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Buy This Entire AMG Black Series Collection In Florida 11
Dec
Posted by Carscoops Staff in AMG, auction, mercedes, Mercedes AMG, Mercedes Black Series, Mercedes C-Class, Mercedes C63 AMG, Mercedes CLK, Mercedes SL, Mercedes SLS AMG on 12 11th, 2017


AMG fans miss the Black Series. We know. We do too. But Mercedes doesn’t make them anymore. It may yet again, but in the meantime, prospective buyers have to look on the second-hand market.

We’ve brought you a few such examples that have come up for sale or auction, but nothing quite like this.

At its upcoming sale in Kissimmee next month, Mecum Auctions will sell off not one or two, but four AMG Black Series models – all as one lot.

Part of the sprawling Michael Fux collection, the lot includes a 2008 CLK63, 2009 SL65, 2012 C63, and 2014 SLS – all Black Series versions, and all in black (naturally). All that’s missing is the SLK55 that kicked off the series in 2006. But then, with “only” 390 horsepower, that was the least powerful of the five.

Like what you see? Mecum estimates the quartet will sell for between $850k and $1 million. But as unprecedented as this collection is, we could end up very surprised. And if you don’t like what you see, the Fux collection has plenty else on offer – including some other hardcore, limited-edition track machines like a 2016 Porsche 911 GT3 RS and 2011 GT2 RS, and a Ferrari F12 TdF and 458 Speciale Aperta.

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Keep Your Black Series, We Want This Mercedes CLK DTM Cabrio 10
Dec
Posted by Carscoops Staff in AMG, mercedes, Mercedes AMG, Mercedes CLK, used cars on 12 10th, 2017


Think the Black Series represented the most hardcore versions of standard-production Mercedes road cars? Think again and feast your eyes on the CLK DTM AMG.

Basically a road-going version of the racer Mercedes fielded in Germany’s highly competitive touring car series, the CLK DTM was the most hardcore and exclusive version this side of the CLK GTR, a homologation special which shared little more with the road-going CLK than its name and a distorted family resemblance.

Just try these specs on for size. The CLK63 AMG Black Series employed a 6.2-liter V8 to produce 500 horsepower. The C63 AMG Black Series Coupe that followed did a little better with the same engine kicking out 510 hp. The Mercedes-AMG C63 S that basically takes their place today uses the newer 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 to produce 503 hp. But the DTM edition used a 5.4-liter supercharged V8 to kick out no less than 582 hp.

As a result, it hit 62 mph (100 km/h) in 3.8 seconds and topped out at 200 mph (320 km/h). Over a decade later, you still won’t find another version of the CLK or C-Class (save again for the GTR) that’ll hit those numbers.

And it was exclusive. Man, was it exclusive: AMG only made 100 coupes in 2004, and followed up with another 80 convertibles in 2006.

There happens to be one for sale in Saudi Arabia right now at the Seven Car Lounge in Riyadh. The dealer, tellingly, hasn’t publicized the asking price. But for what it’s worth, the last one we saw come up for sale crossed the auction block in London just this past September. RM Sotheby’s estimated its value at about £300k, or roughly $400k at current exchange rates, but failed to meet its lofty reserve price.

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The CLK DTM Is A Race-Inspired Wild Ride From Merc’s Past 18
Nov
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in AMG, DTM, mercedes, Mercedes CLK, Mercedes Videos, reviews, video on 11 18th, 2017


Unless you’re very familiar with Mercedes’ old CLK lineup, the fact that something like this CLK DTM AMG even exists might surprise you.

The CLK DTM was a limited edition version of the regular CLK, built in 2004 to celebrate the model’s successful German Touring Car (DTM) campaign in 2003 that ended with a championship title.

Under the hood, there’s a 5.4-liter V8, much like the one on the CLK 55 AMG, massaged to deliver a whooping 580 horses and 590 lb-ft (800 Nm) of torque that’ll get you from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in under 4 seconds.

Before taking it on the road, reviewer Doug DeMuro first ran through this car’s long list of quirks and features. Among them we could note the not-so-round steering wheel, the major discrepancy in design between the upper dashboard and the new door panels, the steering wheel-mounted buttons and plenty more.

It’s also not the most practical car in the world, but then again, it was built with performance in mind, which this car certainly delivers, both in terms of acceleration as well as agility. In fact, DeMuro found the CLK DTM extremely engaging to drive, and had a huge smile on his face as the exhaust system sounded off. He also says that the steering feel is excellent, which doesn’t surprise us at all. But is it worth $450,000? Watch the video right after the jump and find out.

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What Makes The Mercedes-Benz CLK63 AMG Black Series So Special? 5
Nov
Posted by Brad Anderson in AMG, mercedes, Mercedes AMG, Mercedes CLK, Mercedes Videos, video on 11 5th, 2017


When you think of future classics from Mercedes-Benz, the CLK63 AMG Black Series is likely to be one of the first cars to pop up in your head.

