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Spectacular design, technology transfer from the world of motorsport and driving dynamics at the highest level; the new Mercedes-Benz C 63 AMG Coupe Black Series embodies the new AMG brand claim, Driving Performance, like no other AMG model.


The new high-performance vehicle is the most powerful C-Class of all
time, boasting a maximum output of 380 kW (510 bhp) 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-caliber performance: the C 63 AMG Coupe 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 tires
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.

Broad, low, brawny and ready to pounce from a standstill – the C 63 AMG Coupe Black Series makes a mighty impression. It’s clear right from the first time you set eyes on it that the C 63 AMG Coupe Black Series
is made for ambitious laps on a closed-off race track. In visual terms
the new high-performance vehicle is reminiscent of the SLS AMG GT3
customer sports car and symbolizes the transfer of technology from the
sphere of motorsport, which has been part of the corporate philosophy of
Mercedes-AMG GmbH for 44 years now.

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With its new C 63 AMG Coupe Black Series, AMG is presenting an
exciting sports car for enthusiasts who are passionate about sports cars
which are big on horsepower, and this marks the impressive continuation
of the Black Series strategy, which began back in 2006. AMG,
the performance brand of Mercedes-Benz Cars, is once again demonstrating
its expertise when it comes to designing and developing emotionally
appealing high-performance cars.

“AMG has its roots in international motorsport. The new C 63 AMG Coupe Black Series is
the best proof there is for the permanent transfer of technology from
the race track to the road. The numerous successes in the DTM, the
customer sports range featuring the SLS AMG GT3 and our commitment to
Formula 1, where we have been providing the Official F1 O Safety Car and
the Official F1 O Medical Car for the past 15 years, continuously spur
on our engineers and technicians. The C 63 AMG Coupe Black Series
embodies the new AMG brand claim, Driving Performance, like no other
AMG model”, comments Ola Kallenius, the CEO of Mercedes-AMG GmbH.

Key data at a glance:


Displacement 6208 cc
Bore x stroke 102.2 x 94.6 mm
Compression ratio 11.3 : 1
Output 380 kW (517 hp) at 6800 rpm at 6800/min
Max. torque 620 Nm at 500 rpm
Engine weight (dry) 196 kg
Fuel consumption, NEDC combined 12.2 l/100 km*
CO2 emissions 286 g/km*
Acceleration 0-100 km/h 4.2 s*

* Preliminary data

Arrow-shaped front section with large cooling air openings

It doesn’t matter from which angle you’re looking at it: the new C 63 AMG Coupe Black Series
displays its ties with motorsport from every perspective. The
arrow-shaped front section with the central Mercedes star in the
radiator grille is the visual synonym for its unfettered forwards
thrust. The air intakes in the striking front apron ensure reliable air
flow through the large cooling modules. Two openings in the aluminum
bonnet support the expelling of engine heat, whilst the struts
positioned at an angle in the front apron emphasize the vehicle’s width.
The black front splitter located at the lower end helps to balance the
vehicle aerodynamically.

The expressive design continues in the side view: the newly developed
front axle with a greater track width calls for new wings, which have
been widened by 28 millimeters on each side. “6.3″ logos give a nod to
the sheer power of the large-displacement eight-cylinder high-speed
naturally aspirated engine beneath the bonnet. Air outlets intimated
behind the wheel cut-outs call to mind powerful racing cars. The
onlooker discovers a black strip on the restyled AMG side skirts – a
look which continues the idea of the front splitter. On each side the
rear wings have also been widened by 42 millimeters, due to the greater
track width of the rear axle. Air openings are hinted at in front of the
rear wheels, forming a fitting conclusion.

AMG light-alloy wheels featuring light forging technology

255/35 R 19 and 285/30 R 19 – these are the impressive wheel formats for the C 63 AMG Coupe Black Series
at its market launch. The wheel/tire combination is mounted on 9 x 19
(front) and 9.5 x 19 (rear) AMG light-alloy wheels, fills out the wings
to stunning effect and plays a significant part in the dynamic
appearance of this new AMG sports car.

Painted titanium grey, the high-sheen light-alloy wheels are produced
using particularly light forging technology – as is the case on the SLS
AMG. These forged wheels weigh a total of eleven kilograms less than
comparable wheels with a conventional design. The lower weight results
in reduced unsprung masses, which improves both the suspension’s
response and the steering precision.

