Mercedes C-Class

Mercedes C-Class

Remember the Mercedes SLS AMG-inspired Cigarette 1 Racing Boat unveiled back in 2010? Well, AMG has put together another sea worthy vessel, this time inspired by the C63 AMG Black Series . The boat is called the Black Series 50’ Marauder Cigarette and made its debut at the 2012 Miami Boat Show (February 16th-20th).

The new AMG "Black Series" 50’ Marauder boat is painted in a combination of black and white, while the interior is upholstered with luxurious Alcantara. More than 100 billet aluminum pieces are integrated on the dash, grab handles, seat supports, sound system, and in numerous trim accents. These elements ensure a new formula of anodizing and corrosion resistance.

The boat is powered by two Mercury Racing engines with a total output of 2700 HP. Next to impressive speed, the AMG "Black Series" also offers smooth efficiency and the best part is that it runs on pump fuel.

So, if you want to enjoy a day on the water, this is definitely the boat for it!

A few days after releasing the first video teasing the 18th season of the famous UK auto show, Top Gear has now trickled out some preview images of the new series.

Plenty of cool cars have made it to the Top Gear set for their 18th season, including the brand new Lamborghini Aventador , the McLaren MP4-12C , the Mercedes C63 AMG Black , and many, many more. These photos will also show a behind the scenes look on the trio of Top Gear hosts, as well as some ninja fighting moves by the Stig.

"Those who like to keep up with the fast-moving digital age will have seen our new trailer by now: Ray Winstone, Richard at the NASCAR, James on a rather bizarre lap of Dunsfold, a flying man with wings, Jeremy in a wig blowing up a caravan, a C63 AMG Black in a cloud of tyre-smoke and a new, dapper incarnation of the Stig."

Check out the premiere of Top Gear UK Season 18 on Sunday, January 29th at 8pm on BBC2.

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It’s a new year and, of course, time for the new season of Top Gear . The 18th season of he famous British show begins on Sunday, January 29thh at 8pm on BBC2, but we’re already getting the first teaser video of the great things that are about to come.

The official trailer reveals Ray Winstone, Richard at NASCAR , James on a rather bizarre lap of Dunsfold, a flying man with wings, Jeremy in a wig blowing up a caravan, a Mercedes C63 AMG Black Series in a cloud of tire-smoke, and a new incarnation of the Stig. Then there’s the list of impressive cars that are in the show.

Everything seems about ready for the show, so there is only one question to ask: who will Jeremy Clarkson offend this time? Their Christmas show in India ended pretty badly.

When it comes to high performance sedans, AMG is one of the performance arms that churns out the best cars. One of their best creations is the Mercedes C63 AMG - a sedan powered by a 6.3-liter V8 engine that delivers a total of 451 HP and sprints from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.4 seconds.

Vivid Racing, however, has found a solution to make this sedan even better, without having to make any changes to the engine. The tuner is offering an Agency Power Valvetronic exhaust system combined with Toyo tires, HRE Wheels, Vorsteiner aero, and H&R coilovers to spice it up even further. The highlight of the program is the special exhaust system that can be switched between quiet and race modes, as well as between the intensity of the engine’s sound, all at the touch of a button on the remote.

YouTube member, Jorrie2, struck gold when he encountered aMercedes C63 AMG , a Mercedes SLS AMG, a Mercedes CLK63 AMG Black Series , and the lone Porsche 997 GT2 as they were topping off at a gas station. And, as a bonus, the CLK63 AMG Black Series left the gas station in quite a bit of hurry, accelerating rapidly and leaving some tread marks on the road!

Following the Mercedes CLK63 AMG were the 997 GT2 and the C63 AMG, which also took part in a little acceleration action, producing some lovely exhaust notes for our hearing pleasure.

As a reminder, the CLK 63 AMG Black Series is powered by a 6.3-liter V8 engine that delivers a total 507 HP and sprints from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.1 seconds. The Porsche 997 GT2 is powered by a 3.6-liter boxer engine that produces 530 HP at 6500 rpm and 502 lb-ft of torque between 2,200 and 4,500 rpm. It makes the 0 to 60 mph sprint in just 3.5 seconds and reaches a top speed of 204 mph.

The Mercedes C63 AMG is powered by the usual 6.2 liter V8 engine producing 457 HP. This power output can be increased to 487 when equipped with the AMG performance package. The Mercedes Mercedes SLS AMG is powered by a 6.3-liter V8 engine located front-mid that develops 563 HP and 479 lbs-ft of torque. The engine will help sprint the car from 0 to 60 mph in 3.7 seconds, while top speed will go up to 197 mph.

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Last year’s picks for the coupe of the year raged a war between the Chevrolet Camaro and the Ford Mustang , but this year things are a bit different. In fact, neither one of these muscle cars made the list, simply because the new Camaro ZL1 isn’t available for purchase just yet.

With the two major muscle cars out of the running, we were still left with a ton of vehicles worthy of some time in the spotlight. Our choices for the top coupes of 2011 are kind of all over the place. From the Audi TT-RS’ return to the States to the Lotus Exige S and its road-going capabilities on the other side of the pond, there’s pretty much a flavor for anybody.

