2012 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Coupe – Click above for high-res image gallery

The 2012 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG debuted at last week's New York Auto Show sporting a 6.2-liter naturally-aspirated V8 packing 451 snorting ponies. On the heels of that debut comes a report that AMG's upcoming C63 AMG Black Series will arrive packing just over 500 horsepower from a tweaked version of the same engine. With that much grunt on tap, the Black Series two-door should go from zero to sideways faster than you can say "new tires."

When the C63 AMG Black Series Coupe debuts, expect it to differentiate itself from the rest of the C-Class world with a lower stance and significantly wider and more aggressive bodywork, and we wouldn't be surprised if it weighed less, too. The coupe should follow the debut of the C63 AMG Black Series Sedan. Like the four-door, the Black Series Coupe will almost certainly funnel grunt through Mercedes-Benz's AMG Speedshift seven-speed gearbox. Thanks for the tip, Jason!




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[Source: BenzInsider]


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      QAZZY
      • 3 Years Ago
      Where is the new M3? Or a 500hp RS5? The C63 is now the king of high-power, naturally aspirated coupes. I want one. Any possibilities for an AWD one? That would be insane, coupled with the dual-clutch. That calls for near-GT-R acceleration times.
      • 3 Years Ago
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      Matt
      • 3 Years Ago
      I'm sorry, this just looks gross. Especially in white with the black wheels, a style in itself that has never looked good.
      Commodore
      • 3 Years Ago
      Funny. I remember the days when the 360 hp of the M3 CSL were much... now you have 500+ hp in the same segment. If the Black Series coupe would be as light as the old M3 though, all hell would break loose (take note, Merc!).
      Muamer
      • 3 Years Ago
      Correction: It will actually be the M156 6.2l V8 engine, not the 5.5l twin-turbo. The original article was also updated. Sorry for the confusion!
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Muamer
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        mkM3
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Muamer
        It's too bad they won't drop in the ~570hp M159 from SLS. For the money they will charge for this car ($100k I'd guess), it would be nice to have a significant power increase from the normal C63. But that move would surely piss off SLS owners and other higher-priced AMG owners alike.
        Ryan
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Muamer
        The article may have been updated, but the title still references the trin-turbo V-8.
      Xedicon
      • 3 Years Ago
      My number one hope is that they preserve the sound of the first c class amg insanity edition. Holy hot socks does it sound awesome!
      The Angry Intern
      • 3 Years Ago
      White cars with black rims seems to be the new hotness these days.
      charlie
      • 3 Years Ago
      It's keeping the 6.2l V8 and here's the photo to prove it http://cdn1.worldcarfans.co/2011/4/8/super/7186404421413745591.jpg
      lorenzo
      • 3 Years Ago
      when will the regular coupe be up on the MB site and ready to buy.... shoot - this stupid new comment system somehow linked my Google info with AOL?! I HATE AOL