Mercedes C63 AMG C-class Coupe with 509bhp revealed

 

By Posted 26 Jul 2011, 08:53

AMG have long been putting their own stamp on some of the Mercedes range, which often means a big leap in performance on the standard model. The Mercedes C63 AMG C-class Coupe with 509bhp has been revealed by the German car maker, making it the most powerful C-class ever.

The new C-class Black Series is certainly no slouch as it can accelerate from standing to 62mph in only 4.2 seconds. This is achieved by the 6.3 liter V8 engine which has 457lb ft of torque, which according to Chris Knapman of The Telegraph is 5lb ft more than the standard C63 coupe.

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The engine achieves this extra power via a remapped engine management system. It also has forged pistons, connecting rods and crankshaft which are normally found on the SLS AMG, and a fifty percent increase in oil cooler size. The new AMG is limited to a maximum speed of 186mph via the electronics of the car, so should be fast enough for most people.

To keep the car glued to the road it uses coil over suspension and it has a wider track than the standard C-class Coupe. Speed sensitive sports steering, and a limited-slip differential add to the improvements made by AMG. The transmission is a seven speed AMG Speedshift dual-clutch that has a paddle shift mounted on the steering wheel.

Bringing the new AMG to a halt is achieved by the larger brakes which feature six-piston calipers on the front. Interior wise there is a pair of bucket seats in the front, and in the back the rear seats have been removed to save weight. But if you really do want to carry passengers in the back customers can have the car as a full four seater.

Customers have the choice of a couple of other upgrades which include the AMG Track Package. This features Dunlop tires more suited to the track and a cooler for the rear differential. There is also the Aerodynamics Package that has a selection of carbon fiber parts.

CEO of Mercedes AMG said “The new C63 AMG Coupé Black Series is the best proof there is for the permanent transfer of technology from the race track to the road”. The new C63 AMG Coupé Black Series will be available sometime next year for around $90,000/£110,000.