Having been privileged to ride shotgun in a Mercedes-Benz quite recently, I was awed by the extreme comfort I felt despite my driver gunning it in first gear. The auto shifted into second gear so seamlessly that only veteran manual drivers would be able to tell that an upshift actually occurred. I’m definitely a fan of German engineering, especially with the brand. However, most Mercedes-Benz drivers only get to see the light side of the tri-pointed star. For the adventurous few, there is the dark side which can only be uncovered by pushing the envelope. And the C63 AMG Black Series makes pushing the envelope so much easier. The video… Continue Reading »
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Notwithstanding Mercedes’ current thrust towards establishing a foothold in the mindset of the younger generations, what would an avid car guy turn to when he’s got a family and their stuff to haul around? Well, one doesn’t have to go further than Mercedes’ own C63 AMG Estate. As this video amply shows, the C63 AMG Estate can do double (triple?) duty as a family hauler, an occasional stoplight grand prix weapon and even a track special. This particular C63 AMG Estate was shot at Spa Francorchamps, one of the world’s greatest tracks. To the delight of the guy who shot the clip and to all of us who see it,… Continue Reading »
Providing a different spectacle for us to watch is this C63 AMG race car that competes not in the DTM but in the International Superstars V8 Series. Due to its unrestriced exhausts, the sound of the V8 engine is much louder, but for those of you who have heard the C63 AMG at full chat, the sound is very familiar. You’ll also notice that the bodywork is much simpler compared to the C63s that compete in the DTM. Apart from the aggressive sound of the engine and exhaust, there is no mistaking that this is a fully-fledged race car, from it huge rear wing and bulbous flares that cover those… Continue Reading »
In case the C63 AMG, as it comes from the factory, is not distinctive enough for you, Vorsteiner has come up with a body kit for the little animal that has caused a stir among more than a few enthusiasts. With its 6.3-liter V8 pushing out 450 horsepower, it’s more than a match for its nearest competitors. Small wonder then that the car sold out in quite a few countries within weeks of its announcement. Wisely, Vorsteiner chose to stick with what it knows best, instead of fooling around with the powertrain package. Vorsteiner’s carbon fiber expertise has been applied to a kit that replaces the front spoiler, rear diffuser,… Continue Reading »
Who says wagons should be boring? There is a a misconception that a wagon is a family car with no power and speed. But this Mercedes C63 AMG Estate is proving that wrong. The engine of this car is a 6.2L V8 which means it is up to speed. The growl of the car is also not ordinary, and of course, who would miss the color? This pink eye candy will surely make anyone take a closer look.
It seems that Mercedes is bent on dethroning the BMW M3 as the car of choice for sporty coupes. This video follows the announcement of the C63 AMG Black Series’ outstanding time at the Nurburgring, where it bested the current M3 GTS’s time by 2 seconds. In that hot lap at the Ring, the C63 Black Series was also only short of the Porsche 911 Carrera S’ time by 2 seconds. With its 517 horsepower 6.2 liter V8, this Black Series coupe has got the motivation and 7-speed dual-clutch transmission it needs to run with the best. Following the Nurburgring stint, Mercedes has filmed this Diamond White C63 AMG Black… Continue Reading »
Call it marketing or just plain pride in achieving it, but Mercedes-Benz has announced that its C63 AMG Black Series has put in a time at the Nurburgring that has made sports car aficionados around the world sit up and take notice. We know that the Black Series cars represent hardcore performance from the AMG division of the German carmaker. Just how hardcore is amply illustrated by the fact the there is a difference of about 15 seconds in the Ring time between the C63 AMG and the C63 AMG Black Series. The “normal” C63 AMG has lapped the Nurburgring at 8:01. The C63 AMG Black Series recently… Continue Reading »