Mercedes-Benz has reportedly revealed its new C63 AMG Black Series Coupe in France, at a test event at Circuit Paul Ricard. Details are few, but some on hand say the new model is lighter (by 44 lbs) but less hardcore than the CLK Black Series it replaces, and even includes seating for four.

These first photos and little bits of information come from the folks at Speedfans, who were on hand for the reveal.

Here's what they had to say:

What i know right now from my colleague who was there is that its the 6.2 liters NA V8, with 517 ps [510 hp], around 640 NM of torque [472 lb-ft] (it's nearly the same configuration as in the previous CLS63). Its 20kg [44lbs} lighter than the standard AMG coupe, LSD is standard, it has the MCT gearbox, 4 seats (first time on a Black), a bigger rear spoiler is optional as will be some more 'track focused' features (no details yet). On sale mid November in Germany for less than 100K euros, beginning of 2012 for the rest of the world. Don't know for the importation on your side of the Atlantic.

More as we get it.