Mercedes C63 AMG Coupe Black Series: Black Series hero in Super Test

With the fourth model of the "Black Series" series Mercedes AMG has provided a glaring popular figure on the wheels, whose extrovert appearance ensures even in conservative circles Sport driver for increased attention. You can tell by the sharp Mercedes C63 AMG coupe that there is a successful Super Test candidate.

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After gloating that applies the common quip in accordance with the most beautiful of all pleasures, it is unquestionably the joy of own success, which always set out to be particularly gratifying and sustainable motivating when no one expected it. For the makers behind the Black Series project based on the Mercedes C63 AMG Coupe, the joy will not be probably as a complete surprise to the Super test score, but they have been enough entrusted with developing long.

Not so with future owners of this first of all visually notable exception: You should continue to get frequently opportunity to look forward a hole in the stomach due to unexpected success moments because neither they, people could still around them ever expect under the sign to meet the star at such a success-oriented, almost combative launched surprise winner.

Mercedes chasing BMW, Porsche and Ferrari

to go with a coupe calculated based on the Mercedes C-Class occasionally Porsche, BMW or Ferrari Hunt - who would not discover in it a highly entertaining and surprising program point? Insofar as the opportunity arises at the appropriate place. But you have versägen on the gallows head or in the Hockenheim Sachskurve to highlight the peculiarity of this peppered with bonds from motorsport sports car anyone with the Mercedes C63 AMG Coupe Black Series.

Mercedes coupe sports car Insignia

The absence of the rear seats, the splitter and flics at the bow and the large, fixed rear wing stalling respectful impression even without the dramatic sound accompaniment on the part of large-volume V8. The noble heritage Mercedes help - by the way - immensely to take the occasional burgeoning critical glance at this extroverted piece automobile any sharpness - even though everyone can see: to bring to school to bread Get and children, this latest edition Launched in 2006, "Black Series" strategy based on the Mercedes C63 AMG coupe probably still a little bit oversized. 

People with an unbroken passion for authenticity and authenticity comes at the sight of every detail carefully prepared sports car technology immediately to the heart. And anyone who has a sense of the needs in a fighting for power, recognition and good lap times sports car will reward the dedication with which the AMG Mercedes C63 AMG Coupe Black Series project has begun. In Affalterbach, the days are gone where the beatific moment emanated solely on the engine performance.

V8 with 517 hp in the Mercedes C63 AMG Coupe Black Series

Nevertheless, our increased interest of the Mercedes C63 AMG Coupé Black Series is considered the Super Test, first the 6.2-liter V8 engine, which - although known in general terms as type M156 since 2005 and since then has built about 71,000 times - in this environment, a special represents evolution. The lightweight crankshaft, the eight forged pistons and the associated, also forged cracking connecting rods are original components from the big block of the large double door version SLS AMG. The parallel with the new V8 twin-turbo engine generation advanced naturally aspirated variant is characteristically still predestined because of their speed-solid design, the sporting environment to make their mark. 

Since there can be given the lush working volume of 6,208 cubic centimeters per se no shortage of engine power and torque of 620 Newton meters therefore casual concluded, was the part of the developers nothing else to do, than to reduce the inertia inside on - with the aim of an even better response and even higher revving tease out. The complementary measures to accompany the Mercedes C63 AMG Coupe Black Series include, among others, a new engine control unit and an enhanced Graphical 50 percent oil cooling, which - as is confidently promised - to ensure stability even in tough racetrack. But this announcement by AMG's saying something ... 

The sound of the still working with continuous camshaft adjustment on the intake and exhaust V8 four-valve engine revealed - how could it be otherwise - the sharpest contours, since there are V8 engines with a 90-degree cylinder angle from Germany. This engine hangs like doped on the gas at the Mercedes C63 AMG Coupe Black Series, shouts, groans, thumps and is - what good deed - but less noisy than initially feared. If any of the skull is booming, it is not because of the special acoustics, but because of the level of concentration, which has spent the face of public rules. Finally, it is - except for the goodwill of the other road users - a lot at stake.

