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Mercedes reveals the C63 AMG 'Edition 507'

Go on, guess how much power it's got...

Mercedes-Benz has launched a more powerful version of the C63 AMG called the "Edition 507" ahead of the public reveal at the Geneva Motor Show in March. It is available on coupe, saloon and estate variants of the C63 AMG.

Exterior changes include an aluminium bonnet with two gloss black vents from the Black Series and a new set of 19-inch AMG alloy wheels with 235/35 R 19 front and 255/30 R 19 rear tires. The spoiler lip on the boot lid, radiator grille surrounds, mirrors and DRLs all have a high-gloss black finish, along with darkened headlamps to give an extra bit of aggression.

The naturally-aspirated 6.3 litre V8 engine now produces 507 HP (502 bhp to you and I)), representing an increase of 50 HP over the previous model. Torque is also up from 443 lb/ft to 450 lb/ft. The increase in output was possible by modifying the inner workings of the AMG engine, borrowing the forged pistons from the SLS AMG, along with installing new con rods and a lighter crankshaft.

Thanks to the changes, the C63 AMG coupe and saloon reach 62 mph in 4.2 seconds, while the estate does it in 4.3 seconds. All three versions are able to hit an electronically-limited top speed of 174 mph.

The braking system has been injected with a bit of ‘Black Series’ magic as well, now featuring carbon composite ventilated discs, clamped by red painted six piston callipers at the front and four piston at the rear.

Prices have yet to be confirmed, but expect the Edition 507 to cost around £5000 more than the standard model. It will go on sale later this year.

Images courtesy of Mercedes-Benz

 

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Contributing Editor - Long time petrolhead, automotive design engineer and journalist. Also Social Media Manager for the ecurie25 Group - www.ecurie25.com Tim has worked in the automotive sector for many years, but has been a fan of anything with 2 or 4... read more