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Mercedes E63 AMG Black Series Coupe To Focus on Weight Reduction, Not Power Increase

The highly-anticipated E63 AMG Black Series Coupe will be an example of how to build a high-performance vehicle by shedding pounds rather than adding ft-lbs. According to the folks over at AutoCar, who cite their AMG insiders, some power increase is likely but the real performance difference will come as a result of fine-tuning and overall weight reduction rather than upping the output of the 6.2-liter V8. The focus will be more on making a better handling car, rather than one that can blast down a drag-strip a few tenths of a second faster than a standard model.

Considering the current E-Class Coupe weighs around 3,900 lbs, we'd expect the Black Series version to come in at closer to 3,500 lbs.

Interestingly, the E63 Black Series Coupe will be the only AMG version of the C-Class based car. No non-Black Series E63 model will be offered.

Despite being based on the C-Class platform, AMG will not release a Black Series version of the C-Class sedan, as those special limited edition models are reserved only for two-doors.

The next C63 AMG, however, will get a significant power increase, up from the current 457hp to somewhere between 500 and 525hp.

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The 6.2L Benz V8 is one of my favorite powerplants of all time, and now its going into my favorite benz!!

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wow so they are finally going to let the C63 stretch its legs a little bit more. M3 is officially no longer competition if the upgrade is true for the C-AMG. Very nice AMG now lets see some interesting numbers coming from the E-Black Series
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