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With its staple widebody styling that has made the Black Series recognizable worldwide, the C63 AMG blended performance in a stylish coupe body packing an AMG 6.2-liter V8 with 517-hp and 457 lb-ft of torque. Backed up with tuned suspension and superior braking performance, it’s undoubtedly one of the best vehicles out of AMG’s factory.
So what could make it even better? A matte black finish of course. As much as we thought the whole matte black thing would die out, it has become a stylish option for the right cars and it makes the C63 AMG Black Series perfect.
The matte black variant of the C63 AMG Black Series is dubbed UK Edition, and it appears that it’ll only be available out in the UK. But that shouldn’t stop enthusiasts and owners from giving their C63 AMG Black Series its own matte black treatment. We’d love to see a couple of these roaming around our streets.
GALLERY: Matte Black Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Black Series
The vast majority of us will never get to experience a Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Coupe Black Series up close and personal, so the German luxury automaker decided to take the liberty of creating an app for fans to enjoy some media on their Apple devices.
The app showcases what makes the C63 AMG Black Series Coupe so exciting with highlights on its styling, racing atmosphere, and performance. You can browse through specs of the Black Series Coupe, download dynamic wallpapers, and even share the iPad experience with your friends on Facebook.
Hit the source after the break on your Apple device to download the app.
To best showcase the C63 AMG Black Series Coupe Mercedes-Benz has produced two videos with contrasting drivers and vehicles, both filmed on track at Laguna Seca Raceway in Northern California.
Known for its infamous corkscrew, Laguna Seca Raceway can easily be recognized by automotive enthusiasts worldwide. What’s entertaining to watch in the two videos however is how tame the driver in the white C63 Black Series takes it on the vehicle (at least in the beginning of the video) while the driver in the Fire Opal (red) C63 gets it sideways and shows off what it can really do.
So there you have it – whichever way you may want to take the 6.3L V8, 510-hp and 457 lb-ft of torque Coupe out for a spin, you can. Mercedes did it out on the track, showing off the versatility of their C63 AMG Black Series Coupe.
Watch the two videos below:
White or red just not cutting it for your 517-hp Mercedes C63 AMG Black Series? Need something a little more flashy and attention grabbing? You’re in luck, with Mercedes announcing the C63 AMG Black Series will also be available in a new Solar Beam color choice, which looks to be a brilliant pearlescent shade of yellow.
Few details have been provided but pictures of the car from a drive event at Laguna Seca were posted on the Mercedes-Benz Canada Facebook page. It surely looks much more aggressive than its red and white counterparts and a nice touch are the contrasting black wheels and carbon fiber accents. Too bad this didn’t come out earlier, Bumblebee could have been a much cooler, Solar Beam Benz.
GALLERY: Solar Beam Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Black Series
Having just unveiled the new C63 AMG Coupe at the New York Auto Show, Mercedes has one more high-performance C-Class up its sleeve. Likely to debut at the Frankfurt Auto Show this fall, the Black Series version of the car will be even more extreme, upping horsepower north of the 500 mark.
According to the latest rumors look for 507-hp as the official number, but don’t expect to find any turbos under the hood. Instead of the new bi-turbo 5.5-liter V8 found in the E63 (where it makes 518-hp and 516 lb-ft of torque), the C-Class AMGs will soldier on with the soon-to-be-retired naturally aspirated 6.2-liter V8.
A further reduction in weight is also certain to be included in the package, but we unfortunately don’t expect this performance coupe to come with anything other than Benz’s 7-speed automatic transmission.
GALLERY: Mercedes C63 AMG Coupe
Early reports had indicated that a C63 version would use the 6.2-liter V8 that Mercedes is currently decommissioning, but that seems unlikely. Instead, it should get the new twin-turbo 4.7-liter that makes 435-hp. As for the Black Series model, it will come with the new twin-turbo 5.5-liter V8 that makes as much as 563-hp.
InsideLine reports that the vehicle was confirmed by an unnamed Mercedes exec, who described it as an M3 killer.
[Source: InsideLine on Twitter]