Performance Package Plus adds more power
22 October 2009

Mercedes has introduced a power upgrade package for the C63 AMG.

The Mercedes C63 AMG with Performance Package Plus produces an additional 30bhp, taking its output to 480bhp.

Hi-res Mercedes C63 AMG with Performance Package Plus pictures

The power increase is achieved by modifications to the 6.3-litre engine, including used forged pistons designed for the SLS AMG supercar, plus new connecting rods and a lightweight crankshaft. The ECU is also modified.

The upgrade means the C63 AMG saloon accelerates from 0-62mph in 4.4sec - a tenth faster than the standard car. It is also 1.2sec faster to 124mph.

The tuning pack is available on saloon and estate models, and includes an AMG high performance brake system, a carbonfibre lip spoiler and a sportier steering wheel.

Prices in Europe start at 7080 euros (£6413).

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22 October 2009

Was more power something this car really needed? What about a proper manual gearbox?

22 October 2009

Mercedes keeps pushing... and I (we) say: danke!!

amazing sedan

22 October 2009

[quote JackB]Was more power something this car really needed? [/quote]

You can never have too much power :-0

[quote JackB]What about a proper manual gearbox?[/quote]

Good idea.

I really like the AMG Mercs. Not always the best drivers cars but I could just listen to that glorious V8 all day.

22 October 2009

Why not the "full-fat" 518 bhp engine?

22 October 2009

I'm always stunned by how quick these actually are on the road, in the real world. Amazing machines that already trounce an M3, guess the 'upgrde' will just hammer the point home!

4 April 2013

scottMerc wrote:

Amazing machines that already trounce an M3, guess the 'upgrde' will just hammer the point home!

The M3 is a good car, but the C63AMG is just so much better!

22 October 2009

[quote Lee23404]You can never have too much power :-0[/quote]

power is the route of all evil !, but in the case of this merc its all good :)

22 October 2009

[quote Lee23404]You can never have too much power :-0[/quote]

I used to think that until I'd been the passenger in a hot Westfield SEight. In the wet. Chris Smith said there's three ways to overtake: Leave it in top and feel the torque push you past them, drop it into 4th and frighten them as you pass or try 3rd and frighten yourself as you pass.

PaulJ

22 October 2009

Why is the MCT gearbox absent from the performance package?

22 October 2009

[quote Paul J]

[quote Lee23404]You can never have too much power :-0[/quote]

I used to think that until I'd been the passenger in a hot Westfield SEight. In the wet. Chris Smith said there's three ways to overtake: Leave it in top and feel the torque push you past them, drop it into 4th and frighten them as you pass or try 3rd and frighten yourself as you pass.[/quote]

Lol. I said that a bit tongue in cheek. In reality, on the roads there's only so much power you can use.

I took a drip recently in a standard 997 Carrera and it was plenty fast enough. In fact at the time I thought that I couldn't really see how any more power could reasonably and safety be used on the roads. No need for that Turbo then.

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