Mercedes-AMG GmbH, commonly known as AMG, is the high performance division of Mercedes-Benz. AMG independently engineers, manufactures and customizes Mercedes Benz AMG vehicles. Mercedes-AMG is headquartered in Affalterbach, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.
All AMG engines are hand built, using a “one man, one engine” philosophy at the current AMG plant in Affalterbach, Germany. To signify this, 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.
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 10 per cent improvement in fuel consumption.
The 507 edition car was built as an end of an era special with 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 aluminum bonnet from the C63 Black Series, a multicolored leather interior and forged 19-inch wheels. The car also features special 507 Edition graphics.
LSD, Raised speed limiter (176mph), Black Series aluminium bonnet, Forged wheels, Red brake calipers, Composite brakes, Dash plaque, 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.
The507 Edition at first appears a gentle styling exercise although the upgrades contribute to both function and form. The bonnet is lighter thanks to borrowing the aluminium unit from the 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 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. Without even any trace of wear of creasing to the drivers bolster the interior is as new.
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.
Equipped with the differential the drive on corner exit is markedly different – extremely tactile with or without traction.
WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The forged wheels work on many levels, they look fantastic and yield a weight saving and strength beyond the standard offering. Fresh rubber courtesy of Michelin sits on all four corners.
Composite discs and lightweight Calipers take weight saving a stage further – harnessing the tremendous power on offer.
Registered the day after Boxing day in 2013 this 507 has enjoyed a healthy annual service routine with MB main dealers;
05.01.15 – Service A – 6,711 miles – MB Weston-Super-Mare
19.01.16 – Service B – 10,095 miles – MB Weston-Super-Mare
06.01.17 – Service A – 14,712 miles – MB Weston-Super-Mare
Fresh from a 4 wheel alignment in October this Coupe continues to be covered under MB warranty to August of 2019. The warranty USB and spare key complete the history file.
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