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Mercedes Launches Most Powerful C-Class Ever 26
Posted by overdrivetv in 380kw, 620hp, AMG, Benz, Black, C63, CarBlog News, mercedes, Popular, series, v8 on 07 26th, 2011

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It looks like if you want something fast and German and muscular, you will have to give Mercedes Benz a call. While their main rivals seem to have gone a bit soft in terms of design, Merc are cranking it up continuously with wider wheel arches, angrier front ends and even more aggressive rear ends.

Have a good look at this, the new Mercedes Benz C63 AMG Coupe Black Series, to give the car it’s full title. It’s the not the first C Coupe Black, that arrived a few years ago with a warning letter to owners asking them to please drive in perfect conditions or else risk certain death. Oh, and sign here so you can’t sue us when that happens.

This new model is even more insane, if that’s possible. Employing the legend-in-its-own-day 6.2 litre naturally aspirated V8 (which they call the 63, but hey, what’s 100cc between friends) the new C 63 Black delivers 380kW, or 620hp. That is quite remarkable, given that it’s the lightest and smallest Mercedes to make use of that engine. The C63 that you can buy right now for around R800 000 in South Africa puts out 336kW, nothing to sneeze at but almost paltry in comparison.

Acceleration from standstill to 100km/h is at a claimed 4.2 seconds; fast, but I must admit I thought it would crack the 4 second barrier. The engine borrows heavily from the internals developed for the SLS AMG Gull-Wing, and given that this car is lighter and more track focused, we wonder which would be fastest around a track. Have Mercedes accidentally built a C-Class faster than it’s flagship supercar?

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If track driving is your thing, Merc will set you up with the Black Series Track Package, which makes this car even more track orientated. But you’d have to be a seriously wealthy track day enthusiast to run one of these, given that the showroom model stands at over R800k. Deliveries start in 2012 and I wouldn’t be surprised if you needed over R1.5m of your hard earned Rands to get your hands on one.

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Full specifications of the Mercedes Benz C63 AMG Coupe Black Series

Displacement: 6208 cc
Bore x stroke:  102.2 x 94.6 mm
Compression ratio: 11.3 : 1
Output:   380 kW (517 hp) at 6800 rpm at 6800/min
Max. torque:  620 Nm at 500 rpm
Engine weight (dry): 196 kg
Fuel consumption: 12.2 l/100 km*
CO2emissions:  286 g/km*
Acceleration:   0-100 km/h in 4.2s*

Porsche Boxster S Black Limited Edition Made Official 4
Posted by Alex Ion in Automotive News, Black, Boxster S, PCM, PDK, porsche on 02 4th, 2011

The Porsche Boxster S Black edition has been made official, though with a clause. The car maker will make only 987 units of the vehicle, and this could make the car a rarity on the road.

The black-themed vehicle will come with a 3.4 L six cylinder engine that develops 320 hp and 370 Nm of torque @ 4750 rpm. With the help of a 6 speed manual transmission, 0-100 Km/h can be done in 5.2 seconds (5.1 with seven speed PDK) before hitting a maximum speed of 276 Km/h (274 Km/h).

The limited edition sports car returns 9.8 liters per 100 kilometers, as compared with the PDK (Doppelkupplungsgetriebe) that gives only 9.4 liters per 100 kilometers.

The color concept of the car calls for admiration, with black featuring in every little detail of the car. The car gets black body, black hood and black Boxster Spyder alloys with 235/35 ZR 19 front and 265/35 ZR 19 rear tyres.

Moving to the rear, no changes have been incorporated in the color scheme. The air intake grills and the twin tailpipe of the exhaust system retains the black hue.

The letters of the model name on the rear luggage compartment lid are also in black, proclaiming it as the black edition. The embossed Black Edition model designation on the side of the fabric hood does the same. Additionally roll over bars are also in black.

The trend continues to the interior, with “Black edition” written in black in the stainless steel door entry guards.

A double-spoke sport steering wheel that has a non-slip rim of smooth-finish leather and sporty grips has been included to add to the charm. Black also falls on trim strips of the dashboard and shift lever.

The dials on the instrument cluster are black as are the partial leather seats with the Porsche emblem embossed in the headrests. Black leather interiors are optional, while the limited badge on the glove box identifies the car as the black edition.

Comfort, Infotainment and design equipment packages are available as standard. There is a wind deflector, anti-dazzle exterior and interior mirrors, rain-sensor, cruise control and climate control system for added comfort.

PCM (Porsche Communication Management) with navigation, universal audio interface and mobile phone preparation, Bi-Xenon lights with dynamic cornering lights and LED daytime running lights are standard. Sound Package Plus brings the audio experience.
The Boxster S Black Edition will be launched in March 2011, and priced at 63,404 Euro in Germany including VAT and country-specific equipment.