Produced between 2007 and 2009, the CLK63 AMG Black Series was the automaker’s second ‘Black Series’ badged model and even crazier than the regular CLK63. In fact, its 6.2-liter naturally-aspirated V8 engine delivered a thunderous 507 hp and 465 lb-ft of torque.

Eager to find out why the Black Series is held in such high regard, Doug DeMuro jumped behind the wheel of a muscular-looking gloss black example.

Unsurprisingly, he was left rather smitten by the experience.

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Dubai Dealer Has Two AMG Blacks While You Wait For A New One 29
Oct
Posted by Carscoops Staff in AMG, mercedes, Mercedes AMG, Mercedes Black Series, Mercedes CLK, Mercedes SL, used cars on 10 29th, 2017


There's little question that Mercedes-AMG makes some of the most brutally powerful and immensely capable performance machines on the market. But its most hardcore line has been out of production for a few years now.
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It Took Mercedes-AMG Just 128 Days To Develop The CLK GTR 27
Aug
Posted by Brad Anderson in mercedes, Mercedes CLK, Mercedes Videos, Motorsport, racing, video on 08 27th, 2017


The Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR holds a special place in the marque's long and illustrious history and will be fondly remembered for decades to come.
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Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR Roadster Owner Powerslides Hypercar 15
Jul
Posted by Brad Anderson in mercedes, Mercedes CLK, Mercedes Videos, video on 07 15th, 2017


The owners of many exotics choose to lock up their prized investments in pristine garages, throw away the keys and let them sit for years and gain value. The owner of this exceptionally rare Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR Roadster isn’t like that.
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Mercedes’ Last Mid-Engined Supercar Is Still Worth $2.7 Million Decades Later 1
May
Posted by Carscoops Staff in mercedes, Mercedes CLK, used cars on 05 1st, 2017


From the SLR McLaren to the AMG GT, Mercedes has made some superb high-performance sports cars. And it's about to set the bar higher again with its forthcoming F1-derived hypercar. But long before it ever dreamt of such an idea, it produced the CLK GTR.
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These Are The Best Cheap Used Mercedes AMGs You Can Buy 25
Mar
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in AMG, mercedes, Mercedes AMG, Mercedes CLK, Mercedes E-Class, Mercedes SL, Mercedes Videos, UK, video on 03 25th, 2017


We all love used cars mainly because of the value for money that they offer, but when we’re talking about used Mercedes AMGs, things can get really interesting.
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2008 Mercedes CLK 63 Black Series Brandishes 507 PS Of V8 Grunt 27
Nov
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in AMG, Craigslist, Galleries, mercedes, Mercedes Black Series, Mercedes CLK, used cars on 11 27th, 2016


If you like older AMG models and appreciate the value of driving something that's definitely going to turn some heads based on exclusivity alone, the CLK 63 Black Series makes a lot of sense.
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How About A Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR To Cure Your Woes? 24
Oct
Posted by Brad Anderson in Galleries, mercedes, Mercedes CLK, racing, used cars on 10 24th, 2016


Alongside the street-legal Porsche 911 GT1, the Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR is one of the craziest supercars ever produced, making the current crop of hybrid hypercars look relatively tame.
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Mercedes CLK63 AMG Black Series Proves Why It’s Destined For Glory 20
Aug
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in AMG, mercedes, Mercedes AMG, Mercedes Black Series, Mercedes CLK, Mercedes Videos, video on 08 20th, 2016


Further proof of just how special the Mercedes CLK63 AMG Black Series really is.
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Mercedes C63 AMG & CLK63 AMG Black Series Get Together 9
Oct
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in AMG, mercedes, Mercedes C63 AMG, Mercedes CLK on 10 9th, 2015


When two of the most hardcore Mercedes-Benz products join forces just so they can look good on camera, we can't help but take notice.
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Mercedes CLK63 AMG Black Series Driver Settles Cyclist Dispute With A Burnout 4
Sep
Posted by Dan Mihalascu in Bicycles, mercedes, Mercedes Black Series, Mercedes CLK, Mercedes Videos, Offbeat News, UK, video on 09 4th, 2015


Londoners’ beef with Arab supercar drivers continues, with this latest video showing an unusual argument between a bicyclist and the driver of a Mercedes CLK63 AMG Black Series.
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Mercedes CLK GTR Is The Closest Thing To “A Race Car For The Road” 27
Aug
Posted by Andrei Nedelea in AMG, Mercedes CLK, Mercedes Videos, video on 08 27th, 2015


While Ferrari may have touted its F50 as an F1 car for the road, they had to make so many concessions it ended up being a so-so effort in the end . That's not the case with the Mercedes CLK GTR of the same period, though.
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