Mercedes introduces C63 AMG "Edition 507"
An AMG high-performance composite braking system with red brake calipers is fitted as standard. The C 63 AMG "Edition 507" is designed to appeal to ambitious drivers who take pleasure in top-class technology, as well as exclusive design and appointment details.
According to Ola Kallenius, 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."
The following is an overview of the models:
* electronically limited
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 three kilograms.
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 engine. A new engine control system rounds off the series of implemented powertrain measures.
Externally, the C 63 AMG "Edition 507" is characterized by a host of exclusive design features: most notable among these is the bonnet – it originates from the C 63 AMG Coupe Black Series. Two openings in the distinctive aluminum bonnet help with expelling engine heat. New AMG light-alloy cross-spoke wheels with tires 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: painted in 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.
AMG high-performance braking system featuring composite technology
As standard, the C 63 AMG "Edition 507" comes with 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 aluminum 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 aluminum fixed calipers on the front axle and four-piston fixed calipers on the rear axle. The brake calipers are painted red all round.
"Edition 507" interior: even more dynamic and exclusive
In 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.
Optional extras available from the AMG Performance Studio include:
The C 63 AMG "Edition 507" will be celebrating its world premiere at the Geneva Motor Show, which will be opening its doors from 5 March 2013.
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