Posted Jun 18th 2012 2:45PM
If you've been sitting on your hands mulling over the idea of spending $125,000 on a Mercedes-Benz C-Class, we've got some bad news for you: your time is up. That's because, according to reports coming in from Europe, the German automaker has sold out every last example of the C63 AMG Black Series coupe.
The most hardcore of AMG models, need we remind you, is capable of hitting 60 mph (96 km/h) in four seconds flat en route to a 300 km/h (186-mph) top speed. Those are near-supercar figures from what you might otherwise call the baby Benz, if "baby" in this context more closely resembles Chucky from Child's Play. The car was built to dice it with the likes of the Porsche 911 GT3 RS and BMW M3 GTS... and ended up clocking a blistering 7:46 lap time at the Nurburgring in the process.
Mercedes-Benz had originally planned on building just 650 examples (30 for Canada), but when demand far outstripped supply, it upped production to 800 units – all of which have now apparently been spoken for. Word has it that, even with its six-figure price tag, Daimler could still sell plenty more. The reason for the cap on production was apparently because the vital elements that set the Black model apart from its donor car were too time-intensive and were holding up production on the assembly line it shared with the rest of the C-Class range.
You may still have a chance to get your hands on a C63 Black Series, however, if spy shots of a wagon variant come to fruition. Daimler may, however, need to find a way of diverting their production off the main line to a specialist shop in order to complete them without disrupting production.
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