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    • Mercedes W204 C63 Black Series revealed early - Features 517 horsepower M156 V8

      Well, finally we get to see what this car looks like and we like what we see. We know the car has the M156 V8 which confirms what we reported over a month ago and a month ahead of every other site. Weight reduction is the goal in the car but we do not have the official (rumors are 44 pounds lighter) weight specs yet. The car has the MCT transmission and not the dual clutch out of the SLS which is a bit of a disappointment. More details to come, but enjoy the pictures for now.











      This article was originally published in forum thread: C63 Black series Revealed Early started by FR305 View original post
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      1. LZH's Avatar
        LZH -
        Damn...Car looks great. Although it looks very similar to the CLK BS...The Euro version of course has all the nice lightweight parts....and I like the rear air inlets and extractors. Wonder if it has the rear dif cooler like the CLK...I'd assume it does. I really wanna see what the actual weight is. That'll be a good indicator of what kind of numbers itll put down on the track. That MCT gearbox is great though....it's the one thing I wish my Black Series had cause that would make the car near perfect. Can't wait to drive one and see if it's worth a trade and do a European delivery Click here to enlarge
      1. JonsC63AMG's Avatar
        JonsC63AMG -
        The BS is going to be well over $100K. Why no DCT!?
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by P31-C63 Click here to enlarge
        so the US spec will not be much lighter?
        I wish we got the good seats here, just like the CLK BS in Europe, these puppies won't make it here either.

        Either way, that car looks killer--I wonder what kind of meat is on those rears?
        By the looks of the "conservative" fender flares, I'm guessing 285ish.

        I sure it comes in much lighter than the regular C63 coupe--I guess we'll see, either way it looks evil!Click here to enlarge
        This car looks great!

        I think more M guys will start to come to their senses nowClick here to enlarge
        It's too early to say what the weight will but those seats will save you a bunch of weight...
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by JonsC63AMG Click here to enlarge
        The BS is going to be well over $100K. Why no DCT!?
        This I do not understand either, what are you really getting here? Rear seat delete, wider body work?
      1. KB's Avatar
        KB -
        I agree, $100+ is too much. Is it really worth $40k more than the C63? I dont think so but others might. GT3 for me any day.
      1. Kbahl21's Avatar
        Kbahl21 -
        i want this soo bad
      1. Sorena's Avatar
        Sorena -
        I don't get it. car makers strip their cars and ask more money for it? WTF?

        Sick car, hate to say but GTS is no match for it, unless you take them to circuit.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sorena Click here to enlarge
        I don't get it. car makers strip their cars and ask more money for it? WTF?

        Sick car, hate to say but GTS is no match for it, unless you take them to circuit.
        People said the M3 was no match for the C63 yet it is the faster and better handling of the two around a road course.
      1. Sonny's Avatar
        Sonny -
        I love the hood. And I like the coupe when it's the Black Series. Regular coupe isn't attractive to me. But, lower it, widen rear fenders, add the awesome new hood, and install sick front, lightweight seats, and it's game over for me.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        This car will be officially revealed on July 24.
      1. 1cleanAMG's Avatar
        1cleanAMG -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        This I do not understand either, what are you really getting here? Rear seat delete, wider body work?
        better suspesion, better LSD, better engine cooling, upgraded chassis components, more power
      1. 600whp S4's Avatar
        600whp S4 -
        does it have forged internals? And 44lbs less would probably be from the rear seat delete. I mean Im willing to bet the rear seats are 44lbs
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by FR305 Click here to enlarge
        better suspesion, better LSD, better engine cooling, upgraded chassis components, more power
        Power is really a function of a different tune. I hope this has the P31 standard and tweaked.

        Suspension, ok. Better LSD? It will have an LSD which is already optional, may be the same unit. Better cooling? Ok.

        Those few things are worth $40k+?
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by 600whp S4 Click here to enlarge
        does it have forged internals? And 44lbs less would probably be from the rear seat delete. I mean Im willing to bet the rear seats are 44lbs
        It better weight less, 44 pounds isn't much. I was hoping more for like 140.
      1. 1cleanAMG's Avatar
        1cleanAMG -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Power is really a function of a different tune. I hope this has the P31 standard and tweaked.

        Suspension, ok. Better LSD? It will have an LSD which is already optional, may be the same unit. Better cooling? Ok.

        Those few things are worth $40k+?

        Read a little about LSD in the CLK Black Series. It is very different from the regular LSD. There is a BIG difference in the chassis components as well.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by FR305 Click here to enlarge
        Read a little about LSD in the CLK Black Series. It is very different from the regular LSD. There is a BIG difference in the chassis components as well.
        I'm not doubting you on the CLK Black Series. I'm asking specifically about the C63 black series. Considering we don't have the specs you are guessing on a precedent that may not hold true. I would hope the LSD is changed but there is also a chance for it simply to be the LSD they already have sitting around. As for what I know right now, I believe the offering is slightly underwhelming for the money but hope with optimism my opinion will change after the official reveal.
      1. 1cleanAMG's Avatar
        1cleanAMG -
        I hope this car comes under 100k
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by FR305 Click here to enlarge
        I hope this car comes under 100k
        I kind of hope it doesn't and they give us more than what has been revealed on the surface. No DCT is a huge bummer.

        We'll see, if it is what it appears to be over $100k is hard to justify.
      1. 1cleanAMG's Avatar
        1cleanAMG -
        I wouldn't want a car like that with a DCT. That would take away from it. Also it would be easier for $#@!es to drive. I will be $#@!ing mad if I see a woman driving the same car as me.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by FR305 Click here to enlarge
        I wouldn't want a car like that with a DCT. That would take away from it. Also it would be easier for $#@!es to drive. I will be $#@!ing mad if I see a woman driving the same car as me.
        ???

        Don't see how this makes any sense considering it is getting a trans based on the Mercedes auto that women have been driving forever.