Leaked pictures reveal range-topping Edition 1 variant of the new Mercedes-AMG C63, which will go on sale next month for around £60,000
25 September 2014

A second new Mercedes-AMG model slated to make its world premiere at next week’s Paris motor show has received a premature unveiling on the internet with these leaked photographs.

The images expose the 503bhp twin-turbocharged 4.0-litre V8 powered C63 S Edition 1 in definitive production trim for the first time.

The limited edition version of the new second-generation C63, which will be sold in both saloon and estate body styles, is planned to open for orders in October with UK deliveries expected to get under way in February 2015.

Pricing is yet to be announced, although Mercedes-Benz officials suggest it will arrive here at close to £60,000 in saloon guise.

In line with previous Edition 1 models, the C63 S Edition 1 receives a series of subtle external styling changes that help differentiate it from the standard C63 S.

Included are red accents within the radiator grille and on the mirror housings, special 19-inch wheels, grey matt side strips within the lower reaches of the doors and rear bumper as well as a carbon fibre boot lid spoiler.

Inside, the Edition 1 boasts hard shell AMG Performance seats up front, Nappa leather upholstery with red diamond pattern stitching, a flat bottom AMG steering wheel, red seat belts, AMG floor mats with red piping and various carbon fibre trim elements.

The C63 S Edition 1 receives the same variant of AMG’s new twin-turbocharged 4.0-litre V8 direct injection petrol engine used by the standard C63 S.

The unit produces 503bhp at 5500rpm and 516lb ft of torque between 1750 and 6250rpm, providing it with 23bhp and 74lb ft more than the naturally aspirated 6.2-litre multi-point injection V8 used by the first generation C63 AMG with the optional Performance Package. It is also 3bhp and 66lb ft more than the previous limited edition C63 Edition 507

Mercedes-AMG hasn’t revealed any performance claims for the C63 S Edition 1 just yet, although it is expected to boast the same 0-62mph acceleration time and top speed as the standard C63 S, which manages 4.0sec and 155mph respectively in saloon form.

The model will make its debut alongside the recently revealed GT sports car, which will also be shown in Edition 1 guise.

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