Here’s the latest intel about the Mercedes-Benz AMG C-Class Coupe.
The three-door line-up is due to be unveiled next summer. And our exclusive images show how a top-spec C63 AMG Black Series, following in 2012, is shaping up.
The newcomer resurrects the sensational CLK Black Series, first launched in 2007. As our pictures show, it will feature wildly flared wheelarches, carbon fibre vents and a deep front splitter. The firm will add a rear diffuser inspired by the Mercedes Formula One team’s racer, along with a small bootlip spoiler. Multi-spoke alloys complete the aggressive look, and conceal lowered, adjustable suspension and larger brakes.
Inside will be an abundance of carbon fibre trim, plus AMG sports bucket seats and the instrument cluster from the SLS supercar. Under the bonnet, instead of the latest 5.5-litre twin-turbo V8, the Black Series will use the same hand-built 6.2-litre V8 as the standard C63 AMG saloon.
But power will rise from 451bhp to 513bhp – the same as in the C63 DR520 special. Torque also increases to around 650Nm, slashing the 0-62mph time to about four seconds. The engine is mated to Mercedes’ 7G-Tronic automatic gearbox, controlled via steering wheel paddleshifters.