2012 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Black Series spy shots
The mere mention of the words Black Series will either get your blood pumping or instill the fear within you, the latter being the case typically if you’re a BMW M or Audi RS owner. This is because the Black Series title is only applied to a very select series of models, all of which can best be described as grenades on wheels.
You see, the Black Series cars are essentially upgraded versions of the already high-performance AMG models from Mercedes-Benz, which most will agree already approach the limits of what you can call street-legal. In the past we’ve seen Black Series versions of the SLK AMG, CLK63 AMG and more recently the SL65 AMG, all two-doors, but very soon there will be a new Black Series model based on the C63 AMG four-door sedan.
Revealed here testing in its very early stages, a test-mule of the new C63 AMG Black Series gives away plenty of clues as to what to expect for the new sledgehammer from the official in-house tuner of Mercedes-Benz.
We can clearly see a wider track, both front and rear, as evidenced by the modified fenders. The test-mule also sports a new rear diffuser and a bootlid spoiler, all designed to aid aerodynamics by improving downforce.
Under the hood should be AMG’s now familiar twin-turbocharged 5.5-liter V-8 engine but with output dialed up well past the 457 horsepower of the regular C63 AMG. Expect a series of weight saving modifications, uprated wheels and tires and stiffer suspension too.
The new Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Black Series is expected to debut late next year as a 2012 model and may be followed by another Black Series car, one based on the SLS AMG supercar.