AMG just keeps rolling out the goods with spy shots just coming out for the next E63 AMG, and now the AMG version of the upcoming generation Mercedes C-Class. The C63 AMG is set to be unveiled a few months after the standard C-Class arrives on the market in early 2014.
The prototype caught testing around the Nurburgring track is still heavily camouflaged, but from them, we can decipher bigger brakes, wider fenders, and a front bumper with bigger air intakes. After Mercedes starts dropping cammo, we should be able to see the usual AMG quad exhaust pipes fitted on their models.
As for the engine, it is believed that the new C63 AMG will be powered by the same 5.5 liter twin-turbo V8 engine - just like all the latest members of the AMG family - that delivers a total of 525 HP.
More details on the new Mercedes C63 AMG should be revealed soon, so stay tuned!
Revozport has a long line of programs in their portfolio. They’ve missed on some, but more often than not, they’ve hit a lot of them straight out of the park.
The aftermarket company’s newest program is a successor of sorts, something that takes the reigns from a kit they made five years ago and gives it a more modern flavor to keep up with the car’s actual evolution.
We’re talking about Revozport’s RBS kit for the Mercedes C63 AMG. Back in 2007, they showed it to us with the presentation of the C63 RBS aero kit. Fast forward to 2012 and Revozport is back with the RBS II aero kit for the entire family of the 2012 Mercedes C63 AMG.
Comprised exclusively of the RBS II aero kit, Revozport’s new program features a more aggressive front twin decked splitter, a vented lightweight carbon bonnet, new side skirts, new rear bumper flares, a new trunk spoiler, and Revozport’s signature rear diffuser. The coupe model of the C63 AMG will also get spoiler options, particularly an add-on type and a full replacement spoiler that’s far more aggressive than the former.
The Mercedes C-Class Coupe is one of the models with the fewest tuning packages. Thankfully Mansory picked up on that fact and have come out with a new tuning package that will upgrade both the exterior and interior of the luxury coupe.
The Mansory package starts off with a cool body kit that includes a new front grille, more pronounced front and rear wheels, new side skirts, and a new rear apron. All of these elements, along with the car’s engine bonnet, will be made out of carbon fiber. Any customers wanting more can benefit from Mansory’s additional features, including a new front bumper lip, vented bonnet, exterior mirror caps, and a new rear spoiler offered in a variety of options.
Just like the exterior, the interior is characterized by the use of carbon fiber. Mansory added a new sports steering wheel and new door sills, both made from the lightweight material.
If you didn’t had the chance to buy one of the 25 Carlsson C25 units, the tuner is now offering you another alternative: the CB 20S. The new package is based on the C-Class Coupe and is significantly cheaper when compared to the C25: prices will start from 34,900 Euro ($43,800), plus 4,986 euro ($6,200) for a customizable leather / Alcantara interior from the Carlsson Signature Line. The new package will be available from September 1st.
The exterior package includes a new front grille with a polished stainless steel grille, a new front spoiler lip made in carbon fiber and a new rear diffuser in conjunction with the Carlsson four-pipe sports exhaust system. The car sits on a new set of 19" alloy wheels combined with Carlsson sport springs.
The CB 20S is based on the entry-level C180 Coupe powered by 1,6 liter four-cylinder engine with an output increased to 201 HP (up from 156 HP). As a result the model will go from 0 to 60 mph in just 7.1 seconds and up to a top speed of 144 mph.
Earlier this year, Wheelsandmore unveiled their new program for the Mercedes C63 AMG Coupe, dubbing it as the "5.7". Recently, the German tuner followed that up with their latest piece of work, only this time, it’s for the CLS63 AMG.
Called the Seven-11, the new program comes with a ridiculous engine upgrade that features the company’s new Stage III kit to go with a new air intake, a custom exhaust system with sound-controlling valves, a new sports catalyst system, and a re-mapped ECU. All these modifications have turned the luxury sedan’s output from the standard 557 horsepower and 589 lb/ft of torque to an impressive 700 horsepower and 811 lb/ft of torque.