What lies dormant under the accelerator pedal of the Super Test candidates is in fact from idle speed nothing but the pure temptation. The combination of lewd services and perfect processing of PS and Newton meters through the Speedshift MCT 7-speed automatic transmission has fallen so convincing in the Mercedes C63 AMG Coupe Black Series that one can easily get dizzy in the sphere of influence of this "black" magic. As in many other cases of perfect engine / transmission arrangement also, it is first and foremost not objective numbers that legitimize the Black Series offshoot as a super sports car, but it is rather the ground performance of the brilliant forward urge.

Super Test candidate in 13.9 seconds at 200 km / h

Thus allowing the driving programs S, S + and M as well as the double-declutching and a "Race Start" feature a customized adaptation to the respective application, be it in city traffic or on the racetrack. Both in automated driving mode and in manual retrieval of the seven speed stages on the mounted on the steering wheel switch paddle proves that without a torque converter, but with so-called multiple coupling technique and a working oil bath current starting clutch MCT transmission as an ideal tool. The fastest switching processes now take only 100 milliseconds at full load at the Mercedes C63 AMG Coupe Black Series. The automated gear changes therefore take place without significant loss of tractive force and manifest themselves primarily in highly stimulating vocal modulations on the part of the V8 engine. 

Admittedly Metrologically occurs, the progress in the performance against the weaker by 30 PS base Mercedes C63 AMG Coupe little or no evident. Honoring rather the base, which was upgraded to improve the performance with the Performance Package, as it would offend the Black Series variant. Or let's put it this way: in view of the assembled PS levy rather marginal performance difference is mischkalkulatorisch under the V8 whole complex.

Black Series model weighs over 1.7 tons

exclusively developed Dunlop Sport Maxx Race in size 255/35 ZR 19 front and 285/30 ZR 19 at the rear - - (but also the drag coefficient discriminatory) and promoting with output aerodynamic elements sharp-made Mercedes addition, with even more abundant Sport tires set C63 AMG Coupe Black Series focuses less on the longitudinal dynamics overkill than to an increase in lateral dynamics. In extreme cases, it can afford to be good and up to 1.4 g, which expresses the full-tank 1748 kg vast top athletes in the Super Test in the asphalt and reasonable evidence of the excellent facilities of the new coilover suspension, as well as the pure sports soul of the new Sport Maxx Race supplies.
 
But stop! About 1.7 tons drivable mass, despite evacuated rear compartment and an optional carbon package with front splitter, door mirror housings, side skirts, diffuser insert and spoiler lip in Carbon Fiber? How goes something? At minus 22 kg compared to the 1,770 kg heavy Mercedes C63 AMG Coupe, the weight reduction measures at the Black Series model the bottom line is not much more than a sign of good will. Nevertheless, the sum of a little less weight and a pinch more power, combined with aerodynamically effective full accessories, chassis-side expertise and brake and tire technical class require a driving dynamic work of art that leaves nothing to be desired in the Super Test.

Lap times the C-Class sports car level

Or there would be given the Nordschleife lap time of the Mercedes C63 AMG Coupe Black Series of 7:46 minutes as grounds to question the athletic skills? Or is the lap time of the Super Test candidates on the small track in Hockenheim - 1.10,6 minutes - not reason enough to sing a high song on the dramatic development in a short time Talent AMG professionally taken through the wringer Mercedes coupe?
 
With its growing despite the gauges - ahead by 40, behind by 79 millimeters - still manageable size, it is this very special Mercedes C-class coupe almost a natural need to beat the famous hero of the sportsman scene cheat. Equipped with modified anti-roll bars, height-adjustable sports suspension is its noble task so far more than justice because it is responsible not only for an extremely agile yet stable ride, but still allow so much ride comfort at constant spring and damper characteristic that everyday life is not as necessary liaison section between the poles Nordschleife and Hockenheim ring or Saxon and Lausitzring must be considered.
 
