C63 Black Series might not happen, either.
Mercedes-AMG head honcho, Tobias Moers, has revealed in an interview with CarAdvice what’s in store for the C63 lineup. Or, rather, what's not in store, for now at least. For starters, all of the C63-badged models will soldier on strictly with a rear-wheel drive layout, as the folks from Affalterbach have decided not to give the high-performance saloon, coupe, and cabrio trio a 4Matic setup.
There had been some rumours about the facelift bringing an AWD layout, but now we know for sure it’s a big no-no. Moers did joke about AMG already having an AWD-equipped C63 by referring to the recently introduced GLC 63 and GLC 63 Coupe crossovers, which get the grippy hardware from the new E63. But it won't be until the end of the decade that the regular versions get 4Matic.
In other news, Moers admitted a hardcore Black Series C63 would obviously have to feature a rear-wheel-drive layout. However, he’s not sure whether it will be green-lighted since Mercedes’ performance arm has a lot on its plate right now: “We are so busy, I don’t know if that’s going to happen.”
The silver lining here would have to be the fact Moers said there’s still room to improve the C63, and a C-Class facelift is slated to arrive next year. Reading between the lines, even if there won’t be a Black Series version, the C63 will likely be upgraded for its mid-cycle refresh. He might even have been referring to the possible C63 R said to receive more power, improved aero, and a diet.
Don't forget, a meaner C63 Coupe prototype was spotted back in October 2016, so that might’ve been it. Fingers crossed...