Mercedes C-Class

Mercedes C-Class

Mercedes E63 AMG

According to British magazine AutoExpress, the Germans over at Mercedes are preparing to further expand its lineup with the addition of some more four-wheel-drive AMG models with the first one being based on the next-generation AMG version of the C-Class. The announcement was made by AMG’s senior powertrain engineering manager, Dr Jorg Gindele, who also confirmed that there is already a prototype version testing at AMG’s headquarters in Affalterbach, Germany.

He also confirmed that a Black Series variant of the current E63 AMG could also be offered, but only during its last years on the market. However, in order for this to become a reality, AMG will need to backtrack on its decision "to only produce two-door Black Series models."

Later this year, at the 2013 Shanghai Motor Show, we will see the first concept version for the company’s new GLA SUV. The GLA lineup will also include a four-wheel-drive GLA 45 AMG version, developed especially for the U.S. market.

And now a bad news: apparently the electric version of the SLS supercar will be the only model of this kind, because it is too heavy and its technology can’t be applied to any other model in the lineup.

Source: AutoExpress

If we think of aGerman automobile that needs no updates, then the AMG version of the current generation C-Class is certainly one that would come to mind. Still, it looks like not everyone agrees with us, and the German tuner mcchip-dkr has developed a pretty interesting tuner for the sports sedan.

A monster was born under the hood, as the tuner managed to increase the standard 487 horsepower output up to an amazing 660 horsepower and 553 pound-feet of torque. In order to make the engine sound even better, the tuner also installed a high-end exhaust system that includes sport catalysts and remote-operated valve control.

The car also received a new a KW-Clubsport suspension system, plus a set of wheels, sized 9-by-20 inches at the front and 10.5-by-20 inches at the rear.

Most of these updates make sense, but we cannot really understand the white exterior paint combined with a crazy foliation developed by CoverEFX. Eh, guess they can’t all be perfect…

The price for the kit is €25,999 (about $35k at the current exchange rates), but you can also get the full car for €84,999.00 ($114,000).

For those of you who want to give their Mercedes C63 AMG a Black Series look we have found the perfect solution. The folks over Expression Motorsport have created a very cool wide-body kit that does exactly this. The kit has been specially designed to enhance both racing aesthetics and performance on the track.

The kit starts with larger openings in the front bumper and hood vents that help deliver better engine cooling and continues with elements that offer the car a more aggressive look. These elements include a new front bumper with LED daytime running lights and directional fog lights, 10-piece fender flares with SL65 AMG Black Series -look air intakes.

The tuner also installed wider wheels and lower suspension, plus a carbon fiber rear diffuser and a new exhaust system with double twin pipes.

If you are interested in this kit, it will run you a total of €7,010 for the kit (about $9,400 at the current exchange rates).

Mercedes C63 AMG

The upcoming Mercedes C63 AMG sedan has been caught testing many times, but the prototypes were heavily camouflaged and it was pretty difficult to imagine how the real car will look.

Today, based on those spy shots and with design elements inspired by the newE63 AMG , we have created a rendering that will help you get a pretty good idea of the C63 AMG’s final look.

The AMG version will be distinguished by bigger brakes, wider fenders, and a front bumper with bigger air intakes and, of course, the AMG quad exhaust pipes.

The future C63 AMG will be powered by the same engine as the previously announced AMG models. This engine will deliver a total of 550 horsepower at 5,500 rpm and a peak torque of 531 pound-feet delivered between 1,750 and 5,250 rpm. The engine will be mated to an AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT seven-speed sports transmission and we expect to see the same high-performance 4MATIC all-wheel-drive system as seen in the previous AMG models.

While we are waiting for the new-generation Mercedes C-Class to arrive on the market, Misha Design has updated the look of the current generation C-Class . The tuner is preparing a cool body kit offered for both the coupe and sedan versions, and can be applied to the standard C-Class and AMG models.

Those of you interested in updating the look of your C-Class, the tuner is offering an upgrade kit that transform the car into a more muscular one. The kit includes a new front bumper with larger air intakes that provide a better engine cooling, a new front spoiler and a modified hood.

The updates continue on the car’s side and rear where Misha adds new side skirts, a new rear bumper and diffuser. The exhausts system has also received new tailpipes and a trunk-mounted spoiler will further improve C-class’ appearance.

Full details on the body kit will be announced in the upcoming days, so if you want to further customize your C-Class stay with us for more details.

Mercedes is preparing to unveil the next-generation C-Class sometime in 2014, but until then, the tuners are paying their attention to the current generation and they are updating the look of the model by as much as possible.

For example, Prior Design has prepared a very cool aerodynamic kit for the C-Class Coupe that gives the sports coupe the look of the Black Series models. The exterior package includes a new front bumper with spoiler and LED daytime running lights, new front fender with cooling vents, new side skirts, a rear bumper with diffusor and rear flares.

All the components of the tuning kit are made in DURA-FLEX, a high quality material, characterized by excellent surface structure that provides sufficient flexibility and stability.

