The hotted-up Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG 507 special edition will continue in Australia in Coupe body-style only now that production of the existing sedan and wagon has ended.
Excitingly for fans of the brand, the German bahn-stormer has also received a price cut of $12,900 after Mercedes-Benz Australia cut a deal with the factory to offer the C63 AMG Coupe at $159,507 (plus on-road costs) as of July 1. The price was previously $172,407 plus costs.
The Coupe is now the final recipient of the 6.2-litre naturally aspirated V8 engine borrowed from the hardcore SLS AMG supercar that was tweaked for the 507 model (which draws its name from its horsepower output). Like the C63 sedan and wagon, the SLS supercar has also gone out of production.
The C63 AMG 507’s 373kW/610Nm is up 37kW and 10Nm on the standard C63 AMG, and can accelerate from 0-100km/h in a claimed 4.2 seconds (down 0.2sec).
It also comes with some unique SLS internals including rods, pistons and crankshaft, with changes also made to the engine’s plenum chamber.
Mercedes-Benz’ AMG brand has sold more than 10,000 vehicles in Australia since the launch of the performance marque here in 1995 with the C36. The C63 model range has contributed more than a third of the total sales.
The new-generation C-Class, which has already launched in Europe, will arrive in Australia in August, with the AMG version arriving in February next year following its predicted debut at the 2014 Paris motor show in October.
The new version ditches the old atmo eight-cylinder for an all-new 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 (also used in the upcoming Mercedes-AMG GT sports car), which we expect will generate up to 375kW of power and a whopping 750Nm of torque.
We can’t wait…