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I'm going to begin sharing my thoughts on driving various vehicles here if you don't mind.:) I've done it for other forums and the response is usually pretty solid.

2013 Mercedes Benz C63 Black Series "Track Pack" one of the faces of the Vossen Precison Series line of Forged Wheels


If you can, go buy this car. There are certain cars that are a rare mix or specialness that drip and ooze swagger and passion and this one of of them. What makes it more amazing is this vehicle is based on a basic C class!! I was lucky enough to also have driven a 2012 C 250 Coupe which is a nice car in its own right but it is utterly and I mean UTTERLY mind boggling to know the C63 Black Series is somehow related to that car.

The C class coupe and C63 coupe in my eyes are good looking cars but I have always been a fan of the CLK Black Series and especially the DTM model with the even more crazy flares. It just gives the car that is normally rather staid a butch and angry stance. The "Black Series" bits do this for the C63 and that its painted "matte black" from the factory it simply looks sinister front, side and back. This is a rare "race pack" so it has additonal aero bits including a huge giant wing on the back that easily divides opinion. Overall I just love it. I do wish the headlights were more special though.

Inside you get Escaine or Suede almost everywhere. The seats are very grippy and snug and you feel like you are sitting on the street. The steering wheel feels amazing and there are carbon fiber bits abound. It doesn't feel cheap at all though it is very close to a base C250 which IMO already has a very well built interior. This vehicle has no backseat (saves like 70 lbs) so you get some lovely black fabric to look at back there. I still have trouble with the Command system and give 2 craps about the radio in a vehicle like this. That V-8 symphony is all I need.:clap:

As soon as you start the car, the engine simply sounds like an angry god. At full throttle I told others it sounds like the Thor kicked the Hulk in the nuts. This makes 510hp at 6800rpm over the C63 451hp. The base C250 has a 1.8 liter I-4 with 201hp. So yeah over 300hp more It is simply AN EVENT. You instantly start grinning and with such confidence inspiring steering and throttle response it BEGS you to drive it harder. I can't wait to track it. Driving around streets and roads it is so loud people look at you wherever you drive before you arrive. Brake feel is incredible and stops quietly and amply. It goes exactly where you want, a wonderful point and shoot vehicle but you know at anytime you can let that sucker loose and drift it all you want. I think I read a review where its called the 500hp Miata.:lol:

Its magical. The engineers clearly used witchcraft to make it feel so special. Everything feels like it is one, there is nothing arguing inside or out, not the seats, not the steering, not the handling. It has a coilover setup up front and springs in the rear so you can adjust the front. It feels MORE than the sum of its parts. Its really hard to believe this comes from the DNA of a C-class. The engineers are utterly amazing here.

And that is all there needs to be said. You don't need a 10 page review to know this is currently one of the special cars out there to buy. Its around 130k with some options and Mercedes won't say how many are being made about 100-150 and maybe 40-50 "race packs" here in the USA and maybe 800 worldwide.

Updates to come as its tracked.

You know how its an amazing car? Because I am smiling typing this and thinking about my time with it.
Stock and Arrival



Today with the new Vossen Precision Series Wheels...more to come!


(edit, I got asked about the ride. The ride is VERY harsh. Very harsh, think 2008 IS F but worse. You feel every single crack in the road. The high performance Dunlops contribute to this. Honestly day to day its harsh but this is a car that deleted its back seat so you know where its priorities are):clap:
 

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LOVE IT! :)
 

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Beautiful. I like the stock wheels better, but that's just me. Great review.
 

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Absolutely stunning car. Only a merc can pull off the luxurious race look. But does that c series in the backround in the first pic say "C 250"?

I thought they only came in "350" types. (newer models)
 
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