Broad effect of the tail end with a diffuser insert

The tail end of the Black Series Coupe is also a feast for
the eyes: the new rear apron with its expressive black diffuser insert
creates a broad effect. Just like on the SLS AMG GT3, it protrudes
beyond the profile of the rear apron. The black grille on the upper end
of the diffuser insert is an eye-catching feature, as is the AMG sports
exhaust system: both of the chromed twin tailpipes integrated into the
rear apron have an angular cross-section. The spoiler lip on the boot
lid is painted in the vehicle colour and reduces lift at the rear axle,
resulting in more driving stability at high speeds. The AMG logo with
its discreet “Black Series” lettering is reserved exclusively for the C 63 AMG Coupe Black Series.

Engine with high-tech components from the gull-wing model

A displacement of 6.3 litres, a maximum output of 380 kW
(517 hp) and a torque of 620 newton meters from eight cylinders – one
glance at the technical data and it’s clear that the engineering behind
the C 63 AMG Coupe Black Series is every bit the equal of its
sensational appearance. The high-torque M156 naturally aspirated engine
was specially refined for the new two-door model, whose forged pistons,
connecting rods and the crankshaft with a lightweight design, for
example, all come courtesy of the SLS AMG. These measures are flanked by
a new engine control unit. As the car’s performance proves, the uprated
V8 engine has an easy time of it in the coupé: the sprint from standing
to 100 is over in 4.2* seconds (* preliminary data).

Plenty of pulling power, an agile response and hefty torque – the
qualities of the large-displacement AMG high-speed naturally aspirated
engine arouse unadulterated passion in the driver. The jewel in the
crown is the emotive, hallmark AMG eight-cylinder sound from the AMG
sports exhaust system.

The optimized engine oil cooling ensures more performance even when
the vehicle is put through its paces in harsh race-track conditions.
With the aid of components from the SLS AMG, the AMG experts have
managed to give the oil cooler a cooling surface which is 50 percent
larger. The tried-and-trusted, innovative AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed
sports transmission takes care of power transmission. Four transmission
modes, the double-declutching function and RACE START promise maximum
motoring pleasure and a high degree of variability. In the “Sport plus”
and “Manual” transmission modes the gear changes take a mere 100
milliseconds.

AMG coil-over sports suspension with an AMG rear axle differential lock

The AMG sports suspension is a sophisticated new development. It has
been designed as a coil-over suspension, as is the norm in motorsport -
and it represents a hallmark feature of a Black Series model.
It offers numerous setting options, and allows the driver to create
their own personal set-up. The track width of the axles has been widened
by 40 (at the front) and 79 millimeters (at the rear) respectively. In
conjunction with the modified torsion-bar stabilizers, the C 63 AMG Black Series
impresses with its pronounced driving dynamics, high grip and low roll
angle. The AMG speed-sensitive sports steering facilitates superb
vehicle control: the retuned map control for the power assistance
ensures optimum steering precision.

The standard-specification AMG rear axle differential lock is
responsible for reliable traction in particular for race-track
applications. The 3-stage ESP offers the ideal solution for all driving
situations: via the ESP button the driver can choose from the “ESP
ON”, “Sport Handling Mode” and “ESP OFF” stages. In view of the
increased driving dynamics, not only has the anti-lock braking system
been completely retuned; the AMG high-performance braking system has
also been redeveloped: a larger braking system is now used, with discs
featuring compound technology proven in motorsport at the front axle
(format: 390 x 36 millimeters) and integral discs at the rear axle (360 x
26 mm). Red-painted six-piston fixed calipers at the front and
four-piston fixed calipers at the rear reliably decelerate the
perforated, fade-resistant brake discs, which are ventilated all round.

Interior with a functional motor-racing atmosphere

The captivating high-tech components and the spectacular exterior
design both find their logical continuation in the interior of the C 63
AMG Coupe Black Series, which is black with red highlight
elements, displaying the functional atmosphere of a true racing vehicle,
whilst at the same time positively glowing with high quality and
lovingly crafted details. 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. The omission of the rear bench
seat underlines the vehicle’s sporty character and reduces its weight.
As an option the C 63 AMG Coupe Black Series is also available
as a four-seater including the AMG sports seats familiar from the C 63
AMG Coupe – and with single seats in the rear.

