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    • New C63 Black Series AMG coupe spyphotos - M157 twin turbo V8 rumors continue

      The previous C63 Black Series spyphotos we showed you last month were of the sedan. This brought into question if they were focusing on the sedan or if the coupe had been abandoned. It is quite clear now Mercedes is working on Black Series versions of both. Photographers did look under the hood and it seems the 571 horsepower performance package version of the M157 twin turbo 5.5 liter V8 may make it to production. If so, game over, we bow in respect, and sign us up.









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      1. Sorena's Avatar
        Sorena -
        how they found out it's M157?
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sorena Click here to enlarge
        how they found out it's M157?
        They took a look under the hood. Unconfirmed, take it for what it is.
      1. Sorena's Avatar
        Sorena -
        hopefully with better photos of the front grill we will be able to find out it uses M157 or not.
        but i'm still saying those cars should be NA , the last Yiiiiha for M156 !
      1. DD GT3 RD's Avatar
        DD GT3 RD -
        that thing is just going to be a beast...looks menacing

        any chance they just use the sls engine? rather have that than the turbos on the 5.5
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by DD GT3 RD Click here to enlarge
        any chance they just use the sls engine? rather have that than the turbos on the 5.5
        Yes, a very good chance. I want the twin turbo motor, the P31 package is already close enough.
      1. fastgti69's Avatar
        fastgti69 -
        cant wait to see some final photos. that $#@! looks beastly, nothing to mess with if tuned.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by fastgti69 Click here to enlarge
        cant wait to see some final photos. that $#@! looks beastly, nothing to mess with if tuned.
        It's looking really, really mean.
      1. leo985i's Avatar
        leo985i -
        This is insane. I'm really excited for this car. Crazy MB is putting so much power in the C63. Total Anihilation for the M3 and most likely the new M5 also, since it will be heavier. The C Coupe looks awesome BTW.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by leo985i Click here to enlarge
        This is insane. I'm really excited for this car. Crazy MB is putting so much power in the C63. Total Anihilation for the M3 and most likely the new M5 also, since it will be heavier. The C Coupe looks awesome BTW.
        Exactly, if this happens this thing is going to annihilate a lot of cars, the M3 won't even be on its Radar.

        Just wonder what the price will be? $100k?
      1. P31-C63's Avatar
        P31-C63 -
        Looks like they added some much needed meat to the rears--I'd like to see a little more fender flaring and hopefully some attempt at lightening it with cf and aluminum.

        Surely over $100k, if a loaded c63 is in the $80ks.

        Look for parts sharing with other platformsClick here to enlarge
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by P31-C63 Click here to enlarge
        Surely over $100k, if a loaded c63 is in the $80ks.
        I hope it is in the low 100's, makes it a perfect step up from the M3 for me. Just expensive enough to keep the riff raff out yet still an incredible performance value.
      1. JonsC63AMG's Avatar
        JonsC63AMG -
        Over $100k for a BLK Series C63 makes the current C63 a bargain.
      1. Mort's Avatar
        Mort -
        The C63 Black Series seems to be shaping up nicely. There is some question that it will be available in the Canadian market at all. Time will tell and I will dream on.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Mort Click here to enlarge
        The C63 Black Series seems to be shaping up nicely. There is some question that it will be available in the Canadian market at all. Time will tell and I will dream on.
        Why would Canada be left out?
      1. JBond's Avatar
        JBond -
        Click here to enlarge

        M156
      1. Sorena's Avatar
        Sorena -
        awesome found , cool to see it's NA !
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Yep, that clearly is.

        Hmm, maybe more than one mule?
      1. Barfly's Avatar
        Barfly -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Yep, that clearly is.

        Hmm, maybe more than one mule?
        Could me more than one for sure. Based on MB's history with BS models it would make sense to use a M156 though. SLK BS, CLK BS, SL BS all used out or ongoing variants of previous years models. Shoehorning a new and fairly untested by comparison engine into a BS model doesn't seem like the AMG thing to do. JMHO.
      1. Mort's Avatar
        Mort -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Why would Canada be left out?

        I believe it is a too small a market and maybe the cost of doing Canadian upgrades for regulations. Not sure really? I don't believe that the CLK BS was available in Canada. A member on MBW, NORTH 44 C63 from Toronto said "I contacted the AMG Personal Liaison Mgr at MB Canada yesterday to ask to have my name added to any wait list. He was happy to oblige but could not say 100% if the BS would make the Canadian market. Time will tell."
      1. North 44 C63's Avatar
        North 44 C63 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Mort Click here to enlarge
        I believe it is a too small a market and maybe the cost of doing Canadian upgrades for regulations. Not sure really? I don't believe that the CLK BS was available in Canada. A member on MBW, NORTH 44 C63 from Toronto said "I contacted the AMG Personal Liaison Mgr at MB Canada yesterday to ask to have my name added to any wait list. He was happy to oblige but could not say 100% if the BS would make the Canadian market. Time will tell."
        MB Canada is currently on a BIG push to promote the AMG brand in Canada. It started last year with our first "Performance Tour" and they are opening the first Canadian "AMG Performance Centre" at the MB Mississauga location as we speak. I would be surprised if an C63 BS didn't have some Canadian allocation.

        Your right....the CLK BS was not sold in Canada but we did get a few SL65 BS in 2010. Not sure how many >>>Not more than a few i'm sure