New "Edition 507" boasts over 500 horsepower thanks to tech borrowed from SLS; Mercedes to unveil car at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show.
Mercedes is giving the outgoing C63 AMG a final hurrah with the creation of a new "Edition 507," which as its name suggests will have 507 horsepower thanks to technology from the SLS AMG being incorporated into upgrading its 6.2-liter naturally-aspirated V8 engine. Internals borrowed from the SLS supercar include forged pistons, connecting rods and a lightweight crankshaft, which make for a 3kg weight saving. A new ECU and titanium-grey painted variable intake manifold represent other engine upgrades.
The result of squeezing an additional 56 hp (and 7 pound-feet of torque) from the V8 is a 0-62 mph time of 4.2 seconds in the coupe and saloon, and 4.3 seconds in the estate, while top speed is electronically-limited to 174 mph in each of the three Edition 507 body styles. Upgraded brakes, detectable by red calipers, will keep all that additional power in check, while other distinguishing features over the standard C63 include a new aluminum hood with cooling scoops borrowed from the marginally more powerful Black Series model, 19-inch lightweight alloys, a trunk lid spoiler and a gloss black finish for the grille, mirror housing, spoilers and DRL surrounds.
Optional extras include a Magno Platinum paint finish, limited-slip rear differential, and a choice of three equipment packages for the interior, all of which come with designo leather and piano black trim, an Alcantara-lined steering wheel, a special AMG gear shifter and "Edition 507" badges, as standard. The Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Edition 507 will make its live debut at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show where pricing will be announced. Sales will start in the summer, with the car replacing the current AMG Development Package option. Upon purchase, buyers will receive an invite for a driver training session at the AMG Driving Academy.