Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Black Series 

  • $151k built in Germany
  • 2012
  • 510 HP 6.2L
  • 158 mph
AMG’s bruiser also crushes the M3 in torque output, its 443 lb-ft—with or without the Development pack—representing an advantage of 148 lb-ft.
by Car and Driver (Nov, 2011)
The steering is delightfully crisp and transparent, communicating nuances in the road surface and overall grip levels with remarkable clarity.
by EVO (Nov, 2013)

Road Tests Real world tests of the Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG

Top speed

Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG
158 mph

Top Gear track time

Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG
1:21.0
M5 (E60)
1:26.20

Data points Key details of the Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG

Price

Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG
$151k

Horsepower

Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG
510 HP

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Performance

At a curb weight of 3,770 pounds, The Black Series isn't a featherweight, but it feels solid and mostly better for it.
by AutoBlog (Nov, 2011)
The tach needle will need to be pointing to 5200 rpm before the engine will whip out its 457 lb-ft of torque.
by AutomobileMag (Dec, 2012)
Its 510 horsepower peaking at 6,800 rpm and 457 pound-feet of torque maxing out at 5,200 rpm felt uncommonly flexible and at the ready.
by AutoBlog (Nov, 2011)

Powertrain

AMG hooks up this engine to its Speedshift seven-speed transmission with a wet startup clutch replacing the torque converter to improve efficiency, and a complicated Race Start launch control program.
by MotorTrend
The engine erupts with a sharp, startling bark, and acceleration from the 451-bhp powerplant is forceful, addictive and unrelenting.
by www.roadandtrack.com
The transmission was just good enough to match up with the engine.
by MotorTrend

Body style

There's plenty of room inside for four adult occupants, as the coupe retains the C63 sedan's 108.9-inch wheelbase.
by AutoBlog (Jun, 2011)
The new coupe reaps the benefits of the sedan’s 2012 chassis tweaks, too.
by Car and Driver (May, 2011)
A few years ago this wouldn't have needed mentioning, but in the era of "four-door coupes" such as Mercedes' own CLS, the Volkswagen CC, and Audi A7, the difference between C63 Sedan and the new coupe is the lack of rear doors.
by MotorTrend

Handling

Combined with a C63-exclusive 3-link strut suspension, a strengthened rear multilink setup and a re-do of all the elastomerics, there is remora-like adhesion and, despite suspension firmness and roll control that only an enthusiast could love, remarkably good rear compliance over bumps in the high-speed sweepers found throughout our road loop in Spain.
by www.roadandtrack.com
The AMG gets its own sport speed-sensitive power steering and a direct steering ratio of 13.5:1, an improvement over the standard car's already impressively precise and communicative rack-and-pinion hydraulic power steering, and a sport steering wheel flattened at both the top and the bottom.
by MotorTrend
Like the triple-fin diffuser, the flat top and bottom Dinamica-wrapped steering wheel is pure DTM; hands love this helm, especially when hustling through the esses.
by MotorTrend

Transmission

Continuing the DTM-inspired, hardcore performance spirit of past Black Series cars, the Mercedes C63 AMG Black Series Coupe is much more than just a standard AMG car with bigger fenders.
by MotorTrend
Other performance-minded standard pieces include adjustable coil-over shocks and composite brakes.
by MotorTrend
The only transmission is the C63's familiar seven-speed automatic, which uses a multiplate clutchpack instead of a torque converter.
by AutomobileMag (Dec, 2012)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Brand Mercedes-Benz
Price $151,213
Type of car Production car
Year 2012
City mileage 13 MPG
Highway mileage 19 MPG

transmission

Drivetrain RWD
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 7 gears

engine

Displacement 6,200 cc
Cylinders V8
Air compressor None
Fuels Gas
Compression ratio 11.3:1
Bore/stroke 4.02 in / 3.72 in
Valvetrain DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 valves

road tests

Top speed 158 mph
Top gear time 1:21.0

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 7.48 lb/hp
Maximum hp 510 HP @ 6,800 RPM
Maximum torque 459 ft-lb @ 5,000 RPM
Engine placement Front
Steering system Rack and pinion

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc
Front wheels 483/? 229
Rear wheels 483/? 241

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,814 lb
Width 70.7 in
Height 56.6 in
Length 186 in
Front track width 61.7 in
Wheelbase 108.9 in
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