Black Series C63 for 2020 Would Be AMG’s Most Epic Revival Yet

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Rendering 2020 AMG C63 Black Series

Discontinued in 2013, original Black Series C63 packed a big punch into a small frame. MBWorld ponders a newer version of the coupe.

For two model years, 2012 and 2013, you could get your hands on a truly hardcore machine based on the Mercedes C-Class: the Mercedes-AMG Black Series C63. The monster coupe packed a 6.2-liter V8 making 510 horses and 457 lb-ft of torque to the rear through a seven-speed automatic. In a lot of ways, it was a track car for the street.

Alas, it was also a rarity, with fewer than 100 models sold in the United States, each one starting at $125,000 in 2012 money (nearly $139,000 in 2019). Yet, we wondered what a new Black Series C63 would be like if one were to come out in 2020 or in the first couple of years of the new decade. Here’s what Pouria Savadkouei, MBWorld’s resident artist, figured it’d look like.

Rendering 2020 AMG C63 Black Series

The current AMG C63 Coupe comes in a base and an S model. The base C63 has a handcrafted 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 paired with a nine-speed automatic, delivering 469 horses and 479 lb-ft of torque to the rear. The C63 S, meanwhile, ups the power to 503 ponies and 516 lb-ft of torque, also directed to the rear wheels through a nine-speed auto. Where would the Black Series version be, then?

Since AMG’s CEO Tobias Moers is pushing for hybrid high-performance via electrification, the new Black Series C63 would definitely have the 48-volt system already in use by the Mercedes GLS and the 53-series cars. The system helps those vehicles make immense power with little turbo lag on the wind-up.

Thus, why not link that system (if not the proposed electric turbo system found on the AMG One concept) to the twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8? It could make as much as 630 horses and 664 lb-ft of torque (the power rating for the GT 63 S 4-Door Coupe), all of which would be directed to the corners through the 4MATIC AWD system and the nine-speed automatic. Said corners would have enough rubber to hang on to the road. Alas, these are from the AMG GTR Pro, but we’d keep the 19-inch wheels from the C63 S as a nod to the original Black Series C63.

2012 Mercedes-AMG C63 Black Series

We’d also give our 2020 Black Series C63 a wider track (1.5 inches up front, 2.5 inches in back), plus aggressive body work and enough aero to keep the whole affair grounded. That’d be one hell of a Mercedes if it were made real. We wonder if we could convince Moers and AMG to at least consider such a monster.

Renderings & Photos: Pouria Savadkouei and Mercedes-Benz

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Since launching her professional writing career nearly a decade ago as a fashion blogger, Cameron Aubernon has written for a handful of online and print publications on a wide variety of subjects, including expat issues, fashion, music, and, of course, the automotive industry. The automotive expert was even the editor-in-chief of a popular online lifestyle publication, where she reviewed luxury cars and interviewed fellow automotive enthusiasts.

A graduate of The Evergreen State College Class of 2005 with a bachelor's in liberal arts, Aubernon took a left turn from fashion writing into the automotive realm when she asked a fellow writer via Facebook if she could write for their site. Following an internship, stints with a couple of hyper-local online publications, and a move to Seattle, she made her then-biggest impact with The Truth About Cars, writing full-time for the publication from 2013 to 2015.

Currently, the highly-regarded automotive journalist is a frequent contributor to the high-traffic Internet Brands Auto Group websites Rennlist, Club Lexus, LS1Tech and Mustang Forums, among others.

Aubernon’s expert knowledge of all things Ford trucks has also made her a mainstay as one of the most prolific writers on Ford Truck Enthusiasts and F-150 Online.

Aubernon can be contacted via email at [email protected].

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