517 PS Mercedes C63 AMG Black Series Is Extreme, But Is It The Best C-Class Ever?

Around six years ago, Mercedes-Benz came up with what is now known as the most extreme version of the C-Class, the Black Series.

It was a C63 AMG on steroids, pushing down 517 PS (510 HP) and 620 Nm (457 lb-ft) of torque, which got you to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.2 seconds, and to 60 mph (96 km/h) in just under 4 seconds. To this day, this remains the most powerful C-Class ever built.

By comparison, the 2018 Mercedes-AMG C63 S is good for 510 PS (503 HP), although its 4.0-liter bi-turbo V8 engine does produce more torque at 700 Nm (516 lb-ft).

Aside from its power, the C63 Black Series was also considered special due to its flared fenders, heavy doses of Alcantara inside, tuned suspension, massive rear wing and a “monstrous” exhaust note, as reviewer Doug DeMuro puts it.

Once behind the wheel, he found the car reasonably comfortable, and commented that unless you’re looking back towards that wing, you probably won’t feel as though you’re sitting in a rare, $125,000 Mercedes.

Of course, that all changes once you put your foot down and all that power instantly kicks in. According to DeMuro, it also has a quick steering response, which makes sense since this was primarily meant to be a track car for the road and even came with a backseat delete option.

Is it the greatest C-Class in history, though? Feel free to sound off in the Comments section below.

  • Christian Wimmer

    Looking forward to the Doug Score…


  • Six_Tymes

    best intro ever Doug

  • S3XY

    Driving this thing hard what does it get like 7 MPG

    I desired this car a few years ago but the efficiency is just terrible

  • wins_lord

    What are you talking about? The Euro-spec C63 S produces 510hp.

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