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Mercedes-Benz Has A Dark Side, Too: Video


If we say “Mercedes-Benz,” what are the first adjectives to pop into your head? Chances are good you’ll come up with words like “plush,” or “coddling,” or “luxurious.”

It isn’t likely that words like “crisp,” “harsh,” or “sinister,” will be the first to come to mind, unless you’ve just climbed out from behind the wheel of an AMG Black Series car. While most Mercedes-Benz products are developed to satisfy a staggeringly broad range of customers, AMG Black Series cars are focused on the hardcore driver exclusively.

The latest offering, the C63 AMG Black Series Coupe, is no exception to this rule. Armed with a naturally aspirated, 6.2-liter V-8 good for 510 horsepower and 457 pound-feet of torque, the Black Series Coupe can sprint from 0-62 mph in a scant 4.2 seconds. That makes it the second-fastest model in the Mercedes-Benz lineup, behind the SLS AMG.

Don’t expect a suspension focused on comfort, either. Instead, the C63 AMG Black Series comes with a fully-adjustable coilover suspension, aimed at lowering lap times and not at providing long-distance comfort. If the base model isn’t hardcore enough, Mercedes even offers a Track Package with bigger wheels, stickier tires and a differential cooler.

The net result is the car seen in the video above, which is anything but your typical Mercedes-Benz. We’d call it our kind of luxury.
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  1. That is a nice video and you are right, Kurt, most people thought Mercedes are as you mentioned. I used to work in a custom car shop and seen some incredible Mercedes with ridiculous performance after what was done to it.

    Anyway, I am a fan of their Black Series and glad to see what they did here.
     
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  2. @Countach, thanks. I'm a fan of the Black Series cars myself, and will admit that the CLK 63 AMG Black Series is the first Mercedes model that ever made my hormones sit up and beg.
     
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