2012 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Black Series Coupé
“It is that uncompromising attitude that still floods the stripped-out cabin like intoxicant, carrying you right along with its implacable sense of drama and rather nailing on the idea that the formidably expensive M156-powered C63 - like its distant 80s forbear - was AMG running at its high-octane best.” This is the closing statement from PistonHeads editor Nick Cackett in his article looking back on the W204 C63 Black Series, concisely summarising his ode to this special car and noting its comparison to the best AMGs of old, including the almighty Hammer.
This exceptional article tells the story and the impact of this car better then we ever could, so we’ll stick to the specifics of the car on offer. One of only 66 examples delivered to the UK, this example was delivered new on 25/04/2012 and the original invoice for the car shows a total cost of £103,903 – hence the ‘formidably expensive’ comment above. Specified in Obsidian Black Metallic with black Alcantara and leather interior with red stitching and seat belts, this car was also optioned with 19 inch 10 spoke alloy wheels, Harmon Kardon surround sound system, tracker, carbon fibre trim and crucially no aero kit for a true sleeper aesthetic. The car has covered just 14,217 miles from new and boasts a full main dealer service history, with the latest service being carried out less than 150 miles ago.
Needless to say this car is immaculate and in an exceptional specification. In a time where modern AMG offerings are criticised for their comparatively tame, often four-wheel drive drivetrain and lack of character, this Black Series represents a chance to own one of the last truly special AMG models.