2013 Mercedes C63 AMG Black Series Coupe

The new Mercedes C63 AMG Coupe Black Series made its world debut at the Formula 1 German Grand Prix on the Nürburgring. The new model features a spectacular design, technology transfer from the world of motorsport, and the highest level of driving dynamics. Sales on the US market will begin in early 2012.

The Mercedes C63 AMG is powered by a 6.3 liter V8 engine that delivers a total of 510 HP and a peak torque of 457 lb-ft. The sprint from 0 to 60 mph will be made in 4.2 seconds, while top speed will be limited to 155 mph.

Next to an impressive exterior look, the C63 AMG Black Series will be equipped with adjustable AMG coil-over sports suspension, the AMG high-performance compound braking system, and functional standard equipment. A special AMG Track Package will add sports tires and active rear-axle transmission cooling, and the AMG Aerodynamics package will include flics, a functionally tuned front splitter, and an adjustable carbon-fiber rear aerofoil.

UPDATE 04/19/2012: The new Mercedes C63 AMG Black Series Coupe has finally been dressed to match its name. British customers will receive an exclusive Matte Black edition of the C63AMG Black Series Coupe and we have the first images of the new version. Check them out in the picture gallery provided!

UPDATE 06/14/2012: Dutch magazine Autovisie reports that all the 800 C63 AMG Black Series Coupe units have sold out and that Mercedes has no plans in increasing production, even if customers are asking it. Initially, the company planned to bring out a total of 650 units, but due to increase demand, Mercedes decided to produce another 150 units. This, however, will be all, so if you haven’t had the chance to place your order for the sports coupe, you never will.

Hit the jump to read more about the 2012 Mercedes-Benz C 63 AMG Coupe Black Series.

Exterior and Interior

Mercedes C63 AMG Black Series Coupe

The C63 AMG’s exterior look starts with an arrow-shaped front section with the central Mercedes star in the radiator grille and larger air intakes included in the striking front apron that ensure reliable air flow through the large cooling modules. Two openings in the aluminum bonnet support the expelling of engine heat, while a black front splitter located at the lower end helps to balance the vehicle aerodynamically.

The Mercedes also gets a newly developed front axle with a greater track width for new wings, a "6.3" logo, air outlets, and a black strip on the restyled AMG side skirts. Towards the back of the vehicles there’s a revised rear wing that was widened by 42 millimeters, due to the greater track width of the rear axle. Air openings are hinted at in front of the rear wheels, forming a fitting conclusion. Then there is a new rear apron with its expressive black diffuser insert and a new AMG sports exhaust system. The car sits on a new set of 19" AMG light-alloy wheels.

Mercedes C63 AMG Black Series Coupe

The interior package includes a variety of elements in black with red highlights, AMG sports bucket seats, black Dinamica microfiber upholstery on the center panels of the seats and doors, an AMG performance steering wheel, red seat belts, and AMG sports pedals in brushed stainless steel with rubber studs. There is also red contrasting topstitching on the steering wheel, seats, door center panels, armrests on the doors, the center console and on the shift lever.

Engine

Mercedes C63 AMG Black Series Coupe

The Mercedes C63 AMG Black Series Coupe is powered by a 6.3 liter V8 engine that delivers a total of 510 HP and a peak torque of 457 lbs-ft. The high-torque M156 naturally aspirated engine was fine-tuned specifically for the new two-door mode so that it now sprints the car from 0 to 60 mph takes just 4.2 seconds (all data preliminary).

The engine is combined with an AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed sports gearbox with four transmission modes, the rev-matching function and RACE START deliver maximum driving fun and a high degree of versatility. In the "Sport plus" and "Manual" modes gear shift takes a mere 100 milliseconds. The best part however is the hallmark AMG eight-cylinder sound from the AMG sports exhaust system.

