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2012 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Black Series Coupe means business!

By ElDiablo on 29 Jul 2011

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Not too long ago a spy photo of Mercedes-Benz's brand new C-Class Coupe appeared all over the web undisguised - showing off it's tighter proportions and much more attractive overall package.

Then to keep with past traditions, not only do they have an AMG kit optioned for it, they now have prepped a 'Black Series' version for sale. Black Series doesn't sound so tough? Consider these features.

A big M156 6.2-liter naturally-aspirated V8 managing to wring out 510 horsepower and an earth-moving 457 pound-feet of torque. This in a car that weights 44 pounds less than the coupe on which it is based.

Then you've got the wider track dimension that pushes the wheels further outwards to give the car a wider and more powerful stance that coincidentally helps it along with it's handling performance on the track. No less it'll have 19-inch forged alloys specially made by the boys at AMG slapped on it.

Steering has been tightened even when compared to the 'ordinary' AMG models and shift rate has been quickened as well.

Turns out there Bahnstormers tend to get really hot on track days and since limping home half-way through a lap wouldn't make for the happiest of customers, the German's have gone and stuck in an oil cooler with a 50% larger surface area, similar to the one on the SLS AMG supercar.

Internal components come reinforced as in the SLS.

For the US market, prices for the Black Series is expected to get a 35% bump up from the less hardcore AMG version. If you still think this is an exercise for Mercedes-Benz to stroke egos and fool rich folks into buying something like this to make themselves feel younger, there's an optional track pack and aerodynamics package.



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Having recently departed the automotive industry, Jegan provides an alternative view on local happenings and random international news and what it really means to us in the long run, while working hard to fulfill the life-long dream of owning a Lamborghini Diablo VT.



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Relagsingh Jul 29 2011 11:58 PM
Handsome looking beast this one....
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