Merc’s Affalterbach-based performance division has decided to sprinkle a little of the SLS magic on the C-Class. Thus it launched the C 63 AMG “Edition 507” that puts out 500HP (507PS) and 610 Nm (450 lb-ft) of torque; that makes it 50 ponies more powerful than the stock C 63 AMG and beats the AMG Development Packaged equipped version by 20HP.
Unlike the Black Series, though, which only comes as a coupe, the “Edition 507” will be available as a sedan and an estate, too, with the latter being one tenth of a second slower than the other two on the 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) sprint.
Externally, the new version features dark-tinted headlamps, an aluminum bonnet with two air outlets “borrowed” from the Black Series variant, new 19-inch lightweight alloys with 235/35 front and 255/30 rear tires, a high-gloss black finish on details like the surrounds of the grille and the daytime driving lights, and an exclusive platinum paintjob..
Power is still directed to the rear wheels via the 7-Speed AMG SPEEDSHIFT auto gearbox, while stopping is taken care off by carbon ceramic discs that measure 360 mm in diameter up front and feature six- and four-piston red calipers at the front and rear respectively.
The C 63 AMG “Edition 507” will make its international debut at the Geneva Motor Show on March 5. The sales release will begin on April 8 and the market launch in Germany in June.
Prior Design Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupé AMG Black Edition
Prior Design has developed a styling package that can turn your regular C-Class Coupe into a looker.
The German tuner’s aero kit mimics the looks and styling of the original C63 AMG Coupe Black Edition adding a new front with an integrated lip spoiler, a wide rear bumper with a diffusor, side skirts, wide front and rear wheel fenders and hood vents.
The price of Prior Design’s wide body kit is €7,900 or about GBP 6,415 and US$10,300, though it is not noted if it includes installation (probably not).
To complete the look you will have to add a set of alloy wheels, spacers and different tires, which are also available from Prior Design.
New 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA Already Available in… Die Cast Miniature Form
While Mercedes-Benz is trying to keep a tight hold on the upcoming CLA compact sports saloon, having only released bits and pieces of information along with pictures and videos of camouflaged prototypes, now, pictures of what is said to be a 1/18 scale a die-cast model of the new CLA have surfaced on the internet!
The detailed model shown here depicts the regular CLA in AMG trim guise, which adds an exterior styling package and a host of bespoke interior features such as the front sport seats.
From what we’ve heard, we’ll only have to wait a few weeks for the first public appearance of the new CLA, which will take place at the Detroit auto show in mid-January, with sales likely to follow towards the end of the year or in early 2014.
Cadillac ATS 3.6 vs BMW 335i vs Mercedes-Benz C350! [Head 2 Head Episode 21]
On this episode of Head 2 Head, Motor Trend’s Jonny Lieberman stages a rematch between the all-new Cadillac ATS and the BMW 3-Series. But this time, he trades the smaller engines and manual gear boxes for more power and automatic transmissions. And just to throw a wrench in things, he brought along the 2013 Mercedes-Benz C350.
Does the bigger engine and auto gear box of the ATS have what it takes to redeem itself against the titans of the segment?
BMW 328i vs Mercedes-Benz C250! [Head 2 Head Episode 9]
On this episode of Head 2 Head, Jonny Lieberman pits the new 2012 BMW 328i against it’s compatriot rival - the 2013 Mercedes-Benz C250. The 3 Series and C Class have been battling for sports sedan supremacy for decades.
Now with both cars replacing their traditional six-cylinder engines with turbocharged four-bangers, its time once again for a classic German showdown.
Meanwhile in Russia: Excuse Me While I Drift Right By You Around the Corner
Though, as the driver of the black Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG (that’s the 6.3-liter V8-powered model with 451 horses and rear-wheel drive) made a sweet pass with a perfectly executed drift without any incident whatsoever.