Some may look at the C63 AMG Coupe Black Series and say "that car has a long name". True, but it eliminates any confusion as to what
you're getting involved with. When your spouse says they'd like a C-Class, one of you may think "BlueTEC" while the other
has something very different in mind. The car is a C-Class. It's powered by a 6.2 liter thermonuclear device and produced by the AMG
division. It's also a coupe versus a sedan. And just in case there was some confusion as to what "fast" is, it's a Black
The C63 Black Series features a number of impressive refinements designed to make it the most powerful C-Class of all time. This is in large
part to forged pistons, a modified engine control unit and a lighter rotating mass (crankshaft & connected rods). The 6.2 liter V8 now
produces 510 horsepower. This is opposed to the standard C63, which produces 451 horsepower.
The Black Series is far more than just a bodybuilder version of the C63. Its suspension and brakes have been upgraded to match the
powerplant. For example, front wheel track has been increased, and the rear fenders are nearly two inches wider on each side. These wider
fenders accommodate the wider track as well as larger, staggered-width wheels and tires. The extra width provides the additional traction
needed for a car that can travel at an electronically limited 186 MPH.
Along with a wider body, up front the Black Series has larger engine air ducts in a deep AMG front apron. This is complemented by two air
outlets in the aluminum front hood. At the rear, a body-color rear lip spoiler sits at the edge of the trunk lid. Below the bumper is a new
rear apron that incorporates an eye-catching rear air diffuser with a black grille at the top. This wraps around two sets of twin exhaust
pipes at the bottom. A subtle "Black Series" logo on the trunk lid identifies this as the limited-production coupe.
In addition to the Mercedes-Benz commercial, we've included the specs and equipment list. As always, many thanks to MB USA for supplying
us with this information.
C63 AMG Coupe
C63 AMG Coupe Black Series
Two-door, four passenger coupe
Four valves per cylinder
Double overhead camshaft per cylinder bank;duplex chain-driven; variable valve timing
Displacement (cu. in./cc)
378.8 / 6,208
4.02 / 102.2
3.72 / 94.6
Horsepower @ rpm
451 (481)* @ 6,500
510 @ 6,800
Torque (lb-ft.) @ rpm
443 @ 5,000
457 @ 5,000
Magnesium two-stage resonance intake manifold
Max. engine speed (rpm)
AMG SPEEDSHIFT PLUS Seven-speed electronically controlled multiclutch automatic with
driver-adaptive shift logic.