Rendering: 2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class AMG Black Series
If you want a car packing some chrome and speed then one of the obvious choices would be the Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG. Known for its power-packing 6.2L V8 engine producing about 451hp and 443 lb.-ft. of torque, this back-breaker of a machine is no wimp out on the road, but the future Black Series will turn out even more than that.
The Mercedes C-Class AMG Black Edition has already been spotted from the back, but this rendering makes the C63 AMG do an about-face. From this angle we can see the exaggerated wheelarches, carbon fiber vents, deep front splitter, and multi-spoke alloy wheels. Not shown in this photo is the rumored rear diffuser and small bootlip spoiler.
Rumors suggest that this speedier version will feature a 6.3L V8 engine producing about 513hp. The engine will be mated to AMG’s new SPEEDSHIFT PLUS 7G-TRONIC transmission that offers three different modes: "S" (Sport), " C" (Comfort), and "M" (Manual). Gearshifts in Sport mode are around 30 percent faster than in Comfort, and no less than around 50 percent faster in Manual mode, according to Mercedes.
The Black Division has already brought us tremendous machines in the SL, CLK, and theSLK AMG Black, but this Black Series Edition will look the BMW M3 and the Audi RS4 straight in the face. Bring it on, boys. Bring it on.