Mercedes C63 AMG Black Series leaked

The latest hardcore Mercedes uber-coupé breaks cover in France. Pictures and details of the new C63 AMG Black Series here

By Tim Kendall | 7th July 2011

New C63 Black Series Coupé spied

Mercedes has unofficially revealed its new C63 AMG Black Series Coupé to a group of motoring hacks in France. These snaps, which reveal the extreme Merc to have a predictably squat, aggressive stance and massively blistered wheel arches, were reportedly taken at the Paul Ricard circuit in the south of France.

Mercedes C63 AMG Black Series

The Black Series brand, a more extreme arm of Mercedes’ Affalterbach tuning house, caters for those who find the ‘vanilla’ AMG approach a bit tame. Previous offerings have stuck to a formula of similarly aggressive styling cues, and beefed-up performance coupled to stiffer suspension and weight-saving measures. The latest Black Series model pictured here, is the successor to the previous generation CLK 63 Black Series, AMGs last hardcore offering which the inimitable Clarkson termed ‘weapons grade’.

Like the old CLK Black, the new car gets the AMG-tuned 6.2-litre n/a V8, packing a rumoured 510bhp and 640Nm of torque. These figures are very close to the old car, but apparently the C63 Black Series, which shares its basic body architecture with the standard C63 AMG Coupé, sheds 20kg over the cooking model. In common with the C63, the Black Series car transmits power to the wheels via a wet-clutch MCT gearbox, but gains a limited slip differential to help deploy that power onto tarmac more effectively. Larger brakes and some optional ‘track-focused’ features can also be expected according to sources.

Mercedes C63 AMG Black Series interior

For the first time on a Black Series, rear seats make an appearance – leading to suggestions that the new car may be slightly less uncompromising than the last W209 CLK-based Black Series.

Prices and release date are unconfirmed, but reports suggest it will hit German dealers towards the end of this year, pitched around the 100k Euro mark. That makes a UK debut in the new year, at somewhere in excess of £95k likely.

Pictures from Speedfans

By Tim Kendall
7th July 2011

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