Prices

Mercedes C63 AMG Black Series Coupe

The new C63 AMG Coupe Black Series will be put on sale in early 2012. In Europe, the vehicle will go on sale at a starting price of 115,430 euro (about $155,600 at the current exchange rates), but customers interested will also get the possibility to choose between four addition packages adding to the overall price.

Packages Euro Pricing (converted to USD)
AMG Aerodynamics7973 euros ($10,700)
AMG Track5890.50 euros ($7940)
AMG Exterior Carbon-Fiber5831 euros ($7860)
AMG Performance Media2320.50 euros ($3128)

Competition

Mercedes C63 AMG Black Series Coupe

When we think about the Mercedes C63 AMG, the first competitor that comes to mind is the BMW M3 , but with the added Black Series, things are a little bit different due to the huge output difference between the two. The BMW M3 GTS provides a bit of a boost to match the caliber of the Black Series, but there’s still a big difference.

On the US market, a very serious competitor for the new C63 AMG Black Series coupe will be the Cadillac CTS-V Coupe . Next to an impressive and sporty look, the Cadillac is also powered by a 6.2 Liter supercharged Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1 V8 that makes a maximum output of 556 HP and 551 lb-ft of torque. That equates to a 0 to 60 mph sprint time of 3.9 seconds.

Mercedes C63 AMG Black Series Coupe

Video Compilation

Road & Track Tests The C63 AMG Black Series Coupe

Mercedes Reporter Gives The Lowdown On The C63 AMG Black Series Coupe

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68 comments:

Yeah, for a v8 engine that needs a 6.2L? Well, its really a gas guzzler. Based from
what I’ve known a regular v8 only needs a 3-4 liter. BTW, this car can be afford by wealthy
folks so I don’t think that the fuel consumption is a big deal to them!

Well, as expected from the Mercedes car, it always has an elegant styling and its a good thing that the engine performance of Mercedes car has improved! However, I think these
car can’t deliver a good fuel economy!Heck! Its gas guzzler!

I’m not yet convenience that this car has an amazing performance. IMO, when looking for a great performing car. I don’t think this is the best option. However, the design really looks awesome and clean.

Mercedes appears to its new looks of flexibility and high convincing power capability,which enable to perform better and elongated body structure.

I have seen the flexibility of this model. It looks good in roadster and in traditional version!And the price tag is cheaper.

I really love Mercedes for perfectly combining the luxurious and sportiness feel for this car! I do believe that AMG is the most beautiful version made by them.

I am pretty satisfied with the whole C63 Black Series coupe. The car itself is quite powerful and the looks are also rather great for this one.

Its a good thing they will be using the same engine as the one in the CLK63. That is quite powerful, so it will definitely give some added oomph to the car.

Thank goodness, they are now finally releasing official details about the Black Series coupe. I have really been wanting to know more about this car, since they have announced it a few months back.

Good thing that they are adding a ton of custom options to this one. Many folks will definitely like this, since they will be able to tailor the car to their liking.

I think that they have made a good choice of engine for this one. The V8 will definitely be able to deliver the needed power for the C63.

Yeah, I agree with you. @james_patron, I think the performance of this car is just enough and perfect for a v8 technology.

OMG! I been dreaming to drive one of this. I like the clean and decent styling for the body. BTW, I was so impressed to boost power of this car.

Good thing that they have chosen that engine. The V8 on the C63 AMG is actually very reliable and quite compact. And the tune up was a nice touch too.

Wow! i think its not only me but everyone is dreaming for the Black Series long time ago and its amazing to know that it’s finally here! I do hope that aside from the interior and the exterior they will come up with upgrade and high performing engine.

This coupe really looks promising, after all, it is the C63. So I would definitely be waiting to see if it does deliver when it finally gets released.

Hope that they would release the Black Series soon. The package that they put into this one is actually quite good, especially the increase in power.

This one actually looks rather good, definitely the way to go if BMW does release this one. Let’s just hope that they do add a good engine on this.

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