• Dec 17, 2010
The Mercedes-Benz C Class already has a hugely capable and entertaining performance model in the 451-horsepower C63. But a refreshed C Class is expected to bow at next month's Detroit Auto Show, and an exotic Black Series Coupe is expected to follow later in the year.

Inside Line reports that a conversation with Mercedes spokespeople has revealed that the 6.2-liter in the C63 will not be tweaked for Black Series duty, opting instead for the company's twin-turbo 5.5-liter mill. That powertrain, as you may recall, already puts out 571 horsepower and 664 pound-feet of torque in the S63 AMG. That's 71 more ponies than the the CLK AMG Black Series and more twist than almost anything this side of a diesel-powered heavy-duty pickup truck. That should help justify the expected $100k-plus price tag of the rarest of AMG variants, while simultaneously making every BMW M3 owner a bit leery of a race with the Black Series coupe. Let's just hope it maintains the otherworldly bark of the naturally aspirated 6.2-liter, which is one of the C63's primary draws.

[Source: Inside Line]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      This is ridiculous!
        • 4 Years Ago
        After seeing what the C-series coupe looks like. I'm not stoked. MB did nothing to make the couple look special. It looks like a 2-door version of the sedan which is a let down.
        • 4 Years Ago
        @JetOne - HAHAHA!!! Best post of the day!
        • 4 Years Ago
        No. This is SPARTA!

        PS. I want one
      • 4 Years Ago
      If the black still cant put the power down the M3 owners have nothing to worry about.
      • 4 Years Ago
      This or the CLK DTM AMG
        • 4 Years Ago
        I always thought that the CLK DTM AMG was the original "Black Series" car
      • 4 Years Ago
      I am actually quite looking forward to that upgrade in the engine sound. The naturally aspirated V8 never sound quite as good as the forced inducted ones on SL55 or previous RS6 or SLR which are three of the best sounding cars ever made imo.

      P.S. G55 was great too, very raw!
      • 4 Years Ago
      The C63 AMG Black Series. Now exclusively in silver.
      Carlos
      • 4 Years Ago
      Its always easy to add more power but its another thing to make it lighter. When AMG can make a black series car that weighs less than 1500kg I'll be impressed.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I'm not a fan of these AMG cars. I think they're tasteless and cheesy looking things. They have no 'cool factor' at all. The last properly cool, high performance Mercedes-Benz built you could drive without looking like a total idiot was the mighty E 500 from 1900-94.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Engine by Porsche FTW.
      • 4 Years Ago
      i'll believe it when i see it.
      • 4 Years Ago
      664 lb/ft? holy crap.
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