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MERCEDES-BENZ C63 AMG EDITION 507 by gombestdark

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When Travis got the keys to a C63 AMG last summer, he did not complain about the lack of power coming from that 6.2-litre AMG V8. The C63 AMG “Edition 507″ uses pretty much the same recipe as the Black Series. The engine gets forged pistons, new connecting rods and a lightweight crankshaft from the SLS AMG, saving 6.6 pounds on the moving inner parts. That results in 507 horsepower and 450 ft-lb attacking the 255/30 rear tires. Pretty much everything else comes in black including the mirror housings, the surrounds on the radiator grille and daytime driving lights. The 360mm (front) brakes are composite as standard, but the sporty AMG suspension remains an extra, just like the rear axle locking differential, which sounds like something Mercedes should give with the base package in a car with this much power.

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                 MERCEDES -BENZ C63 AMG EDITION 507
in: Car Review » Brand: Mercedes-Benz » at February 5, 2013

When Travis got the keys to a C63 AMG last summer, he did not complain about the lack of
power coming from that 6.2-litre AMG V8. The C63 AMG “Edition 507″ uses pretty much the same
recipe as the Black Series. The engine gets forged pistons, new connecting rods and a lightweight
crankshaft from the SLS AMG, saving 6.6 pounds on the moving inner parts. That results in 507
horsepower and 450 ft-lb attacking the 255/30 rear tires. Pretty much everything else comes in
black including the mirror housings, the surrounds on the radiator grille and daytime driving lights.
The 360mm (front) brakes are composite as standard, but the sporty AMG suspension remains an
extra, just like the rear axle locking differential, which sounds like something Mercedes should give
with the base package in a car with this much power.




On the inside, the black tie (and shirt) party continues with Alcantara and black designo leather
everywhere. Silver switches, dials and the grippy aluminum pedals give it a little shine. The Edition
507 will show its angry face at the Geneva Motor Show in a month. Metaphorically, the “page”
describes the inner workings of the SLS AMG supercar’s 6.2-liter V8 engine. The result: Power
grows to 507 hp and 450 lb-ft of torque in the naturally aspirated engine. Top speed is 174 mph.
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It’s also an increase from the AMG development package, which bolstered output to 481 hp using
similar engine-modification techniques. The 2014 C63 AMG Edition 507 replaces the development
pack for the 2014 model year. The sports car is also fitted with AMG brakes, a hood from the
C63Black Series and forged alloy 19-inch wheels for both front and rear. The cabin has Mercedes
“designo” leather offered in three color schemes, an AMG steering wheel and instrument cluster
and Edition 507 badging.

Well you’re in luck: Mercedes-Benz just announced the new 2014 C63 AMG Edition 507, which
takes the current car and miraculously boosts output by another 56 hp to a solid 507. It’s done by
borrowing heavily from components that go into the fire-breathing SLS AMG gull-wing coupe,
including the SLS engine’s connecting rods, lightweight crankshaft, forged pistons and composite
brake system. Outside, the Edition 507 will also see some cosmetic changes, some of which build
off of the C63 AMG coupe Black Series. A unique aluminum hood with heat extractor vents is up
front, with new-design AMG light-alloy 19-inch wheels in titanium gray or matte black, exclusive to
the Edition 507. Inside, Mercedes-Benz let the “designo” team loose, offering three leather color
choices, an Alcantara AMG steering wheel, piano-black trim and plenty of AMG badges. Pricing
will be announced closer to the on-sale date, according to Mercedes-Benz.
The naturally-aspirated 6.3-liter V8 engine is now producing 507 HP (373 kW), representing an
increase of 50 HP (37 kW) compared to the previous model. It also boasts a beefier braking
system with front composite brake discs measuring 360x36mm with six-piston calipers, while at
the back it gets four-piston calipers. Exterior changes include an aluminum hood with two
openings and 19-inch AMG cross-spoke wheels with 235/35 R 19 front and 255/30 R 19 rear tires.
The spoiler lip on the boot lid (sedan and coupe), radiator grille surrounds and DRLs have a high-
gloss black finish, along with darkened headlamps. In the United States, the model will be
replacing the coupe and sedan versions equipped with the AMG Development Pacakge for
2014MY and will be sold together with the 457 HP version.

Power hails from a reworked version of the C63 AMG’s naturally aspirated 6.2-litre V8 petrol
engine. AMG has also provided the C63 AMG Edition 507 with its own unique engine
management system as part of the package of under bonnet changes. With peak power of 373kW
arriving at 6800rpm, the revised engine kicks out 40kW more than the unit used by the standard
C63 AMG and 15kW more than the engine found in the C63 AMG running an optional
performance package.



