Mercedes C63 AMG Black Series Coupe: Official Preview

Mercedes C63 AMG Black Series CoupeAfter the leak of the first images in early summer, the Black Series version of the C63 AMG coupé is official. Mercedes has extended the recipe … and the reason left in the closet, apparently.

It was expected, Mercedes would wait on the weekend of the German Grand Prix at the Nurburgring to reveal the open C-Class the most brutal ever. Even the C63 AMG coupe we had left a rather smiling down from its 457 hp, we suspected that Mercedes would book something shameful if the Black Series label were to be applied. Remember the SL65 AMG 670 hp, mid-way between the supercar and track racer unvarnished …

There, for the fourth Black Series Mercedes (SLK AMG and CLK have been entitled to treatment in their time), we do not play very much in the same register as the SL but the heart is.

Visually already, good manners have been set aside from a “simple” C63 AMG suddenly timid. More squat, the Black Series is based on a frame with 40 mm wider track front and 79 mm rear. The wings, 28 mm wider, host-specific rims 19 “255/35 and 285/30 pavement. And camped, add to large air vents on the bonnet and wings to cool the big V8 6.3 AMG (always him!) And brakes (390 and 360 mm, 6 and 4 pistons, optional carbon-ceramic ), and we are the antithesis of nice cut that will sell mainly with the four cylinders without candles.

Mercedes C63 AMG Black Series CoupeMercedes C63 AMG Black Series: last appearance of the V8 6.3?

457-hp V8 is actually passed to 517 hp and maximum torque rose from 600 to 620 Nm (5000 r / min), mainly due to a revised map and some moving parts from the most powerful configurations that block known (the M156 is also the heyday of the SLS …).

Engine endangered since gradually replaced by the twin-turbo 5.5. This is another subject …

In terms of numbers, from 0 to 100 s 4.2 crumbles in a gain of 3 / 10 from the C63 to 457 hp. We would logically find the same character thundering, but more powerful, especially since it will find more to speak with a revised chassis: we said wider track, revised damping and especially should transform the character of the classic C63 AMG , tried a bit too soft in use grew. Note also that the locking is automatically provided on the Black Series.

The box Speedshift MCT 7-speed will forward the cavalry, always with four modes of gear shifts (Auto, Manual, Sport and Sport Plus, it allows the passage time of 100 ms). Mercedes announces alas no change in its management.

A look inside, virtually unchanged except for the addition of two buckets: it is always the reign of Alcantara, of thick leathers, the carbon inserts and a flawless presentation.

And given that the track occupies much of his vocation, a circuit pack is available including Dunlop tires and sportier additional cooling at the transmission. An aerodynamic package which also provides optimal support and (mostly) look, with many elements including carbon adjustable rear spoiler, side skirts and a specific treatment of the front bumper and diffuser.

For now, we must be content with the paper and raw data images. The Paul Ricard is pretty good, incidentally. For the emotional, it was not until the fall and his first official exhibition in Frankfurt. The rate of the Black Series has been set at € 115 430 for Germany, a supplement of about € 30 000 compared to the C63 AMG coupe.Mercedes C63 AMG Black Series Coupe

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