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Mercedes C-Class

Mercedes C-Class

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.

Spooky ghouls and creepy crawlies, Halloween is a holiday that a lot of people hold near and dear to their hearts because its one of the few days in the year where you can act a fool...and be celebrated for it.

For Mercedes , Halloween’s also a special occasion because it gives them the opportunity to show this one-off C63 AMG Coupe Black Series, called the Halloween Edition.

This car is a one-off model that Mercedes showed today on their Facebook page. The car is equal parts pumpkin with the Orange paint finish and monster with its 517 horsepower capabilities. It’s an ideal recipe for a day like Halloween.

Other details on the outside include contrasting black chrome touches on the front grille - including the Silver Arrows logo - and the wing mirror housings. The vehicle also four hot wheels with the center painted black to fit into the C63 AMG’s "Halloween" look.

Inside, orange is once again prominently featured, including on the sides of the seats, parts of the steering wheel, the dashboard, trim level marks, and the center armrest.

Oh, and did we mention that this C63 AMG Black Series packs a wallop? It’s 6.3-liter V8 engine produces 517 horsepower and 457 lb/ft of torque with a 0-60 mph time of 4.2 seconds and a top speed 155 mph.

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 4.0-liter twin-turbo V-8 engine that delivers a total of 400 horsepower.

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.

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Mercedes C-Class

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.

You may be surprised to hear about who’s failing this important new test. Among those tested to receive the IIHS’ worst rating, “Poor,” was the Mercedes Benz C-Class , Lexus IS and ES , and the Audi A4 . Receiving a score of “Marginal,” which is just above poor, is the Acura TSX , BMW 3-Series , Lincoln MKZ , and Volkswagen CC .

Click past the jump for the rest of the results, as well as an obnoxious statement by one top automaker in regards to the testing process.


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