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Mercedes-Benz C 63 AMG Coupe Black Series unveiled at German Grand Prix

Mercedes-Benz has just unveiled the new Mercedes-Benz C 63 AMG Coupe Black Series at its official debut world premiere event at the German Formula One Grand Prix. This is the meatiest, muscliest of all C-Class AMG vehicles, showing off a heavily anabolic, pumped out body traditional to AMG Black Series.

Like our previous Mercedes-Benz C 63 AMG Coupe Black Series report said – which showed early images of the car spotted at Circuit Paul Ricard – the C 63 Black Series won’t get AMG’s new 5.5-litre twin-turbo V8. Instead, it gets a revised version of the 6.2-litre naturally-aspirated AMG V8 pushing out 380kW and 620Nm.

The engine is also backed up by an AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT seven-speed transmission channelling power through to a lockable rear differential setup. The package is capable of powering off from 0-100km/h in 4.2 seconds.

While the engine may be brutally awesome, there’s no getting away from that chunky bodybuilder body. From the pumped guards front and rear to the serious rear diffuser or the aggressively styled arrow front end, it has to be one of the most proud and handsome coupes of the year. And to top it off, all of the bodykit is made from carbon fibre.

For the new C 63 Black, AMG has fitted fully adjustable coilover suspension to the new car so owners can fine-tune their own setup to best suit their driving style, or track conditions. This suspension makes sure the lightweight 19-inch forged alloy wheels always stay on track.

Other highlights include various vents and intakes throughout the body work, including front and rear brake venting and engine venting in the bonnet. There’s also a large performance braking package consisting of six-piston calipers on the front and four-piston calipers on the rear. Meanwhile the interior is decked out in racing-style bucket seats wrapped in Alcantara with matching microfibre details throughout.

Mercedes-Benz says the C 63 AMG Coupe Black Series will go on sale in international markets in January next year. Prices will start from 115,430 euros (approximately AU$152,810). Mercedes-Benz Australia is yet to mention if or when the car will make its way to Australian showrooms. We’ll get back to you though with more details as soon as possible.

 

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Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.