That in terms of greater agility and improved steering precision at the Mercedes C63 AMG Coupe Black Series retuned map for the power assistance of the steering is - like the recent, meticulous adaptation of the ABS to the changed tire parameter - a sign the utmost readiness, even the seemingly small not to let lever aside. This is certainly not self-evident.

Black coupe will cost about 115,000 euros

Thus, the braking system in the Mercedes C63 AMG Coupe Black Series was also heavily revised: Front come with six-piston calipers and larger sized discs in motorsport-tested composite technology - Format: 390 by 360 millimeters - are used. At the rear four-piston fixed calipers meet so-called integral discs in size 360 ​​times 260 millimeters. This concession to the (presumed) higher requirements with respect to the occurring kinetic energy is - thank God - included in the base price of the Super Test candidates.
 
Not so the so-called "Track Package" that includes the Dunlop sports tires and active Hinterachsgetriebekühlung that is placed in front of the diffuser insert in the rear apron and to keep the temperature balance of both locking in push and train differential on the race track at a healthy level. Also, the aerodynamic package consisting of the carbon Flics on the front apron, the made of the same material front splitter and a fixed rear wing with adjustable vane, are extra accessories requiring the Mercedes C63 AMG coupe Black Series.

Sports car flair in the chamber, including

Without them, the resounding success in the dynamic driving criteria would not have been so sure of the Super Test. The equally pretty as a functional motor racing atmosphere in the interior, however, is set in each case, including the exquisitely cut and essential for optimum vehicle control bucket seats that need only be omitted in favor of the normal sports seats because of their rigid back when the optional individual seats in the rear is listed on the wish list.
 
Red seat belts and just such contrast stitching on the steering wheel, on the seats, door center panels, the armrests, the center console and on the shift selector lever are also typical of the Black Series as the new AMG Performance Media system, which - as is common in racing - numerous telemetry records and various keeps motor data with transverse and longitudinal accelerations and of course the lap times on call. That the - like almost everything else at Mercedes AMG - its price has almost goes without saying.

Nürburgring Nordschleife 7:46 min
9
maximum of 10 points

The Nordschleife has the cradle of the new AMG high-flyer be: Sit down, his quick spontaneously at ease and from the first kilometer - no problem with the Mercedes C63 AMG Coupe Black Series. The reinforced brake system makes such antics without sign of weakness around long. So the brilliant powertrain can only really required. The fast lap time of 7:46 minutes in the Super Test is above all the result of excellent driveability: getting used to quirks - nil.

Mercedes C 63 AMG coupe BS, lap time graphics Nürburgring
Hockenheim-Ring Mini Course 1.10,6 min
10
maximum of 10 points

Extremely high agility on the one hand and trustworthy handling on the other side: In sum, the the Mercedes C63 AMG Coupe Black Series leads to a Super Test appearance, which must worry the established players in their self-image. The grip of the tires is splendid, perfectly balanced, the driving dynamic balance. The transition from static friction to sliding friction is amazingly soft vonstatten - should read: The breaking of the tail occurs even though driving dynamics at the highest level, rather gently than abruptly. At the traction there is nothing in spite of the 517-horsepower thrust and torque of beary

Mercedes C 63 AMG coupe BS, lap time graphics Hockenheimring
Acceleration / braking 18.9 sec
9
maximum of 10 points

With 4.3 seconds to 100 respectively from 13.9 to 200 km / h, the 30 hp more powerful Mercedes C63 AMG Coupé Black Series is not variant on the basic model, which does not change the fact that the V8 thrust is impressive effect. The traction is with measurements of this kind thanks to the ground-functioning Launch Control not an issue, although on cold tires in everyday occasional sidesteps - are not excluded - due to the lock. The strong brake system impresses with emotion genuine response.

