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.
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.
Audi R8 V10 vs Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG vs BMW M3 ESS vs Porsche 911 Turbo S
Abbreviations of Records (Сокращения для рекордов): AAR — Absolute Record of all-time in all classes (Абсолютный Рекорд за все время) PAR — Personal absolute Record (Персональный абсолютный Рекорд) PDR — Personal day Record (Персональный Рекорд дня) ACR — Absolute car class Record of all-time (Абсолютный Рекорд за все время для указанного класса автомобиля) DCR — Record of the day in the car class (Рекорд дня для указанного класса автомобиля) CMR — Absolute Record for the car/model (Абсолютный Рекорд за все время для указанной модели автомобиля) NEW — New competitor (Новый участник)
Wimmer RS has prepared a raft of mechanical upgrades that among other things, include new cylinder heads, sport cam shafts, modified throttle, custom exhaust and catalyst, and a software optimization, which all help to bump output to 615Hp (624PS).
That’s makes the C63 AMG Wagon far more powerful than supercars like the Ferrari 458 Italia and Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Superleggera, both of which make do with 562hp (570PS).
Other go-fast features include a club sport suspension from KW, which was specifically tailored for this model by KW automotive, spacers from H & R, as well as a limited slip differential from the Drexler Company.
A set of 19-inch aluminum wheels from BBS wrapped in Dunlop high-performance tires are also part of the package, while the yellow wrap comes courtesy of a company named ‘BRUXSAFOL’.
1971 Mechatronik Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3.5 Vs. 2012 Mercedes-Benz CL63 AMG [Car and Driver]
Sam Smith takes a look at the Mechatronik 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3.5 M-Coupe and the 2012 Mercedes-Benz CL63 AMG to see how much Mercedes has and hasn’t changed over the years in the latest episode of Car and Driver: Tested.
German Special Customs 2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS 63 AMG
It all starts with the a power kit for the 5.5-liter V8 engine that includes bigger turbos, an additional water cooler, a custom exhaust system and a software update, which all work together to bring output from 518hp (525PS) to 740hp (750PS) and peak torque from 700Nm (516 lb-ft) to 1,150Nm (848 lb-ft).
As a result, the GSC CLS63 AMG is able to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h (62mph) in just 3.7 seconds and reach a maximum speed of almost 350 km/h (218mph).
The tuner continues with a KW adjustable suspension on the front axle and a new set of 20-inch alloy wheels wrapped around Continental tires size 255/30R20 up front and 295/25R20 at the back.
The exterior gets a matte foil wrap sans the boot, which is finished in gloss black, as well as a new body kit including a vented hood, side skirts, revised front and rear bumpers, a carbon fiber diffuser and quad tailpipes.
GSC also offers a variety of interior upgrades such as Alcantara trim and upholstery.
HOT! 2013 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Performance Studio Edition (Japan-only)
In contrast to most special edition models these days that rely on added amenities at the best to stand out, the new C63 AMG Performance Studio Edition has actually been modified inside and out as well as under the hood.
The bespoke updates on the outside include a matte black finish for the body combined with new 19-inch multispoke alloy wheels in black with a red rim, a carbon trunk lid lip spoiler, unique exhaust tailpipes and red brake calipers.
The same color combination can be found inside with Mercedes-Benz designers dressing most of the interior in red and black nappa leather with red accent stitching.
Other touches include the real carbon fiber decorative trim, the hand-crafted AMG floor mats with nappa leather piping, the AMG door lock pins and the addition of a standard Harman Kardon Logic 7 surround sound system.
AMG also provided a power upgrade for the 6.2-liter V8, bumping output from 451hp (457PS) to 480hp (487PS).
First deliveries are scheduled to start in November 2012, with pricing in Japan set at 15 million Yen (about US$192,000 or €154,400), or about 4.25 million Yen more than the regular C63 AMG sedan.