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by Brett Davis

Not that the original, standard C63 lacks anything in the power department, UK’s division of AMG has announced it is offering horsepower-hungry customers this new DR520 version. Yes, that ‘520’ does refer to the amount of horsepower – 388kW, if you want to get all metric about it.

The DR520 version of the 6.2-litre engine receives a high-intensity massage which kneads out an extra 52kW and an extra 50Nm of torque over the standard AMG specification. The stump-ripping 650Nm now on tap is enough to pull the 1730kg beast to 100km/h from rest in just 4.1 seconds. Certainly not bad for a supercar. Blistering for a medium-sized sedan.

Inside, the seats, steering wheel inserts and dashboard have be reupholstered in soft, svelte suede. The ‘DR520′ inscriptions on the seats only amplify the quality stitchmenship, exclusivity and attention to detail.

The DR520 will be available in wagon form, too. Note the fashionable European-style matte black paint – bank heist anyone?

We contacted Mercedes-Benz Australia about the possibility of a DR520-variant hitting our showrooms, but, unfortunately, they couldn’t comment on any plans for the uprated version. We can only hope. Expect a $20,000 premium on top of the C63 $169,900 price tag though.

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  • Radbloke

    So it’s the same motor with the E63 engine management tune. Hardly worth 20 large.

  • Shak

    Wow that Matte Black paint and wheel combo is the perfect setup for a stealth missile such as this…although with the sound it makes i dont know if stealth is the right word.

  • Camski

    We can get that here.

    Matte Black is available. You can do the ECU tune yourself (to about 400KW in fact + supposedly better fuel economy, but I believe this varies from engine to engine). That interior is done by ‘designo’ – which has always been available “upon request” – in your choice of colour.

    Check any AMG enthus. site in the US and you’ll see what I mean, the only thing special about this one is the “DR520″ name. What’s available in the US is available here, all the changes that are made to the car are done on the AMG manufacturing line (before it goes back to Mercedes-Benz for the final bits such as [as i’m lead to believe] the doors).

    The crucial difference (aside from the ECU tune) is the steering wheel. Any current owner without the suede steering wheel wishes they had it, perforated leather isn’t enough for track days.

  • Lee Enfield

    Great in a straight line, but crap around corners.

  • Tom R

    …What sort of name is DR250. It sounds like it’s from a tuning house. I would just go to a tuning house if I wanted that…

  • Baddass

    “Blustering for a medium-sized sedan.”
    Should be ‘blistering’.

  • routy

    had to have one after driving , it arrives mid august.