2012 Mercedes C-Class Black Series spied

Posted on November 15, 2010

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Caught wearing a pre-facelift body, the mule sports a ‘power bulge’ hood and mock wheel arch extensions. Despite the modest appearance, the production model will undoubtedly feature an aggressive body kit which will echo the CLK and SL Black Series.

Under the hood, power is rumored to be provided by a 6.3-liter (6208cc) V8 engine with upwards of 510 hp (380 kW / 517 PS). It will be paired to a seven-speed MCT transmission, which should ensure rapid acceleration on par with the BMW M3 and Audi RS5.

Other performance tweaks will likely include a revised suspension, a limited slip rear differential, and a carbon ceramic braking system.

It remains unclear if the C63 AMG Black Series will be offered in all guises, but previous reports have indicated that only the coupe would get a BS variant. We’ll find out soon enough, so stay tuned.

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Source: worldcarfans

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