2012 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG. Click image to enlarge
Stuttgart, Germany – Mercedes-Benz revealed the new 2012 Mercedes- Benz C63 AMG Coupe Black Series on Monday, now the most powerful C-Class of all time, boasting a maximum output of 510 hp and a maximum torque of 457 lb-ft. Its high-revving AMG 6.3-litre V8 engine propels the 2012 C63 AMG Coupe Black Series from zero to 60 mph in 4.2 seconds (all data provisional).
The C63 Black Series features an adjustable AMG coil-over sports suspension and AMG high-performance composite (two-piece) braking system. The AMG Track package with ultra high-performance tires and active cooling for the rear axle drive unit is available as an option for even better dynamics, while the AMG Aerodynamics package includes exterior winglets and an adjustable carbon fibre rear spoiler.
The most powerful C-Class of all time, the 2012 C63 Black Series is the fourth model to be launched since 2006. The first one was the SLK55 AMG Black Series. The AMG 5.5-litre V8 engine in the thoroughbred two-seater boasted a maximum output of 400 hp and 383 lb.-ft. of torque. Just 120 units were produced between between July 2006 and April 2007. The CLK63 AMG Black Series followed directly in its footsteps. The two-seater coupe was powered by an AMG 6.3-litre V8 engine with 500 hp and 465 lb.-ft. of torque. Just 700 units of this very exclusive model were built between April 2007 and March 2008.
The highlight until now was the SL65 AMG Black Series, unveiled in July 2008. The high-performance coupe remains an attention grabber to this day with its spectacular appearance, unique performance data, lightweight design and highend exclusivity. The AMG 6.0-litre V12 biturbo engine with a maximum output of 661 hp and 738 lb.-ft. of torque made the SL65 AMG Black Series the most powerful AMG vehicle ever to enter series production. A total of 350 units were built from September 2008 through August 2009.
The C63 AMG Coupe Black Series celebrated its world premiere at the Formula 1
German Grand Prix on the Nürburgring (July 23 – 24, 2011).