Acceleration 0-200 km / h:
13.9 s
Braking 200-0 km / h:
5.0 s
wind Tunnel
9
maximum of 10 points

The relation to the base slightly worse drag coefficient is the logical consequence of the reduced buoyancy or increased downforce and the increased inter alia by the flared wheel arches front face. At the front of the lift to 247 Newton is reduced. The rear axle is generated by the rear wing even slightly negative - 124 Newton. The wind noise in the Mercedes C63 AMG Coupe Black Series are low.

Front at 200 km / h
25 kg lift
Rear axle at 200 km / h
13 kg output
lateral acceleration 1.40 g
10
maximum of 10 points

Designed for the Mercedes C63 AMG Coupe Black Series model from Dunlop sports tires with the unique name Sport Maxx Race plays from the grip forth in the first division. Like all sports tires it is highly heat-dependent: The brake values ​​are top only in the heated operating condition.

36-meter slalom 137 km / h
10
maximum of 10 points

The once "sharpened" in their characteristic steering cooperates with the widened front track by 40 millimeters and lowered ride height wonder: The turn-in is great, the predictability properly. In the fast slalom, the Mercedes C63 AMG Coupe Black Series tends towards the end to a slight rocking. Rough counter inclination but does not know the strong rear-wheel drive. The body roll is minimal despite a largely-preserved ride comfort. The high degree of lateral grip the new Dunlop Sport tires surprised as the accuracy with which the Mercedes can be brought exactly to the point.

change test 150 km / h
10
maximum of 10 points

Even in the exchange lane that simulates an emergency lane changes on the highway, the Mercedes C63 AMG Coupe Black Series remains directionally stable and secure on the line. In light of the stern insistence exercise affects relatively easy because a distinct feel for the situation or to the requirements set. The change of direction pointed parried the AMG coupe thanks to its targeted steering and the defined limit range honest and reliable. The feedback in the border area is clear and unambiguous, so the approach is always connected to the limit with increased driving pleasure.

wet handling
1
maximum of 10 points

Although the outside temperature was still in the comfortable range, the Dunlop Sport Maxx Race on the wet ground was still heavily overburdened. According to its acute requirements specification that clearly hires the increased dry grip forward, he wants to know not much from the topic wet grip. Insofar as it turns about on a par with the Michelin Pilot Sport Cup, which represents a pure sports tires the same philosophy. According to the 517-hp Mercedes C63 AMG Coupe Black Series responds either by pushing over the front wheels, or as a result of some excessive force application with a sudden outbreak of the stern. In the normal state, ie with activated ESP, the unwillingness shown by early, but still finely modulated intervention. The ABS control frequency convinces also with pleasant intervention modalities

Conclusion

67
maximum 100 points

Now goes off the post at AMG. Not because of the eye-catching color of the Super Test candidates - by the way, is called Solar Bean - but because of a dynamic driving talent that no one had really in focus. As well as? The quality of the grass-roots level in the form of the also new Mercedes C63 AMG Coupe had so far, too little spread. Ergo, it is the AMG's men managed to conjure up a surprise coup from the hat that has the potential to electrify an entire industry - one marked by passion and dedication jock who can take it easy with the established powers. Was about time: The consistent approach with the aim of sporting pseudo posturing finally back to put on and compete analogous to professional sporting commitment on par with the best, has been called for on this site years ago. AMG has listened and is now about to overtake the competition out of the slipstream.

Conclusion

Now goes off the post at AMG. Not because of the eye-catching color of the Super Test candidates - by the way, is called Solar Bean - but because of a dynamic driving talent that no one had really in focus. As well as? The quality of the grass-roots level in the form of the also new Mercedes C63 AMG Coupe had so far, too little spread. Ergo, it is the AMG's men managed to conjure up a surprise coup from the hat that has the potential to electrify an entire industry - one marked by passion and dedication jock who can take it easy with the established powers. Was about time: The consistent approach with the aim of sporting pseudo posturing finally back to put on and compete analogous to professional sporting commitment on par with the best, has been called for on this site years ago. AMG has listened and is now about to overtake the competition out of the slipstream.