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

LOVE IT
  • Great look
  • Impressive performance numbers
  • Racing inspired technology
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  • US competition is more powerful and faster

68 comments:

It has an appeal, really. I just find it subtle.

It looks great, but somehow it lost its luster.

The coupe has an impressive exterior look with great performance. I love the interior inspired in racing technology.

The automobile has a spectacular design and technology. It has a high driving dynamics with reliable air flow with big cooling modules. It also have a good interior and nice upholstery.

For the first place, why is it red? haha it supposed to be Black right? lol! Anyway, this one looks pretty cool, and I love the speed performance. A true sports car.

It will surely be a stiff competition between this Mercedes and BMW. Well, I just noticed that BMW vehicle can also offer an impressive feature as well as on its speed performance. It is really a big good luck for Mercedes.

I wasn’t expecting the coupe version either. However, it seems that the speed performance of this car would be better compare to this series though it wouldn’t deliver a better fuel economy car.

The mileage looks so elegant on it, and I must say that it is already looking great on its body paint. The interior seems very luxurious and comfortable, and I noticed that it had a fabulous dashboard and nice handling.

I wasn’t expecting the coupe version either. However, it seems that the speed performance of this car would be better compared to this series though it wouldn’t deliver a more fuel economy car.

I still find it odd that they call this one Black Series, yet; it is done in orange colors. Pretty weird indeed , but good think that the car actually looks very great for this one.

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.

The Mercedes car review is really impressive for me as a girl, especially the car exterior is amazing and its like my favourite designed car. I would love to recommend this review to my friends and get to have a plan of taking a drive of it with them.

The mileage of this coupe makes it more looking so elegant! However, for some reason, I’m not impressed with its exterior detailing. Anyway, the racing technology that this vehicle had is really so awesome for it.

I think that they have made a good choice of an engine for this one. The V8 will definitely be able to deliver the needed power for the C63. Moreover, the technology of this, is really so interesting.

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

V10 engine would surely gives more efficient and awesome speed performance on this Mercedes C63. Moreover, I’m already satisfied with its aggressive exterior appearance even with its luxurious and dressed up interior.

One of the great features that a coupe vehicle has it their luxurious and classy interior, just like this what this Mercedes C63 has, and I truly admire it on that. It’s a good thing as well that it has a very efficient engine.

I really admired the technology of this coupe. This coupe is already so cool on that! Good thing as well that its dressed-up interior was perfectly matched on its sporty appearance, which looks very lovely.

155 mph its maximum speed is really quite remarkable for this luxury sedan, and it is truly so fun to drive with on that speed! smiley Moreover, its interior features are absolutely can attract lots of buyers.

Mercedes C63 AMG is absolutely so perfect from its exterior into its luxurious interior! I love the racing inspired technology that this classy sedan can offer and even on its engine output.

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