It’s almost like car manufacturers they can have a kilometre long names for their cars simply because we drop our jaws to the floor and drool, and drool, and drool.
Meet the Mercedes-Benz C 63 AMG Coupé Black Series. The Hyde to your executive shuttling three point star sedan from Mercedes-Benz. Clad in this stunning red you cannot help but assume this has to be the pretty sister of the much more fearsome big brother of an SL65 AMG Black!
Mercedes-Benz would like us to believe that the C 63 AMG Coupé Black Series displays its ties with motorsport from every angle. Not too hard a claim to sell, we think. The arrow-shaped front section, the air intakes in the striking front apron that ensure reliable air flow supported by two openings in the aluminium bonnet to expel engine heat all pretty much send out clear signals of this beasts intent. The “6.3” logos are step one in letting the envying bystander know that this C-Class, claimed to be the most powerful C-Class ever, draws too many bits and pieces from the exotic SLS AMG. The 6.2L eight-cylinder high-speed naturally aspirated engine rests beneath the bonnet. Air outlets behind the wheel cut-outs, a black strip on the restyled AMG side skirts and widened rear wings and the air openings in front of the rear wheels, are other design features on this AMG.
Two AMG sports bucket seats facilitate the best levels of lateral support and thus optimum vehicle control on the race track. The black DINAMICA microfibre upholstery on the centre panels of the seats and doors is a new type of synthetic fibre which is characterised by its high lightfastness, a term we’d have to talk to Mercedes-Benz about. AMG won’t let you have the luxurious rear bench seats in the name of saving weight, but instead as an option the C 63 AMG Coupé Black Series is also available as a four-seater with single seats in the rear.
Safety features include five airbags, belt tensioners and belt-force limiters for all seats are part of the standard specification, and ABS, the 3-stage ESP®, Headlamp Assist, the tyre pressure loss warning system and cruise control with SPEEDTRONIC variable speed limiter.
The standard specification also includes (selection):
- AMG door sills in stainless steel, brushed, with AMG logo
- AMG sports pedals in brushed stainless steel, with rubber studs
- Audio 20 CD radio with double tuner, colour display, Bluetooth® interface, hands-free function, USB interface and eight loudspeakers
- THERMATIC automatic climate control
The new high-performance vehicle is the most powerful C-Class of all time, boasting a maximum output of 380 kW (517 hp) and a maximum torque of 620 newton metres. The AMG 6.3-litre V8 engine impresses with its hefty torque, tremendous pulling power and responsiveness, and ensures high-calibre performance: the C 63 AMG Coupé Black Series accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in 4.2 seconds (all data provisional). Exclusive fun at the wheel comes courtesy of the adjustable AMG coil-over sports suspension, the AMG high-performance compound braking system and the functional standard equipment. The AMG Track Package is available as an option to enhance driving dynamics even further. It boasts sports tyres and active rear-axle transmission cooling, plus the AMG Aerodynamics package including flics, a functionally tuned front splitter and an adjustable carbon-fibre rear aerofoil.