The price for the entire kit is €7900 (about $10,500 at the current exchange rates). All the parts of the kit are easily paintable to match your Benz.

A few months after dressing up a BMW M3 in Snow White garb , Mode Carbon is back with another program for a German sports coupe. This time, though, the carbon fiber specialists have a Mercedes C63 AMG Coupe at its disposal, ready to be dressed up.

Taking the opposite end of the color palette from the powdery white M3, Mode Carbon decided to paint the C63 AMG Coupe Magno Night Black. The "Dark Fantasy" treatment continues with black finishes throughout the German sports car, including the grille, the window trim, and the badges, all of which have been blacked out to complete the overall - and admittedly, sinister - look of the C63 AMG Coupe.

Rounding out the modification for the Mercedes sports car is a trunk-lid spoiler in 2-by-2 twill weave carbon fiber along with a set of 590RS HRE wheels, completing the look of a stealthy vehicle that’s been dressed to impress.

Under its hood lies a 6.2-liter V-8 engine that delivers up to 487 horsepower with a 0-to-60 mph time of just 4.5 seconds with a top speed of 155 mph. Even if Mode Carbon didn’t spend time to modify the C63 AMG Coupe’s engine, the way they dressed up the sports car already merits some serious love from us.

Mercedes C63 AMG

The current Mercedes C63 AMG is powered by a 6.2-liter V-8 engine that produces 457 horsepower. Things will change significantly for the next-generation sports sedan, as Mercedes is planning to drop the current 6.2-liter engine in favor of a smaller, turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8 powerplant, which is set to also see use in the upcoming SLC supercar.

The new AMG-built V-8 engine will share the same cylinder capacity, bore center spacing and other specific details with the upcoming turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine set to be used in the upcoming A45 AMG. This sharing of specifications allows this engine to carry a modular format, which can help save money too.

In its standard version the new 4.0-liter V-8 engine will deliver about 450 horsepower, but it could go as high as 600 horsepower in its high-output format. The latter of the two engines is rumored to replace the non-turbocharged 5.5-liter unit that Benz uses in the SLK55 AMG.

AMG boss Ola Kallenius all but confirmed the 4.0-liter powerplant at the recently closed L.A. Auto Show, but made sure not to let the cat completely out of the bag. We definitely got a glimpse of its paw though.

Source: AutoCar

With 510 horsepower under the hood, the Mercedes C63 AMG Coupe Black Series is no doubt one of the most powerful sports coupes out there. Sometimes, however, even the most powerful car can get even more powerful, as long as the right tuner comes into picture. Vath, a German tuning company, decided that the C63 AMG Coupe Black Series can do even better.

To improve upon near perfection, Varth installed a "V63 Supercharged" compressor-system that includes a new water-intercooler system, fuel cooler and, of course, the corresponding fine-tuning of the engine’s electrical system. All these updates, along with a new flow-optimized exhaust system, have increased the engine output up to an impressive 756 horsepower and 590 pound-feet of torque.

As a result, the sports coupe will now sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.6 seconds and hit a top speed of 217 mph. However, these updates come with a pretty huge price tag – €49.310 ($65,000 at the current exchange rates).

The C63 AMG also sports a set of 20-inch, three-piece forced wheels wrapped in high performance tires. Also installed is a high-performance brake system that features 405 mm (15.94-inch) discs on the front axle. A new suspension system that can adjust the ride by 20 to 65 mm (0.78 to 2.56 inches) also comes as a part of the package.

Lastly, Varth wrapped it all up with an aerodynamic package and a new black radiator grill without the usual Mercedes star. The interior gets a new sport steering wheel in leather/leather design and a new speedometer with 400 km/h extension (248 mph).

If we were to pick one of our favorite Mercedes models, no doubt the C63 AMG Black Series would make it on the list. With a standard 517 horsepower V-8 engine, this luxury coupe is one of the most powerful on the market. In fact, most of us believe it is plenty powerful enough as is and needs no updates. The German tuner Tikt however, believes otherwise and announced its Black Baron package for the coupe.

Under the C63 AMG Black Series’ hood is where the fun really happened, as Tikt installed larger throttle valves, high-performance racing headers and a completely new high-performance exhaust system with a sports catalyzer and X-pipe. As a result, the engine’s output has been increased to 606 horsepower and 486 pound-feet of torque. That’s an 18-percent increase in horsepower and 6-percent bump in torque from only mild modifications.

Along with the engine updates, the Tikt also installed a new set of lightweight forged wheels offered in two sizes: 19 or 20 inches. Hankook high-performance tires embrace these rims snugly, helping keep the C-Class on the road. Also available is a Clubsport adjustable suspension system for even better handling.

The entire car can be yours for €175,000, which is about $228,000 at the current exchange rates. That’s “only” €59,570 ($77,661) more than the base C63 AMG Black Series, which is quite a hike in our opinion.

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