Mercedes has just announced the addition of an even more powerful version to its C-Class lineup. Called C63 AMG "Edition 507" – the “507” is a clear indication of the engine’s output - the new model will use much of the same technology as the SLS AMG supercar. The new elements - including forged pistons, connecting rods and a lightweight crankshaft - will transform the new "Edition 507" into a more powerful, yet lighter sports model.
The new C63 AMG "Edition 507" will also be distinguished by design elements seen on models like the C63 AMG Coupe Black Series . These extra styling elements combined with the anticipated power hike definitely get our attention.
So, if you happen to be one of those crazy people that think the 451-horsepower C63 AMG is just a little too timid for you, the "Edition 507" just might be the car for you. Or maybe you would prefer a fighter jet; better yet, a rocket ship… Yeah, that may satisfy your itch for speed!
UPDATE 07/04/2013: Mercedes has released pricing details for the new C63 AMG "507 Edition" for the U.S. and German markets. More details after the jump.
Hit the jump to read more about the 2014 Mercedes C63 AMG "Edition 507".
On the new Mercedes C63 AMG "Edition 507" you will see design elements previously seen in the Black Series version. There will be an aluminum hood with two wide openings for better engine cooling, a spoiler on the trunk lid and, of course, a set of light-alloy forged wheels.
Customers can choose between two sets of wheels: one offered in titanium grey with a high-sheen finish and the other one in matte black with high-sheen rim flanges. Both, however, come wrapped in high-performance tires sized 235/35R19 up front and 255/30R19 on the backside.
Other distinctive elements will include a sports stripe applique in matte graphite and high-gloss black appliques on the exterior mirrors, the radiator-grille and daytime running light surrounds.
For the new "Edition 507", Mercedes developed an exclusive designo magno platinum matte finish paint, which will be offered as an option.
The interior continues with the same exclusive feeling as the exterior. Customers can choose between three different interior setups: porcelain designo leather/DINAMICA, black designo leather/DINAMICA and black designo leather.
Along with these choices, each model will be offered with an AMG Performance steering wheel in Alcantara combined with a gear selector lever in Dinamica.
On the instrument cluster, the trim is done in high-gloss black piano lacquer combined with red applications to the dials. The final elements are, of course, the "Edition 507" badge on the trim on the front passenger side.
- AMG illuminated door rocker panels
- AMG rear axle locking differential
- AMG 5-spoke light-alloy forged wheels, painted in titanium grey and with a high-sheen finish, with tires in sizes 235/40 R 18 (front) and 255/35 R 18(rear)
- AMG Performance Media
- AMG carbon-fiber/high gloss black piano lacquer-look trim
- Exterior designo magno platinum matte finish paint; four other exterior paint colors will be available from the existing C63 AMG palette.
Under the hood, Mercedes has installed an AMG 6.3-liter V-8 engine with technologies inspired by the SLS AMG supercar. The V-8 engine has been equipped with forged pistons, new connecting rods and a lightweight crankshaft. All these new elements helped save 6.6 pounds, but also considerably increased the engine’s output. The engine hooks up to a AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed sports transmission that delivers power to the rear wheels.
As a result the new "Edition 507" delivers a total of 507 horsepower and a peak torque of 450 pound-feet. With the extra 50 horsepower, the model will sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.1 seconds and up to a top speed of 174 mph.
|Displacement||6,208 cc||6,208 cc|
|Power output||507 Horsepower at 6800 rpm||507 Horsepower at 6800 rpm|
|Max. torque||450 pound-feet at 5200 rpm||450 pound-feet at 5200 rpm|
|Acceleration (0-60 mph)||4.1 sec||4.1 sec|
|Top speed||174 mph||174 mph|
In order to handle the extra power, the new "Edition 507" has been equipped with an AMG high-performance braking system, which features compound-construction technology that makes it lighter and improves the response of the spring elements.
On the front axle, Mercedes installed discs sized 14.2 inches x 1.4 inches connected with six-piston aluminum fixed calipers. The brake calipers are painted red on both models.
On the U.S. market the C63 AMG "Edition 507" sedan is priced at $70,000 (plus $925 for destination and delivery) and the coupe at $72,500 (plus $925 for destination and delivery). Mercedes did not release the anticipated delivery date for the "Edition 507".
In Germany, the C 63 AMG "Edition 507" starts at €83,835.50 in Saloon format and tops out at €86,395 in its Estate format. The "Edition 507" model hit dealers in June 2013.
With its 507-horsepower output level, the Mercedes C63 AMG "Edition 507" has left its usual competitors well behind. In fact, there is no standard BMW M3 out there with the same output level. Not even the GTS version is not as powerful as the new "Edition 507". It is powered by a 4.4 liter V-8 engine with an output of 450 horsepower. The M3 GTS sprints from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.4 seconds and can hit a top speed of 189 mph, which makes it 0.3 seconds slower to 60 mph, but gives it a top speed that is 15 mph faster.
