Motorsports Monday: 2012 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Black Series

Let’s be honest; when thinking of tire shredding, redline rattling track weapons, Mercedes-Benz does not immediately come to mind. After all, Mercedes-Benz is more often associated with luxury – the type of luxury that petrol heads more or less immediately rip out of their track-bound cars. This is a bit strange, since on paper Mercedes-Benz is one of the most storied racing firms. Since their beginning, the company has been deeply entrenched in racing and is just off celebrating what many consider the crowning achievement of racing; a Formula 1 double championship with complete domination. But be it F1, Prototype racing, Touring cars and even the occasional rally, Mercedes-Benz has been there. When it comes to the road, though, they don’t seem to have many track-ready weapons. That is, of course, until the C63 AMG Black Series launched:

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Year: 2012
Model: C63 AMG Black Series
Engine: 6.2 liter V8
Transmission: 7-speed automatic
Mileage: 17,700 mi
Price: $114,500 Buy It Now

whole car has been wrapped in a clear protectant film a $6000 value

warranty until 2016

510 horsepower and 457 ft lbs of torque

1 of 75 black series and only 30 w/ track package

– MECHANICAL

AMG 6.3L DOHC 32-valve V8 engine
7-Speed automatic transmission -inc: Touch Shift, SpeedShift, sport, comfort & manual shift modes
Rear wheel drive
AMG front/rear stabilizer bars
AMG speed-sensitive pwr rack & pinion sport steering
AMG performance braking system -inc: 4-wheel perforated & ventilated disc brakes, 6-piston fixed front caliper, 4-piston fixed rear caliper,
ADAPTIVE BRAKE w/hold function
AMG sport exhaust system w/dual twin chrome tailpipes

– EXTERIOR

Temporary spare tire w/steel wheel
Pwr tilt/slide tinted glass sunroof w/1-touch open/close
Panorama sunroof
AMG trunk lid spoiler
Bi-xenon headlamps w/corner-illuminating front fog lamps -inc: active curve illumination, headlamp washing system
Single rear red fog lamp
LED tail lamps
Pwr folding heated signal mirrors w/memory -inc: auto-dimming driver mirror
Rain-sensing wipers

– ENTERTAINMENT

AM/FM stereo w/HD Radio & CD player -inc: USB/MP3 capability, (12) speakers, aux audio input jack
harman/kardon sound system
SiriusXM satellite radio
iPod/MP3 media interface
Bluetooth hands-free communication system

– INTERIOR

AMG MB-Tex seat trim
6-way pwr heated AMG front sport seats -inc: integrated headrests, adjustable side bolsters, adjustable lumbar support
Rear seat delete
AMG door entrance plates
AMG floor mats
AMG performance leather steering wheel w/multi-function controls & aluminum shift paddles
Pwr tilt/telescopic steering column w/memory
Steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters
AMG instrument cluster w/RACETIMER
5.8″ central controller display w/retractable cover
Multi-function display in instrument cluster -inc: trip computer, exterior temp gauge, oil level check, digital speedometer, audio status, reminder & malfunction messages, driver-programmable settings
Mercedes-Benz Maintenance System display
Pwr windows w/1-touch up/down
SmartKey infrared remote -inc: trunk open, windows & sunroof open/close, panic button, fuel filler door, selective unlock, programmable auto-lock
Cruise control
Anti-theft alarm system
Engine immobilizer
Homelink garage door opener
Automatic dual-zone climate control -inc: dust & pollen filters, tunnel mode w/1-touch closing of all windows, sun sensor
Front cupholders
Aux pwr outlet
Aluminum trim
Auto-dimming rearview mirror w/compass
Dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors
Night security illumination
Leather-trimmed & aluminum shift knob

– SAFETY

AMG 3-stage electronic stability program (ESP)
Anti-slip regulation (ASR)
LED daytime running lamps
Driver & front passenger dual-stage air bags w/front passenger adaptive feature
Front/rear window curtain airbags
Front side-impact airbags
Dual front pelvic airbags
Driver knee airbag
Attention Assist drowsiness monitor
3-point driver & front passenger shoulder belts -inc: height adjustment, emergency tensioning device, adaptive belt force limiter
Rear 3-point seat belts -inc: outboard emergency tensioning device, outboard belt force limiter, outboard automatic height adjustment
Outboard rear universal lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH)
Child safety rear door locks
Tire pressure monitoring system

Of course, although the C63 AMG Black is a track biased machine it is still a Mercedes-Benz, meaning there are luxuries like power seats and the normal accompaniment of electric goodies that you’d expect. Condition on this particular model is effectively new and for those heading to the track the clear protective wrap is certainly appreciated. That’s because the massive 500 horsepower V8 is capable of slowing the rotation of the Earth on the gas, turning insects and small rocks into bumper-shattering projectiles as you launch the car at them through triple-digit speeds. Of course, for all of this a the exclusivity of the limited run model, you’ll pay – well over $100,000 in this case. For that money, you could go faster in many Porsches; notably, a 996 twin-turbo will set you back only about a third of the asking price. But then, no one in a Porsche or BMW really expects a tire-smoking three-pointed star to be breathing down their tailpipes looking for a pass on track. In the game of one-upsmanship between well-heeled and toed Gentleman drivers, this might just be top trump.

-Carter

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3 Comments

  1. A co-worker had one of these when new. Amazing machine.

  2. the wing is a bit of overkill because I don’t believe this will see a track anytime soon…
    all that aside….this beasts melt asphalt by the yard….and you can do that while sipping your coffee…no 3rd pedal 🙂

  3. “Power windows” … whew. I was worried one would have to spring for either a Geo Metro or a Bugatti to get power windows, but nowhere in between.

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