The AMG performance steering wheel in nappa leather/DINAMICA
microfibre with a steering wheel rim featuring flattened top and bottom
sections has aluminium shift paddles for manual gear changes. Red seat
belts and red contrasting topstitching on the steering wheel, on the
seats, door center panels, armrests on the doors, the centre console and
on the shift lever gaiter add some interesting highlights. An exclusive“Black Series”
logo adorns the trim on the dashboard, which sports a high-gloss black
piano-lacquer look. The dashboard with three autonomous round dials has a
three-dimensional TFT colour display. On opening the vehicle door the
driver is greeted by AMG lettering. Possible displays for the engine oil
temperature, the ESP mode or the gear selection are integrated into
the AMG main menu. The rotary switch for the C, S, S+ and M transmission
modes and RACE START is located on the center console next to the
selector lever with a DINAMICA microfibre cover.

The C 63 AMG Coupe Black Series is proof positive that high
driving dynamics and excellent active and passive safety need not
necessarily be mutually exclusive: five airbags, belt tensioners and
belt-force limiters for all seats are part of the standard
specification, as are the anti-lock braking system ABS, the 3-stage
ESP, Headlamp Assist, the tire 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, color display, Bluetooth
    interface, hands-free function, USB interface and eight loudspeakers
  • THERMATIC automatic climate control

AMG Track Package and AMG Aerodynamics package

AMG has two special packages to offer for enhancing driving dynamics
even further: the AMG Track Package comprises 255/35 R 19 front and
285/30 R 19 rear sports tyres from Dunlop. They have been exclusively
developed for the C 63 AMG Coupe Black Series, and they
tangibly and measurably increase grip. Active rear-axle transmission
cooling improves performance in punishing race-track conditions. The
radiator is located in the rear apron and the airflow passes through it
effectively.

What are known as flics are part of the AMG Aerodynamics package.
They are made of genuine carbon fibre and located on the front apron.
Also included in the package are a functionally tuned front splitter
made of genuine carbon fibre and a fixed carbon-fibre rear aerofoil with
an adjustable blade. Both components not only increase the lift at the
front and rear axle; they also optimize the vehicle’s aerodynamic
balance.

Other optional extras include:

  • AMG Exterior Carbon-Fibre package (cross strut in front apron,
    exterior mirror housing, inserts on the side sill panel, diffuser insert
    and spoiler lip in genuine carbon fibre)
  • AMG light-alloy wheels featuring forging technology, painted in matt
    black with a high-sheen finish on the rim flange, with 255/35 R 19 and
    285/30 R 19 tyres
  • AMG carbon-fibre trim
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Intelligent Light System ILS
  • KEYLESS-GO
  • Tinted side/rear windows

Four captivating Black Series models since 2006

Whilst its driving dynamics are totally suited to the race track, the new C 63 AMG CoupéBlack Series
offers all the properties which characterise a true Mercedes-Benz:
suitability for everyday use, durability, safety and quality.

The most powerful C-Class of all time is the fourth Black Series model to be launched since 2006. The first one was the SLK 55 AMG Black Series. The AMG 5.5-litre V8 engine in the decidedly puristic two-seater enticed customers with its maximum output of 294 kW (400 hp) and a torque of 520 newton meters, and between July 2006 and April 2007 120 units were produced. The CLK 63 AMG Black Series followed directly in its footsteps. The two-seater coupe was powered by an AMG 6.3-litre V8 engine with373 kW (507 hp) and a torque of 630 newton meters. Between April 2007 and March 2008 700 vehicles were made.

The highlight up until now was the SL 65 AMG Black Series,
which was unveiled in July 2008: the high-performance coupe still
captivates drivers today with its spectacular appearance, unique
performance data, systematic lightweight construction and exclusivity of
the highest caliber. The AMG 6.0 litre V12 biturbo engine with a
maximum output of 493 kW (670 hp) and torque of 1000 newton meters made the SL 65 AMGBlack Series
the most powerful AMG vehicle ever to enter series production. In total
there were 350 units built from September 2008 to August 2009.

The C 63 AMG Coupe Black Series is celebrating its world
premiere during the Formula 1 race on the Nurburgring, the German Grand
Prix (23 – 24 July 2011). The market launch will follow in January 2012,
and its sales price is 115,430 euros (incl. 19% VAT).

 
 
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