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Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG

August 10th, 2007 Comments off

C63 AMG The Audi RS4 has been sitting pretty as the fastest and best handling mid-size sports sedan for about a year now.  Now two new competitors are coming to the party:  the new BMW M3 and the Mercedes C63.  The Mercedes seems like quite the incredible machine with a ridiculously large engine.  I ran across an interesting review from Top Gear that raised my eyebrows:

First, some numbers. This is the same 6.2-litre, normally aspirated V8 we’ve enjoyed in other monster Mercs, including the CL63 AMG.
In this level of tune, it develops 457bhp, comfortably eclipsing the new M3’s 420bhp. Called the M156, it’s tunable to 580bhp with relative ease, and AMG engineers describe it as ‘unstressed’ at 457bhp. This is one the world’s great engines.

Tunable to 580 bhp??  I can’t wait to see what the automotive aftermarket will do with the C63 if there is that much headroom left in the engine.  Obviously it’ll be expensive to get that extra hp, but the mind reels at the possibilities.

I’ve got a new car coming, more details after it arrives.  And no it’s not an RS4, M3 or C63 😉

Link:  Top Gear C63 Review via eMercedesBenz blog

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