The most powerful C-Class of all time
- AMG 6.3-litre V8 engine with a maximum output of 380 kW (517 hp)
- Acceleration from zero to 100 km/h in 4.2 seconds
- Adjustable AMG coil-over sports suspension as standard
- Optional AMG Track package with sports tyres
- Optional AMG Aerodynamics package
- AMG Performance Media as an extra highlight
With a maximum output of 380 kW (517 hp) and a maximum torque of 620 Newton metres, the new high-performance Mercedes-Benz C 63 AMG Coupé Black Series is the most powerful C-Class of all time. The AMG 6.3-litre V8 engine accelerates the C 63 AMG Coupé Black Series to a speed of 100 km/h in 4.2 seconds, and takes it on to a top speed of 300 km/h (electronically limited).
Exclusive fun at the wheel comes courtesy of the adjustable AMG coil-over sports suspension, the AMG high-performance composite braking system, and the functional equipment available as standard. The AMG Track package is available as an option to enhance driving dynamics even further, and boasts sports tyres and active rear-axle transmission cooling. Plus there is also the AMG Aerodynamics package including flics, a functionally tuned front splitter and an adjustable carbon-fibre rear aerofoil.
Appearance reminiscent of the SLS AMG GT3 customer sports car
In visual terms the new high-performance vehicle is reminiscent of the successful SLS AMG GT3 customer sports car and symbolises 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.
With the C 63 AMG Coupé Black Series, AMG is presenting a 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.
Key data at a glance: C 63 AMG Coupé Black Series
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
Max. torque 620 Nm at 5200 rpm
Engine weight (dry) 195 kg
Fuel consumption, NEDC combined 12.2 l/100 km
CO2 emissions 286 g/km
Acceleration 0 - 100 km/h 4.2 s
Top speed 300 km/h (electronically limited )
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 metres from eight cylinders – one glance at the technical data and it’s clear that the engineering behind the C 63 AMG Coupé Black Series delivers what the vehicle's appearance promises. 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.
Plenty of pulling power, an agile response and hefty torque – the qualities of the large-displacement AMG high-revving naturally aspirated engine arouse passion in the driver. The jewel in the crown is the hallmark AMG eight-cylinder sound from the AMG sports exhaust system.
The optimised engine oil cooling ensures enhanced 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 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 mm (at the front) and 79 mm (at the rear) respectively. In conjunction with the modified torsion-bar stabilisers, the C 63 AMG Coupé 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 with locking effect for both acceleration and deceleration 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”, “ESP 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 composite technology proven in motorsport at the front axle (format:
390 x 36 millimetres) and integral discs at the rear axle (360 x 26 mm). Red-painted six-piston fixed callipers at the front and four-piston fixed callipers at the rear reliably decelerate the perforated, fade-resistant brake discs, which are ventilated all round.
AMG light-alloy wheels featuring light forging technology
255/35 R 19 and 285/30 R 19 – these are the wheel formats for the C 63 AMG Coupé Black Series at its market launch. Mounted on 9 x 19 (front) and 9.5 x 19 (rear) AMG light-alloy wheels.
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.
Arrow-shaped front section with large cooling air openings
The new C 63 AMG Coupé Black Series displays its ties with motorsport. The arrow-shaped front section with the central Mercedes star in the radiator grille is the visual synonym for its forwards thrust. The air intakes in the front apron ensure reliable air flow through the large cooling modules. Two openings in the aluminium bonnet support the expelling of engine heat, whilst the struts positioned at an angle in the front apron emphasise the vehicle’s width. The black front splitter located at the lower end helps to balance the vehicle aerodynamically.
Interior with a motor-racing atmosphere
The interior of the C 63 AMG Coupé Black Series is black with red highlight elements, displaying the atmosphere of a racing vehicle. Two AMG sports bucket seats provide lateral support on the race track. The omission of the rear bench seat underlines the sporty character and reduces its weight. As an option the C 63 AMG Coupé Black Series is also available as a four-seater including the AMG sports seats familiar from the C 63 AMG Coupé – and with single seats in the rear.
The AMG Performance steering wheel with a steering wheel rim featuring flattened top and bottom sections features aluminium shift paddles for manual gear changes. Red seat belts and red contrasting topstitching on the steering wheel, on the seats, door centre panels, armrests on the doors, the centre console and shift lever gaiter. An exclusive "AMG 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, this shows AMG lettering to greet the driver. Possible displays for the engine oil temperature, the ESP® mode or the gear selection are integrated into the AMG main menu, which is also found in the TFT display. The rotary switch for the C, S, S+ and M transmission modes and RACE START is located on the centre console next to the selector lever.
AMG Performance Media with motorsport-style telemetry
A highlight of the optional extras is the AMG Performance Media: familiar from the SLS AMG, this system combines numerous telemetry displays of such items as various engine data as well as lateral and linear acceleration and lap times. Many of the functions of the AMG Performance Media were inspired by motorsport. All of the displays can be viewed on the high-resolution 17.8 cm colour display of the COMAND Online multimedia system (optional extra).
Active and passive safety: 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, 3-stage ESP®, Headlamp Assist, the tyre pressure loss warning system and cruise control with SPEEDTRONIC variable speed limiter.
The standard specification also includes (selection):
- AMG door sills in brushed stainless steel with AMG logo
- AMG sports pedals in brushed stainless steel, with rubber studs
- Audio 20 CD radio with double tuner, colour display, Bluetooth® interface, hands-free function, USB interface and eight loudspeakers
- THERMATIC automatic climate control
AMG Track Package and AMG Aerodynamics package
The AMG Performance Studio offers two special packages to enhance 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 Coupé Black Series, and they tangibly and measurably increase grip. Active rear-axle transmission cooling improves performance in 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 are 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. All three components add to the visual presence optimise the vehicle’s aerodynamic balance.
Other optional extras include:
- AMG Exterior Carbon-Fibre package (front splitter, 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 (in the upper trim level)
- Fire extinguisher (mounted at the front on the driver's seat)
- Intelligent Light System ILS
- Tinted side/rear windows
Market launch will take place in January 2012.
Mercedes-Benz C 63 AMG Coupé Black Series Prices at a glance (incl. 19% VAT):
- C 63 AMG Coupé Black Series: 115,430 euros
- AMG Aerodynamics package: 7973 euros
- AMG Track package: 5890.50 euros
- AMG Exterior Carbon-Fibre package 5831 euros
- AMG Performance Media 2320.50 euros