In fact, if we’ve missed one of your favorites, make sure to hit us up.

Hit the jump for our picks for the 2011 Coupe of the Year, in alphabetical order.

The holidays are always a time to gather your closest family and friends to rejoice and celebrate. Of course, sometime celebrations get a little out of control and Johnnie Walker - yeah, the high quality whiskey brand that just hooked up with Porsche for the Porsche Design Johnnie Walker Blue Label Private Bar - wants to ensure that a night of good times doesn’t turn into a night of debacle. They reached out to race car drivers like Mika H√§kkinen and Jenson Button to take part in the most powerful autograph they could sign: a pact to not drink and drive.

The unusual and spectacular thing about these signatures is that they were made not by a pen, but by a Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG . That’s right, the drivers signed their names on the asphalt by doings donuts to the shape of their signatures. The sheer control needed for such a task is incredible, as these drivers will tell you in the video. Everyone needs to use that same amount of control when they decide it’s time to head home.

While Mercedes has kind of delayed the real test for theMercedes C63 AMG Black Series Coupe , German magazine, Sport Auto, went ahead and tested the sports coupe for themselves, right where it matters: the Nurburgring. Their little soiree with the Black Series Coupe landed them a lap time of 7 minutes and 46 seconds, placing it between the Porsche Carrera S (7:44) and the BMW M3 GTS (7:48). In addition to the stellar lap time, the Merc also sprinted from 0 to 200 km/h (124 mph) in 13.9 seconds.

As a reminder, the Mercedes C63 AMG Black Series Coupe is powered by a 6.3 liter V8 engine that delivers a total of 510 HP and 457 lb-ft of torque. The sprint from 0 to 60 mph is made in 4.2 seconds, while top speed unfortunately is still limited to 155 mph. The Mercedes used in this exercise was also equipped with Dunlop Sport Maxx Race M0 tires.

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The Mercedes C63 AMG is a hot commodity amongst tuners, so whatever type of upgrade customers are looking for in their C63 AMG, there is probably already a tuning kit readily available for them. The C63 AMG Eliminator by Wimmer RS combines an extravagant exterior look with amazing speed, while the C63 AMG V63 Supercharged by Vath drops the vibrant exterior look and just sticks to speed. Now, German tuner, Kicherer, is keeping the more standard look and taming down the breakneck speed. Their new special White Edition will be limited to only 10 units and, according to the tuner, was developed "exclusively for the sporting driver."

This package doesn’t deliver anywhere near the 680 HP of the Vath model, but it does get enough of an upgrade to please customers that are looking for a more moderate increase. The tuner provided some software optimization to the 6.2L V8 engine and removed the top speed limiter so the Mercedes could now deliver 520 HP and 457 lb-ft of torque, up from 457 HP. In order to handle the extra 63 HP, the vehicle was equipped with a high-performance limited slip differential with variable slip and high-performance coilovers which are individually adjustable.

The BlueGreen paint job provided by the Wimmer RS package is undoubtedly way too extreme for many, so the calmer white and black exterior of Kicherer’s kit may be much more desirable. The kit starts off with a new apron with integrated flaps and LED daytime running lights, a carbon front grill with piano lacquer finish, a new set of side skirts, a rear diffuser, and two giant, stainless steel exhaust tailpipes with a flap-controlled sports exhaust. The C63 AMG now sits on a new set of 20" large RS 1 forged wheels combined with a high-performance braking system from Brembo. For the interior, Kicherer is offering exclusive balck and white Napa leather for the front and back seats. There is also an ergonomically-molded sports steering wheel covered in leather.

There’s a tuning kit for the Mercedes C63 AMG in just about any flavor one can think of. This kit by Kicherer seems to be a happy medium.

Mercedes’ plans to offer a "simple" C-Class model were diluted when the company also announced they were planning an AMG version of the model, but Vath is muddying that water even further by offering a souped up variant of that AMG model. The classic look of the C-Class mixed with AMG speed and Vath’s ability to improve on that speed is a combination that leads to the C63 AMG Coupe V63 Supercharged, and a killer Sunday drive.

Before we get down to the nitty gritty, we’ll go over some of the less speedy additions to the Mercedes. Vath took care to add a carbon front spoiler and a visible carbon-fiber rear diffuser with enlarged fins to improve the aerodynamics, as well as a new set of three-spike 9x20 inch forged rims. There is also a Clubsport coilover suspension that allows the C63 AMG to be lowered by 20-65 mm. The interior was only mildly touched, with the addition of a sports steering wheel covered in leather and different wood and carbon fiber insertions.

Now that that’s out of the way, we can move on to the highlight of the package. The C63 AMG’s original 6.2 liter V8 engine’s electronics were individually fine-tuned and a compressor system with a Vath water intercooling system was then added to jumpstart the vehicle’s standard 457 HP all the way to 680 HP and 619 lb-ft of torque. This boost will allow the C63 AMG V63 Supercharged to sprint from 0-60 mph in only 4 seconds, up from the standard 4.5 seconds. The speed limiter was also removed, leaving the Mercedes with a top speed of 208 mph.


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