AMG boss Tobias Moers hints at production of an ultra-hot C-Class that could use the 603bhp twin-turbocharged V8 of the AMG E 63

A new Mercedes-AMG C-Class Black Series coupé is under consideration, according to AMG boss Tobias Moers. 

Given that the previous-generation C63 Black Series was so well received, the introduction of a new one seems like a logical step. While the previous one (pictured below) used a naturally aspirated 6.2-litre V8, a new model would likely adopt the twin-turbo 4.0-litre V8, found in the new AMG E 63 (pictured above) and the AMG GT R model. Given that the unit develops 603bhp and 577bhp respectively in those models, a power output of at least 600bhp is expected. 

No Black Series AMGs are currently on sale, but alongside a new C63 Black Series, a GT Black Series could also be on the cards in the future. 

Moers told Autocar earlier in the year that a super-hot GT Black Series model (imagined by Autocar in the image below) would be launched as a run-out model late in the GT’s production life cycle.

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At the time, he said: "It won’t be here soon, because Black Series cars tend to come towards the end of a car’s production cycle, but an AMG GT Black is a car we must do." 

Talking today at the LA motor show, he said a GT Black Series was still being considered, admitting that it was hard to know how to improve on the hot GT R.

"How do we make it even better? That's the dilemma," he said. 

He also confirmed that media reports of an E-Class Black Series were unfounded.

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17 November 2016
Think of the cost in fillings.
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