This 2008 Mercedes Benz CLK63 AMG Black Series is 1 of just 350 brought to the US in 2008. This track inspired Teutonic monster has the look of racer from the European Tuner Car series and the performance to boot for that executive that just can’t be late – and for that matter, really shouldn’t while driving this beast. The car has had just one owner and has racked up a scant 5,400 miles since new.
The naturally aspirated, large displacement motor cranks out a healthy 500 horsepower at 7000 RPM with 478 torque peaking at 5,000 RPM. The motor has a nice cammed up burble upon start up and then falls into a healthy idle. The AMG tuned transmission pops off quick shifts through the gears using either the paddles or the beautifully sculpted shifter in the center console. Acceleration out of corners is quite powerful and the top end of the engine is certainly no slouch either. The Black Series produces nearly 80% of its max torque at just 2000 RPM which should be plenty of juice to get you out of the hole. Zero to Sixty time are just a touch about 4 seconds and the quarter mile rolls past at just a tick over 12 at 112 miles per hour. Unlike other Mercedes, there is no electronic speed limiter on this car allowing for 186 MPH at your favorite track. The suspension is taut and the brake are as serious as death. There is no doubt that this car means business.
The interior of the car is best described as luxury-minimalist with just touch of "race." The rear seat delete lets you know something is up as soon as you open the door, and the cross brace in the trunk may be trying to give you another clue. The deeply bolstered sport seats keep you anchored at the controls no matter how hard the car is pushed and the square bottomed steering wheel is a nice motorsport reference. The speed-sensitive power steering has a very nice feel of control to it, adding just the bare minimum of assistance as not to dilute your race car driving aspirations.