A brief history of the Mercedes C-Class
Having driven the new C-Class, we look back at the original 'Baby Benz' and its successors. Warning: contains AMG
Posted: 11 Mar 2014
W204 Mercedes Benz C63 AMG Black Series
…like this one. The 517bhp version of a small saloon car that pinches engine technology from a £165,000 Mercedes-Benz supercar. Yes, the C63 Black takes the pistons, con rods, crankshaft and oil cooler from the SLS, crammed into that 6.2-litre V8, to produce more power than is strictly necessary. 0-62mph takes just 4.2 seconds, via AMG’s Speedshift MCT seven-speed gearbox, with many modes. Also, the exhaust noise is worth the outlay alone. Just listen to it, and we guarantee you won’t care about the price.
Funny to think how the humble 190 from all those years ago evolved into this. Which was your favourite C-Class from the ages?