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6th March, 2012

The final touches to the first C 63 AMG Coupe Black Series destined for Australia were made just weeks ago and the vehicle has now arrived.

Performing a number of duties at this year's Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix, the GT3 series inspired AMG is the first of 32 to arrive in Australia. Each of the 32 are already sold.

Finished in Diamond White paint work and matt black wheels, the Mercedes-Benz C 63 AMG Coupe Black Series arrives with an optional AMG Aerodynamics package which includes an adjustable rear aerofoil, enlarged front splitter and carbon fibre flics on the front bumper. These combined with the two bucket seats inside make for an amazing road car which doubles as a great track car according to Mercedes-Benz. (copyright image)
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The team at the Mercedes-AMG factory in Affalterbach, Germany, worked to a tight schedule to ensure the vehicle was ready in time for the 2012 Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix which commences Thursday 15th March.

C 63 AMG Coupé Black Series
Displacement: 6,208 cc
Bore x stroke: 102.2 x 94.6 mm
Compression ratio: 11.3:1
Output: 380 kW at 6,800 rpm
Max. torque: 620 Nm at 5,200 rpm
Engine weight (dry) 195 kg
Fuel consumption, combined: 12.2 l/100 km
CO2 emissions 286 g/km
Acceleration 0 - 100 km/h 4.2 s (3.9 s with optional Dunlop Sports Tyres) -
Top speed: 300 km/h (electronically limited)

The Mercedes-AMG management comments on the C 63 AMG Coupé Black Series:

"AMG has its roots in international motor sport. The C 63 AMG Coupé Black Series is the best proof there is for the permanent transfer of technology from the race track to the road. The C 63 AMG Coupé Black Series also embodies the AMG brand claim of Driving Performance like virtually no other AMG model." Ola Källenius, Chairman of Mercedes-AMG GmbH.

"The new C 63 AMG Coupé Black Series is already the fourth model of our Black Series model strategy which started back in 2006. Inspired by the successful SLS AMG GT3 customer sports car, we are now offering our AMG fans of motor sport an exciting and exclusive high-performance car." Mario Spitzner, Head of Branding and Marketing.

"For what is the fourth and latest model in our Black Series, our development goal was to achieve a new benchmark in terms of race track performance. Thanks to the passion of our engineers and the meticulous detailed work which they carried out on all of the vehicle's dynamic components, the C 63 Black Series has matured into an exciting driving experience providing a unique level of performance". Tobias Moers, Head of Overall Vehicle Development and Board Member of Mercedes-AMG GmbH.

"The AMG 6.3-litre naturally aspirated high-revving engine with eight cylinders is the perfect drive system for the C 63 AMG Coupé Black Series. In combination with the innovative AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed sports transmission, it provides for pure emotion." Friedrich Eichler, Head of Engine & Powertrain Development.


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