2013 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Black Series

©2017, courtesy of RM Sotheby’s

Delivered new to its first and only owner in Bahrain, this particular C63 AMG Black Series was produced for the 2013 model year in Bremen and shipped to Bahrain on October 10, 2012. The car was ordered in a classic and refined color combination of Diamond White Metallic over a black leather and Alcantara interior.

However, the Black Series’ performance is anything but subtle. It boasts the same 6.2-liter, naturally aspirated V8 as found in the standard C63 AMG; however, the Black Series borrows a number of components from the 6.2-liter engine found in the SLS AMG, including a lighter crankshaft, forged pistons and connecting rods. It produces 510 bhp, 59 bhp more than the standard C63, and only 53 bhp shy of the SLS AMG. With the engine redlining at 7,200 rpm, a sprint from 0 to 60 mph takes just 3.7 seconds, and the car will reach a top speed of 186 mph if the driver refuses to slow down.

This Black Series is fitted with a range of desirable options, including a reversing camera, rain-sensing windscreen wiper, 19-inch AMG five-spoke alloy wheels, piano lacquer trim and the AMG carbon-fiber exterior trim package, among other options. With its current owner, the car has been driven under 13,000 km from new and has always been regularly serviced by Mercedes-Benz. It was also recently serviced prior to the auction. It is accompanied by a set of new brake pads, as well as a number of service invoices.

Initially, Mercedes-Benz only planned on building 650 examples of its newest Black Series model; however, such was the success of the car that strong demand eventually pushed production to 800 examples. The C63 Black Series still proves to be a desirable car to own and enjoy today, and its place as one of the greatest AMG cars of recent years is well established, thanks to SLS levels of performance combined with the practicality of a coupe body. It is also likely to be the last naturally aspirated Black Series car to be produced, and therefore a true landmark car in AMG’s recent history.