In order to accommodate and handle the increased output, Wheelsandmore also worked on improving the car’s suspension set-up, thanks to a new lowering module that lowers the car’s ride height by 30 mm.
Finally, the car also received some aesthetic upgrades, beginning with an "Armaggedon Matte Gray" finish from Cover EFX to go with the tuner’s unmistakable black racing stripe and a new set of 20" three-piece 6Sporz² forged wheels, combined to create a visually stimulating look that belies the monster lying under its hood.
Mercedes has been testing the future C-Class all year, and now they have finally made it over to the Nurburgring for some hot laps around the famous ’Ring. The luxury sedan is still donning some massive camouflage to hide any new design aspects found on the car, but rumors have also been making their rounds that the future C-Class will take its inspiration from the F800 Concept car. This could mean that the angles of the vehicle will be just slightly elongated with a bit more sharpness to the angles, as well as a more marked front grille. Basically, it may be an edgier, sportier version of the current C-Class, which should be a change not many will complain about. As for power, the 2014 Mercedes C-Class may be looking at both a petrol and diesel engine lineup, as well as a new hybrid version.
When the new Mercedes C-Class makes its debut in 2014, it will be looking to take on vehicles like the Audi A4 and the BMW 3-Series.
The old term “They sure don’t build ’em like they used to” should always be followed up with a “Good,” because modern cars perform better in crash tests than any of the land yachts of the 1970s. Yeah, these cars may be smaller and lighter than those of yesteryear, but advancements in crumple zones and energy transfer over the decades has made them into very protective shells that crumple into piles of tin for the sake of protecting their passengers.
Unfortunately, all of this technology is not without its flaws, which the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is now pointing out. The IIHS has developed a new test to mimic the cause of nearly a quarter of all front-end collision deaths, which is called the “small overlap” test. This is when only a small portion of the front bumper impacts another vehicle or an object.
Not pleased with the standard 510 HP offered by the Mercedes C63 AMG Black Series, German tuner Domanig put together their own little power update that increases the output to an amazing 600 HP. This boost in power also increases the top speed from the standard 155 mph to an exhilarating 198 mph.
In order to obtain the extra power, the tuner installed an a-header, sport catalysts, and a modified engine control unit to the already impressive 6.3 liter V8 engine of the C63 AMG. The modifications were then moved to the exterior where the tuner added a new set of 20" Domanig High Quality Wheels painted in a very cool black gloss with polished outer edges and wrapped around Dunlop Sport Maxx GT 265/30 and 305/25 tires. The wheels are combined with a new KW 3 suspension system that lowers the car’s ride by 30 mm.
These changes, combined with the red exterior paint finish and that huge rear wing, make the C63 AMG Black Series a force to be reckoned with.
The program is still far from finished, but that isn’t stopping RennTech from whetting our appetites the least bit. The modifications are expected to be pretty extensive, complete with a host of upgrades that include a tweaked ECU and the addition of a full carbon fiber air box, stainless steel long tube headers, 200 cell sport cats, an Akrapovic Evolution exhaust system, and a new rear diffuser.
The video will also show you exactly how the modifications translate in the dyno. Hit play and you’re ears will immediately be filled with a roaring noise that only gets more and more exhilarating as the seconds pass.
Expect more details about the company’s program for the C63 AMG Black Series soon enough. For now, we can dive into the video and appreciate powerful tuning at its finest.
Forza Motorsports players will have the possibility to further enrich their garages with 10 more cars thanks to the addition of a new Meguiar’s DLC car pack. The new pack is priced at 560 Microsoft Points.
The Meguiar’s DLC car pack will offer a mix of classic elegance and modern power, and combines cars from nearly the entire spectrum of the automotive history going from 1940 to 2012. Players will enjoy some of the most prominent ALMS race cars in recent history, some classic untouchable convertibles, several pre-war coupes, supercars, and more.