add some interesting highlights. An exclusive "Black Series" logo adorns the trim on the dashboard, which sports a high-gloss black piano-lacquer look.

Mercedes-Benz C 63 AMG Coupe Black Series Interior

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2012 Mercedes-Benz C 63 AMG Coupe Black Series:

C 63 AMG Coupé Black Series
Displacement 6208 cc
Bore x stroke 102.2 x 94.6 mm
Compression ratio 11.3 : 1
Output 380 kW (517 hp) at 6800 rpm at 6800/min
Max. torque 620 Nm at 500 rpm
Engine weight (dry) 196 kg
Fuel consumption, NEDC combined 12.2 l/100 km*
CO2emissions 286 g/km*
Acceleration 0-100 km/h 4.2 s*

The standard specification includes:

  • AMG door sills in stainless steel, brushed, with AMG logo
  • AMG sports pedals in brushed stainless steel, with rubber studs
  • Audio 20 CD radio with double tuner, colour display, Bluetooth® interface, hands-free function, USB interface and eight loudspeakers
  • Automatic climate control

Optional extras include:

  • AMG Exterior Carbon-Fibre package (cross strut in front apron, exterior mirror housing, inserts on the side sill panel, diffuser insert and spoiler lip in genuine carbon fibre)
  • AMG light-alloy wheels featuring forging technology, painted in matt black with a high-sheen finish on the rim flange, with 255/35 R 19 and 285/30 R 19 tyres
  • AMG carbon-fibre trim
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Intelligent Light System ILS
  • KEYLESS-GO
  • Tinted side/rear windows

Source: Mercedes