The Black Series models by Mercedes-Benz could soon be back. Nothing is final yet, but there is a chance that in the near future, we could be seeing a new Black Series version of the Mercedes-AMG. The last time that the Mercedes-Benz had its Black Series range was during the 2014 model year with the SLS AMG and the 2012 model year with the Mercedes-AMG C63. Some are praying for Mercedes to unleash another Black Series model, and if these prayers would be heard, then we could say hello to a new one in the near future.
This comes as Tobias Moers, the top honcho at Mercedes-AMG, disclosed that he received word that the higher-ups at Mercedes are considering making “Black Series” out of an uncompromising car, and they are bound to provide the green light for this new project. He also revealed that the new Black Series will be derived from the C63. Tobias, however, did not discuss the body for the new Mercedes-AMG C63 Black Series. But considering that the previous C-Class Black Series was a coupe, it would not be a surprise if the next AMG C63 Black Series would be based on this body type.
While waiting for Mercedes to approve the new AMG C63 Black Series, let us take a quick look at the previous version. Unveiled in 2011, the 2012 C63 AMG Coupe Black Series Coupe was regarded as the most powerful C-Class so far. This was primarily thanks to a stunning AMG 6.3-liter V8 engine that could develop 510 hp of max output and 457 lb.-ft. of peak torque. This powerplant allows the 2012 C63 AMG Coupe Black Series Coupe to sprint from nil to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 4.2 seconds. Power is sent to the rear wheels through the innovative AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed sports gearbox that boasts of four transmission modes.
On the front end, the 2012 C63 AMG Coupe Black Series Coupe features an aluminum bonnet with two openings and front apron with massive air intakes. It also features restyled AMG side skirts with a black strip and wider rear wings. It also comes with a new rear apron with integrated air diffuser. The rear styling of the 2012 C63 AMG Coupe Black Series Coupe is completed by chromed twin tailpipes. This Black Series rides on titanium grey-finished 19-inch AMG light-alloy wheels (255/35 R 19 on the front and 285/30 R 19 on the rear).
As for the still-under-consideration C63 AMG Black Series, it could be powered by AMG’s 4.0-liter V8 engine with a twin-scroll turbocharger seen on the 2018 Mercedes-AMG E63 recently unveiled at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show. This V8 (in the E63S) delivers 603 hp of max output and 627 lb.-ft. of peak torque and is mated to AMG’s new nine-speed Speedshift MCT transmission.
Moers has already shut down rumors of a possible Black Series version of the E63, but disclosed that Mercedes is mulling the arrival of a GT Black Series. Mercedes-AMG is working on a new performance car that will feature the “R” suffix. He added that this new “R” – bound to be more powerful yet lighter than the Mercedes C63 S – is due to arrive in 2017.