Spied: 2012 Mercedes C63 AMG Black Series


Mercedes reserves the Black Series moniker for its most extreme performance cars. While even standard AMG models might be considered absolute beasts by most, the Engineers from Affalterbach will pull out all the stops and build something next-level when it comes to these limited edition products. Their next rendering of the dark arts will take place on the refreshed C63 sedan.

Sources close to AMG say the C63 Black will be powered by the same 6.2-liter V-8 seen in the standard C63, but tuned to deliver 510-horsepower. That is almost 30 more horsepower than a standard C63 with the optional AMG Development Package. On top of the extra power, the special edition sedan will receive carbon ceramic brake rotors, larger tires and wheels underneath even larger flared fenders and more aggressive front and rear bumpers. The front will feature a larger splitter and the rear diffuser with distinct Formula-1 styling. If tradition holds, the C63 Black will also be lighter than the standard car, using high-tech materials and construction methods to shave off valuable pounds.

While only the sedan version has been seen testing so far, our same sources say a coupe version will be close behind. This is the first time the C-Class has gotten the Black Treatment and some would say long overdue. Previous cars include the CLK63, the SL65 and SLK. Even though this will be the top of the performance envelope for the C-Class, it is still said to use Mercedes 7-speed automatic transmission. No word on price yet, but if you have to ask, you won’t have enough time to scrape together your lunch money anyway. As rumors started stirring a few months ago, we would assume deposits have been made on the pure speculation of their existence and they are likely sold out.

Thanks to: Motor Trend

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