2014 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Edition 507: First Look
- Competes with: BMW M3, Audi S4, Cadillac CTS-V
- Looks like: The family man's SLS AMG
- Drivetrain: 507-hp, 6.3-liter V-8; seven-speed automatic transmission; rear-wheel drive
- Hits dealerships: Late 2013
Perhaps you've considered the current Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG, the German uber sports coupe and sedan based off of Mercedes' C-Class and stuffed with a monster 6.3-liter V-8, but felt that its 451-horsepower rating was only just adequate. Well you're in luck: Mercedes-Benz just announced the new 2014 C63 AMG Edition 507, which takes the current car and miraculously boosts output by another 56 hp to a solid 507.
It's done by borrowing heavily from components that go into the fire-breathing SLS AMG gull-wing coupe, including the SLS engine's connecting rods, lightweight crankshaft, forged pistons and composite brake system. This drops the C63 AMG's zero-to-60 time from 4.4 seconds to 4.1 seconds and raises the car's top speed to 174 mph - but to get that top speed, one must attend a course at the AMG Driving Academy, which is included in the car's price.
The new C63 AMG Edition 507 will be available in both coupe and sedan form and is scheduled to make its world debut on March 5 at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. U.S. sales will begin later this summer; it will replace the AMG Development Package model in the C-Class lineup. Pricing will be announced closer to the on-sale date, according to Mercedes-Benz. Check out the gallery below.
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