• Oct 9th 2006 at 3:31PM
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Mercedes' in-house performance division AMG is working on a new CLK on 'roids, slotting in between the CLK63 and the homologation special CLK DTM. Called the Black Series, it is expected to be the first in a new line of über-AMGs.

The CLK Black Series, wrapped in a carbon-composite body with beefed up suspension, is expected to molest 530 horses to get it up to sixty in a scant four-and-a-half seconds.

Follow the link to our Dutch compatriots at Autovisie, who've snagged these video clips of the new Black Benz as it was undergoing testing on the vaunted Nordschleife track at the Nürburgring. Blitzschnell!

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[Source: Autovisie via Jalopnik]

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      • 9 Years Ago
      When EVO tested the SLK55 AMG Black Edition they said that Mercedes still doesn't allow you to completely shut off ESP. Their other complaint was the lack of a manual transmission.

      Now the manual transmission I can forgive because AMG doesn't have one at it's disposal and I'd imagine they wouldn't want to bother with the hassle involved in putting one into their cars. Especially when the Black Series cars are such niche market products anyway. AMG also caters to a different customer base than say for example BMWs M Division. It's easier and more feasible for them to just beef up the 7G-Tronic and try to improve it's shift speed.

      But FFS if the Black Editions are supposed to be a cut above your "average" run in the mill AMG at least allow the driver to completely shut off ESP.
      • 9 Years Ago
      I am assuming this one will be around 400K.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Badass to the extreme.
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