Mercedes UK has unveiled a new special edition C63 AMG that will be limited to only 20 units. Called the DR 520, the new model will be available in both sedan and station wagon version, and will be priced at £62,430 and £63,680, respectively.
The new C63 AMG DR520 is powered by a 6.3 liter V8 engine that has been tuned to deliver 520 hp and 650 Nm of torque, a 60 hp and 50 Nm advantage over than the standard C 63 AMG. The sedan version can sprint from 0 to 60 mpg in 4.1 seconds and the station wagon version in 4.2 seconds. Both are electronically limited to a top speed of 187 mph.
This special edition will be distinguished by AMG’s high-performance braking system with red calipers, newly-developed connecting rods, and a revised crankshaft, as well as an AMG carbon fiber rear spoiler for the Saloon. It will be available in either a black or white matte wrap and complimented by Titanium finish alloy wheels, grille, and discreet DR 520 badging on the wing and the boot lid. On the interior the seats are covered in leather and an exclusive Alcantara finish with red or white contrast stitching. The dashboard and upper door panels receive the same Alcantara and stitching treatment with the steering wheel seeing Alcantara and Nappa leather.
Press release after the jump.
Mercedes-Benz UK has launched an exclusive new model, the C-Class DR 520 with more power and performance than any other C-Class. Only 20 units of this car will be available, and it is sold exclusively through the company’s Specialist Products division at Mercedes-Benz World at Brooklands, Surrey.
Based on the high-performance C 63 AMG, the DR 520 has a performance upgrade and boasts 520 hp and 650 Nm of torque, a 60 hp and 50 Nm advantage over than the standard C 63 AMG. The DR 520 Saloon can reach 0-62 mph in just 4.1 seconds with the Estate achieving the same in 4.2 seconds, and both are electronically limited to a top speed of 187 mph.
The AMG Performance Pack Plus is fitted to the DR 520 as standard andfeatures AMG’s high-performance braking system with red calipers, with the addition of engine upgrades in the form of forged pistons, newly-developed connecting rods and a revised crankshaft, as well as an AMG Carbon Fibre rear spoiler for the Saloon.
Available with a black or white matt wrap and complimented by Titanium finish alloy wheels, grille and discreet DR 520 badging on the wing and the boot lid, the DR 520 combines stealthy looks with potent performance.
Inside, the sports seats are upholstered in leather and exclusive Alcantara finished with red or white contrast stitching, as is the dashboard and upper door panels. The multi-function AMG Performance steering wheel is clad in Nappa leather and Alcantara.
Nigel Unsworth, Specialist Products Division Manager commented: “We wanted to launch the Specialist Products Division with something unique –and the DR 520 fits the bill perfectly. Mercedes-Benz World is locatedat Brooklands, and there’s a proud history of ‘Brooklands Specials’ being sold here over the years. The DR 520 – which is dyno-rated at 520hp - is our chance to create an exclusive model in the UK. It’s a great opportunity for us to offer our customers who enjoy sports and supercars a bespoke car with even more performance than the already verysuccessful C 63 AMG. And as well as the increased performance, it looks incredible, too.”
The DR 520 costs £9,995 above the standard C 63 AMG price, making theDR 520 Saloon £62,430 OTR and the Estate £63,680 OTR. The cars are also backed by a three-year, 60,000 mileage warranty.