If you are looking for a more powerful C63 AMG, the new "Edition 507" is definitely the car for you. It offers technologies from the SLS supercar and of course, has pretty much no competition on the market. Still, as we have no prices just yet, we cannot tell if the car really worth.
If the "Edition 507" isn’t enough for you, we’ll refer you to NASA to try out a rocket ship…
- More powerful than the standard C63 AMG
- Highly equipped
- SLS technology
- No prices yet
- No station wagon for the U.S. market
Gallery Mercedes C 63 AMG "Edition 507"
The C63 AMG models are becoming even more aggressive with the addition of a newly developed "Edition 507". The output of the AMG 6.3 liter V8 engine has been increased by 56 hp, bringing the output to 507 hp with 450 lb.-ft. of torque. The model year 2014 C63 AMG “Edition 507” uses much of the same technology as the SLS AMG: the eight-cylinder naturally aspirated engine features forged pistons, connecting rods and a lightweight crankshaft as seen on the super sports car. An AMG high-performance compound constuction braking system with red brake calipers is fitted as standard. The C63 AMG "Edition 507" will be available in the Summer of 2013 and is designed to appeal to ambitious drivers who take pleasure in best-in-class technology as well as exclusive design and sporty handling.
The C63 AMG "Edition 507" coupe and sedan produces 507 hp and accelerates from 0-60 in 4.1 seconds. This new model outperforms the existing 451 hp C63 model by three-tenths of a second, and the variants with the AMG Development Package which produce 481 hp by two-tenths of a second. In addition to an increase in top speed to 174 mph, the “Edition 507” also includes a voucher for a driver training session at the AMG Driving Academy.
According to Ola Källenius, 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."
C63 AMG "Edition 507" featuring technology from the SLS AMG
The increase in power output to 507 hp at 6800 rpm comes courtesy of the modified inner workings of the AMG 6.3-liter 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 6.6 lbs. The reduction of rotational mass inertia improves the agility of the eight-cylinder M156 naturally aspirated engine. The maximum torque has also increased by 7 lb.-ft., jumping from 443 lb.-ft. to 450 lb.-ft. at 5200 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.
The exterior of the C63 AMG "Edition 507" is characterized by exclusive new design features. Most notable of the features is the hood – it originates from the C63 AMG Coupe Black Series. Two openings in the distinctive aluminium hood help with expelling engine heat. Newly designed AMG light-alloy forged wheels with 235/35 R 19 front tires and 255/30 R 19 rear tires are another exclusive feature of the "Edition 507". The AMG light-alloy wheels are produced using lightweight forging technology and are available in two variants: titanium grey with a high-sheen finish, or matte black with highsheen rim flanges. An AMG sports stripe applique in matte graphite grey have been located above the rocker panels and are yet another new feature of the exterior.
The spoiler lip on the trunk lid, the exterior mirror housings as well as the
surrounds on the radiator grille and daytime running lights are all finished in high-gloss black. Available as an option for the C63 AMG "Edition 507" is an exclusive designo magno platinum matte finish paint.
AMG high-performance braking system featuring compound technology
As standard, the C63 AMG "Edition 507" comes with an even more powerful AMG high-performance braking system featuring compound construction technology. The front axle makes use of compound brake discs measuring 14.2 in. x 1.4 in. The advantages of the compound design include higher fatigue strength and lower warping characteristics. In addition, compound construction discs are lighter in weight and the reduced unsprung masses improve the response of the spring/damping elements.
With compound construction, the brake discs are connected to an aluminium bowl via eight cast bracket arms. The brake discs are ventilated and perforated all around and are decelerated by means of 6-piston aluminium fixed calipers on the front axle and 4-piston fixed calipers on the rear axle. The brake callipers are painted red as standard fitment.
"Edition 507" interior: even more dynamic and exclusive
The sporty yet functional interior of the C63 AMG is even more dynamic and exclusive in the case of the "Edition 507". Three different equipment and options are available to choose from: porcelain designo leather/DINAMICA, black designo leather/DINAMICA and black designo leather. In the case of the designo leather/DINAMICA upholstery, light-colored contrast stitching makes for an attractive highlight. The AMG Performance steering wheel in Alcantara® with light-colored contrasting stitching has a 12-o’clock marking. The gear selector lever of the AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed sports transmission is finished in DINAMICA and features an AMG badge. The steering wheel and gear selector lever gaiter also have light-colored contrast stitching.
In the AMG instrument cluster, red applications to the dials serve to visually differentiate this variant from the other C63 AMG models. The trim is done in high-gloss black piano lacquer and the "Edition 507" badge on the trim on the front passenger side round off the high-quality, exclusive interior.
The C63 AMG "Edition 507" will be celebrating its world premiere at the Geneva Motor Show, which will be opening its doors on March 5, 2013. The model’s sales and market launch in the U.S. is planned for the Summer of 2013. Pricing will be announced closer to the market launch.
The C63 AMG “Editon 507” coupe and sedan replace the existing AMG Development Package for MY2014, and will be sold in the U.S. in addition to the existing C63 AMG coupe and sedan with 451 hp.