There’s the Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG, and then there’s the C63 AMG Black Series. AMG’s Black Edition cars take things up a notch further, adding more power, exclusivity and aggressiveness. As if they needed any more, but hey we’ll take it. Apparently a lot of other people will as well, even to the tune of $125,000. That’s because GTSpirit reports that that the car is sold out.
Originally the German manufacturer planned to build 650 models, but then boosted that figure to 800 units after experiencing a lot of demand. With those cars all sold out and continued dmeand, why not just build more? Apparently it is because Mercedes is unable to pump them out. That’s because the exclusive Coupe is built on the same production line as the mainstream C-Class, a bread and butter model for Mercedes.
Components on the Black Series take a lot more time to produce, and with other those cars on the line behind it, that causes production to be bottlenecked. Can’t have that, especially with the limited revenue gained from the Black Edition. It appears that the carbon fiber rear spoiler is the particularly labor intensive item. Also, there is the small matter that these cars are designed to be limited production in nature.
The C63 AMG Black ESeries really stands out amid what is happening in the broader industry. While reduced displacement, turbocharged engines are becoming the norm, the Black Edition has a honking naturally-aspirated 6.2-liter V-8. It puts out 510 horsepower and 457 pound-feet of torque. And oh, what an exhaust note from that engine! Brute power. The C63 weighs in at 3,770 pounds and hits 60 mph in just four seconds. The fact it is sold out shows us there are a lot of (well heeled!) enthusiasts out there. The C63 AMG Black Series is an enthusiasts machine if there ever was one.