The new Mercedes C 63 AMG “Edition 507” will make its world premiere at the Geneva Motor Show in Switzerland, which will be opening its doors on 05 March 2013.
The C 63 AMG “Edition 507” car is designed to appeal to ambitious drivers who take pleasure in top-class technology, as well as exclusive design and appointment details. Boasting 507 hp, the new model makes the 0 to 62 mph sprint in just 4.2 seconds in the guise of the Saloon and Coupé, and in 4.3 seconds as the Estate. As such, it outperforms the 457 hp standard model by two tenths of a second, and the variants with the AMG Performance Package which produce 487 hp by one tenth of a second each. The top speed is 174 mph (electronically limited): this is because as standard the “Edition 507” models are fitted with the AMG Driver’s package. In addition to an increase in the restriction imposed on the top speed, the package equally includes a voucher for attendance of a driver training session at the AMG Driving Academy.
The increase in power output to 507 hp at 6,800 rpm comes courtesy of the modified inner workings of the AMG 6.3-litre V8 engine: the forged pistons adopted from the SLS AMG, together with new connecting rods and a lightweight crankshaft, translate into a weight saving of 3 kg.
The reduced mass inertia benefits the agility of the eight-cylinder M 156 naturally aspirated engine, which now features even higher levels of flexibility. The maximum torque has also increased by 10 Nm, jumping from 600 to 610 Nm at 5,200 rpm. The titanium grey-painted variable intake manifold is a characteristic feature of the uprated V8 powerplant. A new engine control system rounds off the series of implemented powertrain measures.
On the exterior, the C 63 AMG “Edition 507” is characterised by a host of exclusive design features: most notable among these is the bonnet – it originates from the C 63 AMG Coupé Black Series. Two openings in the distinctive aluminium bonnet help with expelling engine heat. New AMG light-alloy cross-spoke wheels with tyres in sizes 235/35 R 19 (front) and 255/30 R 19 (rear) are another exclusive feature of the “Edition 507”. The AMG light-alloy wheels are produced using particularly lightweight forging technology and are available in two variants: titanium grey with a high-sheen finish, or matt black with high-sheen rim flanges. AMG sports stripes in matt graphite grey above the side sill panels are yet another new feature of the exterior.
The spoiler lip on the boot lid (Saloon and Coupé only), the exterior mirror housings, as well as the surrounds on the radiator grille and daytime driving lights are all finished in high-gloss black. Darkened headlamps also add a distinctively sporty touch. Available as an optional extra exclusively for the C 63 AMG “Edition 507” is the designo Magno Platinum paint finish.
As standard, the C 63 AMG “Edition 507” features an even more powerful AMG high-performance braking system featuring composite technology. The front axle makes use of composite brake discs measuring 360 x 36 mm. The advantages of the composite design include higher fatigue strength and lower warping characteristics. In addition, composite discs also tip the scales at a lighter weight: the reduced unsprung masses improve the response of the spring/damping elements.
With composite technology, the brake discs are connected to an aluminium bowl via eight cast bracket arms. This results in homogenous elongation of the friction ring under heavy loads. The brake discs are ventilated and perforated all round and are decelerated by means of six-piston aluminium fixed callipers on the front axle and four-piston fixed callipers on the rear axle. The brake callipers are finished in red.
The decidedly sporty yet functional interior of the C 63 AMG is even more dynamic and exclusive in the case of the “Edition 507”. Three different equipment and appointment variants are available to choose from: Porcelain designo leather/DINAMICA, Black designo leather/DINAMICA and Black designo leather. In the case of the designo leather/DINAMICA upholstery, light-coloured contrasting topstitching makes for an attractive highlight. The AMG Performance steering wheel in Alcantara® with light-coloured contrasting stitching has a 12-o’clock marking. The selector lever of the AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed sports transmission is finished in DINAMICA and features an AMG badge. The steering wheel and selector lever gaiter also have light-coloured contrasting stitching.
On the AMG instrument cluster, red applications serve to visually differentiate this variant from the other C 63 AMG models. The trim in high-gloss Black Piano Lacquer look and the “Edition 507” badge on the trim on the front passenger side round off the high-quality, exclusive interior.
UK pricing and specification are yet to be confirmed.
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