2018 Mercedes-AMG C63 Black Series
We’ve created a rendering to show what the C63 Black Series might look likeby Robert Moore, on
A few years back, Mercedes replaced the CLC with a real C-Class Coupe. In 2016, we finally got the Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupe – the replacement for the W204-based 2015 Mercedes C63 AMG Coupe. The new C63 Coupe took on Mercedes new design language and a new 4.0-liter V-8 that has become common in AMG-based vehicles. There was a 2013 Mercedes C63 AMG Coupe, so it is only fitting that there will eventually be a Mercedes-AMG C63 Black Series that boasts the new styling and engine from the new C63.
That said, we decided to have our resident artist create a rendering of the C63 Black Series ahead of time, and we were excited to see what he came up with. Obviously, it will look quite similar to the C63, but it will have all the goodies normally associated with a track-focused black series, including some more aggressive body styling and some black accenting to give it that darker appearance that stands out among other models in the crowd.
We’ve been excited to take a deeper look at the C63 Black Series, and now that we have a predictive rendering, we’re going to do just that. Join us as we look over the rendering and make some predictions about the C63 Black Series.
Continue reading to learn more about the upcoming Mercedes-AMG C63 Black Series.
2018 Mercedes-AMG C63 Black Series
Horsepower @ RPM:550 (Est.)
Torque @ RPM:600 (Est.)
0-60 time:3.5 sec. (Est.)
Top Speed:155 mph (Est.)
Up front, you’ll see the same headlights and radiator grille that is on the standard C63, but down below that chrome trim that surrounds that creates two vents out of what would be a massive air dam is now painted in a gloss black finish. As you can see, there is also four vertical louvers below the air dam that help to support the carbon fiber spoiler that is attached to the front fascia. On each side of the fascia two carbon fiber flics have been added. The hood in our rendering is similar to the standard C63, but there is a small vent on each side of the body line that runs down the center of the hood. This is similar to the design that was used on the 2013 C53 AMG Black Series, but these vents are spread out a little more.
To the sides, we see that the C63 Black Series rides on black, twin-dual-spoke wheels that will likely be 20-inches in size
To the sides, we see that the C63 Black Series rides on black, twin-dual-spoke wheels that will likely be 20-inches in size. The same body lines remain, but the side skirts have been replaced with more aggressive units that have a vent at the rear wheel arch. A carbon fiber insert has also been applied to the side skirt, which really ties the sides to the front quite well.
In the rear, we expect to see the same taillights and twin, dual exhaust outlets but expect to see a function spoiler attached to the decklid to help improve downforce on the rear axle. Also, down below the vertical vents in the corner of the rear fascia will probably be a bit larger. The rear diffuser will be much more aggressive than the unit that is on the C63. I suspect the three fins on the diffuser will be longer and will obviously sit lower to the ground as the C63 Black Series will sit lower as well. With the addition of carbon fiber inserts on the front fascia and side skirts, I would expect to see similar treatment either above, or between the reflectors on the rear fascia. All told, if Mercedes goes with a design similar to our rendering, the C63 is going to be one aggressive coupe.
We don’t know what Mercedes-AMG has planned for the interior of a future Black Series model, but if we look back at the 2013 C63 AMG, we can get an idea of what Merc will change inside the new Black Series. Expect to see racing seats replace the standard front seats, and I would expect the infotainment system to have modified software that allows for the tracking of track performance and lap times. Aside from that, the flat-bottom steering wheel and gorgeous interior design cues will carry over onto the Black Series. I have a feeling the lighter colors in the C63 will probably be darkened to help emphasize the “Black Series” moniker, and healthy appointments of carbon fiber will probably make their way into the cabin as well.
Note: Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupe drivetrain pictured here.
As far as the drivetrain department is concerned, the 4.0-liter engine has already come in two different guises for the C63. In the base model, it produces 469 horsepower and 479 pound-feet of torque. In the C63 S Coupe, the same engine produces 503 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque. In base form, the C63 hits the 62 mph benchmark in 3.9 seconds, and in S form, it does the run in 3.8 seconds.
With that said, I expect the Black Series to offer even better specs, with horsepower coming in at no less than 550 horsepower and torque sitting closer to 600 pound-feet. This should help the C63 Black Series outperform its other brethren in the 62 mph sprint with a time closer the 3.5 seconds. As usual, speed will be limited to 155 mph, but it will still get there nice and fast. Besides, you’ll be powering around corners and overtaking others, who needs to go above 150?
It’s still way too early to dive too deep into speculation on pricing, but with the standard Mercedes-AMG C63 going for $65,250, I expect the Black Series to pull closer to $90,000 before options, taxes, and delivery.
As the C-class competes against the BMW 4 Series, the C63 competes against the BMW M4, so it is only fitting that the C63 Black Series go up against the BMW M4 Competition Package. Much like we’re expecting from the C63 Black Series, the M4 Competition package takes on minor changes inside and out, with the biggest update happening under the hood. The M4 Competition Package has a total output 450 horsepower, which is a 19 horsepower improvement over the standard M4. The increase in horsepower is likely brought on by the addition of the M sports exhaust that comes standard on the M4 Competition. With the increase in horsepower the M4 Competition this the 62 mph benchmark in just 4.0 seconds. Sure, these specs are a little lower than where the Black Series will slot in, but the M4 Competition should also be significantly cheaper as well.
Read our full review here.
While I’ve fallen in love with the Jaguar F-Type R Coupe AWD, it really wouldn’t be fair to compare that model because the Black Series probably won’t have all-wheel drive. That said, the rear-wheel drive F-Type R should do the deed just well. It has beautiful and sporty styling inside and out and comes with plenty of pleasure-inducing power as well. The F-Type R’s 5.0-liter, supercharged engine pumps out 550 horsepower and 502 pound-feet of torque. That power is delivered to the rear wheels through an eight-speed automatic transmission. The sprint to 60 mph takes just 3.6 seconds on the way to a top speed of 186 mph. You can get a V-6 F-Type for about $65,000, but if you want the F-Type R Coupe and that heart-racing power that comes with it, you’ll be asked to shell out at least $99,000 before taxes, options, and delivery. It might be a bit on the expensive side, but after taking it for a test drive, you’ll find that the $100,000 sticker price isn’t as hard to swallow when you’re pinned to your seat on the way to 180 mph.
Read our full review on the Jaguar F-Type R Coupe here.
The C63 Coupe is already more than enough for me, so I would really like to take a trip around the block in a better, Black Series model. We have no idea when or if Mercedes is going to drop a C63 Black Series, but when it does, we’ll be there to check it out. That’s for sure. We seem to have a good feel for the way Mercedes-AMG does things, so the chances are that a real Black Series will probably look quite similar to our rendering. We’ll just have to wait until Mercedes decides to get frisky and drops the news on the Black Series we all desire.