Apparently someone at Mercedes was thinking that the C63 AMG is a bit underpowered! so they’ve come up with a new performance package for it for some extra horsepower and visual tweaks. This insane little Merc now comes with some engine components of the SLS AMG supercar, and has about 490 hp! That means 0-100km/h in 4.4 seconds.
Thanks to the the forged pistons adopted from the new SLS AMG super sports car together with new connecting rods and a lightweight crankshaft, the engine is also three kilograms lighter than before. This V8 is fitted with variable intake manifold painted in titanium grey and has updated engine management software.
Since the C63 AMG PPP is faster and edgier than before it also comes with a performance braking package. AMG high-performance braking system ensures greater stability when driving dynamically, with compound brake discs on the front axle and red painted brake callipers all round showing the AMG logo. The brake discs feature a composite design and are connected to an aluminium bowl to avoid temperature peaks. The connection between the disc and bowl is new: instead of the usual screw connection, the aluminium bowl is now connected to the brake disc via cast-in arms. The advantage is more homogenous temperature distribution on the brake disc.
A further identifying feature of the Performance Package Plus is the AMG carbon fiber spoiler lip on the boot lid (saloon). In the interior, the AMG performance steering wheel in nappa leather with a grip area trimmed in Alcantara feels good, while at the same time making a striking visual impact.
The new AMG Performance Package Plus is available for Mercedes C63 AMG saloon and estate models and can be ordered now. The sales price is €7080.50 or €642.
Cylinder arrangement V8
Cylinder angle 90°
Valves per cylinder 4
Displacement 6208 cc
Bore x stroke 102.2 x 94.6 mm
Compression ratio 11.3:1
Output 358 kW/487 hp at 6800 rpm
Max. torque 600 Nm at 5000 rpm
Maximum engine speed 7200 rpm
Engine weight (dry) 196 kg
Fuel consumption NEDC combined 13.4 (13.6) l/100 km
CO2 emissions 318 (323) g/km
Acceleration 0–100 km/h 4.4 (4.5) s
Top speed 250 km/h*