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Mercedes C63 Black Series leaks out

Wed, 06 Jul 2011

Mercedes C63 AMG Black Series - leaks in France

We’ve known for a while that the Mercedes C63 Black Series was in the planning. We even managed to grab spy photos of the C63 Black Series back in April. But now it’s the real deal.

It’s the real deal, but not on Mercedes terms. As has become the norm, the photo above has appeared on a French website having presumably leaked from a magazine’s sieve-like computers. It’s also now been taken down, so someone’s been pressurised.

We’re expecting to see something in the region of 520 horses on offer in the C63 Black – and a saloon as well as a coupe version too – which should translate in to some lively performance as there will have been some weight-shedding going on to make the Black Series nimbler and even more focused than the C63.

What is a bit of a concern though is how the C63 Black will stack up against the Mercedes C63 AMG DR 520 that Mercedes UK bolted together last summer as a limited edition offering. That too offered up 520 horses and managed to scoot to 60mph in a shade under 4 seconds.

Will the C63 Black be able to improve on that? We somehow doubt it. That wouldn’t really matter, except the DR 520 cost £62k and we expect the C63 Black Series to be over £100k. And you could have the DR 520 as an Estate.

Just ask Jenson Button. He’s got a DR 520 Estate.

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By Cars UK