The C63 AMG models are becoming even more aggressive with the addition of a newly developed "Edition 507." The output of the AMG 6.3 liter V8 engine has been increased by 56 hp, bringing it to 507 hp with 450 lb.-ft. of torque. The model year 2014 C63 AMG "Edition 507" uses much of the same technology as the SLS AMG: the naturally-aspirated V8 engine features forged pistons, lightweight connecting rods and a forged crankshaft as on the super sports car. AMG high-performance compound braking system with red brake calipers is fitted as standard. The C63 AMG "Edition 507" went on sale in the summer of 2013 and is designed to appeal to ambitious drivers who take pleasure in best-in-class technology as well as exclusive design and sporty handling.
The C63 AMG "Edition 507" coupe and sedan produce 507 hp and accelerate from 0-60 in 4.1 seconds with an electronally limited top speed of 174 mph. This new model out-accelerates the existing 451-hp C63 model by three-tenths of a second, and tops the car fitted with the outgoing 481-hp AMG Development Package by two-tenths of a second.
According to Ola Källenius, the outgoing Chairman of the Board of Management of Mercedes-AMG GmbH: "The C 63 AMG with the classic AMG 6.3-litre high-revving V8 naturally aspirated engine is one of the most popular AMG high-performance cars in the world. With the new C 63 AMG "Edition 507," we are offering our loyal customers an attractive model variant which boasts even higher performance and at the same time is visually exciting."
|C63 AMG "Edition 507" Sedan||C63 AMG "Edition 07" Coupe|
|Displacement||6208 cc||6208 cc|
|Power output||507 hp at 6800 rpm||507 hp at 6800 rpm|
|Max. torque||450 lb.-ft at 5200 rpm||450 lb.-ft at 5200 rpm|
|Acceleration 0-60 mph||4.1 s (est)||4.1 s (est)|
|Top speed||174 mph (electronically limited)||174 mph (electronically limited)|
The increase in power output to 507 hp at 6800 rpm comes courtesy of modified inner workings of the AMG 6.3-liter V8 engine. The forged pistons adopted from the SLS AMG, together with new connecting rods and a lightweight forged crankshaft, translate into a weight saving of 6.6 lbs. The reduction of rotational mass improves the response of the eight-cylinder M156 naturally aspirated engine. Maximum torque has also increased by 7 lb.-ft., jumping from 443 lb.-ft. to 450 lb.-ft. at 5200 rpm. The uprated V8 engine can be identified by a titanium grey-painted variable intake manifold. A new engine control system completes the series of implemented powertrain measures.
The exterior of the C63 AMG "Edition 507" is characterized by exclusive new design features. Most notable is the hood, which originates from the C63 AMG Coupe Black Series. Two openings in the distinctive aluminium hood help cool the engine. Newly designed AMG light-alloy forged wheels with 235/35 R 19 front tires and 255/30 R 19 rear tires are another exclusive feature of the "Edition 507." The AMG alloy wheels are produced using lightweight forging technology and are available in two variants: titanium grey with a high-sheen finish on the spokes and rim flanges, or matte black with high-sheen rim flanges. An AMG sports stripe applique in matte graphite grey above the rocker panels is another new unique feature of the exterior for the edition.
A spoiler lip on the trunk lid, the exterior mirror housings as well as the surrounds on the radiator grille and daytime running lights are all finished in high-gloss black. Available as an exclusive option for the C63 AMG "Edition 507" is an exclusive designo magno platinum matte finish paint.
As standard, the C63 AMG "Edition 507" comes with an even more powerful AMG high-performance braking system featuring compound construction technology. The front compound brake discs measure 14.2 in. x 1.4 in. The advantages of the compound design include higher fatigue strength and lower warping characteristics. In addition, compound discs are lighter in weight, and the reduced unsprung masses improve the response of the springs and shocks.
With compound construction, the brake discs are connected to an aluminium bowl via eight cast bracket arms. The brake discs are ventilated and perforated all around and are decelerated by means of six-piston aluminium fixed calipers at the front and four-piston fixed calipers on the rear. The brake calipers are painted red as standard fitment.
The sporty yet functional interior of the C63 AMG is even more dynamic and exclusive in the case of the "Edition 507." Three different equipment and options are available to choose from: porcelain designo leather/DINAMICA, black designo leather/DINAMICA and all black designo leather. In the case of the designo leather/DINAMICA liveries, light-colored contrast stitching makes for an attractive highlight. The AMG Performance steering wheel in Alcantara® with contrasting stitching has a 12-o'clock marking. The shift lever of the AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT seven-speed sports transmission is finished in DINAMICA and features an AMG crest. The steering wheel and shift lever boot also have contrast stitching.
In the AMG instrument cluster, red applications to the dials serve to visually differentiate this variant from other C63 AMG models. The trim is done in highgloss black, with a "Edition 507" badge on the front passenger trim that rounds off the high-quality, exclusive interior.
The C63 AMG "Edition 507" celebrated its world premiere at the Geneva Motor Show, which opened its doors on March 5, 2013, and its U.S. sales and market launch began in the summer of 2013.
The C63 AMG "Editon 507" coupe and sedan replace the existing AMG Development Package for 2014, and will be sold in the U.S. along with the existing 451-hp C63 AMG coupe and sedan.