By comparison, the RS4’s naturally aspirated 4.2-litre V8 delivers 331kW and 430Nm, while the
M3’s naturally aspirated 4.0-litre V8 develops 309kW and 400Nm. Mercedes-Benz claims a 0-
100km/h time of 4.2sec for the C63 AMG Edition 507 coupe and sedan, with the C63 AMG Edition
507 wagon coming in at 4.3 seconds – a 0.3 second reduction over the standard versions C63
AMG and 0.2 seconds over the C63 AMG with optional performance package in each case.
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The C63 Edition 507 raises output to surprise..! precisely 507 horsepower, delivered at 6800 rpm.
Top speed is electronically limited to 174 mph, up from 155. Fuel consumption likely will remain
identical to the standard C63’s EPA estimates of 13 mpg in the city and 19 highway.

The power increase was achieved through forged pistons taken directly from the M159 engine
used in the SLS. New connecting rods, a lighter crankshaft, new forged pistons the same
components upgraded in the C63 Black Series and an engine remapping complete the light-but-
effective surgery to the powerplant. (Benz says the SLS-sourced internals shave 6.6 pounds in
weight.) Nineteen-inch aluminum wheels are available in a glossy Titanium Gray or matte black
and are shod with 235/35 front and 255/30 rear Yokohama rubber.

The headlights, grille surround, mirror caps, and decklid spoiler all are finished in black, and
1970s-style striping just above the rocker panels. But the most notable visual cue of the 507
Edition is perhaps its hood, swiped from the C63 Black Series and featuring dual heat extractors.

Interior appointments are limited to black or white leather, trimmed with black faux suede which
also wraps the steering wheel and contrast stitching. A piano black finish is applied to the dash,
where an Edition 507 badge resides, and the door panels. The gauge cluster features red accents
to differentiate the special-edition C from the more plebeian of C63 offerings. (Gone are the gaudy
red seat belts and accent stitching that crept in to last year’s Black Series, thankfully.)

Pricing hasn’t been announced yet, but we expect the 507 to split current C63’s base price of
$62,405 and last year’s limited-edition Black Series, whose base sticker was $108,575. Not
available stateside, sadly, is the C63 AMG Edition 507 wagon, which will be sold in Germany and
elsewhere. AMG wagon lovers carrying U.S. passports will have to opt for the E63 AMG wagon.

The new C63 AMG Edition 507 packs more of what every car enthusiast wants: horsepower. The
“normal” C63 has 451 hp and 443 lb-ft, or 481 hp with the AMG Development Package. Both
versions have the same naturally aspirated 6.2-liter V8, but Mercedes and in-house tuner AMG
made some modifications for the Edition 507. It gets the SLS AMG’s forged pistons, connecting
rods, and lightweight crankshaft. To keep the reinforced engine under control, AMG also installed
a “high performance compound construction braking system with red brake calipers.” No
performance car is complete without red brake calipers.

Those sports car pistons and red brake calipers give the Edition 507 a performance advantage
over the stock C63 AMG. As with the AMG Development Package, the Edition 507 gets its speed
limiter raised from 155 mph to 174 mph. The Edition 507 will in fact replace the AMG Development
Package beginning with 2014 models. The Edition 507 will become the midlevel C63, splitting the
difference between the base car and the insane, 186 mph C63 AMG Black Series.The C63 AMG
Edition 507 will be launched at the Geneva Motor Show, which opens March 5.

Referring to the new model’s enhanced engine output (507hp), the Mercedes-Benz C63
AMG Edition 507’s naturally aspirated 6.2-litre V8 features technology from the SLS
AMG supercar to reach new performance heights. The enhancements see power rise to 373kW
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and torque to 610Nm – up 37kW/10Nm over the standard C63 AMG and 15kW/10Nm over the
Performance Pack – leaving it just 7kW/10Nm shy of the coupe-only C63 AMG Black Series.

The Mercedes C63 AMG Edition 507 borrows its distinctive vented bonnet from the Black Series,
while the 19-inch lightweight alloy wheels – available in high-sheen titanium grey or matt black
finishes – are unique to the special edition. Matt sports stripes above the side skirts, dark-tinted
headlights and high-gloss black paint across the bootlid lip spoiler, mirror housings and grille
surrounds further distinguish the Edition 507 from the standard models. Three interior upholstery
options are available alongside the standard alcantara AMG Performance steering wheel, AMG
gearshift lever, red instrument cluster highlights, piano black trim and ‘Edition 507’ badging on the
front passenger door. The Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Edition 507 will debut in Geneva on March 5
ahead of its German launch in June.

								
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