The Mercedes C63 507 edition was built as a swansong end of an era special of the W204 C63. It had more power, a revised ECU, new conrods, a lightweight crankshaft and forged pistons adopted from the SLS AMG. This led to a higher 176-mph top speed and improved stopping power courtesy of composite brake discs and lightweight calipers. Other styling additions included a vented aluminium bonnet from the C63 Black Series, a multicolored leather interior and forged 19-inch wheels. The car also features special 507 Edition graphics. It as in essence, a Black Series lite.
Headquartered in Affalterbach, Baden-Württemberg, Germany, Mercedes-AMG GmbH (commonly known as AMG), is the high performance division of Mercedes-Benz. AMG independently engineers and re-manufactures Mercedes Benz vehicles into higher performance derivatives.
All AMG engines are hand built, using a “one man, one engine” philosophy at the Affalterbach plant. Each AMG engine builder stamps the engines they produce with an engraved plaque depicting their signature. According to Mercedes-Benz, there are only about 50 AMG engine builders.
AMG developed its own V8 engine (dubbed M156 in development) for the DTM series which was then carried over for use in their road car. Most of the M156-engined models used the 7G-Tronic automatic transmission, however the more recent 2009 SL63, 2010 E63, and 2012 C63 use the 7-speed MCT transmission. The MCT is an evolution of the 7G-Tronic ‘box but with a wet-clutch instead of a torque converter. Main benefits include faster, smoother changes and a claimed 10 per cent improvement in fuel consumption.
RHD, LSD, AMG Drivers Package, Raised speed limiter (176mph), Black Series aluminium bonnet, Forged wheels, Red brake calipers, Composite brakes, Dash plaque, Alpaca grey Twin Leather, Alcantara wheel / gearknob / handbrake gaiter, 507 Edition graphics.
Comand Navigation System, Media Interface, Sunroof, Climate Control, Bi-Xenon Headlamps, Remote Central Locking with Alarm / Immobiliser, Electrically Adjusted Driver and Passenger Seats, Heated Seats, 3 stage ESP, Tyre Pressure Monitoring System, Electric Windows, Electrically Adjustable Exterior Mirrors, Headlamp Wash, DAB Radio, Adaptive Brake Lights, Headlamp Wash, Telephone Pre Wiring, IPod / Aux Connector, Cruise control.
The 507 Edition at first appears a gentle styling exercise but on closer inspection the upgrades contribute to both function and form. The bonnet is lighter thanks to borrowing the aluminium unit from the C63 Black Series, whilst the forged wheels are bolted over composite discs. The sweeping graphics are the only real giveaway to suggest a focused and more powerful V8 engined variant.
The diamond white paintwork presents superbly with a high shine – free from swirls or marks.
This 507 edition cabin is as comfortable and assuring as it’s predecessors although there are subtle touches aplenty with generous alcantara to wheel, gear knob and gaiter. The alcantara theme continues to the seat centres, offering up plenty of comfort and grip. A single subtle plaque on the dash marks this variant out against a piano black dash insert. The interior presents well with very little wear to report.
The rear bench and boot space appear as new, with tight leather and unmarked carpets throughout.
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
An uprated M156 with an LSD is somewhere close to modern day motoring nirvana. The operating bracket of the C63 is vast; happy as undercover Q car as much as the show stealing sideways monster. The sound track is epic, big deep v8 naturally aspirated burble and bark when provoked.
Equipped with the differential the drive on corner exit is markedly different – the considerable power is metered out with amazing accuracy, whether picking out an apex or enjoying handfuls of opposite lock.extremely tactile with or without traction.
WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The forged wheels look fantastic and yield a weight saving and strength beyond the standard offering. There are no scuff marks to any of the alloys and tyres are a premium set of Continental Contisport Contacts showing good tread.
Composite discs and lightweight calipers take weight saving a stage further – harnessing the tremendous power on offer and reducing unsprung mass.
This 507 was registered on the 07/09/2013 and enjoyed a healthy annual service routine with MB main dealers;
26/08/14. – Service A – 8,208 miles – MB Basingstoke
30.09.15 – Service B – 18,574 miles – MB Basingstoke
27.10.16 – Service A – 21,738 miles – MB Guildford
29/09/17 – Service B – 23,678 miles – MB Basingstoke
The history file is completed by a full book pack and the spare key along with printouts tracking and detailing the electronic service history.
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